Imagine this. You have completed your lab work. You analysed your data and made some quick-and-dirty graphs. You put the graphs and some guiding text into a Powerpoint presentation. You practiced your talk a few times. And you are fully ready, albeit slightly nervous, to get on stage at the EGU. What questions will you get this time? Not to worry, you have prepared a few answers. Then, you realise…… Read More »Participating in the EGU 2020
Stijn De Schepper
We are looking for a postdoc to strengthen the AGENSI research team and help develop new tools for reconstructing past Arctic sea ice. A PhD degree in biosciences, molecular biology, ecology, molecular ecology, earth sciences or relevant field is required. Experience with PCR and bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data and statistics is required. Experience with (paleo-)ecology, paleoceanography and/or taxonomy would be an advantage. Apply here by 20 May… Read More »New postdoc position announced
Late October 2019, a cruise with RV Kronprins Haakon led by J. Knies from the Centre of Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate went out to the Fram Strait to collect sediment cores. Dag Inge Blindheim and PhD students Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant from the AGENSI team joined this cruise. And they collected sediment material to study during the AGENSI project. Danielle and Kristine blogged about their first experience with coring… Read More »Sediment cores arrive in Bergen
Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant are currently onboard the icebreaker RV Kronprins Haakon in the cold Arctic. They have joined a cruise led by J. Knies from the Centre of Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (University of Tromsø). The cruise will collect data on methane release from the ocean floor and take sediment cores, up to 25 meters long. As a result, this will open a window on the climate… Read More »Sampling in the Arctic
AGENSI started on 1 August 2019. One of the first actions was to collect new sediment samples in the Arctic. From 8 to 13 August, Stijn De Schepper joined the Norwegian Polar Institute’s cruise onboard RV Helmer Hansen to Kongsfjorden (Svalbard) and the Fram Strait. Together with a team of NPI geologists, we collected three multicores in Kongsfjorden and surface sediments from several locations.
In late May 2019, we invited applications for two PhD positions in Paleoceanography. One position focuses on using Palynology and organic geochemistry. The second position focuses on Molecular Ecology. By the deadline on 11 June, we received applications from strong candidates from all over the world. Interviews were held in late June and early July. We are happy to announce that Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant will be joining the… Read More »AGENSI PhD candidates selected
On 24 June, our pilot study illustrating the potential for using ancient DNA in paleo sea ice research was published in the ISME Journal. Link here. Also a Behind The Paper comment was posted on the Nature Research Microbiology Community. Link here.