Daily Archives: Friday March 13th, 2015

The Biblical principle

Eystein 2The evangelist Matthew tells the parable about a man who went abroad. He summoned his servants and gave them responsibilities for his possessions. One servant was given 5 talents, another 2, yet another one, all according to their abilities. Then he left. He who was trusted with 5 invested them and earned 5 more, he who received two, made another two talents. He who was given one hid it in a hole in the ground, because he was afraid of his master.

After a long while the master returned and sent for them to report on their work. Both he who had invested 5 and 2 talents were congratulated on their good efforts, and was given new responsibilities. The one who had done nothing was punished. His one talent was given to the one who now had 10.

This week K2 has evaluated the applications for the seed funding (“smådriftsmidler”). The intention was that groups with weak funding could have the chance to obtain research money to start or continue important projects. Very few in this category applied which was very surprising. Instead a large part of the funding was given to groups that already have very strong finances, because they had applied.

You cannot complain of lack of funding if you do not apply! Hopefully, more will apply next year

Eystein Husebye
Head of institute


KGJ Scientific day

Day meeting: Applied Bioinformatics in Diabetes and Obesity

You will find the program HERE.

Information about how to sign up will be given shortly.
Invitation to dinner will be sent to all members on e-mail.

Information about some of the lecturers:
Miguel Lopez, Peter Arner, Jason Flannick, Leif Groop and Amit Majitha.

 The following day, May 6th, we’ll have workshops at Barneklinikken:
1) Exome data and bioinformatics
2) Large scale functional studies
3) Registry research
4) TBD

Støtte til strategisk posisjonering mot H2020

NRC has announced 5 million in additional positioning support (POS) in 2015.

The funds will contribute to participation in strategic processes aimed at H2020. The support is an active national coordination work which could include the establishment / operation of a national “EU shadow group” or similar field. The supported projects must address the national overall perspective.

The support should stimulate Norwegian participants to attend professional forums and interest organizations operating as input arena for various initiatives within ERA, which H2020, technology platforms, Joint Programming Initiatives, Public-Private-Partnerships etc.

The purpose is to promote Norwegian priorities and research agenda in the strategic work that goes on at EU arena.

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