Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

News archive for Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Professor Emeritus at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal has been honoured by having a new species named after him.
Hilary Birks, Professor Emerita in EECRG, has just been elected a Corresponding (=Foreign) Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
A new field study, published in MEPS, shows that deep Norwegian fjords house sub-populations of roundnose grenadiers, with little connections to coastal populations.
Ulrike Herzschuh will be leading new research into glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation
A group of scientists from BIO are currently on survey in the South Atlantic Ocean
With cakes, champagne and balloons, we have celebrated five master students this fall. All of the students have done a good job – and we wish them the best of luck!
Sarah Marie Stoppel completed her Master's degree in Microbiology on November 8 with a molecular study of the extremophilic deep biosphere bactrerium, Kosmotoga olearia.
She’s both a groundbreaking computer scientist and an excellent teacher; and now she’s awarded the Teaching Prize at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Ms Apinya Singkhala has been a visiting PhD student in the General Microbiology group for 11 months with funding from the Thai Resarch Fund to work on thermophiles and enzymes with the aim to improve processes for production of biofuels from agricultural waste products. She is returning to the Thaksin University in Thailand to continue her PhD studies. We will miss her greatly!
A new study shows that reproductive investment in cod increased during a period of heavy exploitation, and then stabilized or possibly reversed when the exploitation pressure was greatly reduced. However, this pattern was only found for males.
Ticha is returning to Thailand after 6 months as guest researcher in the General Microbiology research group.
A hormone builiding muscle mass can be vital in helping the aged, cancer patients and the obese, new research from the University of Bergen shows.
Mathias Stølen Ugelvik will defend his doctoral thesis later this month.
Aurelien has studied the genetic structure of deep-water grenadiers in Norwegian waters
Anne Marte has studied whether environmental enrichment affect feeding behavior in juvenile salmon.
Not many of us may yet know that EvoFish has a sister group in China – "EvofishOUC"!