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Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) in Bergen is the right place to be if you want to learn more about how proteins and molecules influence organisms or how all the fascinating adaptations in plants, animals and microorganisms have evolved, how they influence us, and how we influence them and their ecosystems. At the Department of Biological Sciences we study and conduct research on processes that have a fundamental influence on our lives. Biology and molecular life science are important fields contributing to sustainable solutions for global challenges, and the knowledge we generate is essential for our health, food security, economy, nature preservation and societal development.

Contact us
Email: studie@bio.uib.no
Phone: + 47 55 58 44 00
Visiting address: Thormøhlens gate 53A

New research
Ine Kjosås (venstre) og Emilie Seljesth (høyre) under MOL231 posterpresentasjon, våren 2019.

From MOL231 Project to Published Article

Ine and Emilie were attending a project course priming them for lab work. They ended up co-developing a method to quality control a cell model which is used by thousands of researchers worldwide.

Evolution
Skjematisk fremstilling av marine organismer i et fylogenetisk diagram
Nov 30

Live from the Lab: Stories of Animal Ancestors

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time and understand how animal life came to be? This series might be your best chance. Join researchers as they ask the same overarching question: what did animal ancestors look like?

Parasitology
Adele Mennerat, University of Bergen

The future of parasitology

Adele Mennerat’s ultimate scientific goal is to expand knowledge on how selection acts on parasites and how they evolve. 

Grubb review
A peaty landscape showing the exposed remains of fossil pine stumps

Contributions of Quaternary botany to modern ecology and biogeography

John Birks spent a total of 22 months starting in October 2016 writing this monograph as a Grubb Review.

SDG14 | LIFE BELOW WATER

Connecting student active learning with the UN system

A unique course on SDG14 brings together student active learning and an interdisciplinary approach on how to engage with sustainability issues and how science can provide knowledge for a sustainable Ocean. We have produced three videos showing what makes the course special.

BIO's vision

BIO aims to produce fundamental and pioneering knowledge of the origin of life, its development, processes and systems, and help solve major global challenges.