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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.

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

BERGEN SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOOL
Katja Enberg and Gabriella Ljungström, BSRS 2021

Gathered PhD candidates from 49 countries around the SDGs

For the second time, the annual Bergen Summer Research School was an online event — this time with special sessions on systems-thinking and innovative digital social activities.

Student projects
Image showing BIO316 students preparing for sampling at Marineholmen for the microplastic workshop

Biology students investigate microplastics at Marineholmen

By Antonia Areali, Ilyasse Bsaithi, Anne Hareide Lund, Charlotte Nakken, Emily Nicolaysen, Åsne Omdal, Emmeli Rundqvist, Torunn Stople, Rune Storli og Cameron Thompson

Organisation
Election

Result of the Election of board members to the department board at the Department of Biological Sciences - spring 2021

Members representing all groups (staff and students) to the Department Board has been elected for the period of - goup B and D 1.8.2021-31.7.2022, group A and C 1.8.21-31.7.2025 .

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.