A tale of two scientists
Our PhD student Anne Ilse Maria Vogel has defended her PhD-project “Type IV pili-mediated metal acquisition in cyanobacteria”. She has been supervised by Martin Hohmann-Marriott and professor Hanne Winther-Larsen (UiO). Her opponents were Prof John Golbeck (Penn State University, USA) and senior lecturer Pia Lindberg (Uppsala University, Sweden). Professor Marit Sletmoen was the leader of the committee. We congratulate Anne…
Starting into the new year brings a good one! Ingerid Onsager, former member of the Photoynlab group, returns. She is taking up her new position as a researcher beginning of January and we are very happy to have her back! Se will be joining th synthetic biology part of the group and work with synthetic promoters.
Anne won the first prize of the photo competition at the Department of Biotechnolgy and Food Science (IBT). Her picture of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 was selected out of more than 60 pictures. The picture was taken with SEM at the University in Oslo in collaboration with Antje Hofgaard, Norbert Roos and Hanne Winther-Larsen and colorized manually. It will be used as a cover picture for the strategical plan of IBT and it will also be displayed in the newly established picture gallery in K3/K4 at Gløshaugen.
Today, we had our annual Lab Christmas Lunch and Science Quiz at the Kjelhuset. We enjoyed traditional Norwegian Christmas food like Ribbe and we finished with challenges each other with science questions. We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Olha Schneider successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Genome mining of actinomycete bacteria for new natural products” and earned her PhD. The research has been performed at the PhotoSynLab under supervision of Rahmi Lale. We are very proud of her accomplishment and wish her all the best in her future endeavors!