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  • 24 November 2017, 10:00

    PhD defense: Melanie S. Montes

    Population Genetics of Phytophthora infestans » Read more

  • 30 November 2017, 14:00

    PhD defense: Rafael Rodrigues da Costa

    The Physiology of Microbial Symbionts in Fungus-Farming Termites Supervisor: Associate Professor Michael Thomas-Poulsen, BIO-UCPH Afstract Fungus-growing termites along with their microbial symbionts represent a conspicuous example of multipartite symbiosis. The genomic complementarity found in the genome of these three organisms seems to be the key explanation for the ecological success achieved by them. Nevertheless, many aspects of the physiology of this complex mutualistic interaction remain obscure. Thus, this thesis has as main focus different physiological aspects of this symbiosis, and we gained deeper understanding on (i) the enzymatic aspects of plant biomass decomposition within the nest of fungus-growing termites; (ii) how the functional roles of gut symbionts reflect the fungal diet adopted by these termites; and (iii) how the growth capacities of Termitomyces fungi could explain the degree of interaction specificity displayed between the termite host and the fungus symbiont. By using different enzyme screening techniques, fungal growth assays, transcriptomics and metagenomics, and working with collaborators to supplement his work with plant biomass composition analyses.  » Read more

  • 1 December 2017, 13:15

    PhD defense: Giedré Bačinskaja

    The role of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rdh54 DNA translocase at kinetochores » Read more

  • 1 December 2017, 14:00-16:00

    Two Professorial Inaugural Lectures

    The Department of Biology invites you to inaugural lectures by Guojie Zhang and Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen. Program 14:00    Welcome by Head of Department Niels Kroer 14:10    Professor Guojie Zhang: A genomic perspective on the new synthesis of eco-evo-devo 14:40    Professor Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen: How are cellular proteins degraded and why should we care? 15:10    Reception All are welcome! DOWNLOAD FLYER » Read more

  • 11 December 2017, 15:00-16:00

    Seminar by Erik Boye

    Speaker: Erik Boye
    Host: Professor Olaf Nielsen, Functional Genomics, BIO-UCPH » Read more

  • 14 December 2017, 13:00

    PhD defense: Sarah Hagel Svendsen

    Arctic emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds – from plants, litter and soils SupervisorsProfessor Riikka Rinnan (principal), BIO-UCPHProfessor Anders Michelsen, BIO-UCPH Evaluation committeeAssociate professor Guy Schurgers, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Chair)Senior Researcher Aino Smolander, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), FinlandResearch Scientist Elena Ormeño Lafuente, Aix-Marseille University, France AbstractSignificant amounts of biogenic volatile organic compounds are emitted from terrestrial ecosystems. These emissions may influence the atmospheric chemistry and the climate. Climate warming will be most pronounced in the Arctic and this will likely have a large effect on the BVOC emissions. Despite this, BVOC emissions from arctic ecosystems are sparsely studied. For this PhD project, I have studied arctic BVOC emissions from a soil moisture gradient, from decomposing shrub litter at increasing temperature and from active layer soils and permafrost soils during a thaw event and at increasing temperature. I show that ecosystem BVOC emissions differ in both the composition and rates along a soil moisture gradient with changes in plant species composition. Furthermore, I show that litter emissions may derive both from microbial processes and from stores inside the litter tissue and that the relative importance of these two sources might be plant species specific. I also find that BVOC emissions from active layer soils and permafrost soils depend greatly on the soil water content and temperature. A warmer arctic climate will likely alter the composition of arctic plant species, cause a thawing of permafrost soil and change soil characteristics such as the water content. This PhD project suggests that these changes will alter the composition of arctic BVOCs emissions and increase the magnitude. » Read more

  • 18 December 2017, 15:00-16:00

    Seminar by Andre Franke

    Speaker: Professor Andre Franke, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
    Host: Professor Karsten Kristiansen, Cell Biology and Physiology, BIO-UCPH » Read more