The Lab Animal Facility is a core facility at MOF, where K1 has operational responsibility and Aurora Brønstad is the director. At K2 there are several users of both large and small animal models. The activities of the Lab Animal Facility have changed over time. Several activities have expanded to a considerable degree, such as the use of transgene mouse models, whereas other activities such as testing with large animals have been reduced.
There is an increased need for prioritization of the facility’s tasks and two-way information between the facility and the users regarding what assistance the researchers may expect and what demands the researchers must adhere to. Research projects wishing to use the facility must contact Aurora as early as possible in order to ease the facility’s planning. All applications will be subjecte to prioritization. One cannot take for granted that access will be given as soon as the need arises. As is the case with other core facilities, the costs of the services given, must also be considered.
There has recently been a useful meeting between representatives from the Lab Animal Facility, K1, K2, IBM and the faculty based on an initiative from K1 where these issues were discussed. One course of action implemented subsequent to the meeting is that the academic advisory group at the Lab Animal Facility will be more active and advise on guidelines for prioritization of projects.
It is important that all users contribute constructively in the debate regarding the facility.
Due to repairs, heat and hot water will disappear Friday April 4 starting about 17:00. The work will continue through the evening and night before April 5, until the repairs are done. The heat will fall towards the evening and the end of work hours for most people.
How fast the heat will fall is dependent on the temperature outside, but will for most take a few hours before it is noticed.
In Barneklinikken extra measures will be taken to reduce the risk of cooling.
Information about vacation for employees at UIB
The Chemical Storage will be closed Thursday April 3 and Wednesday April 9 due to a course. It will also be closed the Easter week (April 14-16).
The Faculty Day will be held THURSDAY JUNE 5th at 10:00-14:00. Reserve the day. More information will come later.
After having reviewed the publications for 2013, the administration has noticed that not everyone has used the correct address in their publications. Thus we want to point out that it is very important that this is done in a correct manner. The correct address which is to be used is Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen.
Have you experienced being treated as, seen as or felt as different because of skin colour/ethnicity/facial characteristics?
Then you can be a participant in a research project.
Cancer Society would like to announce that from 2014 they offer 3-year qualification grants and 3-year technical positions through our main announcement.
The exploratory pre-seed program is a stimulus fund established to accelerate commercialization of biomedical research findings and development of novel technologies within the life sciences. The goal of an exploratory pre-seed grant is to stimulate entrepreneurship and to explore the potential of research findings at a very early stage (pre-seed), and to prepare the project for a full pre-seed grant at a later stage. Application deadline is April 23. For more information.
Next week there will be a new seminar in the seminar line “Perspectives in Translational Medicine”. Time and place: Wednesday April 2 at 14:15-15:00, Stort auditorium, Sentralblokken. Presentations will be held by Professor Lars Thomassen (Dep. of Neurology/UoB K1) and PhD-candidate Erlend Eriksen (Intervention cardiologist at the Heart dep.).
Conference: The memorabilia of July 22nd
Time: April 2, 9:00-16:00
Place: Riksarkivet, Oslo
Several thousand children and adults gave one last salute to those who lost their lives on July 22nd 2011. What can these salutes tell us? The national research ethics comittees, Hedmark University College and the National Archives (Riksarkivet) invites you to a conference about the memorabilia. Read more and register here (in Norwegian).
Breakfast seminar: Research on right extremism after July 22nd.
Time: April 25, 8:00-10:00
Place: Litteraturhuset, Oslo
The biggest terror attack in Norwegian history was an attack from the extreme right. What knowledge do we have about the right extremist and racist circles in Norway and internationally, and what threat they pose. Read more and register here (in Norwegian).
New positions at K2
Despite the tight financial situation at the institute, we must steadily work with future recruitment of staff. Good recruitment is extremely important for the long-term development of the institute. This spring, K2 will start working on the framework for future recruitment.
It will be important to single out and weigh the criteria to be used in the recruitment process. Key words are teaching needs and skills, research, cooperation abilities, and leadership.
