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New paper about the Asgard archaea and eukaryogenesis is out now!

In an international collaboration, the Ettema-lab has published a new paper in Nature about a group of archaea that gives unique insight into the evolution of cellular complexity, the Asgard archaea. Named after Nordic gods, several relatives of the previously discovered Lokiarchaeum are described in this week’s issue of Nature (paper can be found here)!  If

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A new face joins Ettema-lab – Laura Eme

With the start of the new year Ettema-lab welcomes a new member into their mids: Laura Eme joined us as postdoc. Laura did her PhD at Aix-Marseille University (France), under the supervision of Celine Brochier-Armanet, and a first post-doc with Andrew Roger at Dalhousie University (Canada). She will be working in Ettema-lab on the origin and early

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Anna Kokla joins the Ettema-lab

A new student joined our group: Anna Kokla, former student at the Agricultural University of Athens, started her MSc thesis in the Ettema-lab. Anna will work under the supervision of Courtney Stairs on differential expression analysis of the unicellular fish parasite Spironucleus salmonicida.  A warm welcome to you, Anna. You will have a great Swedish winter with us! /MS

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Start of SINGEK Opening Meeting

Yesterday started the SINGEK Opening Meeting in Barcelona, at the Institute of Marine Sciences ICM-CSIC with more than 40 people from 14 different countries participating, including people from Ettema-lab. This meeting will from from 7-9 November and aims to put the newly recruited ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) – who will present their future research projects – in touch with all

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New paper about droplet-MDA is out!

In collaboration with the droplet microfluidics group from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), SciLife lab Stockholm, the Ettema-lab has published a new paper about reducing bias in whole genome amplification reactions of low biomass samples for metagenomic analyses. This improved method for whole genome amplification will allow more accurate studies of what microbial species

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The SINGEK face at Ettema-lab: Max Emil Schön

As part of the newly started SINGEK project (see my last blog entry in case you missed it) we welcome Max Emil Schön as a new PhD student to the Ettema-lab. Max recently finished his double Master in bioinformatics and geo-ecology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and now joins us to investigate the origin

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SINGEK starts!

SINGEK is an EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network devised to provide a unique and structured PhD training programme to a new generation of scientists with the highest expertise in Single Cell Genomics, from the initial stages of cell sorting to genome sequencing and gene annotation, to the full exploitation of the data obtained. Ettema-lab

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Erik Pelve joins the Ettema-lab

With the start of September we welcome another new face at Ettema-lab: Dr. Erik Pelve has joined our group and will work on comparative genomics of Korarchaea. Prior to that he did a postdoc at MIT with Edward DeLong studying marine bacteria on a single cell level. Great to have you join us Erik! /MS

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Courtney Stairs joins Ettema-lab

One more member joins the Ettema-lab: Courtney Stairs. Courtney did her PhD at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and recently joined Ettema-lab to investigate the diverse protist biology using single-cell genomics and transcriptomics. In collaboration with Prof. Staffan Svard, she will compare the transcriptomes of the fish pathogen Spironucleus salmonicida in order to identify key adaptations that permit Spironucleus invasion. Welcome Courtney,

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Ettema-lab has a new member

Hej all, first of all let me shortly introduce myself. My name is Martha and I joined Ettema-lab in May 2016 as project coordinator and person for anything administrative (with some lab-work on the side). That also includes joining the team that takes care of our webpage. So be ready for some changes and updates in the future! And

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