New LUCCI R3I leaders
Hello Emma and Margarida!
Who are you, and what made you come to Lund to study biology/geology?
Emma: After my M.Sc. I was interested in geology so I took some courses at the Geology department. Then an interesting PhD project within geology became available and I took this chance to learn more about a very fascinating topic.
Margarida: During my undergraduate Biology studies in Portugal I had the chance to attend a summer course in Limnology in Sweden. It was a great experience! Later on I decided enroll on a M.Sc. in Biology in Lund. After I finished my master thesis I started a PhD in Microbial Ecology.
What is your research field?
Margarida: The aim of my PhD project is to understand the ecology of the major microbial decomposers, bacteria and fungi, focusing on their contribution to carbon cycling.
Emma: I use cosmogenic radionuclides as a proxy for solar activity and study the 11-year solar cycle during the last 11 000 years.
Who are you as a scientist?
Emma: As a scientist I see myself as a person trying to answer questions.
Margarida: I am interested in several topics within microbial ecology and carbon cycling, and I am learning everyday how to become a scientist!
You will shared the leadership of LUCCI R3i, what are your hopes and plans for this?
That many PhD students and Post-docs enjoy the activities that we will plan this coming year.
Have you got anything that you want to say to the members?
R3i provides a great opportunity for PhD students and Post Docs within LUCCI to get to know each other’s work through scientific and social events! Join us!