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Expectant mothers who use herbal medicine are not given enough information with regard to dosage or possible side effects. This can cause complications for both mother and child.
Hilkka Ndjaula is the first person to have completed a doctoral degree through the long-standing academic collaboration on fisheries between UiB and Namibia. She hopes her degree will inspire her fellow countrymen and women to pursue research careers.
Hilkka Ndjaula is the first person to have completed a doctoral degree through the long-standing academic collaboration on fisheries between UiB and Namibia. She hopes her degree will inspire her fellow countrymen and women to pursue research careers.
Welcome to IllustraVis09, an interdisciplinary gathering on illustrative visualization, 3rd and 4th of June 2009.
The FØH research group held their annual summer seminar at Espegrend on 17-18 June 2009.
Follow along with nesting oystercatchers on the roof of the Science Building. There is a live webcamera following the action.
The marine microbial community contributes to almost 50% of the earth’s total carbon production and thus plays a major role in the ecology of our biosphere. But do we understand how it works? Can we predict how it will respond to changes such as those involved in climate change? Increased understanding of the earth’s geo- and bio-sphere, and its bio-geochemical cycles, particularly in marine... Read more
BIO researcher, Sigrunn Eliassen proposes this as a new hypothesis to a long-standing conundrum in sexual selection theory. By offering an explanation to patterns in nature that have proven difficult to interpret, understand, and predict with existing theory, the FriBIO evaluators in 2008 clearly agreed with Eliassen that her work has the potential for significant impact.
In occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Maths Institute in Bergen, master student challenged employees in a soccer match at Møhlenpris on may 5th 2009. And the result was a surprise for many.
BIO300 has been awarded the Education Ministry’s top prize for quality for 2009 – a prize worth a half million NOK!
Congratulations to Petra Rodewald who has just completed the first chapter of her research scientist adventure (her Masters) and has already lined up chapter two; a PhD position in Finland.
Applicant counts from NUCAS (‘Samordna opptak’) show a 81% increase in the number of applicants to the Department of Informatics, compared to last year.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2009 to the Russian-French mathematician Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (65) for “his revolutionary contributions to geometry”.
Changing research landscapes to make the most of human potential
In 2000 during an oceanographic cruise a group of researchers stumbled upon a unique discovery – a completely new kind of hydrothermal vent field.
Preliminary analysis of 3650m of pristine rock core is revealing some unexpected data that may provide insights into perhaps the earliest perturbations of the global carbon cycle.

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