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Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

The Department of Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology have from 1st of January 2018 merged into a new department; Department of Biological Sciences (BIO). BIO in Bergen is the right place to be if you want to learn more about how proteins and molecules influence organisms or how all the fascinating adaptations in plants, animals and microorganisms have evolved, how they influence us, and how we influence them and their ecosystems. At the Department of Biological Sciences we study and conduct research on processes that have a fundamental influence on our lives. Biology and molecular life science are important fields contributing to sustainable solutions for global challenges, and the knowledge we generate is essential for our health, food security, economy, nature preservation and societal development.

Contact us
Email: studie@bio.uib.no
Phone: + 47 55 58 44 00
Visiting address: Thormøhlens gate 53A

News

Did our ancestors change the climate?

John Birks is Principal Investigator in the project HOPE, which aims to discover the impact prehistoric people had on the biosphere. The project is made possible by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant.

BIOLOGY

The professor who changed his branch of science

Despite being Professor Emeritus, John Birks has no plans of slowing down. He hopes to continue his research activities for many years.

RESEARCH | BIOLOGY

Mapping the world for climate sensitivity

By using information gathered by satellites, a group of biologists have developed a new method for measuring ecosystem sensitivity to climate variability.

Education

Biology students participating in global experiment

The goal is to understand how the ecosystems on Earth will be affected by a future climate distinguished by more extreme weather.

HORIZON 2020

Virus research projects gets EU funding

What is the real nature of viruses? This is a central question for the University of Bergen researchers who have received multimillion funding for the research project Virus-X.

BIO's vision

BIO aims to produce fundamental and pioneering knowledge of the origin of life, its development, processes and systems, and help solve major global challenges.