The university city of Tromsø

Wednesday March 8
Opening session
13:10

The university city of Tromsø

Anne Husebekk, Rector
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The ocean holds many secrets, secrets that may include biological activity that could be beneficial to humans. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway, the hunt for biologically active and usable molecules has been underway ever since the university was founded. There are a number of businesses in Tromsø that have flourished as a result, with many more expected to come. Our focus on bioprospecting in the Arctic Ocean has the potential to reveal previously unexplored biological matter, leading to new therapeutics that are beneficial to patients.