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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"!
EECRG Professor II Emerita Kathy Willis from the University of Oxford and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew received an Honorary Doctorate (Æresdoktor) from the University of Bergen on 5 May 2017 in recognition of her many contributions to biodiversity research, long-term ecology, conservation, and resource stewardship internationally and for her contributions to the EECRG, the Department of Biology, and... Read more
Mathias Stølen Ugelvik is studying host-parasite interactions using Atlantic salmon and salmon louse as the model system. The latest study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, shows that lice in an area with fish farming have evolved to become more virulent, as predicted by the theory. Now the study has been also discussed by The Scientist!
The University of Bergen has success in the QS university rankings, based on subject areas. Within the category of marine research, the University of Bergen was named the 37th best in the world.
EECRG says farewell to two post-docs
Congratulations to John and Alistair on their recent successes
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.
The new study published in Conservation Physiology shows that maturation in guppies is highly plastic with respect to ambient oxygen levels.
The Meltzer Award was given to Alistair in recognition of his outstanding academic record in terms of degrees, prizes, research grant, innovative research projects, broad research experience, and international publications.

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