Contact information

Contact us if you have questions about orders, our algae, cultivation or something else related to the culture collection.

Have a look at our questions and answers page, and reach out if your question remains unanswered. Our staff and algae is located in Oslo Science Park/Forskningsparken (map) and you will reach us at or (+47) 22 18 51 00 (ask for Vladyslava or Petra).

Vladyslava Hostyeva 
Hostyeva is a head engineer and curator for NORCCA. She has a masters degree in marine biology and extensive insight into the morphology and taxonomy of the major phytoplankton groups. Her laboratory skills combined with her knowledge of biology makes her well suited for the day to day operations of the collection.

Petra Thea Mutinova
Mutinova works as a research assistant for NORCCA. During her studies at Charles University in Prague and the University of Oslo, she gained expertise in phycology and both freshwater and marine ecology. She apprenticed under Vladyslava Hostyeva, the curator of former NIVA-CCA, and Gert Hansen, the curator of former SCCAP, and she contributed to merging of the two culture collections in 2016. Since then, Mutinova has been well suited to maintain diverse algal strains and to support smooth running of the whole culture collection.