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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

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.

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
Bilde av en gruppe studenter foran en av posterveggene

Full house on Poster Symposium

May 22 was an exciting day for students and staff at the Department of Biological Sciences, when the first Poster Symposium was arranged in Høyteknologisenteret.

Research
EMBRC logo

EMBRC-NO kicks off!

The Norwegian node (EMBRC-NO) of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) starts officially on Wednesday 4 September.

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.