Diana Communication Training

Contacts for DiaNa communication training

At the Faculty of Science and Technology there are several coordinators working with communication training. For more information visit TUR:s page in Medarbetarportalen and the Communication Network.

The DiaNa coordinators (Katarina Andreasen for biology and Lena Henriksson for Biotechnology Engineering) are responsible for the communication training in their field, they inform about DiaNa on courses and sometimes help with the DiaNa exercises. We also help teachers with planning and setting up exercises, and how to upload submissions in the Student Portal and connect them to the communication portfolio. In addition, we organise The Student Conference each autumn togehter with other communication coordinators.

Katarina Andreasen - coordinator in biology

katarina.andreasen@ibg.uu.se, diana@ibg.uu.se
Tel: 018-471 6305

I am project manager for DiaNa and I coordinate the communication training at the Faculty of Science and Technology as well as the training in Biology courses. I also teach and from fall 2012, I am responsible for the course "Professional Qualifications in Biology and Scientific Methods" where I put a lot of focus on communication training. I think that communication training is extremely important. No matter what you work with, you need to be able to convey your subject in a good and interesting way. And it's really exciting to see how the students develop their communication skills!

My free time I spend with my family and especially outdoors or in the garden.

Lena Henriksson - coordinator for X

Tel: 018-471 6305

Since August 2012, I work as a project manager for DiaNa, facing the MSc program in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering. Here, my initial focus was to introduce more DiaNa exercises in the education to ensure continuity and progression. Today, I am in constant contact with teachers and students to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that both the teachers' and students' feedback is taken into account in the further development of the exercises.

Most students I will meet already during the course Introduction to molecular biotechnology, where I will present DiaNa and be responsible for the writing assignment.

I myself have a MSc in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, and also a PhD in Structural Biology from Uppsala University. In my spare time I enjoy crocheting and spending time with family and friends.

Ingela Lanekoff - coordinator in chemistry

Tel: 018-471 3693

I am a DiaNa coordinator in chemistry since February 2015. My goal is that all chemistry students shall develop their skills in both written and oral presentations during their education. To achieve this, I collaborate with program directors, directors of studies and teachers to review and possibly develop the communication exercises in the program courses in chemistry. Having the ability to convey knowledge to other people, regardless of education, is important both in industry and academia.

I am a chemical engineer and has a doctorate in analytical chemistry. In my research, I develop methods for surface analysis with mass spectrometry. We make images showing the molecules on the surface of a tissue section, for example from the brain. Each picture depicts a map of a selected molecule on the surface and the color of the picture reflects how much there is of the molecule. This compares with a map that shows how deep the water is in a lake with different shades of blue. The technology is used among other things to determine molecular differences between healthy and diseased tissue on the micrometer scale.

Laurent Duda - coordinator in physics

Tel: 018-471 3512

I am project manager for DiaNa since September 2013 and my role is to coordinate communication training with feedback within physics. I am also the responsible teacher for the courses Waves and Optics (2nd year bachelor level) and Electronic Structure of Functional Materials (master level). Communication training is an important element in these courses, as well as for the physics program in general. For instance, improving writing skills will make it easier and more effective to convey important messages of work and research all through one’s career. This holds true for both specialist texts as well as popular science writings as an outreach to the public. This also goes for oral presentations and communication in group interaction. Therefore it is challenging and exciting to help establish and develop DiaNa-practices at the physics department. My research is based on studying material properties with advanced synchrotron radiation spectroscopy. Presently, Li ion battery cathodes are a hot topic of my research and using x-ray spectroscopic methods enables us to look at these materials with ”new eyes”.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, read and write own novels.



Tel: 018-471 2562

I'm the DiaNa coordinator at the Department of Earth Sciences since February 2016. My role is to introduce communication exercises in the program courses by collaborating with program directors, directors of studies and teachers within our department. The aim is to help students with communication training, including both written and oral presentations. I truly appreciate working with students and seeing them develop scientifically as well as support the improvement of their communicating skills. Additionally I enjoy activating teaching and learning strategies.

My ambition as a DiaNa coordinator is to do an inventory of how many teachers at the Department of Earth Sciences have completed a supervision course within DiaNa. Following the result of the inventory I need to review and develop how we can implement more DiaNa components at levels missing communication training.

In addition to the DiaNa coordinator engagement I am the course coordinator for two master thesis courses in Sustainable Development, my employment lies within the programme “Natural Resources and Sustainable Development” (NRHU). My research focuses on catastrophic events in the geological record, emphasising on recovery events and ecospace partitioning.