• E-mailRunar.Stokke@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 38 33+47 908 36 074
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My main research field has a focus in basic and applied deep sea microbiology with expertise in;

i) environmental sampling, ii) deep sea technology, iii) microbial ecology and interactions, iv) metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics (including integrated -omics), v) metagenomics-based enzyme discovery, vi) protein chemistry and vii) comparative genomics.

  • Stokke, Runar; Reeves, Eoghan; Dahle, Håkon; Fedøy, Anita-Elin; Viflot, Thomas Øfstegaard; Onstad, Solveig L.; Vulcano, Francesca; Pedersen, Rolf Birger; Eijsink, Vincent; Steen, Ida Helene. 2020. Tailoring hydrothermal vent biodiversity towards improved biodiscovery using a novel in-situ enrichment strategy. Frontiers in Microbiology.
  • Arsin, Hasan; Fedøy, Anita-Elin; Røyseth, Victoria; Sandaa, Ruth-Anne; Stokke, Runar; Steen, Ida Helene. 2020. Enzyme discovery from the edge of (sequence) space.
  • Arsin, Hasan; Fedøy, Anita-Elin; Røyseth, Victoria; Sandaa, Ruth-Anne; Stokke, Runar; Steen, Ida Helene. 2020. Bringing deep-sea enzymes to light.
  • Le Moine Bauer, Sven; Sjøberg, Andreas Gilje; L´Haridon, Stephane; Stokke, Runar; Roalkvam, Irene; Steen, Ida Helene; Dahle, Håkon. 2019. Profundibacter amoris gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the Roseobacter clade isolated from Loki's Castle Vent Field on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 975-981.
  • Vuoristo, Kiira; Fredriksen, Lasse; Oftebro, Maren; Arntzen, Magnus Øverlie; Aarstad, Olav Andreas; Stokke, Runar; Steen, Ida Helene; Hansen, Line Degn; Schüller, Reidar Barfod; Aachmann, Finn Lillelund; Horn, Svein Jarle; Eijsink, Vincent. 2019. Production, characterization, and application of an alginate lyase, AMOR_PL7A, from hot vents in the Arctic mid-ocean ridge. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2936-2945.
  • Vulcano, Francesca; Stokke, Runar; Dahle, Håkon; Reeves, Eoghan; Roerdink, Desiree; Hahn, Cedric; Wegener, Gunter. 2019. Identification of key-players in anaerobic alkane oxidation in the diffuse venting Barite Field at the Loki´s castle.
  • Stepnov, Anton; Fredriksen, Lasse; Steen, Ida Helene; Stokke, Runar; Eijsink, Vincent. 2019. Identification and characterization of a hyperthermophilic GH9 cellulase from the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge vent field. PLOS ONE.
  • Fredriksen, Lasse; Stokke, Runar; Jensen, Marianne Slang; Westereng, Bjørge; Jameson, John-Kristian; Steen, Ida Helene; Eijsink, Vincent. 2019. Discovery of a Thermostable GH10 Xylanase with Broad Substrate Specificity from the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Vent System. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 1-16.
  • Coscolin, Cristina; Martínez-Martínez, Mónica; Chow, Jennifer; Bargiela, Rafael; Garcia-Moyano, Antonio; Bjerga, Gro Elin Kjæreng; Bollinger, Alexander; Stokke, Runar; Steen, Ida Helene; Golyshina, Olga V.; Yakimov, Michail M.; Jaeger, Karl-Erich; Yakunin, Alexander F.; Streit, Wolfgang R.; Golyshin, Peter N.; Ferrer, Manuel. 2018. Relationships between substrate promiscuity and chiral selectivity of esterases from phylogenetically and environmentally diverse microorganisms. Catalysts. 1-8.
  • Schouw, Anders; Vulcano, Francesca; Roalkvam, Irene; Hocking, William Peter; Reeves, Eoghan; Stokke, Runar; Bødtker, Gunhild; Steen, Ida Helene. 2018. Genome analysis of Vallitalea guaymasensis strain L81 isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent system. Microorganisms.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Key qualifications:

  • Advanced Bioinformatics
  • Proteomics and Mass spectrometry
  • Metagenomics, metaproteomics and metatranscriptomics
  • Genome assembly and annotation
  • Cultivations of extremophilic microorganisms
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Protein chemistry and structural biology
  • Protein stability
  • Investigating the ecology, evolution and metabolism of novel deep-sea hydrothermal bacterial and archaeal lineages
  • NorzymeD; Enzyme development for Norwegian biomass - mining Norwegian biodiversity for seizing Norwegian opportunities in the bio-based economy (http://norzymed.umb.no/)
  • Work package leader "Biodiscovery and Bioprospecting" at K.G Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (http://www.uib.no/en/kgj-deepsea)

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