Project Members

The project is divided into four Work Packages, with UiB – University of Bergen; CeBiTec – University of Bielefeld, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and JYU – University of Jyväskylä as Partners.

Sampling will be conducted on research cruises organized by the Center for Deep Sea Research (C-DeepSea) at UiB to AMOR in 2021, 2022 and 2023, in addition to a large sample repository at UiB from previous sampling campaigns to AMOR.



University of Bergen (UiB)

Researcher Runar Stokke

Project manager, Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, data management




Associate Prof. Håkon Dahle

Phylogenomics of hydrothermal microbiomes




Prof. Ida Helene Steen

Sampling, Microbial ecology in deep-sea hydrothermal vents





Associate Prof. Eoghan Reeves

Hydrothermal fluid sampling, geochemical analysis





Achim Mall, PostDoc

Metabolic interactions, metatranscriptomics




Trong Thuc Nguyen, PhD-fellow

Diversity of biosynthetic gene clusters and antimicrobial peptides in Arctic deep-sea hydrothermal vent microbiomes




              Katharina Sass, DFG Postdoc.

              Heterotrophic microorganisms in Arctic hydrothermal sediments

               – the ecological roles and impact of their CAZymes repertoire 





The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Prof. Klara Stensvåg

Bioprospecting, novel classes of

antimicrobial compounds



Prof. Tor Haug

Bioprospecting, novel classes of

antimicrobial compounds



Prof. Hans-Matti Blencke

Bioprospecting, novel classes of

antimicrobial compounds



Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec)

University of Bielefeld

Prof. Jörn Kalinowski

Metatranscriptomics (Illumina)




Prof. Alexander Sczyrba

Metatranscriptomics (Illumina), Bioinformatics




University of Jyväskylä (JYU)

Associate Prof. Lotta-Riina Sundberg

Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM), Microbial interactions