Monthly Archives: May 2015

New editor of K2Nytt

My name is Elin Netland Opheim, and this week I take over as editor of “K2Nytt”. I have been a PhD candidate since March 2013,  working on the project “Monitoring of thromboelastography, platelet function and platelet recovery in hemato-oncologic patients with thrombocytopenia”. My work place is at the Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine in the Laboratory Building, and I can be contacted by e-mail:


Midwayevaluation Week 21

Marie Ramsvik
Thursday May 21 at  9:00-10:00
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2,  5th Floor Laboratory building.
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Anne Mette Koch
Thursday May 21, at 10:00-11:00
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2,  5th Floor Laboratory building.
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Silje Kathrine Elgen Fevang
Thursday May 21, at 12.45-13:45
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2,  5th Floor Laboratory building.
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Eystein 2

Once again the is a focus on space utilization in The laboratory building. The background is new groups need for room, and the total cost model (TDI), which is introduced into the college and university sector, demanding visibility of all project costs, including area.

 Still we have sufficient area in The Lab building, but they have not been utilized equally well everywhere. In the future we have to find  arrangements that increase utilization and flexibility of the use of the area. Measures such as clearing benches that today almost exclusively are used as storage for equipment and chemicals should be done. A review of logbooks shows that there is equipment on the house that has not been in use for the past 10 years – then the museum is a better storage location. Various groups should also collaborate, using the same areas. The development in laboratory research, evolves towards more research carried out in special laboratories and technology platforms – the need for regular lab space is longer the same. To achieve a better utilization we should abandon traditional territorial thinking. In one way or another it must be documented that there is a project going on, and a fair need for the laboratory area – a professor position in itself is not enough to demand lab space. We must also ensure that lab area use is made visible in project proposals as a direct cost, so that these may be covered by project funding. To use a bit worn out “Støre-expression, “This is a demanding process” – but I hope everyone agrees that the carrot tastes better than the whip, and that together we can find good solutions.

With a hope of good collaboration and neighbor relations in the future.



Scams at UiB

username-pwdUiB is constantly being compromised via email. We have experienced that employees have exposed password and user name to outsiders. These are serious violations that could expose UiB’s Computing Resources.

We remind you that passwords and user names never must be disclosed to third parties.



Standard about information security

Electronic processing of information provides opportunities, but also poses challenges for information security at UiB. Directorate of Health has recently prepared a standard for information security. Last update was made in February 2015.

We think you should know about this norm. The purpose of the standard is to contribute to satisfactory information Security in health care. The standard is also intended to be a help in the  organizations work with information security..


Communication breakfast; Researchers in social media

WEB ‘I tweet, therefore I am “: Researchers in social media

Is social media more than selfies and cat videos? Can research conveyed in 140 characters?
The Communications Department invites all employees to a communication  breakfast May 13, with social medium on the menu. Hear about other scientists own experience, and get good tips and advice along the way. Free admission!

Time: Wednesday 13 May kl. 08:00 until 10:00
City: Egg, Student Centre
Deadline: Monday May 11

More information and registration form 




1. DIA 27th Annual Euro meetingDevelopment, Innovation, Access and Patient Safety. Issues across the entire drug development value chain. 13-15 April 2015, Paris, France. 

2. Driving forces behind research and innovation. The Focus on Business Seminar 2015: From curiosity to success. Oslo, 21 April

3. BIO-NANO match-making seminar for new joint Call on industry-relevant research in autumn 2015 (NANO2021 and BIONÆR). Oslo, 21 April 

4. Hvordan bli professor i Norge? Information and discussion about the path to professorship. Oslo, 27 April

NY5.10th NRI-Conference: Nordic Cooperation for Future Health and Challanges. Bergen, 4-5 May.

6. Preannouncement: European IPR Helpdesk seminar “From Invention to Innovation” – Strategies for the Successful Exploitation. 12 – 13 May 2015, Bergen. More info comes here.

7. 2nd EATRIS conference: Building Bridges in Translational Medicine.
Amsterdam, 27-28 May 2015

8. Conference EnGendering excellence. Gender is a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020. Distinguished international researchers will present why sex/gender analysis is crucial for the quality of their research. RCN, Oslo, 4-5 June 2015

9. EuroNanoForum 2015: the largest European conference on nanotechnologies in the industrial environment offers excellent opportunities to find research and business contacts. Riga, 10-12 June 2015

10. 4th World Congress of Clinical Safety (4WCCS). Clinical Management and Governance for Healthcare Risk and Crisis. Vienna, Austria. 28 – 30 September 2015

Public defence Week 20

MM_D610_7747Solbjørg Markalani Myrtveit will have her public defence on Wednesday May 13, 2015
Trial lecture: Wednesday may 13, 2015, kl.09.15
Topic: ”Chronic whiplash – an update on possible pathophysiological and psychological mechanisms”
Place: Auditorium 1, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defence: Wednesday may  13, 2015, kl.11.15
Place: Auditorium 1, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: “Risk factors for development and maintenance of chronic whiplash”
1st opponent  Professor Trudie Chalder, King’s College, London
2nd opponent Seniorforsker Ragnhild Elise Ørstavik, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt

 Press release