The Norwegian College of Fishery Science hans.c.bernstein@uit.no +4777646114 Tromsø NFH B 202

Hans Christopher Bernstein

Engineering, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology

Job description

Dr. Bernstein is an Associate Professor in UiT's Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). He specializes in genome-enabled bioengineering with microbes and microbial communities. His research is at the intersection of biotechnology and microbial ecology as applied to the fields of sustainable bioprocess engineering, marine microbiomes, synthetic biology, and algal carbon capture/utilization.


  • Aalto, Nerea Johanna; Campbell, Karley; Eilertsen, Hans Christian; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Drivers of Atmosphere-Ocean CO2 Flux in Northern Norwegian Fjords. Frontiers in Marine Science 2021; Volum 8. ISSN 2296-7745.s doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.692093.
  • Schweitzer, Hannah; Aalto, Nerea Johanna; Busch, Wolfgang; Chan, Dennis Tin Chat; Chiesa, Matteo; Elvevoll, Edel O.; Gerlach, Robin; Krause, Kirsten; Mocaer, Karel; Moran, James J.; Noel, Joseph P.; Patil, Shalaka Kiran; Schwab, Yannick; Wijffels, Rene Hubertus; Wulff, Angela; Øvreås, Lise; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Innovating carbon-capture biotechnologies through ecosystem-inspired solutions. One Earth 2021; Volum 4 (1). ISSN 2590-3330.s 49 - 59.s doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.12.006.
  • Khan, Nymul; Yeung, Enoch; Farris, Yuliya; Fansler, Sarah J.; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. A broad-host-range event detector: Expanding and quantifying performance between Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas species. Synthetic Biology 2020; Volum 5 (1).s doi: 10.1093/synbio/ysaa002.
  • Kessell, Aimee K.; McCullough, Hugh C.; Auchtung, Jennifer M.; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; Song, Hyun-Seob. Predictive interactome modeling for precision microbiome engineering. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 2020; Volum 30. ISSN 2211-3398.s 77 - 85.s doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2020.08.003.
  • Lee, Joon-Yong; Haruta, Shin; Kato, Souichiro; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; Lindemann, Stephen R.; Lee, Dong-Yup; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Song, Hyun-Seob. Prediction of Neighbor-dependent Microbial Interactions from Limited Population Data. Frontiers in Microbiology 2020; Volum 10. ISSN 1664-302X.s doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.03049.
  • Lin, Vivian S; Volk, Regan F; DeLeon, Adrian J; Anderson, Lindsey N; Purvine, Samuel O; Shukla, Anil K; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; Smith, Jordan N; Wright, Aaron T. Structure dependent determination of organophosphate targets in mammalian tissues using activity-based protein profiling. Chemical Research in Toxicology 2019; Volum 33 (2). ISSN 0893-228X.s 414 - 425.s doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.9b00344.
  • Brislawn, Colin J.; Graham, Emily; Dana, Karl; Ihardt, Peter; Fansler, Sarah; Chrisler, William; Cliff, John B.; Stegen, James C.; Moran, James; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Forfeiting the priority effect: turnover defines biofilm community succession. The ISME Journal 2019; Volum 13 (7). ISSN 1751-7362.s 1865 - 1877.s doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0396-x.
  • Song, Hyun-Seob; Lee, Joon-Yong; Haruta, Shin; Nelson, William C.; Lee, Dong-Yup; Lindemann, Stephen R.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Minimal interspecies interaction adjustment (MIIA): Inference of neighbor-dependent interactions in microbial communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 2019; Volum 10:1264. ISSN 1664-302X.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01264.
  • Zegeye, Elias; Brislawn, Colin; Farris, Yulia; Fansler, Sarah; Hofmockel, Kirsten; Jansson, Janet K.; Wright, Aaron; Graham, Emily; Naylor, Dan; McClure, Ryan S.; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Selection, succession and stabilization of soil microbial consortia. mSystems 2019; Volum 4:e00055-19 (4). ISSN 2379-5077.s 1 - 13.s doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00055-19.
  • Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Reconciling ecological and engineering design principles for building microbiomes. mSystems 2019; Volum 4 (3). ISSN 2379-5077.s doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00106-19.
  • McClure, Ryan S.; Overall, Christopher C.; Hill, Eric A.; Song, Hyun-Seob; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; McDermott, Jason E.; Beliaev, Alexander S.. Species-specific transcriptomic network inference of interspecies interactions in microbial communities. The ISME Journal 2018. ISSN 1751-7362.s doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0145-6.
  • Zupanic, Anze; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; Heiland, Ines. Systems biology – Current status and challenges. Cellular and Molecular Biology 2020; Volum 77 (3). ISSN 0145-5680.s 379 - 380.s doi: 10.1007/s00018-019-03410-z.
  • Zengler, Karsten; Hofmockel, Kristen; Baliga, Nitin; Behie, Scott; Bernstein, Hans Christopher; Brown, James; Dinneny, Jose; Floge, Sheri; Forry, Samuel P.; Hess, Matthias; Jackson, Scott A.; Jannson, Christer; Lindemann, Stephen R.; Pett-Ridge, Jennifer; Maranas, Costas; Venturelli, Ophelia S.; Wallenstein, Matthew D.; Shank, Elizabeth A.; Northen, Trent R.. EcoFABS: advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature Methods 2019; Volum 16. ISSN 1548-7091.s 567 - 571.s doi: 10.1038/s41592-019-0465-0.
  • Rämä, Teppo; Præbel, Kim; Bernstein, Hans Christopher. Defining the biological barrier between the Atlantic and the Arctic. Functional Metagenomics 2019 2019-06-16 - 2019-06-19 2019.
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    NFH B 202