Visiting scientists

ImageMSc Sal­va­tore Cotronei
is a marine biol­o­gist, he  was born in Cro­tone (Italy) and has just fin­ished a post­grad­u­at­ed 2nd lev­el mas­ter course in “Coastal Marine Ecosys­tem qual­i­ty assess­ment, man­age­ment and con­ser­va­tion” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Siena focus­ing atten­tion on  vary aspects of marine eco­tox­i­col­o­gy in par­tic­u­lar on the study of the effect of POPs on marine organ­isms and study of microplas­tics and their effect such as endocrine dis­rup­tors. He grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cata­nia in Marine Biol­o­gy with a the­sis on the sys­tem­at­ic and ecol­o­gy of poly­chaetes  that live in the Strait of Messi­na (Sici­ly). He has always been fond of Arc­tic marine ecosys­tems and every­thing relat­ed to the biol­o­gy and ecol­o­gy of polar envi­ro­ments and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to col­lab­o­rate with Dr. Jas­mine Nahrgang made ​​him the hap­pi­est man in the world.



Olympe Del­mas  is an ecol­o­gy stu­dent study­ing ecosystems func­tion­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Angers (France). She came in Trom­sø to do an internship for her third year of Bach­e­lor degree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bor­deaux. Her work in the eco­tox­i­col­o­gy group of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Trom­sø dealed with  the ecol­o­gy and bioen­er­get­ics of polar cod (Bore­ogadus sai­da), in rela­tion to its life cycle strate­gies. Dur­ing her stay, she car­ried out quan­ti­tive bio­chem­i­cal analy­ses (lipid, car­bo­hy­drate and pro­tein quan­tifi­ca­tions) in the lab­o­ra­to­ry. Hav­ing an inter­est for sci­en­tif­ic research, this intern­ship con­firmed her wish to con­tin­ue her stud­ies in eco­log­i­cal research.

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