Groups at BIO
The Department of Biosciences has six groups: Ecology and Evolution, Environmental and Aquaculture Biology, Fish Health, Fisheries and Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology. Each of these is headed by a permanently employed scientist as group leader.
The groups have responsibility for associated study programs and teaching of courses and parts of general courses at the department. Members of the subject groups consist of academic staff and technicians who have their teaching, research and work related to the group's study programs and subject area. The group and associated technicians will also be responsible for the day-to-day operation of affiliated laboratories and equipment. The scientific staff will also be involved in various research groups.
|Group||Head of group/Contact|
|Ecology and Evolution group||John-Arvid Grytnes|
|Microbiology group||Gunnar Bratbak|
|Fish Health group||Are Nylund|
|Fisheries and Marine Biology group||Arild Folkvord|
|Environmental Biology and Aquaculture group||Jon Vidar Helvik|
|Molecular Biology group||Gyri Teien Haugland|
Fisheries and Marine Biology Group
We conduct research and teaching about organisms, their role and adaptations in the marine environment from coastal zone to the deep sea. We have the responsibility for the teaching of two Master study program specializations: Fisheries biology and management, and Marine Biology.
Environmental Biology and Aquaculture group
Our research and teaching activity revolves around the development and physiology of organisms, focusing on fish and challenges in establishing sustainable aquaculture. We have the professional responsibility for teaching in three fields of study, Environmental Toxicology, Aquaculture Biology, and...
Molecular Biology Group
Our research and teaching is concerned with microorganisms, i.e. algae, bacteria and viruses, in the marine food web, in the deep sea, in hydrothermal vents and in Arctic permafrost. We have the academic responsibility for the teaching of the master's in biology, specialization in microbiology...