Tron Frede Thingstad

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Tron Frede Thingstad (born 1946) is a Norwegian scientist. Professor Thingstad is leading a research group on marine microbiology at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen. His work has facilitated understanding the role of microbes in marine ecosystems, including the microbial loop. [1]

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In 2009, Thingstad was awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Investigators Grant to the project "MINOS" (MIcrobial Network OrganiSation), which is focused on microbial networks in the ocean. [2] In 2010, Thingstad received the "Prize for Outstanding Research" of the Norwegian Research Council (informally known as the "Møbius Prize"). According to the jury, his research "has contributed to deeper understanding of topics within marine microbiology, biodiversity, climate research, and ocean acidification". [1] He is also a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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References

  1. 1 2 Anna Thorsen and Tore Espedal (2010). "Årets Møbius 2010: Mikrobiolog hedret". The Research Council of Norway. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. Synnøve Bolstad/Else Lie (2009). "Further ERC funds to Bergen: Top grant awarded to research on microorganisms". The Research Council of Norway. Retrieved 18 March 2013.