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The BIOTEK2021 programme is the Research Council of Norway’s most comprehensive research initiative in the field of biotechnology. The programme will run from 2012 through 2021.
The BIOTEK21 programme succeeds the Programme on Functional Genomics in Norway (FUGE), which was concluded in 2011.

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  • New resources – new utilisation:

    Norway to coordinate European marine biotechnology research

    Much of the resources in the oceans are underutilised or not yet discovered. Now Norway has been given the responsibility for coordinating important European research on marine biotechnology.

  • Research ideas for a zero-emissions society:

    New method to generate radical project ideas

    The Research Council of Norway is adopting an “idea laboratory” (Idélab) method to generate groundbreaking projects in the interface between subject areas and disciplines. The first event will focus on the vision of a zero-emissions society.

  • BIOTEK2021 would like to inform you about a talk by Professor Peter Hunter

    “The Virtual Physiological Human – the use of computational modeling to analyze integrative biological function”

    Date: Monday October 14th
    Time: 09:15
    Place: Auditorium 2 in Helga Engh’s Hus, University of Oslo

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