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Extremophiles and Biotechnology

Current projects

Current and previous projects:

  •  Biohydrogen production from organic waste using thermophilic bacteria in high-temperature fermentations (Thai Research Fund)
  • Cooperation with Armenia in microbiology of extreme environments. SIU/UD. 1.8 mill NOK
  • Biological methane oxidation by methanotrophic Verrucomicrobia under  hot and acidic conditions; evolution of an ancient metabolic trait. NFR (FRIMEDBIO), 3.5 mill NOK.
  • Is methane oxidation an ancient metabolic trait? (CGB, more info)
  • Subsurface metagenomics, functional microbial diversity analysis and gene discovery in deep and hot petroleum reservoirs (VISTA, more info)
  • Metagenomics and gene discovery in Antarctic terrestrial habitats (NFR, more info)
  • The Nordic Archaea Network (NordForsk, more info)
  • Assessment of microbial pollution and diversity of Escherichia coli and Shigella in freshwater resources in Bangladesh (NUFU, more info)
  • Mikrobiell studie for Morvin/Kristin korallrev (STATOIL, more info)
  • Silicon Cell Model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation (SysMo, more info)