Shells of different species of diatoms.  collected, cleaned, and arranged under the microscope by British biologist Klaus Kemp (section of original picture).

PhD defence about defence mechanisms in diatoms

Josephine Grønning, DTU Aqua will defend her PhD thesis "Defence in diatoms: mechanisms and trade-offs" on Thursday 19 May 2022, 13:00 on Zoom and at DTU, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Lyngby in building 101, meeting room S01.

  • Principal supervisor: Professor Thomas Kiørboe, DTU Aqua
  • Co-supervisor: Senior Lecturer Erik Selander, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Co-supervisor: Professor Per Juel Hansen, University of Copenhagen
  • Associate Professor Marja Koski, DTU Aqua (chair)
  • Professsor Victor Smetacek, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • Professor Angela Wulff, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Chairperson at defence
  • Professor Torkel Gissel Nielsen, DTU Aqua  

Learn more

Download a popular science summary of the thesis

A copy of the thesis is available by e-mail on request. Please contact Josephine Grønning,

Registration for online defence

To attend Josephine Grønning’s defence on Zoom, you must register at Karin Stubgaard, no later than on the day before the defence. You'll then receive an e-mail with a link to Zoom.


Thu 19 May 22
13:00 - 16:00


DTU Aqua


On Zoom and at  DTU, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, building 101, room S01.