Monthly Archives: May 2017

Open PhD position

New PhD position announced


Currently there is one open PhD position in the CHOCO group. This is part of a large collaborative project and involves the computational modeling of enzymes and their reaction mechanisms.

The position is part of the MARVAL project: From unexploited marine biomass to high value products (

Applications are sent through the jobbnorge website:


CHOCO marched for science

CHOCO marched for science

Thank you to everyone that marched with us on Saturday April 22nd. We estimated at least 200 participants. Thank you to Ompagniet that made sure we were heard, to the volunteers that kept the streets safe, and to our speakers.

Some articles about the Tromsø march:



And some nice pictures by Rhys Jones:

March for Science Tromsø, 22.4.2017: On the right you see CHOCO PI Kathrin holding the ‘March for Science Tromsø’ banner and behind her pro-rector of research at UiT, Kenneth Ruud. On the left you see the director of the Norwegian Polar Institute Jan-Gunnar Winther holding the sign ‘Science knows no borders’, next to pro-rector for teaching at UiT, Wenche Jakobsen. Photo: Rhys Jones