Emily Olesein - Master student at BIO
What I enjoy
The marine microbiology group has had an active scientific dialogue that I feel privileged to be a part of as a masters student here at UiB. My thesis falls within the scope of the new MicroPolar project, for which I have had the opportunity to sit in on planning meetings to see how a large, new project gets on its feet. My research project will include data from many different specialties, and between my co-advisers and the other experienced lab members I feel well equipped to bring all of the analyses together.
Of course the most challenging part of the work is not always knowing what will come next, for instance I will be learning bioinformatic techniques I have never done before when I finish my lab work. I’m excited to be working with something I care very much about, and using skills which will be marketable in the future.
Before coming to UiB, I was working in my field as a lab technician. If the right project is available when I graduate, however, I think I would like to continue on to a PhD programme, either here or at home in the United States.