When statistician Kathrine Frey Frøslie explained the R-number using crochet, the video went viral in Norway. Her knitted and crocheted corona art is now available in English, and on display in an international corona exhibition from UNESCO.
More and more people are cutting out wheat from their diet. Many believe that they are gluten intolerant, but they may be reacting to something completely different in the wheat. Tora Asledottir is finding types of wheat that they can actually eat.
Pathogenic bacteria use different strategies to overcome the host immune responses. To this end, an enzyme discovered by NMBU researchers ten years, which revolutionised the field of biomass degradation, has been shown to be important in multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis.
Enzymes previously known for their ability to break down biomass are also important for how bacteria defend themselves against our immune system, NMBU researchers show in a new study published in Nature Communications.
Professor Thore Egeland was awarded an international research and education prize for significant contributions in the field of forensic genetics. His achievements include co-developing the familial relationship statistics software Familias, and his dedication in providing biostatistical training workshops.
According to Raju Rimal, eating an elephant and completing a PhD are both best tackled one bite (or byte) at a time. Raju successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Exploration of Multi-Response Multivariate Methods". He extended the statistical R-package simrel to create a simulation tool for multi-response data, and discovered that new envelope methods often perform well.
As part of the national Research Days, NMBU hosts a science show for 10th graders, introducing them to different concepts and possibilities in the sciences. This year, statistician Kathrine Frey Frøslie took the stage to discuss the importance of vaccination programs, and the mathematics behind the spread of disease.