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CGB PhD Students

While studying in the multi-disciplinary field of geobiology, each student is enrolled with either the Department of Earth Sciences (GEO) or the Department of Biology (BIO) depending on the emphasis of their studies. Below is a list of our current and past PhD students and their project titles.

CGBs current PhD students (last updated 08.05.2014):

  • Hasan Arsin (GEO)

  • Sven Le Moine Bauer (BIO)
    An ecological analysis of different microbial and viral communities from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

  • Inês Cruz (GEO, co-supervised at UiB and University of Lisbon)
    Hydrothermal prospection in slow and ultra-slow sedimented ridges in the Arctic and North Atlantic

  • Alden Denny (GEO)
    Bringing the Seafloor to light: The application of advanced deep-sea remote sensing to marine geology
  • Kristin Flesland (GEO)
    Hydrothermal and volcanic history at ultra-slow spreading ridges recorded in sediment cores
  • Heidi Hansen(GEO)
    Source heterogeneities and differentiation processes at slow and ultraslow spreading ridges
  • Oles Savchuk (GEO)

  • Anne Stensland (GEO)
    Input and fate of hydrothermal gases and trace elements in deep-sea plumes in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea
  • Anders Schouw (BIO)
    Biogenic conversion of higher hydrocarbons to methane - New isolates, functional insights and models
  • Juliane Wissuwa (BIO)
    Mining of a Norwegian biogoldmine through metagenomics

  • Rui Zhao (BIO)
    The Microbial Nitrogen Cycle in the Deep Biosphere


CGBs past PhD students:

Completed 2014:

  • Anita-Elin Fedøy (BIO)
    Structure-function analysis of isocitrate dehydrogenase subfamily II: Adaptation to hot and cold

Completed 2013:

  • Steffen Jørgensen (BIO)
    Microbial Diversity and Functionality in Deep-Sea Sediments: Influence of Volcanism and Hydrothermal Activity
  • Anders Lanzén (BIO)
    Analysis of sequencing data in environmental genomics

  • Yuangao Qu (GEO)
    Isotopic and structural characteristics of organic matter in the Paleoproterozoic Zaonega Formation, Karelia, Russia

  • Ingeborg Økland (GEO)
    Alteration processes in the ocean crust and upper mantle

Completed 2012:

  • Kirsten Möller (GEO)
    Transition metal isotope fractionation in hydrothermal iron-sulphide deposits of the Mohns and Knipovich Ridges, North Atlantic Ocean

  • Irene Roalkvam (BIO)
    Metagenomics and metaproteomics of deep arctic hydrothermal systems

  • Bjørn Olav Steinsbu (BIO)
    Characterization of microorganisms from marine hydrothermal systems

Completed 2011:

  • Mia Bengtsson (BIO)
    Bacterial biofilms on kelp: Biodiversity and roles in kelp forest carbon cycling

Completed 2010:

  • Paco Cárdenas (BIO)
    Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Evolution of the Astrophorida (Porifera, Demospongiae)

  • Eugene Grosch (GEO)
    visiting PhD student from Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), at the University of Cape Town

Completed 2009:

  • Tajul Islam (BIO)
    Discovery of novel methanotrophs from extreme environments