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.
I am Immanuel Reim from Backnang, Germany. The town is located close to Stuttgart where I graduated in chemistry focusing synthesis and catalysis. I am a PhD candidate in the chemistry department here at UiB since May 2018. In my PhD I am focusing on Ruthenium-based catalysts for metathesis. During my bachelor and master studies I was involved with the student council as well. I am interested in different cultures, countries and experiences which lead to my research year in the US and the following trip throughout Southeast-Asia involving hiking, diving and exploring.
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.