Michael Sars Centre

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A beautiful new film by the Tara Ocean Foundation showcasing researchers from both Tara and the Michael Sars Centre sharing their knowledge and scientific practice during the EMBL TREC expedition stopover in Bergen. (French with English subtitles)
Guest researcher and former postdoctoral fellow at the Michael Sars Centre, James Gahan, will use his European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to establish his own research group at the University of Galway, Ireland.
Understanding the neural control of movement and how it evolved is critical to better address neurodegenerative diseases. In a recent study, researchers discovered that neuronal networks controlling movement in humans and tunicates have the same building blocks, structure, and function.
Traversing European Coastlines (TREC) is a continent-wide expedition addressing environmental challenges along the coasts of Europe. On their northernmost stop, the team was based at the Espegrend Marine Biological Station, hosted by the University of Bergen.
Members of the Michael Sars Centre had the exclusive opportunity to visit the research vessel Tara on Friday while the schooner was in Bergen for samples, supplies, and fuel. Afterwards, Tara researchers visited the Centre for a reciprocal tour of our marine facilities.
Over the past ten months, research groups at the Centre welcomed five incredibly enthusiastic and motivated bachelor students from HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht for their first internship experience.
Curious to learn more about Georg Ossian Sars, with whom he shares a prestigious honor, Professor Fellows enjoyed a visit of our facilities with genuine curiosity and a visible sense of wonder.
Thanks to the work of two HVL intern bachelor students, the Chatzigeorgiou lab can now enjoy a new automated system to modulate gene expression in Ciona using light.
On the 9th of June 2023, Paula Miramón-Puértolas successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Mesenterial adult stem-like cells as a potential source of germinal and somatic lineages in a sea anemone".
For the second edition of the Michael Sars Symposium, 120 attendees joined us at Media City Bergen for a day filled with inspiration, information, and insights celebrating marine science.
The international workshop that occurs every three years attracted over 50 participants who gathered in Bergen to share the latest advances in the field. Michael Sars Centre aquarist Alexandre Jan was an Invited Speaker and also gave a tour of the Centre's state-of-the-art facilities.
For the next five years, the ERC grant will allow Prof. Eivind Valen to develop new informatics methods to explore a basic molecular biology mystery that remains unsolved: the cap code.
A new article published in Science suggests fundamental differences of nerve net architecture that challenges our previous understanding on the evolution of nervous systems and how they transmit information.
A year ago, scientists from across Europe came together concerned about how noise pollution was impacting not only marine life but the health of our oceans. Together they built a consortium that aims to understand how noise produced by humans, or anthropogenic noise, affects marine life.
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Research Grant for Fred Wolf and Pawel Burkhardt.
A new paper explores the diversity of pH-sensing receptors, revealing an unexpected range of functions for these crucial neuronal proteins.
The Michael Sars Centre addresses universally important questions about the molecular and cellular biology of marine organisms. This film introduces some of the unique marine life we study and what we can learn from them. (Norwegian with English subtitles)
The second edition of the Michael Sars Symposium will take place at Media City Bergen on June 1st, 2023 in Bergen, Norway.