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Presentation: 10th Int. CeBiTec Research Conference Bielefeld

Paul presented at the CeBiTec Research Conference in Bielefeld. The theme of this yaers conference was "Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology." This was the first in-person conference in 1.5 years!

15th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress in Gothenburg 05-08 October 2021

Check out and register to attend the 15th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress in Gothenburg! The theme is, "Capturing light to power the planet." This will be a great conference about various aspects of photosynthesis, including metabolic engineering of plants and cyanobacteria! Paul is helping to organize along with Cornelia Spetea-Wiklund (Gothenburg University) and Alexey Amunts (Stockholm University). We have a fantastic invited speaker lineup from all over Europe, and we will select about 20 abstracts to give talks. The meeting is NOT restricted to just the Nordics! See the attached flyer. Registration deadline is 15 August. The event will be in person!

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Cyanobacteria Biotechnology is published by Wiley VCH

Cyanobacteria Biotechnology, edited by Paul Hudson, is now published by Wiley VCH. This book contains 17 chapters on cyanobacteria metabolism and applications, written by leading experts from around the world. The book is part of Wiley's Advanced Biotechnology series. There will soon be a PDF format. Thank you to all the contributing authors, and to my group who helped review chapters and gave advice.

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New Publication: Slow protein turnover in cyanobacteria

Jan's paper Slow Protein Turnover Explains Limited Protein-Level Response to Diurnal Transcriptional Oscillations in Cyanobacteria was published in Frontiers in Microbiology. Jan combined three systems biology techniques, transcriptomics, proteomics, and ribosome-profling, with a simple mathematical model to show that protein abundances in cyanobacteria do not significantly change over the day/night cycle, while their mRNA and translation levels do. This puzzle can be explained by a slow protein turnover.

Conference: IVA Webinar on Carbon Capture and Utilization

Paul presented at the seminar on Carbon capture and utilization, organized by Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA). The webinar is available online (Swedish).

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Welcome Elias Englund as Post-Doc

Elias Englund joined our lab in Stockholm as a post-doc, funded by his Formas post-doc grant. Elias did his Ph.D. in Uppsala with Peter Lindblad, then moved to UC Berkeley to do post-doc under Jay Keasling.

Welcome Anna Karlsson as Ph.D. student

Anna Karlsson has joined the group as our newest Ph.D. student. Anna is from Stockholm and did her undergradate degree in Biotechnology at KTH. Anna is co-advised by Fredrik Edfors, Rui Miao, and Åsa Strand (Umeå). She will work on various projects centered around post-translational regulation of the Calvin cycle in plant.

Lab BBQ Summer 2021

We celebrated the start of summer with a barbeque. Social coordinator Linnéa insisted on the date! After hovering over the weather forecast all morning, few of us brought umbrellas. It rained for hours, and hasnt rained since :) Despite all of that, we found shelter and had a great time!

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Johannes Asplund-Samuelsson, Ph.D.

Johannes successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled Adaptations and constraints associated with autotrophy in microbial metabolism. The defense was held over Zoom. The opponent was Professor Costas Maranas of Penn State University, and the committee was Ilka Axmann of HHU Dusseldorf, Veronique Chotteau of KTH, and Aleksej Zelezniak of Chalmers. Congratulations to Johannes! This excellent thesis can be downloaded at the link above.

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Welcome Emil Sporre as Graduate Student

Emil Sporre has joined the group as our newest Ph.D. student. Emil is from Stockholm and did his undergradate degree in Biotechnology at KTH. Emil is co-advised by Fredrik Edfors. He will work on various projects centered around post-translational regulation of the Calvin cycle in CO2-fixing bacteria. IMG 0677