Strategy is currently being discussed both at the faculty and department levels; how can we become a better organization for research, teaching and dissemination – and in continuation of this, how should we make K2 and UiB a brand name that attracts the best students, staff and grants.
Even though we are individualists, it is about collaborating, having projects that are interdisciplinary. However, it does not stop there. We must have a good collaboration with the health trust if we are to win in the competition for research funding and be able to give our students the best teaching.
How to go about this strategy is not always obvious. Strategy is a management responsibility, but just as important is that all employees are involved in common projects and goals. This will be the topic of K2’s strategy seminar 24-25 February at Solstrand, and we in the leadership group hope that as many as possible can participate, not least from our campi outside Bergen.
Cooperation is built through meetings and common meeting places are important. Next Wednesday, the Annual Faculty Day will be held in Bikuben from 10-13. The same afternoon, Bjørn-Tore Gjertsen, the recipient of this year’s King Olav the V’s cancer research prize will be celebrated in “Store Auditorium”. Join in the celebration of those who have excelled over the past year and discuss collaboration and strategy with your colleagues
The program comite on the Institute of Biomedicine want the scientific staff to offer master projects for the biomedical students. The project will take place from the fall 2022 to the spring of 2023. Please use the attached form.
We will distribute the projects to our master students during the fall semester.
Please send your master projects by 31th of October to Siri Tangen Aaserud, Master coordinator, Department of Biomedicine, or to email@example.com.
This will be relatively long, please read everything!
I will start with some joyful things: I hope that as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend the Faculty Day on 20 October at 10-13 October, where the faculty’s teaching and research prizes will be awarded at the auditorium at AHH. Among other things, the prize for research environment of the year goes to Eva Gerdts’ research group Hypertension and Heart Dynamics/Centre for Research on Heart Disease in Women, and “Endopodden” is awarded with a teaching prize.
The day then continues in a very pleasant way with a celebration seminar for Bjørn Tore Gjertsen on the occasion of the award of King Olav V’s cancer research prize at 15-18 at Store Auditoriet, Sentralblokken. Registration is required for this event (click here). We now just have to take advantage of the fact that the coronary restrictions have been eased and we can reconvene! And not least, there will be some food 😊
The third pleasant matter is about outstanding research: would you like to seek ERC funds? Then you now have the opportunity to apply to the faculty for support for a mentor. The idea is that a more experienced ERC applicant (preferably one who has received ERC funds in the past) helps you along the way. This is especially important for younger research talents. If you are interested, please contact me or Amra for more information.
Last but not least, anyone who has projects involving the handling of personal data must check RETTE to see if everything is in order. There are many projects that require changes to RETTE, most often there is a lack of a short justification for the need to process the personal data.
Have a really good weekend (and autumn holidays for some)!
On October 5th, the university will implement UiBhelp for reporting and follow-up of HSE non-conformities. This means that all new HSE non-conformities must be registered in the notification form in UiBhelp.
Do you want a refresh on what an HSE non-conformity is?
It may be:
- violations of HSE guidelines and procedures
- conditions that reduce fire safety
- theft or vandalism
- personal injuries that occur on campus
- adverse events in the laboratory
Read more about reporting and follow-up of HSE non-conformities
See also the information in this PowerPoint.
Head of faculty/department
Lecture by Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD
Role of Tim-3 in regulating anti-tumor immunity
Vijay Kuchroo is Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Senior scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Brigham Research Institutes, Boston.
Vijay Kuchroo is a renowned immunologist, and he was the first to describe development of pathogenic Th17 cells known to have a central role in many autoimmune diseases. His lab was also the first to describe the TIM gen family, with Tim-3 as an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells.
Link to lecture on Zoom
Link to event poster
See also the event poster here
We have the pleasure of inviting you all to a special celebration seminar October 20, 2021 at 15:00 to celebrate Bjørn Tore Gjertsen receiving King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2021. This will take place at Store Auditorium, Sentralblokken, Haukeland University Hospital.
We strongly encourage all of you to attend the talks and the informal gathering with plenty refreshments and light food. The seminar is open to all as long as you register and you are welcome to circulate this invitation.
Time: Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 15:00 – 18:00
Place: Store Auditorium 1, Sentralblokken (Hospital main building 3rd floor), Haukeland University Hospital.
- Welcome and Introduction
- Congratulatory statements
- Scientific program
- Closing remarks
More information: Calendar event with detailed program
October 18, 13.00-14.00, you can watch the award ceremony online. Alternatively, the Medical Faculty will serve cake and coffee and host an on-screen live stream in the Auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus, 12.30-14.00.
On behalf of CCBIO, K2, MED & HUS,
Lars A. Akslen
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
University of Bergen
All UiB accounts without activated two-factor login will be shut down from Monday October 11.
This will be done in groups. We can therefore not give an exact timepoint when each individual account will be shut down, but assume that it will take 2-4 days before all accounts without two-factor login will be closed.
Guidance can be found here
Time: November 22-23, 2021
Place: Scandic Voss, Voss
Registration deadline: October 8, 2021
The Department of Clinical Science (K2) welcomes you to participate in the 4th K2 Junior Retreat for PhDs and postdocs, an arena for academic and personal development and local networking. This year we will meet at wonderful Scandic Voss at Voss. K2 covers all costs of the event.
