Centre for Geobiology

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The Centre for Geobiology (CGB) aims to develop new fundamental knowledge about the interaction between the geosphere and biosphere and the roots of life. We use our diverse competencies to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary geobiologists, who will tackle fundamental questions related to the complex interactions between Earth's geo- and biospheres and develop novel approaches for study.

CGB is one of 21 Norwegian Centres of Excellence (CoE) and is hosted by the University of Bergen.

Official opening
Rolf Birger Pedersen

Being a Flagship!

At the vanguard of deep sea research - leading UiB, Norway, and internationally …

BFS Award
Steffen Leth Jørgensen

Studying a Hidden, Globally Significant Biosphere

Researcher Steffen Leth Jørgensen is the Centre for Geobiology’s (CGB) 3rd successful Bergen Research Foundation’s Recruitment Programme candidate.

Research exchange
Growing bacteria under pressure

Win-Win: Exchange Experience Led to Research Breakthrough

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!

PhD course
NordMin PhD course

Seafloor Mineral Resources and Prospects of Deep-Sea Mining

The Centre for Geobiology (CGB) held a PhD course addressing the geological, environmental and technological challenges facing deep-sea mining and mineral extraction.

EU Horizon 2020 Project

The Virosphere – the last frontier

There are still scientific discoveries to be made! The new EU project, Virus-X, plans to explore new frontiers in a number of areas.

Research Themes

Research at CGB is organised around six themes:

The reality of research activity at CGB generally spans more than one of these research themes as crossovers are inherent in the nature of interdisciplinary science.


The CGB is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen and is a collaboration between the Departments of Biology and Earth Science.