Infrastructure: Facilities available to CEES

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The Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC)

The Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) is a consolidation of  the sequencing platforms at the Institute of Medical Genetics (IMG) and CEES.


The CEES DNA lab is a multi-user facility run by the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at Blindern. It is fully equipped for PCR-based analyses, and the lab enables the efficient use of molecular genetic markers in studies of evolution biology, speciation and hybridization, phylogeography, invasion biology, conservation biology, behavioral ecology etc.

Ancient DNA laboratory

An ancient DNA (aDNA) laboratory is situated on the Blindern Campus at the Department of Biosciences (IBV). The day-to-day management of the laboratory is the responsibility of (CEES). The laboratory features positive air-pressure with HEPA filtered inflow, UV lighting throughout, and is equipped for work on all kinds of ancient material such as sediments, seeds, museum skins, and bones from any organism, including human. 

Finse Alpine Research Center

Finse Alpine Research Center, located in the northwestern part of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, belongs to the faculties of mathematics and natural sciences at the universities of Bergen and Oslo. The center attracts biologists, geologists, geophysicists and other researchers from a wide range of Norwegian and international institutions. Seminars and meetings, as well as university field courses, are regularly held in the conference unit.

Flødevigen Research Station

Flødevigen Research Station near Arendal was founded in 1882, as a "hatchery" for cod fry. Now 125 years old, it is one of the oldest stations of its kind in Europe.

Evenstad Research Station

The experimental area at Evenstad research station has since 1989 been used to perform experiments on root voles (Microtus oeconomus) and field voles (Microtus agrestis). The research area has been committed to perform experimental studies regarding landscape ecology, such as the demographic and behavioural effects of habitat fragmentation, and studies that focus on different demographical processes of populations inhabiting patchy (fragmented) habitats.

The Marine Biology Research Station in Drøbak

The University of Oslo have a marine biological station in Drøbak that includes a research station (Biologen), established in 1894, and a lodging and conference centre (Tollboden), established in 1860.

Guidelines and regulations

CEES has extensive guidelines and regulations related to using the facilities. Read more at the pages for Health, safety and the environment.