This year’s topics will be
• How to get the best out for your PhD
• Open access
• Visualization of data
Invited guest speakers: Paul Simon Svanberg and TBA
At Voss, all participants will present their project in a 2-minute lightening talk. As soon as you have signed up for the retreat, we will email you instructions for an abstract.
We will travel together from Bergen to Voss by train. The registration deadline is October 20 at midnight. We have room for the 30 first who register. After that there will be a waiting list.
We hope to see you at Scandic Voss!
Host: Center for research on cardiac disease in women
Lecturer: Speaker: Marc Lerchenmueller, Assistant Professor for Technological Innovation and Management Science at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.
Date: Monday October 25th, 12:00-13:00
More information here.
Dear researchers at K2,
I want to draw your attention to a meeting – Nordic Society for Human Genetics and Prevision Medicine. This society aims to gather researchers in the Nordic countries interested in genomics and other omics, and to build infrastructure to perform research in all cohorts and biobanks totaling some 29 million inhabitants.
The meeting is digital and November 8-9 hosted by Mark Daly (Director for FINNGENE, PI at MGH). There is also a workshop on COVID-19 November 4 chaired by Kári Stefánsson (Director for DeCode Genetics) and Camilla Stoltenberg (Director for NIPH).
Submission deadlines for both meetings are October 8.
It’s worth noting that exceptional abstracts will be offered speaking slots and we will give financial prizes to top posters by young investigators.
Pål R. Njølstad
OSCE and application deadline for status as Excellent Teacher
The White Paper «Quality Culture in Higher Education» emphasized that all Norwegian universities must establish a pedagogical qualification framework. The intention with a pedagogical qualification framework is to inspire and reward teachers and academic communities for systematic work in educational development. At MED, the status as Excellent Teacher leads to a permanent salary raise as well as membership in a “pedagogical academy” of excellent teachers at the faculty. Basic pedagogical qualification is required. There is now a new application deadline for status as Excellent Teacher. It is important to read and address the criteria on which the evaluation of the applications is based. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you consider submitting an application or have questions. We hope that some of our skilled and enthusiastic teachers will submit well-written applications which will win this award!
Application deadline: November 1st
OSCE 12 will be arranged on December 8th, and planning is well under way. The responsible persons for subjects that are part of the exam this year are alerted and will recruit sensors. The administration will reach out to administrative and technical staff and request their participation. OSCE is important and require teamwork and team spirit. We expect that everybody responds to requests with a positive attitude. We want to thank all of you who have contributed in previous years – and those of you who are contributing to OSCE 12 this December!
We are happy to invite you to a celebration seminar October 20 at 15.00 to celebrate the awarding of King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2021 to CCBIO PI and Co-Director Bjørn Tore Gjertsen.
Place: Store Auditorium (the large auditorium), Sentralblokken (main building), Haukeland University Hospital.
Time: October 20, 2021 at 15:00
At the end of the seminar, a reception with tapas and refreshments will be held at the back of the auditorium.
Prior to the seminar on October 20, the award ceremony itself will take place in Oslo on October 18, 13-14.00. H. M. King Harald will then present the prize to Professor Gjertsen and the whole ceremony will be streamed online as well as showed in real time on screen in the auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus.
Link to award ceremony
More info about the prize here
Save the dates for now, and more info, including registration, will follow!
We would like to remind everyone of the safety rules that apply when working in a laboratory and. Its important for new employees and students to read the rules and a reminder for the rest of us.
I am the new editor of the K2 newsletter.
My name is Jens Vikse. I am a rheumatology resident, who just started a four year PhD program at UiB. My PhD project focuses on the newly recognized rheumatic disease “IgG4-related disease”
Besides rheumatology, I also have an interest in immunology and medical education. I am the author of an immunology textbook with accompanying video lectures. More information can be found here.
I look forward to serving as the editor for this newsletter. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
Dear all of you!
In recent years, we have had great help from our research advisor Amra. Now she wants more challenges and has moved to the faculty, where for one year from 15/9 she will contribute even more to the research advisor team. Fortunately, this means that she can still be contacted! We thank Amra for her excellent contribution to K2, wish her the best of luck and welcome back!
And then we have been told by the HR section at the faculty that they have reduced staffing and that things will take some extra time in the future. At the same time, we can find some information ourselves on UiB’s website and may not always need to contact human resources:
And then it is often your immediate leader who can answer some of the questions. So feel free to ask your supervisor, research group leader or UGLE for advice.
Have a really good weekend!
Trial lectue: Oktober 1st, at 11:15
Subject: “Medical treatment options for endometrial carcinomas”
Dissertation: Oktober 1st, at 13.15
Subject: “Novel preoperative biomarkers and evaluation of altered treatment strategies to improve outcome for endometrial cancer patients”
- opponent: Førsteamanuensis Francesco Fanfani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
- opponent: Professor II Annika Auranen, University of Turku, Finland
- medlem av komiteen: Professor Stian Knappskog, Universitetet i Bergen
Disputasen blir ledet av førsteamanuensis Elham Baghestan
Open for all.
Link to digital disputas/prøveforelsning