This is followed by cell migration, cell-cell communication, and reorganization to form an organism with different cell types and organs which perform various physiological processes essential to its life processes.
Developmental Biology and Physiology are at the centre of understanding the evolutionary relationships between organisms and their abilities to adapt to different environments and ecological communities. They are also important disciplines in understanding disease states, both inherited and environmental and in developing core strategies for therapies and/or preventative measures. It is an interdisciplinary research field that requires broad understanding of biology and knowledge in mathematics (bioinformatics), chemistry and molecular biology.
Developmental Biology and Physiology is a research field where, in addition to descriptive analyzes, we also use functional experimental approaches to better understand biological processes. By manipulating genes and gene expression (genetic engineering), we can study the roles of specific genes, or sets of interacting genes, in these processes. It is a challenging and very interesting field requiring synthetic thinking and analysis on both temporal and spatial scales. Computational and systems skills are also increasingly used as powerful analytical and synthesis approaches.
Research ranges from studies of developmental biology in urochordates ; evolution and development of the notochord in fish , development of digestion, nutrient absorption and appetite in fish endocrine regulation of growth and energy metabolism in fish, smolting , transformation from freshwater to seawater Atlantic salmon, endocrine regulation of osmoregulation , cellular mechanisms for osmoregulation; molecular mechanisms of light detection, vision and light regulated biological processes ; and fish brain plasticity through development .
Most of the projects will related to salmon, cod, halibut, zebrafish and tunicates.
The aim of the MS Developmental biology and physiology program from University of Bergen is to give students a broad knowledge of the field of developmental biology and physiology, an understanding of the structure and function of organisms, research in the field, and a good understanding of current issues in the discipline and its role in society.
The Master's degree will form the student for a wide range of jobs where understanding of complex biological systems, structure and function are important. It will also provide the student with good skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
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