Short updates of ups and downs of doing research, setting up a group and a lab.
The first updates are focused on happy events reflecting that autumn 2018 to spring 2019 was great in terms of getting funded. I aim for this Blog to include the important step wise progress, and struggles, that pave the way for the larger leaps.
XRF with autosampler
The Cypher finally arrived #2
I am giving seminar at the University of Lund on mineral facilitated horizontal gene transfer and the potential for the evolution of life.
The Cypher arrives!
Proposal time! We are busy writing . We are involved in 7 proposals.
Anne will defend her PhD Thesis the 27th. 14.00 Aud 2 HCØ. CPH.
I am giving an Invited Talk at GSA in Arizona, on the role of geochemistry and mineral facilitated horizontal gene transfer for the evolution of life. Session: "Effects of Mineral-Water Interface Complexity on Geochemical Processes: A Session in Honor of Mineralogical Society of America Awardee for 2018, Laura Nielsen Lammers." Congratulations Laura!
Goldschmidt conference, Barcelona, Spain. Convener: Interactions between Microbes, Minerals, and Molecules Across Space and Time
Willerslev workshop, Camebridge, UK. Stan will talk about propagation of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment. I will talk about mineral facilitated evolution of life.
Stanislav Jelavic will join the groups as a Post Doc for 2 years. He will mainly be looking into the interactions between DNA and minerals.
Anne Rath Nielsen hands in her PhD thesis on the interplay between organic compounds and mineral surfaces. Applications from oil recovery to design of new materials.
Expected onset of VYI project: Distribution of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment: The role of mineral facilitated horizontal gene transfer.
Erasmus student Léa Dieudonné will join the group.
PhD opponent, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Congratulations to Ioannis Kontopoulos on our received Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for him. Expected Onset early 2020.
C A L E N D E R
Do you know your own biases?
The Cypher finally arrived! #1
Let the VRS action begin
New sockets, UV-ozone cleaner and a centrifuge
The interplay between organic compounds and mineral surfaces
Applications from oil recovery to design of new materials
AFM image of early stage B. subtilis biofilm formation
Scale: 30 um on xy
Height with deflection overlay
Scale: 15 um on xy
AFM image of plasmid DNA on mica.
Imaged in air
Scale: 2 um on xy
Scale: 800 nm on xy
Deposition and aggregation og 60 bp dsDNA over time
150Hz scan rate, play back 10x, mostly 500 nm width
Cypher VRS test-run. Movie includes scanning optimization frames.
Interactions between minerals and DNA
Deadline for applications mid-April
August in Barcelona
Also looking forward to
-Annes talk on our new results on "Mimicking biomineralisation using peptoid templating."
-The presentation of Svens work: "Alginate impacts on hematite crystallisation and bioreduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1."
-And for session 11e: "Interactions between Microbes, Minerals,
and Molecules across Space and Time"
International women´s day
Opponent at doctoral defense by Margrethe Broby, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Mineral scaling in natural gas processing - a classical crystal growth phenomenon
Had to share two nice pieces on gender views I found in Nature research today
Congratulations to Ioannis Kontopoulos on a high score on
our Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship proposal. Negotiations in progress.
Svend got his thesis paper published today!
Hematite crystallization in the presence of organic matter: impact on crystal properties and bacterial dissolution
VILLUM Grant Ceremony
What a fine day!