Monthly Archives: January 2015

Open breakfast meeting February 4 – Clinical Studies and Cancer Treatment Trials

Oslo Cancer Cluster and LMI hereby invite anyone interested to an open breakfast meeting in a political meeting series.

The meeting series focuses on how Norway will ensure that its cancer patients are treated at the best possible international level – today and in the future.

For more information (in Norwegian)


Guest lecture – Professor Hilde Nilsen

Professor Hilde NilsenProfessor Hilde Nilsen from the University of Oslo is presenting a guest lecture at the department. The lecture is entitled “Causes and consequences – the role of base excision repair in aging and age-related diseases”. Time and place: Wednesday January 21, at 13:00 in the seminar room, 9th floor, Laboratory building. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information

Public defence week 4

SalminenPirjo-Riitta Salminen
will have her public defence on Friday January 23, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday January 23, 2015, 11.30
Topic: ” Translating the cardiac conditioning paradigm from animal models to patient care”
Place: Stort Auditorium, Haukeland Univeritetssykehus

Public defence: Friday January 23, 2015, 13.30
Place: Stort Auditorium, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: ” Myocardial protection and antiapoptotic intervention at reperfusion. Experimental studies in translational porcine models of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion”
1st opponent Professor Gary F. Baxter, Cardiff University, U.K.
2nd opponent Professor Kristian Bartnes, Norges arktiske universitet, Tromsø

Press release (in Norwegian)





The evolution and revolution in academic publishing

Roland JonssonPublishing in scientific journals has for long used to be pretty straightforward. The researcher submitted manuscripts with their latest work, which was evaluated by experts in the field, type-set, printed and sold to libraries, universities and interested individuals – and this was quite profitable for some publishers.

This is not the case any longer. The ways scientific data and information is shared has changed dramatically in the digital age. Increasingly, publishers are competing by offering additional services that help the authors and readers through media organizations and science blogs. However, journals charge exorbitant fees to subscribe or download papers, restricting this to those who can afford them.

To partly solve this, free electronic scientific publishing also called “Open Access Publishing” has emerged. This grants full access to anyone, for any purpose, but transfers the publication costs to the authors or their organization. Nothing is free! However, currently UiB offers support to cover “Open Access Article Processing Charges”

A side-effect of the open access model is a malignant proliferation in junk publishers with the sole objective of making money without any regards for scientific quality. In year 2011 there were 18 identified predatory publishers, which increased to 693 in 2015. The list is updated through the year on the blog Scholarly Open Access, Take a look at this list when your mailbox is swamped by the numerous offers for publishing!

Happy New Year!

Roland Jonsson

PS. Do not forget to verify that all your works from 2014 have been added to Cristin. Check this via Log in by choosing institution “University of Bergen”, and then use your regular user name and password.

Introduction course for new employees

UoB is holding a new Introduction course for new employees January 16. The Introduction course is an offer for all new employees, independent of the position size or group. The personel and organisation department arranges introduction courses for new employees twice per year.

The course will be held in Norwegian.The University have many foreign employees, and therefore there will be an equivalent course in English. More information about this will be given at a later date.

Time: January 16, at 08:30-15:10
Place: Student Center, seminar room E

Program and registration (both in Norwegian).

Mentor Project at the University of Bergen – invitation to propose mentors

Balance Bergen, which is part of the Council’s Balance program, a three-year collaborative project between the University of Bergen, Bergen University College, Uni Research and IMR. The project aims both to increase the recruitment of women to senior academic positions and contribute to changing organizational culture by detecting any gender barriers in academia.  Read more here.
New deadline to propose mentors: January 26

Public defence week 2

Svein Joar Auglænd Johnsen Foto: Svein Lunde, Helse StavangerSvein Joar Auglænd Johnsen will have her public defence on Friday January 9, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday January 9, 2015, 09:15
Topic: ” Environmetal and host-dependent risk factors of lymphomagenesis in human”

Place: Aula 2. et., Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Public defence: Friday January 9, 2015, 10.30
Place: Aula 2. et., Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: ” Malignant Lymhoma in primary Sjøgren’s syndromes”
1st opponent Ph.d. Førsteamanuensis Klaus Beiske, Universitetet i Oslo
2nd opponent Førsteamanuensis Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen, Universitetet i Cobenhagen, Denmark

Poster   press release