People News from the Faculty of Science, week 18
On 28 April, Eudes Barbosa, PhD student at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, gave the talk: "On the limits of computational functional genomics for bacterial lifestyle prediction".
Coen Elemans, Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, is among the winners of the 2014 BioMed Central's Annual Research Awards celebrating excellence in scientific research. Coen won in the category Animal Science, Veterinary Research and Zoology with his paper in BMC Biology: The songbird syrinx morphome: a three-dimensional, high-resolution, interactive morphological map of the zebra finch vocal organ. Coen Eleman's article will now be shortlisted for the BioMed Central Research Award along with nine other subject-specific category winners.
On 30 April, Hannah Sophia Weber, Department of Biology, defended her PhD thesis, "Anaerobic Methane Oxidation in Aquatic Environments".
On 1 May, PhD student Harald Hasler-Sheetal, Department of Biology, organized a minisymposium on metabolomics to celebrate the new metabolomics lab, an interdisciplinary lab focusing on integrated systems biology and ecological metabolomics.
On 26 april, Professor Per Morgen, part-time lecturer at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, gave a talk on how to use new technology to get a more sustainable society. This was part of the Danish Science Festival in Odense.
On 25 April, Professor Bjarne Toft, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, gave at talk about math in popular tv shows such as Simpsons and Numb3rs. This was at Café Biografen in Odense and was part of the Danish Science Festival.
On Thursday 1 May, Anders Kristian Haakonsson from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, defended his PhD thesis, “Genome-wide regulation of transcription in stem cell differentiation”.
On 25 April, Associate Professor Ulrich Steiner from the Max Planck Odense Center met with Professor Kaare Christensen, Faculty of Health, and gave a talk at Sct. Knuds Gymnasium for the students and their grandparents about ageing. This was part of the Danish Science Festival.
Associate Professor Peter Schneider-Kamp, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is one of two winners of this years ”Fyens Stiftstidendes forskerpris”. The award is given every year to one or more Fyn-scientists for having attracted attention and recognition for their research.
On 30 April, the new Villum Center for Bioanalytical Sciences was inaugurated at the Department for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Head of the Department, Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen, is the new director of the center.