Successful summer students at CINPLA - UiO:Lifescience
For the first time UiO:Lifescience granted undergraduate students with a salary to perform a research project during their summer vacation 2018. CINPLA were lucky to grab 4 talented students in various projects from gene-editing by crisper to behavioral analysis.
The lack of opportunities for undergraduate students to take part in real research has previously been a great loss and it seems like this initiative has been a great success. The students presented their research in a seminar 13/11-2018 and Valgerður was awarded the best poster award. Do you want to know what CRISPR gen-editing is about - watch her presentation here.
Valgerður Björnsdóttir (supervisors: Sverre Grødem and Guro Sandvik):
Establish viral vector mediated genome editing with CRISPR/Cas to manipulate neural circuits.
Sara Kruge Nossen (supervisor: Charlotte Christensen):
Molecular of social memory addressed using a transgenic approach.
Wuxing Dong and Erik Skaar (supervisor: Jennifer Hazen):
Watching neurons at work. How does neural activity drive complex behavior?