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A Linnaeus Centre of Excellence

The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology (CeMEB) is a Linnaeus Centre of Excellence and started in July 2008, hosted by the University of Gothenburg.

To study evolutionary consequences of large-scale and rapid marine environmental perturbations CeMEB brings together 10 research groups that integrates marine competences and approaches from molecular biology, genetics, genomics, developmental biology, physiology, chemical ecology, behavioural biology, experimental ecology and theoretical biology.

The challenge

Global scale processes are causing environmental change faster than ever before. This awareness is currently shaping not only scientific, but also political and societal debate. Every recent scientific review on the topic emphasises the pervasive effects that changing sea temperature and pH, for example, will have on society. Accordingly, the scientific community is expected to provide data, insights and predictions that will enable policy makers to develop management and mitigation strategies to ensure sustainability of marine resources for future generations.


Our goal is to create an innovative, enduring and internationally competitive research environment with outstanding potential to deliver innovative research in marine evolutionary biology of direct and urgent relevance to the management of marine ecosystems.

CeMEB exhibition

"Genom-sökarna! På uppdrag i salt DNA"

The CeMEB exhibition "Genom-sökarna! På uppdrag i salt DNA", describing and explaining the IMAGO initiative in a popular way has been exposed at Naturum Kosterhavet National Park, as well as at Tjärnö Marine Laboratory. It was also on display during the international CeMEB conference Marine Evolution 2018, 15-17 May 2018 in Strömstad.

Funded by the Hasselblad Foundation

CeMEB in progress

A publication, aimed for a nonspecialist audience, presents research and results and gives an introduction to the CeMEB world. (2013) 26 pp.

CeMEB in progress – Highlights in midterm from the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology

Linnaeus Grants

Linnaeus Grants are allocated by the two Swedish Research Councils. The purpose is to enhance support for research of the highest quality that can compete internationally. It also aims to encourage universities and colleges to prioritize research fields and to allocate funding for them. Linnaeus grants are highly competitive and applications are reviewed by international experts.

The Linnaeus centers of excellence are named after Carl von Linné, a biologist, geologist, professor of medicine, educator and zoologist.

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