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/