A well-liked science discuss mitochondria on the Science Library

The Science Library of “Realfagbygget” organizes each semester a sequence of well-liked science talks, entitled “Kunnskapseplet”, providing an area for college students, PhDs, researchers and different workers to speak about their work or different any subject they wish to talk about about.

My PhD undertaking is concentrated on the systematic revision of the household Orbiniidae (Annelida) utilizing mitochondrial genomes and nuclear RNA gene clusters together with morphological analyses. As soon as the outcomes have been generated and the resultant dialogue began, I needed to take the chance to debate, in a chat on the Science Library, about one of many essential subjects of my PhD: the mitochondrial genome and its use in systematics. So, I contacted the library and we organized a chat on the 28.09.2023 with the identify “What can the mitochondria reveal about evolution?”.

Two images of Miguel Meca standing in front of the projection screen giving his talk.

I opened the speak with the idea of evolution in Pokémon!, and later I used the analogy of asking any form of data to an individual, the identical approach in systematics we’re asking evolutionary data to the mitochondria. Pictures: Nataliya Budaeva.

On the day of the speak, the library staff adorned the doorway of the library with books associated with the subject of the speak, and even a showcase with photographs of mitochondria and the poster of the speak!. College students, PhDs and researchers from “Realfagbygget” and different colleges belonging to the College of Bergen assisted to my speak, in addition to guests coming from different establishments outdoors academia, which gave me the sensation of transmitting information to a large viewers.

Alt Text Fig. 2: Three images. First one is showing Miguel Meca holding an apple close to a shelf full of books. The second image contains a showcase with photos of mitochondria inside. The third image exhibits the audience of the event.

Decorations on the entrance of the library and viewers of the occasion. Pictures: Kjersti Hasle and Nataliya Budaeva.

I extremely advocate giving a chat on the Science Library if you wish to talk your work out of your job circle.

Yow will discover details about “Kunnskapseplet” right here: https://www.uib.no/en/ub/123688/kunnskapseplet

-Miguel Meca

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