The group has been at the forefront of the national and international research in the field for several years. The group has a broad portfolio of projects within the field and a strong national and international network. The research in our group focuses on the following areas:

  • advanced vibrational spectroscopy of different biosystems - cells, tissues, and bioliquids
  • developing and optimizing microbial bioprocesses for the production of a wide range of bioproducts
  • understanding and modelling of scattering phenomena of systems in environmental sciences
  • data modelling of spectroscopic data


Our research group is a multi-disciplinary group with biologists, chemists, mathematicians and physicists. The group currently consists of:

  • Achim Kohler (PhD, group leader and professor in physics)
  • Volha Akulava (PhD student, microbiology and biotechnology)
  • Eirik Almklov Magnussen (PhD student, deep learning in hyperspectral image analysis)
  • Uladzislau Blazhko (PhD student, computer science and biospectroscopy)
  • Maren Anna Brandsrud (PhD student, scattering in energy physics)
  • Stine Brekke Vennemo (MSc, administrator)
  • Darya Dubava (PhD student, biospectroscopy and biophysics)
  • Simona Dzurendová (PhD student, biospectroscopy and biotechnology)
  • Kai Fjær (MSc, researcher in biochemistry and microbiology)
  • Hafeez Ur Rehman (PhD, researcher in spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis)
  • Volha Shapaval (PhD, associate professor in process technology)
  • Margarita Smirnova (PhD student, microbiology and biotechnology)
  • Johanne Solheim (PhD student, scattering in IR spectroscopy)
  • Valeria Tafintseva (PhD, researcher in multivariate data analysis)
  • Dominic Thomas   (PhD student, biotechnology and biospectroscopy)
  • Stanislau Trukhan (PhD student, computer science and biospectroscopy)
  • Kristin Tøndel (PhD, professor in data sciences)
  • Boris Zimmermann (PhD, researcher in physical chemistry, biospectroscopy and biotechnology)


Former group members:

  • Murat Bağcıoğlu (PhD, biospectroscopy)
  • Johanna Karin Hillevi Blomqvist (PhD, researcher in microbiology and biotechnology)
  • Claudia Colabella (PhD, microbiology)
  • Simen Rønnekleiv Eriksen (MSc, scattering in IR spectroscopy)
  • Kristin Forfang (PhD student, biospectroscopy, microbiology and biorefinery processes)
  • Evgeniy Gunko (PhD student, computer science and biospectroscopy)
  • Tatiana Konevskikh (PhD, scattering in vibrational spectroscopy)
  • Gergely Kosa (PhD, biospectroscopy, microbiology and biotechnology)
  • Anne Marie Langseter (PhD, researcher in organic synthesis and analysis)
  • Tiril Aurora Lintvedt (MSc, scattering in IR spectroscopy)
  • Rozalia Lukacs (PhD, researcher in scattering physics, non-crsytalline solids and IR spectroscopy)
  • Daria Markina (PhD, researcher in microbiology)
  • Amira Rachah (PhD, researcher in multivariate data analysis)
  • Eivind Seim (PhD, scattering in energy physics)


Visiting researchers and scholars:

You can find seminars from our visiting researchers and scholars HERE.


The BioSpec Norway Group at the Holmenkollstafetten 2018 relay race

The BioSpec Norway Group at the Holmenkollstafetten 2018 relay race


The BioSpec Norway Group in 2016

The BioSpec Norway Group in 2016


Published 12. February 2016 - 11:50 - Updated 12. October 2020 - 12:01