Monthly Archives: September 2014

UoBs first Horizon2020 project awarded K2 and IBM

adhdWe wish to congratulate Professor Stefan Johansson from K2 and Professor Jan Haavik from Department of Biomedicine with the grant from EU’s 8th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020. The grant is allocated the interdisciplinary research network MiND which focuses on ADD and autism, and where UiB is a partner.
Read more about the allocation here (in Norwegian).

Parking outside the laboratory building

FeilparkeringIt is a recurrent problem that people park their cars in the guest spots at the parking lot outside the 8th floor of the Laboratory Building without having reserved the spot in advance. As long as you do not have an allocated spot, ALL parking in the guest parking spots must be approved by either Lars or Klaus in the 8th floor reception in advance.
Parking in the handicap spots is not allowed without a valid handicap certificate.

Public defence week 38

sonnesyn_0Hogne Sønnesyn will have his public defence on Friday September 19, 2014.
Trial lecture: Friday September 19, 2014, 09:15
Topic: «Autonom dysfunksjon – risikofaktor for utvikling og forverring av demens?»
Public defence: Friday September 19, 2014, 10:30
Place: Aula 2nd floor, South Building, Stavanger University Hospital
Title of dissertation
: «Frequency and prognostic implications of orthostatic hypotension and white matter hyperintensities in older people with mild dementia»
1st opponent: Professor Torgeir Bruun Wyller, University of Oslo
2nd opponent:
Ph.d. Sverre Bergh, Sykehuset Innlandet, Ottestad
Poster and press release (both in Norwegian)

Horizon 2020: Stakeholder Consultation for the Societal Challenge “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing”

The Commission has released a short questionnaire for contributors to add to the stakeholder consultation on the development of the 2016-17 work programme for the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing societal challenge. This consultation questionnaire forms part of a broader effort by the Commission to consult stakeholders on the future direction of this societal challenge. The deadline for submission to the consultation is 20 September. For more information.

Novo Nordisk Fonden Exploratory pre-seed grants

NOVOThe 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 program seeks to support application-oriented research and to test new ideas that may lead to the development of new medical treatments, disease prevention, devices and diagnostic methods as well as new industrial biotechnology in the life science area. Deadline is October 16th.
For more information.

What is required in order to be a good lecturer?

Eva GerdtsThe autumn’s most important day is approaching: The K2 Exam and teaching seminar. At the registration deadline 69 lecturers had signed up for the annual supplementary training, which is one of K2’s most important efforts to elevate the teaching quality. What is actually required in order to be a good lecturer? Completed training in pedagogical competence? This is a demand for lecturers in principal employment, but not for the many lecturers employed temporarily or in co-positions. Is it important to implement e-learning tools? Or is it better to bring chalk along, so that one may use the blackboard in the auditorium? Is it perhaps most important that one learns how to upload pdf-versions of the lecture notes at My Page? Or is obtaining higher salary subsequent to the local salary negotiations what provides inspiration to do a good job as lecturer? Well, this, and many other issues, you may ponder and discuss with colleagues interested in teaching at Hotel Terminus on Wednesday 17.09.14. We begin with lunch at 12.


SIU – new calls

SIU is announcing funding for cooperation in five different programs targeting higher education cooperation with the BRIKS-nations, Japan, South-Korea and North-America.
General information about the calls.

The calls:

Falch-Lecture 2014

Francoise Barrè-SinoussiThe lecture will be given by Professor and Nobel Prize winner Francoise Barrè-Sinoussi as part of the honorary seminar on HIV/AIDS for Professor Birgitta Åsjø. Time and place: Friday September 12, at 13:00-16:30 in Store Auditorium, Central Building, Haukeland University Hospital. Program (in Norwegian).

Suggestions for candidates for Helse-Vest’s Research Prize and Innovation Prize 2014

Helse_Vest_logoAs part of Helse-Vest’s research conference, which will take place in Bergen on October 30 and 31, there will, as in previous years, be awarded two research prizes. The two prizes are Helse-Vest’s Research Prize 2014 and Helse-Vest’s Innovation prize 2014. Helse-Vest and Det regionale samarbeidsorganet (the Western Norway Regional Health Authority) want suggestions for candidates deserving the two prizes. Deadline for suggesting candidates is set at September 15, 2014. For more information (in Norwegian).The prizes will be awarded at the research conference.

Information meeting about chemicals

KjemikalierThe Office of Purchasing is holding an information meeting about the new framework agreement for chemicals ANSK-2034-13, and Sigma Aldrich will be there to talk about new products, tips about how to use the catalog, etc. The meeting will be held Wednesday September 10th at 09:00-12:00, in Realfagsbygget auditorium 2.