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In 2008 UiB established an internal prize to encourage high quality in learning milieux at the university.
Daniel Lokshtanov is only 25 years old, but has already published 22 scientific papers. On June 22 he will defend his PhD thesis - one year ahead of time!
Dorothy Dankel successfully defended her thesis in fisheries management
Knut Wiik Vollset had a six-month exchange in the US. He definitely recommends that other PhD students have an exchange experience.
Written by Friederike Hoffman, Sars Centre. Sponges are major constitutes of coral reef and deep sea communities. They excrete high amounts of ammonium and, due to the activity of associated microorganisms, nitrite and nitrate; these are essential nutrients, and sponges are thus considered as important nutrient sources in the marine ecosystem.
May 18-20 a group of undergraduates spent three days at UiB’s Marine Research Station in Espegrend getting an intensive taste and overview of Marine Biology.
With no less than four co-authored papers, postdoc Saket Saurabh at the Department of Informatics has set a new record in at the respected ICALP conference.
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!

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