Extremophiles and Biotechnology

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Group leader

Nils-Kåre Birkeland, Professor

Scientific staff

Ralf Kellmann, affiliated researcher

Antonio Garcia-Moyano, Researcher

Thomas Kruse, PostDoc  

Technical staff

Birte Töpper, Staff Engineer

Rhîan Gaenor Jacobsen, Staff Engineer

PhD students

Yazan Al-Janabi

Chandini Murarilal Ratnadevi

Helge Erikstad

Research assistant

Rubén Javier-López


Previous doctoral students

Anita-Elin Fedøy (2014):

Structure-function analysis of isocitrate dehydrogenase subfamily II: Adaptations to hot and cold

Kari Skjånes (2011):

Bio-hydrogen production from marine and freshwater microalgae

Siv Kristin Prestegard (2010):

Marine Bioprospecting; Identification, physiology and proteomics of bentic diatoms with cytotoxic properties from the intertidal zone of Norwegian coastal waters

Tajul Islam (2009):

Discovery of novel methanotrophs from extreme environments

Gyri Teien Haugland (2008):

Regulation of DNA replication in Archaea. Functional analysis of DNA replication initiation proteins in Thermoplasma acidophilum

Håkon Dahle (2007):

Microbiological analyses of produced water from a high-temperature oil formation in the North-Sea

Runar Stokke (2006):

Isocitrate dehydrogenase from extremophiles; Molecular adaptations to high temperatures

Ingeborg Knævelsrud (2006):

DNA base excision repair of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus

Øivind Larsen (2001):

Genes for dissimilatory sulfite reductases: Sequence comparison, phylogeny, and molecular probe for sulfate reducers

Ida Helene Steen (1998):

Isocitrate dehydrogenase from the sulfate reducers Archaeoglobus fulgidus and Desulfobacter vibrioformis: Properties, primary structure, and phylogeny