5. oktober – Simon Schmid (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

Water ripple

Simon Schmid, Fakultet for miljøvitenskap og naturforvaltning (MINA), forsvarer sin ph.d.-avhandling "Kobling av kjemikalie-induserte forstyrrelser av kitinsyntese til utviklingsforstyrrelser hos krepsdyr" torsdag den 5. oktober, 2023.

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of thesis:

"Linking chemical perturbations of chitin synthesis to developmental disorders in crustaceans”

Norwegian title of the thesis 

"Kobling av kjemikalie-induserte forstyrrelser av kitinsyntese til utviklingsforstyrrelser hos krepsdyr" 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

"Advantages, limitations and scientific challenges of environmental Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA) compared to traditional risk assessment." 

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Thursday 5 October 2023, at 12:15 at Gullvepsen, Bikuben     

 The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom:       


All are welcome to attend, either physically or digitally, but please read the guidelines below before you open the link. This is to make sure that the disputation can be held without interruptions and noise.  

Evaluation committee  

First opponent: Associate Professor Henrik Holbech (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)   

Second opponent: Professor Pål Asgeir Olsvik (Nord University, Norway)     

Committee coordinator: Professor Lindis Skipperud, MINA/NMBU 


Main supervisor: Professor Knut-Erik Tollefsen (MINA/NMBU) 

Co-supervisor(s): Dr. You Song (Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA), Professor Torgeir Rhoden Hvidsten (KBM/NMBU), Dr. Bert van Bavel (Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA) 

Guidelines for attending:     

  • Do not use the camera. 
  • Mute your microphone. 
  • In Zoom you will first be placed in the waiting room. Please introduce yourself with your name, rather than with your IP address or computer name. 
  • If anyone has a question and wants to oppose ‘ex auditorio’, please write in the chat window of Zoom (1) “XY (your name) has a question" and (2) the question in brief. The chair of the defense will evaluate whether your question is opportune, and you will be given the word after the two opponents have concluded. 
  • When you are being given the word, you switch on your microphone and camera. Ensure briefly whether you are being heard. 
  • We advise you to test your own equipment before attending.  
  • The chat is not to be used for general discussions.

The doctoral thesis is available for public review. For those of you who want access to the thesis in pdf-form, please send an email to Brage Monsen – brage.monsen@nmbu.no.

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