June 21: Gareth Gillard defending his PhD thesis - cosupervisor Simen Sandve.
Title: “Evolution of gene expression following the whole genome duplication in salmonid fish” Opponents: Camille Berthelot and Geir Kjetil Sandve.
June 14: Eivind Kjeka Broen and Cathrine Horntvedt Kristiansen defending their master theses.
June 13: BIAS summer party!
June 7: Tom Harvey defended his PhD thesis - main supervisor Simen Sandve.
June 6: Receiving my Fulbright stipend from Iselin Nybø (Minister of Research and Higher Education) and Richard H. Riley (Deputy Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy in Oslo) - at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. Quote from Petter Næss (director of Fulbright Norway) about my project: "I am intrigued that the researcher that asks what it means to be a tree is not a philosopher but a (computational) biologist".
June 5: Reviewer for the master thesis defense of Herman K. Netskar, UiO.
May 22: Google X visiting NMBU.
May 12-14: Going to the "Crossroads between transposons and gene regulation"-symposium at The Royal Society, London - with Simen Sandve.
April 3: NMBU visit by Tom Gilbert and Morten Limborg: "Life through the hologenomic window".
March 20-21: Biostatistics workshop at Jeløy.
March 13: Ellen Sandberg and Trygve Almøy hold their retirement seminars at KBM.
April 9-13: Spends the week in Umeå including a VIB-STT project meeting.
April 3-4: Yves Van de Peer from the Centre for Plant Systems Biology at VIB/University of Ghent visiting NMBU.
March 21-22: Going to Bergen for board meeting (NORBIS) and prject meeting (DigiSal).
March 13: Attending an expert group meeting on enabling technologies for DIGITAL21.
March 9: Collaboration with Rishi Bhalerao, Umeå, published in Science: “Photoperiodic control of seasonal growth is mediated by ABA acting on cell-cell communication” or “How do trees know it´s time to take winter vacation”.
March 8: Talking to high school students about big data and machine learning in biology - at "Åpen dag NMBU".
March 1: Taking over as groups leader for the KBM biostatistics group.
January 1-5: Visiting Umeå and Uppsala. The old spruce gang is back together!
December 14-15: Visited VIB in Ghent: meet with Dirk Inzé, Klaas Vandepoele and others.
December 9-11: Next Generation Sequencing Symposium, Helsinki, Finland.
November 20-28: Going to Vermont to visit Siri Fjellheim who is on sabatiacal in Jill Preston's lab. With Lars, Marian and Simen.
October 28-30: Went to the first annual meeting for the national research school in bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology (NORBIS) with Niklas, Lars and Gareth. I also attended the board meeting. Rosendal, Hardangerfjorden.
October 6: Simen and I write about gene duplication in Aftenposten.
September 28: The spruce meta-transcriptomics paper i out.
September 25: Ogonna Obudulu (main supervisor Prof. Gunnar Wingsle) defends his PhD thesis in front of a full house.
September 21-26: Niklas and I visit Umeå Plant Science Centre. Ogonna to defend his thesis on Friday.
September 9: Opponent at BMC in Uppsala (Helgi Schiöth's group). In the neighboring room of where I defended my PhD thesis almost 11 years ago. The circle is complete. Also visited the new SciLifeLab building. Many familiar faces.
September 8: New PhD student starts in my group: Gareth Gillard. He will be working on salmon transcriptomics.