NIOM regularly welcomes guest researchers, and this semester we are happy to host DDS/ PhD student Julia Olander from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg.
While visiting NIOM she gets to delve into lab work, something she had not done much of before.
– But it’ been great, Julia says, one month into her stay.
– The environment is fantastic. Everybody is so good at what they do, and there are experts in so many diverse fields. I have been getting great help and guidance from everybody, and especially Amund Ruud, my advisor here at NIOM, Julia says.
Brought the family
A fun fact about Julia is that she brought her whole family. Her husband is currently a guest researcher at the University of Oslo, and their two children are in kindergarten.
– It’s been so great for the whole family. Oslo is a fun city, and we’re really happy that we got to do this. We’re all meeting new people, and learning new things, she says.
Becoming a guest researcher
Julia explains she heard about NIOM from a colleague, who had been at NIOM as a guest researcher before.
– She said it was just the best. That there is a whole floor with different labs, and wonderful people here. So I decided to follow her example. I’m staying for three months, but would have loved to stay longer, she says in closing.
If you are interested in applying to become a guest researcher at NIOM, the next possibility will be advertised in May 2020 for visits in 2021.
Julia comes from the dept. of Prosthodontics/ Dental Materials Science, at the Institute of Odontology. Her thesis centers on biological response to foreign body particles, around oral implants and implant components.