Anna Dragos

A photo from a CeMiSt postdoc selected as one of 7 runner-ups in the DG photo competition

Thursday 14 May 20
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In the framework of the annual photo competition organized by the Danish National research Foundation,  postdoc Anna Dragos has been selected among the seven runner-ups

With the bustle of moving to Denmark Anna Dragos forgot a leek soup in the kitchen. Much to her surprise she found out a familiar pattern growing over the soup days later. She was so intrigued that not only did she take a picture of this mesh-like-growing microorganism but also analyzed it in the lab by DNA sequencing. When the results came back it happened to be a bacterium she was working with in her postdoc project. It is a Bacillus species that she never thought she would come across in a homey environment. The photo submitted by Anna Dragos illustrates the battle that takes place between microorganisms in nature. A social process between microbes where their secondary metabolites play a major role.

CeMiSt encourages its scientists to share scientific knowledge with the general public. The DG photo competition represents a good opportunity where we can submit exciting and intriguing observations about microorganisms and their chemical language. 

Anna Dragos 

Links to press release:

https://dg.dk/resultatet-er-ude-se-vinderbillederne-i-fondens-fotokonkurrence-2020/

https://nyheder.tv2.dk/samfund/2020-05-05-aarets-bedste-forskningsbilleder-er-kaaret-hvilket-er-din-favorit

https://www.dr.dk/ultra/ultranyt/det-bedste-forskningsbillede-er-kaaret-hvilket-synes-du-er-sejest

https://www.food.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id=%7BD4EC0B20-182B-4311-96CC-997A40C626E9%7D
14 JULY 2020