The CBD herd is now gathered in one area!
We are so happy to have gathered all our employees at ground floor of the natural science building, NTNU. We can now be found in the area E1 and D1 in the natural science building (see map here: http://bit.ly/2UhAdnP). The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) clearly recommend such a co-location, and the Faculty of Natural Sciences have been very helpful with offering CBD the best solution for creating a work environment that fully integrates our research groups. Moreover, the new locations bring us closer to research groups and the administration at the Department of Biology. The leader group have decided to mix members of the various research group in the new area. The target is that different research group shall get better insight in each others work and stimulate to new research collaboration.
CBD welcomes Professor Jane Reid
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that professor Jane Reid, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, has accepted a position as an International Chair Professor at NTNU, where she will be a part of CBD. Professor Reid is a population biologists, particularly focusing on genetic and environmental causes of variation in individual life-histories. Reid also aims to understand the consequences of such variation for population and evolutionary dynamics. These aims are achieved by applying a combination of statistical, quantitative genetic and molecular genetic analyses to long-term data from wild populations, coupled with mathematical and simulation modelling. Thus, professor Reid has a research profile that fits well with several of CBD’s research goals. Her starting date at NTNU will be October 1 2019.
NTNU awards to CBD people
Prof. Bernt-Erik Sæther received the NTNU award for outstanding research in 2018. He gets the award for many years of research at the highest international level within biological fields such as population ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology. The award was presented by rector Gunnar Bovim, NTNU. During the same ceremony the committee for gender equality at the Department of Biology received the NTNU award for gender equality and diversity. Two CBD-people are members of this committee: Prof. Gunilla Rosenqvist and Aline Magdalena Lee.
Thomas Haaland will defend his PhD-thesis "Adaptive responses to environmental stochasticity on different evolutionary time-scales" on Wednesday 29th of May at 13:15 in room H1 in the main building. He will give a trial lecture on "The concept of fitness in evolutionary biology: definitions, uses, and measurements" in the same room at 10:15. All welcome!
Tuesday 28th of June in room R3:
13.15 Dr. Florence Débarre (Collège de France, France): “Can a population targeted by an artificial gene drive be rescued?"
14.15 Prof. Sasha R. X Dall (University of Exeter, UK): “Genes as cues: integration of genetic and epigenetic information from a Darwinian perspective”