Last sunday, members of our lab hit the slopes in the beautiful Heimdal area together and we had a tasty and ‘koselig’ brunch afterwards to reward ourselves.
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!
Anne and her colleague from the Department of Chemistry, Annie Vera Hunnestad, presented the results of their collaboration at the Goldschmidt 2018 Conference in Boston, USA. The Goldschmidt conference is the foremost international conference on geochemistry and it was therefore very interesting to approach iron acquisition in Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 from a biogeochemistry standpoint. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion of the subject.
Anne has presented her research in a 15 minute presentation together with her colleague Annie Vera Hunnestad from the Department of Chemistry at NTNU at the International Conference for Molecular Photosynthesis (ICMP) in Vancouver. This conference is organized by the ISPR. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion about iron acquisition strategies and conductive type IV pili.
Martin and Anne attended the International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes 2018 in Vancouver. The symposium presented a good opportunity to set up new collaborations and meet former colleagues. Anne had the change to present her research during the poster session.
More information about the symposium can be found here.