I am a Ph.D student and researcher working in the Deep Sea Biology Research group.
I have a master degree from Centre of Excellence in Geobiology (UiB) where I characterized the novel bacterial species, Marinitoga arctica isolated from a hydrothermal vent chimney at the Soria Moria vent field.
My Ph.D project focuses on enzyme discoveries and pioneering research related to the hydrothermal vent microbiota. My work focuses on characterization of novel proteases sourced from the metagenomic data of hydrothermal vent microbes. I also focus on the biotechnological potential of these enzymes.
I have characterized a novel C11 protease from an Archaeoglobus species from a hydrothermal vent system that I named 'globupain' and the publication can be read here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2023.1199085/full .
I am also a part of the INDEPTH - Life at the limits project team: https://indepth.ug.edu.pl/team/.
I have also written a popular science article on the research we do in the Deep Sea Biology Research group in Norwegian here: https://forskersonen.no/baerekraft-havet-meninger/veien-til-en-gronnere-...
Meltzer Project Grants for especially gifted students and Ph.D candidates 2021. "Normally, only the top 10% of students are considered to have “Meltzer quality”." Awarded 40 000 NOK project grant for use in my Ph.D project (https://meltzerfondet.w.uib.no/utdeling-2021/).
During my years at the University of Bergen, I have been appointed to:
2016/2017: Group B Member - Institute Board BIO, UiB
2020/2021: 2.nd substitute Group B Member - University Board, UiB
2021/2022: 2.nd substitute Group B Member - Institute Board BIO, UiB
- (2023). Activation mechanism and activity of globupain, a thermostable C11 protease from the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge hydrothermal system. Frontiers in Microbiology.
- (2016). Marinitoga arctica sp. Nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a Mid-Ocean Ridge vent field. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 5070-5076.
- (2023). Activation mechanism and activity of globupain, a thermostable C11 protease from the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge hydrothermal system.
- (2020). Enzyme discovery from the edge of (sequence) space.
- (2020). Bringing deep-sea enzymes to light.
Røyseth, V. (2015). Physiological Characterization of Marinitoga sp. Strain 2PyrY55-1T, Isolated From a Hydrothermal Chimney Structure in Soria Moria Vent Field. University of Bergen. 85 pages.