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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.

Horizon 2020

Unique marine research programme funded

The University of Bergen will be coordinator for a research project mapping sponge grounds in the North Atlantic. The project, funded by Horizon 2020, is ground-breaking for the exploration of unknown deep sea habitats, with possible environmental and medicinal gains.

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.

News

Researchers to trawl sea for new biotechnology resources

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.

News

Excellent Results from a Centre of Excellence

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.

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.