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A new paper in Journal of Sea Research written by EvoFish alumnus Maria L. Seivåg together with Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, Anne Christine Utne-Palm, and Olav Sigurd Kjesbu examines reproductive biology and tactics in male bearded goby.
Nikoleta Ivanova Boteva is visiting General Microbiology for 6 months as a part of an EEA project with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on extremophiles research.
Geetha has successfully defended her thesis on the effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of guppies.
Faustina Asare completed har Master's degree in Microbiology on December 18 with a study on the genetic basis for serotypic (O-antigenic) variation in enteric bacterial isolates.
A joint EEA project on diversity and biotechnology of extremophilic Archaea from geothermal environments in Bulgaria has been awarded to the General Microbiology research group and the Institute of Microbiology, The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Yong Yan Lao completed her Master degree in Microbiology on December 16 on a study of the protein secretome in an ancient extremophilic bacterium that inhabits deep and hot petroleum reservoirs. Congratulations!
Marion Claireaux has started her PhD studies on herring life-history changes. The study is part of the ConEvolHer project lead by the Institute of Marine Research.
Kjetil Dale has completed his Master degree in microbiology on a study of thermostable transketolase enzymes from an extremophilic bacterium from the deep hot biosphere. Congratulations!
The Marine Microbiology Group and other scientists conducted a large experiment on marine microbial ecology in Svalbard during the summer of 2015. The experiment was recently featured in 'Schrödinger's Katt' on NRK.
Sudeep Karki has completed his Master degree in microbiology on a study of thermostable sugar aminotransferse enzymes from the deep subsurface. Congratulations!
The goal is to understand how the ecosystems on Earth will be affected by a future climate distinguished by more extreme weather.
Emphatically NO says EECRG Professor II Kathy Willis in a recent BBC Radio 4 interview introduced by Jim Al-Khalili.
Professor Hans Tore Rapp, a theme leader at the Centre for Geobiology (CGB), wil lead the interdisciplinary Horison 2020 (H202) project.
The University of Bergen will be coordinator for a research project mapping sponge grounds in the North Atlantic. The project, funded by Horizon 2020, is ground-breaking for the exploration of unknown deep sea habitats, with possible environmental and medicinal gains.
Representatives from the Centre for Geobiology (CGB) were part of the University of Bergen team participating in Transatlantic Science Week 2015 in Boston, Nov 4-6.
This year Norwegian Centres of Excellence (CoEs) have made many scientific breakthroughs. In 2015 CoE scientists have published eight articles in Nature since January, equaling the number of CoE Nature publications during 2014.
The Centre for Geobiology (CGB) at the University of Bergen (UiB) is assuming an important leadership role in deep sea research, both in Norway and Internationally.

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