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The facility will be closed weeks 29 to 31, from 16. July until 6. August due to Summer vacation. Samples to be analyzed before summer must be delivered no later than Friday 13. July, 9am
I remember reading the following sentence in the announcement of my current post-doc position as part of the dCod project: “The work will involve close collaboration with research groups both from biology and from mathematics”. I thought it was an interesting ambition, but I wasn’t sure how close would this collaboration be and how would it be organized. I guess the scheduled biweekly dCod... Read more
The first AQUACOSM group has arrived at UiB's Marine Biological Station. The international team of scientists are here to study the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi.
Former EECRG Professor II Kathy Willis has been appointed as the next Principal (=Master or Head of House) of St Edmund Hall, one of the University of Oxford's colleges.
An international research team led by Uni Research Environment and the University of Bergen will explore how filter-feeding zooplankton can trap, ingest, disperse and potentially preserve virus particles in the marine environment.
Understanding the structure and relationships of biomolecules is important for discovering new medicines and materials. Three-dimensional bimolecular structures are often geometrically complex making it difficult to predict functional properties of molecules based on their structures. Recently, the new field of topological data analysis has shown some promise in improving the prediction of... Read more
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.
Eleven past and present members of EECRG are co-authors on the paper "Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming" published in the 12 April issue of Nature
Every Chinese child knows the story of “Kong Rong giving up pears”. In this story, the four-year-old Kong Rong gave up the larger pears to his older and younger brothers. This narrative is used in elementary education to teach the children to be aware of the value of sharing. As scientists, we know the art of sharing even better, and we’re sharing something more important than pears: we share... Read more
Adele Mennerat’s ultimate scientific goal is to expand knowledge on how selection acts on parasites and how they evolve. 
Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Professor Emeritus at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal has been honoured by having a new species named after him.
Hilary Birks, Professor Emerita in EECRG, has been inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh
A new field study, published in MEPS, shows that deep Norwegian fjords house sub-populations of roundnose grenadiers, with little connections to coastal populations.
Ulrike Herzschuh will be leading new research into glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation
A group of scientists from BIO are currently on survey in the South Atlantic Ocean
With cakes, champagne and balloons, we have celebrated five master students this fall. All of the students have done a good job – and we wish them the best of luck!

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