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Post-doctoral fellow and CGB scientist Irene Roalkvam received a poster award at the recent EMBO Workshop on Microbial Sulfur Metabolism in Helsingør, Denmark.
In 2007 the Centre for Geobiology (CGB) was established through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. This week Centre post-doc, Steffen Leth Jørgensen, is one of the first author’s on a ground-breaking paper that is published in Nature.
Biodiversity hot spots in the ocean are an untapped resource for safer, cheaper and greener products. The research project InMare has received EU funding to explore this resource.
This workshop aims to thoroughly discuss state-of-the-art research on deep-sea hydrothermal systems on a global and regional perspective. Four thematic lines of intervention are being considered: geology, environment, biology, and policy.
Researcher Bjarte Hannisdal at GEO and the Centre for Geobiology is a co-author on a new paper in Nature Communications that questions the way we think about the fossil record.
On May 19th 2014, three members of CGB Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Dr. Chris German, Dr. Frances Westall, and Dr. John Parkes, visited the Centre for Geobiology to meet with key scientific personnel and CGB board members.
New data published by CGB scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) call into question the biogenicity of microtextures in Archean rocks
The Centre for Geobiology together with the Nordic Network of Astrobiology hosted an international conference “Biosignatures across Space and Time” between May 20 and 22nd. Over 100 conference delegates from more than 19 countries attended the 3 day meeting, with 50 oral presentations and 36 poster presentations on different aspects of biosignatures in extreme environments, in the early rock... Read more
The 2013 summer cruise was extremely fruitful: at least five new venting areas were located and a large shallow volcanic area was explored. The goal of the Arctic marine expedition was to investigate the areas west and northeast of Jan Mayen Island. Here, in the middle of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge (AMOR) passes this volcanic island. Oceanic crust is formed along the... Read more
One of the seven points in Norway’s new government platform for Research and Higher Education is to develop internationally leading research centres. CGB was demonstrated as a prime example of this goal when Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiB.
An international conference “Biosignatures across Space and Time” is being hosted by the Centre for Geobiology and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology. The meeting will take place from 20 to 22 May 2014 in the Egget Auditorium, the Studentsenteret at the University of Bergen.
A team of international researchers publishes in Nature after a 2 month expedition last year to drill into ocean crust 4800m below the surface
Researcher Bjarte Hannisdal at the Centre for Geobiology recently received a prestigious Bergen Research Foundation Recruitment Grant for his project “Earth System Interactions and Information Transfer”
CGB scientists Cedric Hamelin and Kristian Haaga are aboard the French IFREMER’s research vessel the Pourquoi pas?, investigating the detachment fault system at 13 degrees North on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Around the world, and particularly in Europe, governments are beginning to discuss how best to undertake a transformation from energy-driven to bio-driven economies.
Researchers and school kids with a mission: bridging the gap between climate science and society
August 1st, 2013 the Norwegian Minister of the Environment, Bård Vegard Solhjell, paid a visit to UiB to hear more about the Norwegian volcanoes that lie beneath the sea surface.

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