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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.
The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology is changing its name to the Michael Sars Centre to honour the extraordinary contribution to science of one of Norway's most significant marine biologists. The center will now become part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Maria Sachkova will build her own research group after accepting a position as lecturer at the University of Bristol.
Famous Bergen scientist Michael Sars made a lasting impact on the field of marine biology during his prolific career in the 1800's. We explored the Rare Books Collection at the University of Bergen in search of his original publications and beautiful naturalist illustrations.
Most of what is known of larvacean biology today comes from the study of a single species - Oikopleura dioica. A new report from Daniel Chourrout’s group introduces the very first long-term culture of the larvacean Fritillaria borealis, finding major differences to well-studied Oikopleura.

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