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Vast Oceans

24 May 2023

19:00 - 21:00

Stereo Bar

Christies gate 14, Bergen, Norway

Event will be in English


Ross F.


Institute of Marine Research

Locked in: Diverging Salmon life plans key to industry gains

Given the economic and societal impact the farming of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) has in Norway, increased knowledge around improving fish welfare is in high demand. As such, greater understanding of beneficial heritable traits is a key research focus. One solution may possibly lie in the differing genetic make up of isolated populations, "landlocked" during the last ice age 10,000 years ago...




Secrets to regeneration from immortal animals

Human bodies age and decay over time. Animals like jellyfish, sea anemones and flatworms can however perform whole body regeneration throughout their lives, which allows them to elude aging and even reverse their life cycle, rendering them immortal. What is the biological basis of endless regeneration and immortality? And can we unlock it humans? These animals may have the answers.



NORCE Norwegian Research Centre

Viruses in the Sea: friends, foes or food?

Every ecosystem on earth is affected by viruses, including our Oceans. In 1 drop of seawater there can be as many as 10 000 000 viruses, all playing a role in how the environment functions. Understanding these roles is what my research focuses on. In this interactive talk, we will look at how viruses shape the marine environment, as friends, foes but also as food for the diverse life in our seas.



Nordnesgaten 50, 5005 Bergen, Norge

Marine nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are ubiquitous and can be both natural and human-made, either deliberately engineered or incidental by-products e.g. from mineral mining. Due to the analytical challenges of determining nanoparticles in the ocean, our understanding of the distribution and environmental impacts of NPs is scarce. In this talk, we will delve into marine nanoparticles and how to find them.

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