ForBio and STI course: DNA barcoding – from sequences to species

ForBio and the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative invites applicants to the course DNA-barcoding – from sequences to species. The course will be held at the charming and well equipped Sletvik field station, about 2 hours drive from Trondheim, Norway.

Target group: PhD students, master students, postdocs, researchers, consultants, government officials with relevant background in biology.
Registration deadline: September 1.
For more information on course content and how to register, please see the ForBio website.

8th International Barcode of Life Conference

Dear friends and colleagues,

I would like to make you aware of the upcoming International Barcode of Life Conference in Trondheim, Norway (June 17-20, 2019). The abstract submission deadline has just been extended to January 25, so there is still time to submit your paper. For detailed guidelines please see here:  We need this early deadline in order to run a proper review process of all abstracts before publication in the journal Genome.

Although abstracts can be submitted before registration, please do not hesitate to register. Payment can be made by both credit card or invoice:

Interested in news about the conference? Check out our news section and follow @norwbol on Twitter.

More on the program and invited speakers on our website:

Hope to see you there!


Torbjørn Ekrem, PhD

Professor of biosystematics, NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History
Coordinator Norwegian Barcode of Life (


Open entomology position in Trondheim, Norway

The NTNU University Museum in Trondheim, Norway is seeking a highly motivated entomologist to fill a permanent associate professor position at our Department of Natural History. Please see this announcement for further details:
Best regards,

Torbjørn Ekrem, PhD
Professor of biosystematics
NTNU University Museum, Department of Natural History

Symposium on Biodiversity and DNA barcoding in Trondheim, November 11-12, 2015

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The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre and the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL) have the pleasure of inviting you to a symposium on Biodiversity and DNA barcoding in Trondheim November 11-12, 2015. The goal of this conference is to communicate new knowledge on Norwegian species and show how DNA barcoding contributes to our understanding of species diversity, biology and ecology. We think the symposium will be an attractive venue for researchers, student and managers of biodiversity and are pleased to have distinguished speakers from Canada, UK, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Among the confirmed participants are Paul Hebert, Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Natasha de Vere and Tomas Roslin. For more information on the conference, speakers and registration, please visit the symposium website: Biodiversity and DNA barcoding. Welcome!

The organizing committee
Ingrid Salvesen
Ingrid Ertshus Mathisen
Aina Mærk Aspaas
Torbjørn Ekrem


Postdoc in environmental barcoding of freshwater invertebrates

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher for a project on environmental barcoding/metabarcoding of freshwater invertebrates. The position is for 3 years, preferably with start June 1, 2015 and is connected to a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Environment Agency that involves partners from Canada, Germany and Norway.

Please see the full announcement for details and how to apply:

PhD-position on mosses

The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim, Norway has recently announced an open PhD-position. The successful candidate will study evolutionary processes associated with dispersal within, and hybridization between, closely related species of peat mosses (Sphagnum).

For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit

Best regards,


PhD opportunity in biosystematics of Chironomidae (Diptera)

There is currently an open PhD-postition in systematics on Chironomidae (Diptera) at NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim. Please see this address for more information and how to apply:

Best regards


Dr. Torbjørn Ekrem
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
NO-7491 Trondheim

Two new faculty positions at NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet, Trondheim

Two new faculty positions are available at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Norwegian University of Science and Techonology, Trondheim, Norway. Please follow the below links for more information about the positions and how to apply:

Associate professor in biosystematics of plants:

Professor/associate professor in biodiversity:

Torbjørn Ekrem (Associate professor, NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet)