Within the framework of long-term cooperation between the Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology of YSU Faculty of Biology and Bergen University, future biologists have again been given the opportunity to listen to the famous professor of biology Nils-Kare Birkeland.
Professor’s lecture was devoted to biodiversity and adaptive mechanisms of living bacteria, living in unfavorable conditions of life.
“The study of this group of microorganisms is very important throughout the world. These so-called extrefilic creatures survive in conditions that are incompatible with life, such as freezing, high temperatures, extreme salt conditions, and so on, producing enzymes, cerebral active substances that exceed their known ability to biological elements. Today, they are of great significance, as experts around the world are working to detect new antibiotics,” - says Hovik Panosyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biology, adding that research in this area allows professionals to clarify the possible limits of life expand their understanding of the process.
Hovik Panosyan also underlined that the cooperation with the University of Bergen, in particular with Nils-Kare Birkeland, is quite active and effective.
At present, Armenia, in the face of YSU Faculty of Biology, successfully has completed our three-year grant program. The partner countries were Norway, China, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
“As a result, we have the opportunity to implement a new three-year (2017-2019) program. This is a wonderful opportunity not only for young scientists and students, but also for the university as we will be a unique bridge between European and Asian universities,” - concluded YSU Associate Professor.
Let us add that Professor Nils-Kare Birkeland tomorrow will deliver a lecture on methanotrophin bacteria in volcanic ecosystems for the tutorial staff of the faculty.