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Biology/microbiology

The stable, low background and pristine conditions in the underground laboratory offers good environment for versatile biological studies. Eg. for studying the interaction of geology and biology in deforming the Earth beneath the ground, for finding out the evolution of microbial life in the conditions with no background etc.

As an example, it has been studied by using the methods from geology, geophysics, hydrology, geochemistry and microbiology how different forms of life have interact with the geology of the planet. The information have been gathered by using the drill hole and as the side product of the mine activities.

However, by using the stable laboratory spaces, one can bring several useful dimensions to the studies. For example, it is possible easily to change place of research (depth, location), and most of all, the laboratory enables performing studies for long period of time – compared to the single drill hole.