Annual Seminar in Natural Sciences, 2023

Annual seminar highlighting research conducted at the Tromsø Museum

The Tromsø Museum hosted its annual Natural Science Seminar on Thursday, May 4th 2023, showcasing the diverse research conducted at the Museum in the field of natural sciences. The seminar provided an opportunity for students and researchers to present their work and share insights into their respective projects. The program encompassed a wide range of topics like botany, zoology, archaeology, geology, entomology, and molecular biology, highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of our work here at the Museum.

Anju presenting work on microRNA complements in rotifers and flatworms 
The presentations offered a comprehensive overview of ongoing projects, as well as newer initiatives, giving us all a glimpse into cutting-edge research that allows us to answer interesting scientific questions. Among these were studies highlighting the exploration of biodiversity across various taxa that conveyed the significance of understanding biodiversity while also shedding light on the challenges associated with studying and conserving diverse species. We were also introduced to studies in evolutionary biology aiming at uncovering relationships and mechanisms that shaped the diversity of life we see today.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Vanessa presenting work on paleotranscriptomics
The seminar encouraged engaging discussions and provided a platform for the exchange of thought-provoking ideas. Attendees were exposed to a wide array of intriguing concepts spanning different time scales, ranging from historical perspectives to research directly relevant to the present and future. The annual Natural Science Seminar at Tromsø Museum serves as a platform for researchers to disseminate their findings, explore interdisciplinary collaborations, and contribute to the collective understanding of our natural world. It stands as a testament to the museum's pivotal role in promoting scientific exploration and conservation efforts.