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Congratulations to John and Alistair on their recent successes
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.
The new study published in Conservation Physiology shows that maturation in guppies is highly plastic with respect to ambient oxygen levels.
The Meltzer Award was given to Alistair in recognition of his outstanding academic record in terms of degrees, prizes, research grant, innovative research projects, broad research experience, and international publications.
Dr Perpetra Akite was awarded her doctoral degree at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on 21 February 2017.
Despite being Professor Emeritus, John Birks has no plans of slowing down. He hopes to continue his research activities for many years.
The new K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research will open 9 February 2017.
The first workshop in the dCod 1.0 project was organized at Voss during a busy December month. 22 participants from all Norwegian partners participated in discussions, cross-disciplinary crash courses, and teambuilding.
A new modelling study, published in PNAS, shows that density-dependent growth is important for understanding maturation dynamics in Northeast Arctic cod.
Receives grant for commercial development of potential novel drug candidates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmanory Disease treatment
In connection with T. Frede Thingstad becoming Professor Emeritus at the University of Bergen from 2017, a seminar was held at the University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics on December 2nd to bring Frede’s work into an international perspective and celebrate his professional and collegial achievements.
Geobiology master student, Andreas Gilje Sjøberg, had an opportunity to study abroad in a lab in Brittany during his master studies. His work there yielded unexpected and important results!
Nine EECRG and University Museum of Bergen members were fortunate to be at the 'Centenary (1916-2016) of pollen analysis and the legacy of Lennart von Post' symposium held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 24-25 November 2016.
Researcher Steffen Leth Jørgensen is the Centre for Geobiology’s (CGB) 3rd successful Bergen Research Foundation’s Recruitment Programme candidate.
Several partners of the dCod 1.0 project participated in field studies in the Oslo fjord. The aim of the expedition was to study the pollution levels of cod in this popular area. For two of the four days they were joined by ecology students and teachers from the University of Oslo.
On Tuesday 22 November, Minister of Trade Monica Mæland officially opened the University of Bergen's new pilot project plant for growing of micro algae at the Technology Centre Mongstad, north of Bergen. The goal is to develop micro algae to use as feed in the aquaculture industry.
Ms Apinya Singkhala has a Royal Golden Jubilee PhD scholarship awarded by the Thai Research Fund for a 10 month reseach visit to BIO. She will work on thermophilic bacteria and hydrolytic enzymes from hot springs in Thailand.

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