A very belated welcome to Grace Mariene & Sonja Dunemann to the lab.


Sonja started back in January, arriving from Germany. Sonja completed a MSc at Universitat zu Koln and did a research project with Christoph Dieterich. Sonja was also won a Erasmus scholarship and spent two months in Mark Blaxter’s group at the University of Edinburgh. Sonja has settled into Calgary quickly working on both transcriptome and proteomic data from Dicrocoelium dendriticum and nematode genome evolution. Two manuscripts are on their way early 2017. Sonja is funded by NSERC and HPI.

Grace arrived in September. She completed her MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Nairobi’s Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Grace’s research looked at resolving the phylogenies of camelids and bovids using microsatellites and RNA structures, respectively. Grace’s studies will focus on the genomics of cattle parasites. The project is funded by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and HPI. She is co-supervised by John Gilleard.

I look forward to the next few years of working with Grace and Sonja.

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