Sophie Julie Krizsan

Sophie Julie KrizsanTell us about yourself (who are you? Where are you from? What is your educational background?)
I was born in Uppsala in Sweden, but my parents moved south quite soon after I was born. After finishing my high school studies I made some small loops in life before going to the university. I graduated in Norway at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where I also later defended my thesis “Silage quality: Effect of fermentation on intake and nutrient utilisation by cattle” within the field Ruminant nutrition. Per today, I am working in Umeå, Sweden, and are employed as Associate professor by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

What is your role in RuminOmics?
I have mainly supervised PhD students at the department involved in the project, and been working in the Nutrition-microbiome-emissions/product quality work package.

What interested you most about the project
The interdisciplinary approach between nutrition, environment and microbiology.

What and/or who inspired you to make a career in science
Dr. Åshild T. Randby, Professor Glen A. Broderick and Professor Pekka Huhtanen.

Did you have any other career aspirations?
When I was 7-years old I wanted to marry the Swedish king and become a ballet dancer.

What is your favourite day of the week and why?
Mondays, since I then know I have another amazing week ahead of me.