Last week our PhD fellow Karolina Solheimslid Eikås was attending the 6th International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity in Brescia. At this conference Karolina saw presentations on the hottest research and development for two of the spectroscopic techniques the DigiBiotics project is using: Raman Optical Activity (ROA) and Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD). Karolina’s favorite session was of course “VCD & ROA: Theory and Ab-Initio Calculations” which is right down her alley.
Last week, our PhD fellow Marte Jenssen attended the John Innes / Rudjer Boskovic Summer School in Applied Molecular Microbiology in Dubrovnik. The topic was Microbial Specialised Metabolites: From Genome to Molecule. Several interesting topics were discussed and taught during the week covering antibiotic history and research, the importance of understanding microbiomes, natural product biosynthesis, phylogeny, and isolation of bioactive compounds.
Now she is back in Tromsø with motivation and new ideas for her research!
Read more about the summer school here: https://www.jic.ac.uk/science/molmicro/Summerschool/
Last week most of the Phd students and one of the Post Docs attended the 8th International Meeting on Antimicrobial Peptides 2018 in Edinburgh. The conference was filled with interesting and relevant talks! One heavily debated subject was how we test activity of new compounds on bacteria (MIC-testing) and how we can make the testing conditions more “human like”. This will save us all both time and money. This is Erics cup of tea and we all wish him good luck solving this puzzle.
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