It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Kristin Thorud, coordinator of BlueBio. Kristin´s work has been invaluable over the years, and we are both happy for her and sad to see her go.
Kristin will hand over her tasks and her position as coordinator of BlueBio to Ingeborg Korme, as the representative of the Research Council of Norway (RCN), starting from 1 February 2023. Ingeborg has been working closely with Kristin since 2020. Kristin will be available for questions until 1 July 2023. Marianne Areng and Anne Magnussøn at RCN will replace her as contacts for the 3rd Additional Call and other project.
As coordinator, Kristin has been instrumental in setting up and leading the consortium, and later ensuring that the impact of BlueBio is reflected in the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership and in the upcoming calls of Horizon Europe (HE).
We want to take the opportunity to thank Kristin Thorud for all her good work and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.