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PhD position in Arctic coastal ecology

PhD position in Arctic coastal ecology

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is seeking a PhD student on the topic of land-ocean interactions, with a focus on how terrestrial inputs affect the flow of energy and contaminants into and through Arctic coastal ecosystems. The PhD position is a part of the project “Where land meets sea: Effects of terrestrial inputs on contaminant dynamics in Arctic coastal ecosystems (TerrACE)”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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A new approach to amplifying DNA; A small paradigm shift within molecular photocopying

A new approach to amplifying DNA; A small paradigm shift within molecular photocopying

Analyzing DNA is useful for a number of vital applications. This includes diagnosis and monitoring of diseases, identification of criminals, and studying the function of a targeted segment of DNA. However, methods used for analyses often require more DNA than may be available in a typical sample. ‘Therefor, amplification is necessary, but not always straightforward. The most widely used amplification or photocopying method is the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A new PCR method could help the amplification process, and thus develop robust assays that previously would not have been possible.

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