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Førsteamanuensis Lee Hsiang Low

Prestigious European grant to evolutionary biologist at UiO

What is the link between microevolution that occurs between generations, and macroevolution that causes species to arise or become extinct? Associate Professor Lee Hsiang Liow wants to know, and the European Research Council has funded her ground-breaking new project with nearly two million Euros.

Daniel Haga Hasselstrøm, Trond Vidar Hansen

Making a living on super fatty acids

 Pharmacy Masters Graduate Daniel Haga Hasselstrøm is the mastermind behind a new company able to produce fatty acids with the ability to cure several of our most common diseases.

Forskerne : Zhanna Tairova, Ketil Hylland og Agathe Bour fra Institutt for biovitenskap håndrenset store mengder sedimenter mens de var om bord på F/F Trygve Braarud

Researching the eco-threat of microplastics

In Norway 8 000 tons of microplastics are produced every year and approximately half of it ends up in the ocean. Where does it all go? And to what extent are microplastics a threat to marine eco-systems?

Reionisering av universet

Late birth of the first stars

By studying "fossil light" from the youth of the universe, a group of scientists have been able to alter out knowledge of the early development of the universe. 

Kjetil Raaen

When Lag Time Gets You Shot

Do you always get «shot» playing computer games? Do you like a sore loser also blame the equipment? Actually,  rather surprisingly, you might be justified.

Kristine Opsvik Wikene med fire prøveglass: De to til venstre inneholder sukrose og glukose.

- Like killing bacteria with a bulldozer

Two pharmacy scientists have discovered and patented a new type of natural solvents that can be used in bactericidal phototherapy. Now, however, they have discovered that the solvents themselves kill bacteria as effectively as if they were overrun by a bulldozer.

Statoil har deponert CO2 under havbunnen på Sleipner-feltet siden 1996.

Bacteria could detect leaks at carbon capture sites

Bacteria and archaea could be used to monitor stored carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert it into useful products, such as ethanol and acetate, say researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of Oslo. 

Lucia Crespo Campo

In love with nuclear physics

Lucía Crespo Campo asked so many questions in class at UC Berkeley that her teacher asked her to join him at the Lawrence Berkeley lab.