Emilie Nicholls

MSc, molecular biology


Emilie is investigating the role that microbial rhodopsins may be playing during Arctic Polar night in phytoplankton. In Svalbard and other Arctic regions, polar night is often associated with a state of dormancy and inactivity for marine life, but rhodopsins are proving to be a potential light-triggered energy source during this time of darkness.

RF3 – The living Barents Sea