Welcome to the Functional Plant Biology Group based a the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway with around 180 000 inhabitants, approximately 40 000 of them studying at NTNU or other local colleges. The airport Værnes provides direct local and international connections to Stockholm, Oslo, London, Reykjavik, Amsterdam while being connected to the city centre through a smoothly running bus service.  We belong to the Institute of Biology, where  around 35 permanent academics, 70-80 PhD students and postdocs and another 40-50 engineers and administrators perform teaching and research in areas ranging from ecotoxicology of polar bears to population dynamics and evolution of sparrow populations. Within the institute we are part of the molecular systems biology group formed by 5 academics with their respective research groups of around 45 MSc/PhD students, postdocs and engineers. The group is investigating various topics ranging from genome editing and lipid signalling to systems biology and is based on the Gløshaugen campus close to the centre of town and the university hospital St. Olaf´s. This location also provides easy access to centralized service facilities like the NT faculty metabolomics centre, the genomics core facility and the proteomics resources located in the vicinity.

Please feel free to browse our website and do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or if you are interested in joining the research group.

thorsten.hamann at ntnu.no