Research at CEES receives substantial funding through RCN's FRIPRO Toppforsk programme
Kjetill S. Jakobsen and his team awarded 25 MNOK over 4 years for the project Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in the genome
The Research Council of Norway and Norway’s research institutions are providing a total of NOK 1 billion to 46 FRIPRO Toppforsk projects. Each project will receive NOK 15–25 million over a four-to-five-year period.
Kjetill S. Jakobsen and his team was one of 7 "top-notch research groups" within the field of natural sciences and technology at UiO that was awarded funding.
Several researchers at CEES will take part in the project, that will utilise both fish and plants as modell systems. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS), The Aqua Genome Project and Digital Life (see also the Apollon article; both links in Norwegian).