I am Iselin Vildmyren, an industrial PhD candidate employed by K. Halstensen AS, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1). I started my PhD in October 2015, where I am investigating the effects of protein intake from cod rest-raw material (i.e. waste from fillet production) on human health. My home town is Porsgrunn in Telemark and in 2008 I started my studies at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, I moved to Bergen to attend the Master’s program in Human Nutrition at the University of Bergen. During my Master’s, I was a board member in the Student Council for nutrition students (EFU). I enjoy hiking in the beautiful mountains in Bergen and try to get a dose of the eastern “skjærgård” every summer.
My name is Ronja Hesthammer and I’m a PhD candidate at the Medical Faculty, Department of Clinical Science (K2). I am an “industrial PhD”, hence, I’m employed by Helse Bergen, at the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine at the Department of Occupational Health. In my project I am looking into the biochemical mechanisms affected by diving, to try and identify biochemical factors linked to decompression sickness. I started my PhD in September 2014. I did my Master’s in Biotechnology at NTNU in Trondheim, and I’m originally from Drøbak (30 min from Oslo). I have some previous experience from volunteering in student organisations. I was the president of the local affiliation of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Trondheim, and after I moved to Bergen I was the National Representative of ESN Norway. I enjoy hiking, movies and a good beer with new and old friends.
My name is Tom Clegg . I am doing my PhD in partnership with the Institute of Marine Research and the Directorate of Fisheries, developing methods to quantify unreported bycatch and discards in Norwegian fisheries using a modelling approach. These estimates will help to inform future stock assessments and understand the possible effects that unreported catches may have on the ecosystem.I began my PhD in October 2017, and before that I worked for two years as a Fisheries Officer for one of the UK’s marine regulators. My Master’s Degree is in Marine Environmental Protection from Bangor University in the UK where I was on the board of the University sailing club. I love the great outdoors and have been learning to ski since living here, and also like cooking and anything food-related!
I am Jhon Meyer Muñoz from Colombia, geologist and employee as Stipendiat for the Earth Science Department of UiB since September 2016. I got my BSc. in 2004 at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and in 2015, my MSc. at the University of Stavanger. I have 10 years’ experience focus on subsurface geological interpretation, working in different areas of Colombia, Panama, and Norway. My research focuses on understanding how geological faults evolve and modify the topography, and how the rivers, shorelines, and deepwater systems respond to it.
I am Albin Severinson, from Gothenburg, Sweden. I’m pursuing a PhD in coding theory at the department of informatics since autumn 2018. Specifically, I research how codes can be used to build more efficient data centres. I’ve previously held a position on the board of students at my alma mater, Chalmers University. I’ve also participated in the GCDC vehicle automation contest and been part of the Nuon Solar Team at Delft University. Interests include reading (big fan of Kahneman and Taleb), photography and cooking.
I am Francine Schevenhoven and come from the Netherlands, originally from Amsterdam. I spent my student time in Utrecht, where I studied mathematics. I am now a PhD candidate at the Geophysical Institute. Here I work on the topic of supermodeling: combining different weather- and climate models in order to improve predictions. In Utrecht I was a board member of my acrobatic rock ‘n roll dancing association. This rare sport does not exist in Bergen, but I discovered the outdoor Norwegian life and enjoy my new hobbies hiking and climbing!
My name is Juliane Tiemann, I am originally from Berlin and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. I started my PhD in Old Norse Philology in April 2017. In my project, I analyze syntactic variation in the Old Norwegian main manuscript of Konungs skuggsjá (Kongespeilet/King’s mirror), written in Bergen in the middle of the 13th century. I did my Master’s in Linguistics, specializing in Germanic languages (with a focus on Scandinavian languages) and theoretical linguistics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Before becoming a PhD candidate, I worked as a university lecturer in the field of Linguistics, German studies and Scandinavian studies in Germany, and as an exchange lecturer in Kazakhstan. Currently, I am a board member (vara) of the FFU (forsknings og forskerutdanningsutvalget) at my faculty, and a board member of the Research Group for Medieval Philology. I was involved in several working groups (“Forskerutdanning”, and also the one that started this organization). I enjoy the norwegian nature, hiking, having board-game evenings with friends and learning languages (all in for summer schools!)
My name is Justyna Beresniewicz and I am PhD candidate at Faculty of Psychology, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology. I am taking part in ONOFF project, founded by ERC2 Advanced Grant Award, to study the underlying neurocognitive and neurochemistry mechanisms in auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia. Since I am biomedical engineer my main focus is using multimodal MRI approach for finding the imaging biomarkers of schizophrenia. I love cooking, traveling and hanging out with friends.
My name is Laura Hildesheim, and I am a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the Department of Biology. After finishing my Bachelor studies in Biology in Germany, I took my Master´s degree at NTNU, Trondheim, specializing on evolutionary ecology. For my PhD project at UiB, I will be working in theoretical ecology with the aim to develop theory and use computer models to contribute to a better understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes. I just moved to Bergen, and I like to spend time exploring the city and its surroundings.