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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.
The Norwegian Cancer Society has granted 12 million NOK to cancer researchers Rein Aasland, Thomas Arnesen og Mathias Ziegler.
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.
Digital commitment on interdisciplinary projects aims to break down institutional borders
Martin Price (University of the Highlands and Islands and Professor II in EECRG; UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development) has just published a book giving a short introduction to mountains
Silje has finished the behaviour experiments for her Masters project
Master student Ingeborg Bjerkvik Alnes has just finished her first round of behavioural tests.
Insects are the most successful group of organisms in the history of life. A discovery of new genes suggests why.
Lianna Poghosyan completed her Master degree in microbiology in May 2015 on a study of microbial diversity in Armenian geothermal environments. Congratulations!
Professor Emerita Hilary Birks received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Paleolimnological Association on 4 August 2015. She was given the award during their international symposium in Lanzhou, China.
Professor II Kathy Willis has been awarded the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture for 2015 from the Royal Society (UK) for her outstanding work in science communication
Clémentine is working with guppies and otoliths at EvoFish
Over 70 international experts gathered May 11-13, 2015, at a workshop hosted by the Centre for Geobiology (CGB). Coming from 14 different countries, they represented a cross-section of different lines of intervention, including geology, environment, biology and policy. The workshop was entitled, "From Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems to the Sustainable Exploitation of Massive Sulfide Deposits:... Read more
I was given a chance to give a presentation to Chinese schoolkids on something that is related to my profession. I chose to tell them about wildlife in China. This was a nice experience, and I believe that the children also enjoyed the occasion.

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