lab members

 
 

Postdocs

Engy Ahmed comes from the warm and beautiful Egypt but she enjoys snow and she loves to be in the cold Sweden with us. She is working on a SciLifeLab funded project on metagenomics from lake sediments and she has now completed her work.

Graduate students

Kevin Nota (PhD student). Kevin is from Holland. In his project he is using shotgun sequencing and metabarcoding analysis of serially sampled datasets from environmental DNA extracted from lake sediments from northern and southern Europe. Aims of his project is to  relate biodiversity with climate change and to  investigate glacial survival of boreal trees in Scandinavia.


Masoumeh Aahmoudi Shamsabad  (PhD student),

is originally from Iran. She has been working with us for 7 months conducting part of her PhD work. She works on the phylogeny and phylogeography of the

Iran-Turanian species-complex Achantophyllum squarrosum.



Undergraduate students

Anne von Woerkom has just started working with us in the modern DNA lab on on project investigating the glacial survival of Norway Spruce in northern Europe using the qPCR.


Giulia Ghirardello and Alessadro Nobile  (internship students) have just

started working with us in the modern DNA lab on on project investigating

the origin of Styrax officinalis from Italy.


Other people with whom I am collaborating...

Alumni

Sonia Fontana (Postdoc) is now back to Germany after working in our group for two years on macrofossils and pollen from Swedish and Norwegian lake sediments.


Lu Han (Postdoc) is now back to China. She has been working with Engy Ahmed on metagenomics from lake sediments but also on other projects dealing with the analysis of ancient DNA from plant remains.


Katerina Günter (Master student) has completed her traineeship with us and she has been testing the possibility of sorting single pollen grains isolated from lake sediments prior to sequencing.


Kathleen Crossen (PhD student) comes from Queen’s University in Belfast. She defended her thesis on the population dynamics of past and present populations of Pinus sylvestris in north-west Scotland (Wester Ross) and Ireland.


Irina Matetovici (Master student) has completed her traineeship using  metabarcoding from lake sediments to investigate vegetation change

in northern Europe

Last updated by Laura 2018 08 07