Unanswered questions are whether or not new positions should be allocated the academic sections or if we should follow the model: “We don’t care what you do as long as you are a leader in your field”. What weight should the university clinics’ wish for specialized skills be given? Likewise, we must discuss what positions are most suitable given the tasks we have – should we aim for more 50 and 100 % positions at the expense of 20 % positions? Should the division of principal positions into multiple 20% positions as has been the case in recent years be reversed? Should we now hire more people to technical positions at the expense of scientific personnel?
We will begin by collecting background information about the present employment situation, expected budget resources for new positions, teaching needs (undervisningsregnskap) and scientific production (Cristin). Next we will ask for input from you regarding the principles for prioritization, as well as well-founded requests for new positions. I hope many of you will engage actively in this.
Welcome to an important and a most certainly, demanding process. A detailed plan for the recruitment process will be published in K2’s weekly newsletter during April.
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Medlm is a nationwide multidisciplinary network promoting high quality research training. The research school’s multidisciplinary approach is illustrated by the range of relevant fields: ultrasound, MRI, PET, CT, image guided surgery, biomedical optics and bionanotechnology. The research school offers grants to PhD candidates, and various forms of support to course teachers and supervisors. For more
Uppsala University is holding an internet course in pharmaceutical bioinformatics. The course runs twice a year and starts in September and January. The course is eligible for 7,5 ECT. For more information.
How do you give a tip to TV2? What was needed to get cancer research from UoB on the front page of VG? UoB is holding a seminar about researchers in the media, Wednesday April 2 at 08:30-12:00, in auditorium 4, Jussbygget. Registration before Friday March 28. For more information (in Norwegian).
The Minister of Health is coming. Are you coming?
The Health Industry Conference 2014 will be held on Monday May 25, at Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Oslo. For more information (in Norwegian).
30th Klenk Symposium 2014: NDA Damage Response and Repair Mechanisms in Aging and Disease will be held in Cologne, September 21-23, 2014. Program and poster.
This year, as in previous years, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has announced prizes for the publication of the year, the research group of the year, the PhD-work of the year, as well as a prize for outstanding research dissemination. Each institute may suggest up to two candidates within each category.
So far one suggestion for the publication of the year has been submitted. Thus there is plenty of room for more suggestions and there is definitely not a lack of strong candidates at K2. For each suggestion a brief justification report should be attached. More information about the criteria for each prize category can be found here (in Norwegian only).
There you will also find an overview of previous winners.This is a great opportunity also for younger colleagues to make a mark; in addition there is a cash award. I encourage all research groups to consider if they have candidates relevant for the various prizes. Suggestions should be sent to Irene by March 24
Friday 14/3 the IT staff must perform necessary maintenance on the storage solution that contains the public areas of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. This includes the P: in Windows, and you may also have different project areas covered by this connected to other letters.
Between 19:00 and 22:00 Friday 14/3 there will be a break of up to an hour while we perform necessary maintenance. It is therefore recommended to log out before going home and not work during this time. If these areas do not work after 22:00 14/3 it is recommended to do a reboot and it will work again.
This is an emergency that we need to get completed and we apologize strongly for disadvantages that entails!
In case of problems, contact Brita at 55584700 (during office hours) or register a case in problemdatabasen.
Academic staff at K2 must reserve September 17 for the annual Exam and Education Seminar from 12:00 to 19:00.
Program and information will be announced in K2nytt on a later date.
The Research Council of Norway is issuing a call for a new mobility
grant for young researchers. The grant scheme is open to applicants in all fields and disciplines. These 14 grants are jointly funded by the Research Council (60 %) and EU’s Marie Curie Actions (40 %), and are for 3 years, where 2 must be spent at an institution abroad and one at an institution in Norway. Application deadline May 21. For more information
UiB is inviting applicants to apply for funding to the Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE). The programmn is primarily oriented towards the BRIKS-countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South-Africa) and Japan. Application deadline is April 30. Click here for more information. Click here for application form.
The Research Council of Norway in collaboration with Oslo Cancer Cluster invites to an information meeting about various EU funding for health research and innovation.
Venue: Møterom Abel, Norges Forskningsråd, Stensberggt 26, Oslo
Time: March 21st, 09:00-11:30
Registration deadline March 20th.
Registration can also be done by mail