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.

Mesocosm experiment at the Espegrend Marine Biological Station (MBS)
The mesocosm raft and our target organism E. huxleyi

Unlocking Emiliania huxleyi secrets

The first AQUACOSM group has arrived at UiB's Marine Biological Station. The international team of scientists are here to study the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi.

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.


Chasing Polar Microbes

PhD student Maria Lund Paulsen tells the exciting story of being a polar marine microbiologist.

Invisible Helpers on NRK
Invisible Helpers

Invisible Helpers on NRK

The Marine Microbiology Group and other scientists conducted a large experiment on marine microbial ecology in Svalbard during the summer of 2015. The experiment was recently featured in 'Schrödinger's Katt' on NRK.

Professor Emeritus Thingstad
Frede with a generation of young scientists grateful for his advise.

T. Frede Thingstad becomes Professor Emeritus

In connection with T. Frede Thingstad becoming Professor Emeritus at the University of Bergen from 2017, a seminar was held at the University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics on December 2nd to bring Frede’s work into an international perspective and celebrate his...