New faces

Last changed: 12 April 2019

Here, we list people that has recently arrived to the Department.

Arne Andersen is our new Department economist and starts on the 1st of April.

Victor Olsson is a new BSc student that started on the 26th of March. He will evaluate different in vitro assays for quantitative measurements of antagonism in Clonostachys rosea, and investigate potential correlation with biocontrol of Fusarium. He will work together with Magnus Karlsson, Mukesh Dubey and Dan Funck Jensen.

Agnes Radovic started her BSc project on the 26th of March and will be working on stem base diseases in winter wheat. She will work in the lab and be supervised by Anna Berlin and Björn Andersson.

Shirin Akther started her one year postdoc on the 1st of March. She recently defended her thesis “Molecular mechanism regulating early cone development in Norway spruce” at the Department of Plant Biology. Shirin will  share office with Audrius and work in the project “Find sources of durable resistance in wheat” together with Anna Berlin, partly funded by Lantmännens forskningstiftelser.

Ke Zhang is a new post-doc in forest pathology. She comes from Jingzhou in China and did her PhD at the University of Florida. She will work together with Åke Olson and Berit Samils on cherry spruce rust problems in Norway spruce seed orchards. This is a joint project together with Juha Kaitera in Finland. Ke will spend time both in Sweden and Finland during her two-year post-doc.

Awais Khan is a new visiting PhD student from Pakistan, who arrived in January and will stay here the coming 6 months. He will be working with post-harvest diseases in citrus caused by Penicillium species – fungal characterization and biological control with Dan Funck Jensen's group.

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