Edvardsen has expertise in microalgal systematics and ecology, microalgal isolation and culturing, metabarcoding of protists and bioinformatics. She will coordinate the project and carry out culture isolations, single cell PCRs, molecular phylogeny and bioinformatics, and curate DNA sequence reference databases. Professor Norbert Roos, head of the Electron Microscopy Unit (EMU) will provide access and advice to electron microscopy. AQUA section has molecular biological laboratories, light microscopes, climate controlled rooms and the UiO culture collection of algae on location. The EMU is well equipped with several excellent and new transmission electron microscopes, a FEG scanning electron microscope and preparation equipment such as ultra-microtomes etc.