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Biology graduate student retreat

Föstudagur, March 8, 2019 - 10:00 to Laugardagur, March 9, 2019 - 12:00

Biology Graduate student retreat - March 8-9th 2019 in Laugarvatn.







For graduate students in biology, PI's and postdocs.

Ph.d and masters students - present their work in short talks, socialize and discuss practical issues of the graduate studies (communicating science).




Friday 8. March 2019


Allison, K - Modelling citrate transport deficiency in the human nervous system


Advisor and coauthors - Franzdottir, S., Ísaksson, H., Norðdahl, G.


Kjartansson, F - Effects of Pontin and Reptin knockdown on protein aggregation and neurodegeneration in fruit flies


Advisor and coauthors - Franzdottir, S., Jonsson, Z.


Jonsdottir, I - Thermus bacteria and the viruses that infect them


Advisor and coauthors - Hreggviðsson, G.Ó., Björnsdóttir, S.H., Vanhalst, J.


Cerfonteyn, ME - The diversity of eukaryotic phytoplankton in the Icelandic marine environment revealed by DNA metabarcoding.


Advisor and coauthors - Groben, R., Guðmundsson, K., Vannier, P., Marteinsson, V.


Jégousse Clara - Metagenomes from the Icelandic marine waters


Advisor and coauthors - Vannier P., Groben R., Guðmundsson K., Marteinsson V.

    11:30 Pauline Bergsten - Subsurface biosphere of the five-decades old volcanic island of Surtsey.
Advisor and coauthors  - Vannier, P., Mougeolle, A., Frion, J., Klonowski, A., Marteinsson, V.




Matlosz S - DNA methylation in Salvelinus alpinus epigenetics to understand polymorphism.


Advisor and coauthors - Benjamín Sigurgeirsson, Arnar Pálsson, Sigríður Rut Franzdóttir, Sigurður Sveinn Snorrason, Zophonías O. Jónsson


Ponsioen, L - Pre- and post-zygotic barriers of reproductive isolation in Arctic charr in Thingvallavatn.


Advisor and coauthors - Ólafsdóttir, J. and Kapralova, K.


Hulda E. Harðardóttir - Icelandic thrushes their breeding biology and the estimation of breeding density


Advisor and coauthors - Greg Keller and Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson


Elisabeth Knudsen The Phylogeographic origin of the Faroese and Icelandic common eider populations based on genetic markers


Advisor and coauthors - Snæbjörn Pálsson, Jón Einar Jónson

14:00 – 14:30

     Coffee break


Gotje von Leesen - Temperature association and exposure of Icelandic cod (Gadus morhua) over the last 100 years


Advisor and coauthors Ulysses Ninnemann, Ásta Guðmundsdóttir and Steven E. Campana


De Clerck, Sara - Effect of vessels on the foraging behaviour of Icelandic killer whales, Orcinus orca.


Selbmann, A. - Comparison of the pulsed call repertoires of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland and Norway


Advisor and coauthors - Svavarsson, J., Samarra, F., Miller, P.


Urbancic Tómasson, J.B. - The effect of birch (Betula pubescens Ehrh.) colonization on soil organic matter in Skeiðarársandur.


Advisor and coauthors - Svavarsdóttir, K., Þórhallsdóttir, Þ. E., Birkisdóttir, H. M., Óskarsdóttir, G. & Magnússon, K. P.


Vigdís Freyja Helmutsdóttir - The role of willow in primary succession


Advisor and coauthors - Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir & Kristín Svavarsdóttir

Social 16:30 (spa, dinner, social program)

Saturday March 9th.

How to communicate science, to public, policy makers and other researchers. 10.00-12:00.

10:00.  Sebastien Matlosz  - EuroScience Open Forum: Interface Science/Society Discussing new scientific discoveries and their implications

10:30.  Gunnar Þ. Hallgrímsson – How to talk science to the camera

11:00.   Arnar Palsson - The different types of scientific news

11:30.   Open discussion.

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