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Marine microbiology

The research group Marine microbiology studies many aspects of microbial communities such as the marine pelagic food web, harmful algal blooms, geomicrobiology and processes in the sea floor and in oil reservoirs, arctic microbiology, and the role of microorganisms in climate change.

New marinforsk project on virus-host interactions
VirVar illustration

VirVar: Uncovering key players for regulation of phytoplankton function and structure: lessons to be learned from algal virus-haptophyte coexistence

New Marinforsk project, led by Ruth-Anne Sandaa (UiB) will explore the co-evolution of host resistance and virulence

Graduate and post-graduate research in our group
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Say hello to our PhDs and post-docs

The young generation in our group works on a range of different topics withing terrestrial and marine microbial ecology. Methodologies include polar field work, genomics and modeling, to name a few.

Impacts of mixotrophs explored through new project
Sundew (Drosera sp.) is a terrestrial example for mixotrophy. Using glands it traps insects and digests them to supplement the low nutrient concentrations in the soils of wetlands where it commonly grows

Gardening of bacteria

Project MIXsTRUCT will investigate the impact of mixotrophs on the structure of the marine pelagic food web

Selina Våge is a researcher at the Marine Microbiology group

Selina Våge awarded BFS starting grant

Selina will study how biodiversity and complex business network structures can arise, based on simple mechanisms that lie in the foundation. She will develop a theory that explains both biodiversity within a species, business network structures in an ecosystem and biomass distributions throughout...
New Uni Research BIO project
Oikopleura dioica

Viruses on the menu?

An international research team led by Uni Research Environment and the University of Bergen will explore how filter-feeding zooplankton can trap, ingest, disperse and potentially preserve virus particles in the marine environment.