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Ph.d. defense Julie Strand

Ph.d. defense Julie Strand

Julie Strand, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, will defend her thesis on ”Biobanking as a conservation tool – The way to an amphibian cell line”


04.06.2021 kl. 14.00 - 17.00



Biobanking as a conservation tool – The way to an amphibian cell line


Amphibians are facing a global extinction crisis unparalleled amongst the vertebrate classes. Biobanking of genetic material such as viable cell lines combined with assisted reproductive technologies provide a platform were its not only possible to safeguard genetic and reproductive material, but also to retrieve and reverse the loss of amphibian diversity.  This PhD project identified the state-of-the-art, provided a novel reference work combined with gathering experimental information on the ideal growth conditions for amphibian cell cultures. In relation it also highlights the possibilities and implications of biobanking as a conservation tool.


  • Professor Cino Pertoldi, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU
  • Senior scientist Stig Purup, Department of Animal Science, AU
  • Professor Henrik Callesen, Department of Animal Science, AU
  • Professor Tariq Ezaz, Department of Conservation Ecology and Genetics, Canberra University


  • Professor Niels Madsen (Chairman), Aalborg University
  • Professor Michael W Bruford, Cardiff University, England
  • Professor Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Freie Universität, Germany


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Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Biotechnology


Randers Regnskov, Tørvebryggen 11, 8900 Randers / Online

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