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This Wiki is meant as a tool for the students and staff working in the "faggruppe" Microbiology of the Department for Biological Sciences (BIO) which are located in Thormøhlensgate 53B. The research group Extremophiles&Biotechnology is located in the 3.floor and the research group Marine Microbiology is mainly located in the 5.floor. Some of our laboratories in the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor are shared with the research group Environmental Toxicology.

Before you start working in our laboratories

No one is allowed to work in our laboratories until completing the The Laboratory Safety Introduction. This will be given to you by one of the lab supervisors. It is required that you sign that you have read, understood and agree to abide by our rules and regulations before starting any lab work. Please note that the lab supervisors have the authorization to expel you from the lab if you do not follow these rules.

All protocols need to undergo a risk assessment before being implemented in our laboratories. If the risk assessment of the protocol deems it necessary a work instruction must be written that takes all measures to reduce any undesirable incidents regarding people, material, operations, reputation or the environment while working with that protocol in our laboratories. Some areas in the lab require special training and authorization in order to work there. Here strict work instructions must be followed at all times.

Maps of our facilities


  • Yellow areas: Extremophiles & Biotechnology
  • Blue areas: Marine Microbiology
  • Green areas: Common areas that are also used by the Environmental Toxicology group