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Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

The Department of Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology have from 1st of January 2018 merged into a new department; Department of Biological Sciences (BIO). 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

Science

Atlantic cod liver reveals marine pollution

Visit the dCod-lab in a 360 film above. Have a look while we explain why atlantic cod liver is important for science.

Education
bioCEED på Lygra

Biology students participating in global experiment

The goal is to understand how the ecosystems on Earth will be affected by a future climate distinguished by more extreme weather.

News
John Birks, Portrait

Did our ancestors change the climate?

John Birks is Principal Investigator in the project HOPE, which aims to discover the impact prehistoric people had on the biosphere. The project is made possible by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant.

News
Jeppe Kolding (UiB), Shakuntala Thilsted (WorldFish) og Ragnhild Overå (UiB).

Supporting small fish to fight food insecurity

Small fish have huge potential to alleviate malnutrition and safeguard food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe. An interdisciplinary project headed by the University of Bergen has been awarded 1 million Euros.

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. 

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.