Extremophiles and Biotechnology

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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

Guest PhD student from Thailand
Wisarut Tukanghan (Azan)

Guest PhD student from Thailand

Mr. Wisarut Tukanghan, awarded Industry Grant by The Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), formerly known as the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) is on a 3 months research visit to BIO.

Natia Geliashvili

New guest student from Georgia

Natia Geliashvili will carry out metagenomics and cultivation-based analyses of hot springs in Georgia.


Visiting PhD student from Tajikistan

Ms. Munavvara Dhzuraeva, is a Phd student at the Biotechnology Center, Tajik National University, Tajikistan.

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!

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.