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Centre for Geobiology

The Centre for Geobiology (CGB) aims to develop new fundamental knowledge about the interaction between the geosphere and biosphere and the roots of life. We use our diverse competencies to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary geobiologists, who will tackle fundamental questions related to the complex interactions between Earth's geo- and biospheres and develop novel approaches for study.

CGB is one of 21 Norwegian Centres of Excellence (CoE) and is hosted by the University of Bergen.

Nature Communications article

Evidence for the Oldest Eukaryotic Life Found

Yuangao Qu, a post-doc at the Centre for Geobiology (CGB), was a member of a team who discovered macroscopic fossils from the 1 560 Myr old Gaoyuzhuang Formation in the Yanshan area of North China. The results have been published in Nature Communications.

Kick-off Meeting

SponGES Kickoff Meeting

The UiB-led H2020 Blue Growth project, SponGES, kicks off 19-21 April 2016 in Bergen. CGB’s theme leader, Hans Tore Rapp, is the project coordinator. Another CGB researcher, Joana R. Xavier, is the scientific project manager.

Nordic Geoscientist Award

RBP wins Nordic Geoscientist Award

This year’s Nordic Geoscientist Award was given to Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor at the Department of Earth Science (GEO) and Centre for Geobiology (CGB) at the University of Bergen (UiB).

Sharing Expertise

Providing Leadership in Deep Sea Mining

The Centre for Geobiology (CGB) at the University of Bergen (UiB) is assuming an important leadership role in deep sea research, both in Norway and Internationally.

RESEARCH | GEOBIOLOGY

Searching for signs of early life

An expedition of international scientists has recovered mantle rocks from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocks show signs of early life on Earth and the scientists hope to find more pieces in the puzzle to know more about the origin of life.

Research Themes

Research at CGB is organised around six themes:

The reality of research activity at CGB generally spans more than one of these research themes as crossovers are inherent in the nature of interdisciplinary science.

The CGB is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen and is a collaboration between the Departments of Biology and Earth Science.