PhD defence and trial lecture: Purushothaman Kathiresan (FBA)

Doctoral candidate Purushothaman Kathiresan will hold a trial lecture and defend his thesis for the degree Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (Bodø), Nord University.

Start date:

07 May 2021 10:15

End date:

07 May 2021 15:00

Location:

Microsoft Teams & A5 Petter Thomassen
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PhD candidate: Purushothaman Kathiresan

Trial lecture topic
Recent advances in quantitative proteomics​

Thesis title
Proteomics of early embryonic development of zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evaluation Committee
- Senior Principal Research Scientist Lei Zhou, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
- Associate Professor Ståle Ellingsen, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen
- Professor Monica Fengsrud Brinchmann, FBA, Nord University

Supervisory Committee
- Professor Igor Babiak, FBA, Nord University
- Professor Steinar Daae Johansen, FBA, Nord University

About the thesis
In this PhD project, the focus was on the identification and characterization of the proteome of zebrafish embryos. An efficient procedure for reducing the amount of yolk in early zebrafish embryos was developed and because of the removal of the high molecular weight yolk proteins we were able to obtain a high coverage of proteins with the help of 3 proteomic techniques.

This is the first qualitative and quantitative proteomic study that reveals substantial number of proteins from very early stages of development (pre-maternal-to-zygotic transition stage) as well as the vegetal part of zebrafish embryos. 

Trial lecture: 10:15 - 11:05
Thesis defence: 12:15 - 15:00

All participants engaging remotely via Teams are advised to turn off their cameras and microphones for the duration of the trial lecture and thesis defence.​

Start date:

07 May 2021 10:15

End date:

07 May 2021 15:00

Location:

Microsoft Teams & A5 Petter Thomassen
The PhD trial lecture and defence are open to the public. The thesis is available upon request. Please contact Jeanett Stegen.