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Ms. Apinya Singkhala defended her PhD thesis, tilted Metagenomics and Isolation of Thermophilic Cellulase - producing Bacteria from Thermophilic High Solid Digestion Condition at the Department of Biology, Thaksin University in Thailand in May 2018. Congratulations!
Ms Srisuda Chaikitkaew has a Royal Golden Jubilee PhD scholarship awarded by the Thai Research Fund for a 10 month reseach visit to BIO.
Jakhongir Alimov, is a master student at National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Ms. Munavvara Dhzuraeva, is a Phd student at the Biotechnology Center, Tajik National University, Tajikistan.
Researcher Antonio Garcia-Moyano made a research visit to the Centre for Biocatalysis at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, hosted by Professor Jennifer Littlechild. Prof. Littlechild leads a group of experts in biochemistry and structural biology.
Pau Ximeno, student from Barcelona University will be working with us on his bachelor thesis for the Degree in Biotechnology. He will be involved in different tasks related to the development of molecular tools for the expression of thermophilic proteins in Thermus thermophilus.However he will also test the production, purification and activity of proteins in other alternative expression hosts.
Ani Saghatelyan, is a PhD student at Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology at Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Pargev Hovhannisyan, a research student from Yerevan State University (Armenia) worked on thermostable alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase enzymes from the amylase producer strain Anoxybacills sp. K1.
Ani Azaryan, a master student from Yerevan State University, worked for three months on her master thesis on study of halophilic archaeal strains from Avan salt deposit in Armenia.
Rubén Javier - López has completed his Master’s degree in Microbiology with a study on the novel thermophilic bacterium from hot springs in Tajikistan. Congratulations!
Adam Boulaich, student from Barcelona University worked for four months on his bachelor thesis on the recombinant production, purification and biochemical characterization of two transferase enzymes: dihydroxyacetone synthase (DHAS) from Mycobacterium sp. strain JC1 and sugar aminotransferase (SAT) allegedly related to the thermophilic genus Thermoanaerobacter.
Lennart Meijerink , student from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, has successfully completed his bachelor thesis project on the study of thermophilic serine hydroxymethyl transferases (SHMTs).
Natia Geliashvili will carry out metagenomics and cultivation-based analyses of hot springs in Georgia.
Our PhD student Chandini Murarilal Ratnadevi was awarded the First Prize for her poster presentation at the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) course in Molecular Geobiology held at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg,Germany, August 2018.
Prof. Nils-Kåre Birkeland and students Chandini Murarilal Ratnadevi (PhD) and Eliya Cholakova (MSc) from the “Extremophiles and biotechnology” group at the University of Bergen are heading towards Tashkent to meet fellow extremophiles from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, China and Germany.
Sarah Marie Stoppel completed her Master's degree in Microbiology on November 8 with a molecular study of the extremophilic deep biosphere bactrerium, Kosmotoga olearia.
Ms Apinya Singkhala has been a visiting PhD student in the General Microbiology group for 11 months with funding from the Thai Resarch Fund to work on thermophiles and enzymes with the aim to improve processes for production of biofuels from agricultural waste products. She is returning to the Thaksin University in Thailand to continue her PhD studies. We will miss her greatly!
Ticha is returning to Thailand after 6 months as guest researcher in the General Microbiology research group.

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