Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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Focusing on the wealth of information gleaned from the recent Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project (FAR-DEEP), “Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation” is a veritable atlas for current knowledge of a literally life-changing period in Earth’s history.
EvoFish has a pleasure of hosting Shen Gongming, a visiting scholar from the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences.
2013 has begun, and so have the studies of two CGB students in our PhD programme. We are pleased to welcome Jan Vander Roost and Sven Le Moine Bauer to Bergen and to our team.
Small chemical groups are commonly attached to proteins in order to control their function. In eukaryotic cells, N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) attach acetyl groups to the very first amino acid (the N-terminus) of a majority of proteins. Now, researchers at MBI (UiB) and VIB-Gent have discovered that NATs also carry out other types of protein modifications.
Recent research indicate that there may be a link between contaminants in food-stuff and the explosion in metabolic diseases, incl. type 2 diabetes, in the western world.