The social media office is at the interface between UPS and the outside world. We provide regular updates to the cosmos through our website and our presence on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We are the doorway through which all the feedback reaches different offices of UPS! Find us on your favourite social media platform to keep track of events, activities, and interesting information about postdoc life in Umeå.

Office bearers

Atin Sharma

I grew up in a small town nestled in the Himalayas in Northern India. I studied Biotechnology at Panjab University and completed a PhD in Molecular Biology at The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee – two of the oldest universities in India. In Umeå, I work at MIMS, trying to develop new techniques to understand infections by Shigella – a bacterium that causes dysentery in underdeveloped countries. During my leisure time, I draw cartoons and try my hand at music. I joined the Umeå Postdoc Society to be a part of this vibrant community and hone my novice skills in social media management. 

Pallabi Sengupta
Martina Paoletta
Madhusree Mitra

I grew up in Kolkata (‘City of Joy’), West Bengal, India. After my bachelor’s in biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology, I did my PhD in microalgal biotechnology and metabolomics from CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (India). I then moved to Umeå in Feb 2021 for my first Post-Doc to work on wood cell wall chemistry at Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC).  We are using different chromatographic techniques to understand the changes in wood cell walls with special reference to cuticle and suberin. Apart from research, I enjoy reading, hiking, travelling, photography, listening to music and various podcasts, and discussing many things (based on my mood though). I am an introvert who talks a lot (sometimes). I joined UPS to connect with fellow researchers from different fields; and also to help and support my co-peers.