People

The Research Group

Siri Fjellheim
Professor & Principal Investigator
Botanist Geneticist Mentor Motivator Facilitator
Marian Schubert
Researcher
As an evolutionary biologist I am generally interested in the molecular evolution of adaptive traits. Currently I am studying how Pooideae grasses adapted to the conditions in temperate environments.
Ursula Brandes
PhD Candidate

I am studying the genetic and ecological aspects of an intra-continental plant invasion of Cytisus scoparius.

Camilla Lorange Lindberg
PhD Candidate
I study the evolution of cold acclimation and its role in the successful adaptation of the grass subfamily Pooideae. Did the grasses evolve the possibility to accumulate fructan as a response to cold?
Martin Paliocha
PhD Candidate

How, why, and when do complex physiological traits evolve in plants? I try to find answers to these questions by studying the evolution of photoperiod-mediated flowering in temperate grasses.

Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos
PhD Candidate

Together with Ola T. Westengen, I study the genetic structure and ethnobotany of Sorghum landraces in the State of Tigray, Ethiopia.

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Darshan Anthony Young
Research Assistant

Members of the CONSTANS gene family are key components in photoperiod-mediated flowering. In my MSc Project I investigated the evolution of CONSTANS genes in Pooideae using a proteomic approach.

Sylvia Pal Stolsmo
MSc Student
sylvia.pal.stolsmo@nmbu.no
Ane Charlotte Hjertaas
BSc Student
ane.charlotte.hjertaas@nmbu.no
Rebekka Eriksen Ween
BSc Student
rebekka.eriksen.ween@nmbu.no
Mika Helene Kirkhus
BSc Student
Martine Molland
BSc Student

Alumni

Erica Helen Leder
Researcher

2016 – 2018

Thomas Marcussen
Postdoc

2015 – 2017

Lars Grønvold
PhD Candidate

w/ Torgeir Rhodén Hvidsten

2013 – 2017

Beate Beatriz Furevik
MSc Student
Murat Bağcıoğlu
PhD Candidate

w/ Achim Kohler

2012 – 2016

Torbjørn Horsberg Kornstad
MSc Student
Nina Zoric
MSc Student
Nadine Hofman
MSc Student
Anna Monika Lewandowska-Sabat
PhD Candidate

w/ Odd Arne Rognli

2006 – 2009

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