Extremophiles and Biotechnology

The hidden world

We work with a range of extremophilic microorganisms and their diversity; thermo-acidophilic methane-oxidizing bacteria, Archaea, halophiles, strict anaerobes and hyperstable enzymes from thermophiles with a potential for industrial applications. Physiological, genomic and molecular microbiology aspects are being studied.  We oten host foreign guest students and researchers, and possess a large and active international extremophiles network.  

We can offer Master's thesis projects in Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Mashzhan Akzhigit

Eurasian students from Kazakhistan

Mashzhan Akzhigit , PhD student and Musabekov Zhorabek, master student at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University make their first research visit to University of Bergen under the Eurasian Framework. Welcome!

Edoardo Mandolini

Breakdown of keratin-laden biomass waste by the thermophilic bacteria Fervidobacterium pennivorans strain Ker

Edoardo Mandolini, will work on his master thesis focussing on the anaerobic thermophilic bacterium Fervidobacterium pennivorans, named strain Ker, isolated from a terrestrial hot-spring in Tajikistan.

Apinya Singkhala

Apinya Singkhala - Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology

Ms. Apinya Singkhala defended her PhD thesis, tilted Metagenomics and Isolation of Thermophilic Cellulase - producing Bacteria from Thermophilic High Solid Digestion Condition at the Department of Biology, Thaksin University in Thailand in May 2018. Congratulations!

Srisuda Chaikitkaew

Visiting PhD student from Thailand

Ms Srisuda Chaikitkaew has a Royal Golden Jubilee PhD scholarship awarded by the Thai Research Fund for a 10 month reseach visit to BIO.


Visiting master student from Uzbekistan

Jakhongir Alimov, is a master student at National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.