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.