PhD programme in Biology
PhD in Biology
PhD in Biology
PhD Biology - About the programme
About the programme
The scientific fields of the PhD thesis will be closely related to ongoing research within the research areas at the Department of Biology. Research at the department is internationally oriented, and the students will often work in larger groups involving both national and international collaborators.
- Evolutionary biology
- Environmental toxicology
- Marine biology
- Molecular biology
- Natural resource management
- General ecology
Research sections at the Department of Biology
Research activities within the section address various biological questions like energetics in fishes and birds, chemical communication in insects and plants responding to climatic change.
The vision behind the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics at NTNU is to develop an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.
Research activities within the section address various biological questions involving single cell as well as multicellular organisms and use a large range of different technologies.
The research activities in ENVITOX span from genotoxicity, molecular and cellular toxicology and pollutant effects on fish, amphibians, free ranging marine mammals and birds, including Arctic species.
The Marine Sciences research section is focused upon sustainable management, production and utilisation of biological marine resources.
The Multiscale Biology research section studies biological processes from molecule to ecosystems. Much of our research focus on plants and how processes within plants scale up to effects on ecosystems.
SFF/CoE Centre of Excellence
- CLIMEVOLVE - Evolution and mechanisms of thermal performance – answers through artificial selection in zebrafish - Professor Fredrik Jutfelt
- STOCHPOP - Stochastic Population Biology in a Fluctuating Environment - Professor Bernt-Erik Sæther
More information about research at the Department of Biology
Blog posts about PhD studies
My PhD - Blog posts
- Technology and natural sciences