The Virosphere – the last frontier

By Dr. Ida Helene Steen, Dr. Håkon Dahle & Prof. Ruth-Anne Sandaa, Department of Biology and Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, Norway. There are still scientific discoveries to be made! The new EU project, Virus-X, plans to explore new frontiers in a number of areas.   Why viruses? Viruses seem ubiquitous in almost unimaginable[…]

Virus-X scientists explore extreme environments

     The genetic resources of natural ecosystems here on Earth have enormous potential as a source of valuable gene products such as enzymes that can be utilized in various ways.  The Virus-X project is a multinational research project funded by the European Union (under the Horizon2020 framework) that aims to exploit the genetic resources of[…]

Virus-X in the Press

The Virus-X project has been generating attention in the public media from the get-go. Genomeweb made a feature article on Virus-X: Read the full Genomeweb article here (pdf) Fréttablaðið, the largest newspaper in Iceland, featured the Virus-X project as the main science news on June 1 2016: The news also appeared on the web at[…]