The GENECO Winter Meeting 2016 was held in Lund, Tuesday February 9th
see some pictures of the speakers and participants from the meeting
All photos are taken by Christina Rengefors.
Arne Hegemann, Jannie Linnebjerg and Emma Kritzberg
Mikael Rosén and Helene Ceplitis
Wolfgang Knecht, Olof Lindén and Torbjörn von Schantz
|Program Tuesday 9/2|
|10:00–10:15||Welcome and GENECO news|
Presentation by PhD student Elias Broman, Linnaeus University, Kalmar
“Studying the life in ”dead” Baltic Sea sediments”
Presentation by PhD student Anna Drews, Lund University
"Sparrows have multiple MHC genes but do all have the same function?"
Presentation by PhD student Gaofeng Ni, Linnaeus University, Kalmar
“Resource Recovery with Extremophilic Microbial Fuel Cellls “
Presentation by PhD student Jacob Roved, Lund University
“Effects of MHC genes on host fitness in a wild passerine.”
|11:30–12:15||Arne Hegemann (PostDoc LU)
Jannie Fries Linnebjerg (PostDoc LU)
|12:30–13:30||Lunch (Café Inspira, Medicon Village)|
|13:30–14:15||Emma Kritzberg (Lecturer Biology LU)
Mikael Rosén (Head of SkaneCare)
|14:25–15:10||Helene Ceplitis (Malmö Museum)
Wolfgang Knecht (LP3, LU)
|15:10–16:10||Coffee and Structured Mingel with Speakers|
|16:30–17:00||Olof Lindén (World Maritime University and Linnaeus University)|
|17:15–17:45||Torbjörn von Schantz (Vice-Chancellor LU)|
|18:00||Walk to restaurant FinnInn|
|18:30||Mingle and dinner|
The theme of this year’s meeting will be ‘Sliding doors: Key decisions in professional life’.
The task of the invited speakers is to present their professional career in a personal way:
- What can a career can look like?
- Why do different people with the same education end up with so different jobs?
In a career, there are a lot of decisions and PhD students will soon need to think about, to stay in Academia and do a PostDoc or perhaps leave Academia and do something completely different…The invited speakers have all done a PhD but today they are working in extremely different environments.
List of speakers:
- Helene Ceplitis
- Arne Hegemann
- Wolfgang Knecht
- Emma Kritzberg
- Olof Lindén
- Jannie Fries Linnebjerg
- Mikael Rosén
- Torbjörn von Schantz
The GENECO Summer Meeting 2015 was held at Villa Thalassa in Helsingborg, September 2-3
The meeting started in the morning the 2nd and ended at lunch time the 3rd. The program included seminars from three distinguished speakers within genomic ecology, Caroline Dean, Jochen Wolf and Sophien Kamoun and research presentations from PhD students in smaller groups and a poster session.
Besides the purely scientific content, one extra goal with this year’s summer meeting was that we should learn the 4MAT method, a method for ‘helping anyone learning anything’. 4MAT was introduced by Caroline Bolmeson who is a science communicator in CAnMove. She has a background in diabetes research at Lund University, but at present she helps scientists to direct attention towards their research with presentation technique tools.
Here is a presentation of our speakers:
Caroline Dean studies the Control of flowering using Arabidopsis thaliana. On the one hand she and her group study the detailed molecular mechanisms that determine when the plants start to flower. She also uses the natural variation among wild accessions of A. thaliana to improve the understanding of the mechanisms and to see how this variation has led to adaptation of flowering control in genotypes from different climate zones.
Jochen Wolf’s research applies an integrative approach to study evolutionary processes in natural populations. One of the main questions in the group is to understand the (micro) evolutionary processes and genetic mechanisms underlying species divergence. In addition, the group also use comparative approaches (macro-evolutionary) to study evolution across larger timescales. Wolf’s empirical systems include birds (swallows and corvids), marine mammals (pinnipeds and killer whales) and the European hemiclonal Pelophylax water frog system.
Sophien Kamoun (here on the left, with Torbjörn Säll)
Sophien Kamoun is ‘passionate about plant pathogens, effectors, genomics, and evolution’. The group of Sophien Kamoun studies effector biology of filamentous plant pathogens, particularly oomycetes such as the Irish potato famine organism Phytophthora infestans.
GENECO Winter Meeting 2015 was held in Lund at Ideon Science Park on Tuesday February 10th.
GENECO’s Winter Meeting 2015 was about Motivation: High & Low
The Winter Meeting drew the attention to two contrasting forces “motivation” and “stress”. In your profession as a researcher, novel research directions, new collaborations and grant writing are driven by motivation. However, failure with grant proposals, insignificant results or a high working load may indeed diminish the inspiration.
We invited Tina Thörner to learn more about “motivation”. Tina is a professional Swedish co-driver in the very elite of rally, has attended several Dakar Rally and holds three world cup titles. Her profession in extreme conditions has giving her profound experience about motivating people, being motivated and staying inspired.
We also invited Per Johnsson who is a psychologist and a Professor at Lund University – with an acknowledged experience of stress and physiological burnout in both clinical work and research.
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