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The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) has recently started a drilling campaign in the Dead Sea looking for evidence of life in an extreme hypersaline environment.
CGB Director, Rolf Birger Pedersen is interviewed in New Scientist about some of the latest discoveries on Earth's deep biosphere.
The paper presents the 2008 discovery of Loki’s Castle, the most northerly identified black smoker yet identified, and its unique vent fauna.
CGB researcher is an expert participant on an IODP cruise to the South Pacific.
BBC Science and Environment News highlights a recent article written by Daniel Fliegel et al in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Last night the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) awarded its annual awards, which are aimed at recruiting outstanding young researchers.
Analytical investigations of the Barberton Scientific Drill core are now in full swing. Back in summer 2008 scientists from CGB and the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), at the University of Cape Town, S Africa extracted 800m of drill core containing rock material from the early Archean, a very important but little studied period in early Earth’s history.
The final details are being organized for this summer’s research cruises.
Studies of the earliest life forms on Earth can provide insights into how to look for traces of possible life on Mars.
The Centre for Geobiology will organize a Raman-spectroscopy short-course June 2010.
This is the abstract of a seminar given by Nicola McLoughlin, during a month-long stay in South Africa at AEON September 2009.
If 2008 was the year of discovery – then for us 2009 has been a year of development.
Centre for Geobiology leader, Rolf Birger Pedersen, is participating in a research cruise out of the University of Southampton.
Understanding the vast and complex microbial world around us is a difficult and complex process – we cannot see most of it!! However, thanks to better visualising tools and advances in molecular technology we are learning more – or coming to understand how little we know!
Siv Hjorth Dundas er tilknyttet Teknisk faggruppe, lab, og Senter for Geobiologi. Hennes hovedansvarsområde er driften av ICPlaboratoriet.
It is not uncommon in Earth and environmental sciences that we need to study chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples on sub-microscopic scale. This is because many minerals and biological samples are heterogeneous and it is those variations on small scale that provide the most valuable information about the sample’s formation and history. For this reason, geologists have often been the... Read more
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility - BGF (formerly CEIA) was established around several existing geoanalytical techniques at the University of Bergen and it was officially opened on 29th September 2005.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) The department has recently installed a new Raman spectrometer at the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility on the second floor in Realfagbygget.

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