I am Iselin Vildmyren, an industrial PhD candidate employed by K. Halstensen AS, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1). I started my PhD in October 2015, where I am investigating the effects of protein intake from cod rest-raw material (i.e. waste from fillet production) on human health. My home town is Porsgrunn in Telemark and in 2008 I started my studies at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, I moved to Bergen to attend the Master’s program in Human Nutrition at the University of Bergen. During my Master’s, I was a board member in the Student Council for nutrition students (EFU). I enjoy hiking in the beautiful mountains in Bergen and try to get a dose of the eastern “skjærgård” every summer.
My name is Ronja Hesthammer and I’m a PhD candidate at the Medical Faculty, Department of Clinical Science (K2). I am an “industrial PhD”, hence, I’m employed by Helse Bergen, at the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine at the Department of Occupational Health. In my project I am looking into the biochemical mechanisms affected by diving, to try and identify biochemical factors linked to decompression sickness. I started my PhD in September 2014. I did my Master’s in Biotechnology at NTNU in Trondheim, and I’m originally from Drøbak (30 min from Oslo). I have some previous experience from volunteering in student organisations. I was the president of the local affiliation of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Trondheim, and after I moved to Bergen I was the National Representative of ESN Norway. I enjoy hiking, movies and a good beer with new and old friends.
My name is Tom Clegg . I am doing my PhD in partnership with the Institute of Marine Research and the Directorate of Fisheries, developing methods to quantify unreported bycatch and discards in Norwegian fisheries using a modelling approach. These estimates will help to inform future stock assessments and understand the possible effects that unreported catches may have on the ecosystem.I began my PhD in October 2017, and before that I worked for two years as a Fisheries Officer for one of the UK’s marine regulators. My Master’s Degree is in Marine Environmental Protection from Bangor University in the UK where I was on the board of the University sailing club. I love the great outdoors and have been learning to ski since living here, and also like cooking and anything food-related!
I am Jhon Meyer Muñoz from Colombia, geologist and employee as Stipendiat for the Earth Science Department of UiB since September 2016. I got my BSc. in 2004 at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and in 2015, my MSc. at the University of Stavanger. I have 10 years’ experience focus on subsurface geological interpretation, working in different areas of Colombia, Panama, and Norway. My research focuses on understanding how geological faults evolve and modify the topography, and how the rivers, shorelines, and deepwater systems respond to it.