Two positions: bioinformatics and phylogenomics/population genomics of deep-sea sponges

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The Biology Department of the University of Bergen (UiB) is currently looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics (4 years), and a PhD student in phylogenomics and population genomics of deep-sea sponges (3 years) to join their Marine Biodiversity Group.   The research … Read More

The Microbiome and Occurrence of Methanotrophy in Carnivorous Sponges

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REFERENCE Hestetun, Jon T.; Dahle, Håkon; Jørgensen, Steffen L.; Olsen, Bernt R. & Rapp, Hans T. (2016). The Microbiome and Occurrence of Methanotrophy in Carnivorous Sponges. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, pp. 14. http://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01781 ABSTRACT As shown by recent studies, filter-feeding … Read More

Project SponGES meets stakeholders

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Representatives from the oil and gas industry, environmental– and fisheries directorates as well as research institutes are gathered in Oslo for the annual Forum for offshore environmental monitoring, a meeting organized by Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Environment … Read More

Let’s talk about… SponGES!

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It has been an intense period for the SponGES’ team. Besides a summer of research cruises, the EU project has been actively engaged in many events, conferences and international meetings. Some examples? Andrew Davies (Bangor University) has introduced the project in … Read More

Sampling sponges in the Norwegian fjords

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SponGES teams get together again for field work operations, as researchers from the Natural History Museum in London and from Uppsala University join staff at Bergen University. This deep-sea sponge sampling campaign, in the Norwegian fjords, is on September 8-9 … Read More

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