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Lars Martin Myhre

My name is Lars Martin Myhre and I have been a bioBEE since October 2020 while taking my master’s in marine biology. I will be leaving bioCEED this June and could not have asked for a better part-time job to have during my masters. I have gained a lot of general experience and learnt plenty about education and learning specifically. Mainly, it has been fun to get Bikuben up and running together with the other bioBEES. If I could continue in my position I would, and I am hoping to cross paths with bioCEED and/or the people at bioCEED many times again in the future. My last task will be to present biORACLE in EUROSoTL 2022 – Manchester, this will be my first time presenting something outside of Norway and I am very excited.

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Silje Maria M. Høydal

My name is Silje Maria Midthjell Høydal and I am a first-year master student in “Biodiversity, evolution and ecology” here at UiB. I am currently doing fieldwork in Hardanger for my master thesis, where I am surrounded by bees in apple orchards – the dream (minus the bad weather so far this season). Besides doing fieldwork and reading for exams, I recently became a bioBEE, and I am really looking forward to work with this amazing crew! My main tasks forward will be to continue to further develop our student journal, Bikuben, along with the other bioBEEs.

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Tonje Olsen Totland

My name is Tonje Olsen Totland and I recently completed my master’s degree in ecology at the University of Bergen. In my thesis I wrote about parental investment and predation in the Atlantic puffin colony at Hjelmsøya in Finnmark. I have been working as a bioBEE since fall of 2020. During this time, I have worked with different projects such as developing Bikuben Student Journal. I have also contributed to a research project where we map research experiences for students at bio through workshops.

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Sofie Haave

My name is Sofie Haave and I am a second year bachelor student in biology. I did a year at surfelinja at Jæren FHS before moving to Bergen to study biology in 2020. I am starting my final year of the bachelor this autumn and I am going to be one of the field assistants in BIO102. Continuing my bachelor and possibly master, I would like to focus more on marine biology and ecology.

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Susanne Zazzera

My name is Susanne, and I am a master’s student in “Biodiversity, evolution and ecology”. This summer I am starting field work for my master’s thesis, where I will study pollinator diversity in heathlands. I am particularly interested in biodiversity, ecosystem services and the effects of human influences. At bioCEED I will be a part of the DEVELOP team, bringing the student perspective in practical learning and placements. This is something that has been very valuable to me during my studies, and I look forward to this and other projects in bioCEED

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Jørund Johansen

My name is Jørund Johansen and I have been working as a student partner in bioCEED since october 2020 and I will be moving on this summer, as I have finished my master’s degree. In bioCEED, I have mainly been working with establishing the student journal Bikuben, where we publish peer reviewed quality work by BIO students. This has been a valuable experience where I have learned a lot. I feel that we have created something valuable for the students at BIO, and I am excited to let the new “bioBEEs” take over as editors and develop the journal further next semester.

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Emily Marie Christiansen

My name is Emily, and I am a 25-year-old from Sandefjord, Norway. My favorite pastimes include knitting, board games and playing the flute. In 2020 I completed my bachelor’s in molecular biology at the University of Bergen. Now, I am working on my masters in the same field, and the topic of my thesis is within environmental toxicology. I have, for some time, been involved with bioCEED’s student-led project, biORAKEL. This has enabled me to become acquainted with, not just students studying molecular biology, but also students studying biology. Now, as a bioBEE, I look forward to contributing to other projects led by bioCEED, and to function as a link to the molecular biology students.

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Ruben Schelbred Thormodsæter

I’m a 25-year-old man from Kristiansand, Norway, and am currently studying to become a teacher in biology and mathematics at University in Bergen. Prior to that, I took a one-year study in History, and studied Bioinformatics for one year. I would say my biggest interests scientifically lies in the understanding of how species and organisms interact, cooperate, compete, and simply put; why and how they can exist. Evolution, behavior and global history are key words for me.

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