Daily Archives: Thursday November 5th, 2015

New Names

We present Dr. Indu Dhar, Postdoctoral fellow at KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes research, Department of Clinical Science. Indu started with her postdoctoral project in August 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Ottar Kjell Nygård. If anyone wants to say hello, you can find her in the 4th floor in the lab building.

Inspection of auditoriums and classrooms

Ingvild Jonsvoll from the K2 reception has started with an inspection of the University auditoriums in Sentralblokken, KK and BKB 1-2 times a month, to check that the IT equipment work and that there are enough chalk, etc. in the rooms. She also ensures that the auditoriums have updated contact information to both IT Assistant and the K2 reception.
The reception by Ingvild can be contacted if there are lacks in equipment other than the IT equipment.

Contact Ingvild if you have suggestions or questions regarding this inspection.

Invitation to PhD-relay 2015 Wednesday 9 December

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen invites all PhD-candidates writing dissertations on gender related themes to the seminar.
All Ph.D.-candidates writing dissertations with a theme that empirical or theoretical, deals with gender, are welcome to an interdisciplinary seminar on Wednesday, 9. December.
The PhD-relay is a full-day seminar where everyone gets 15 minutes to present their projects. Then we have allotted at least 15 minutes afterwards for discussion of the presentation. This gives the candidates the opportunity to form useful contacts across disciplines and to get input from the professionals at SKOK.
If you are interested in participating, sign up and upload abstract here by 1. December.

Please contact idunn.tandstad@uib.no if you have questions or need more information. Time: Wednesday 9. December 2015
Venue: Ida Blom’s hus, Allégaten 34, the Seminar Room, 3rd floor.

Invitation to the first Learning Conference at UiB: Vil Vite November 10th 2015 8.30am-4.00pm

We would like to inform everyone about The Learning Conference 2015 organized by the environment for university teaching at UiB.
As part of the programme there will be a separate session on the University’s upcoming learning platform, Canvas, and the opportunities inherent in this for educators at UiB. Participation is free.
Please register here.

Best regards
Ørjan Leren
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Bergen
Tel: +47 55 58 64 85

Midwayevaluations week 46

Maria Omsland
Thursday November 12th at 09:00-10:00
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Guro Kristin Melve
Thursday November 12th. at 12:45-13:45
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Kai Triebner
Thursday November 12th. at 14:45-15:45
Place: Conference room 5.1/5.2. 5th Floor Laboratory building
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Public PhD Defense, Week 46

brannsether-ellingsen_benteBente Brannsether- Ellingsen  will defend her PhD thesis on Friday November 13, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday, November 13, 2015, 09:15
Topic: “Pubertal timing; secular trends, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects”
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Public defense: Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:30
Place: Aulaen, 2. etasje Sydbygg, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: “Overweight and obesity in children: a study of weight-related anthropometric variables in childhood”
1st opponent:Professor Anders Juul, Universitetet i København, Danmark
2nd opponent:Førsteamanuensis Rønnaug Ødegård, NTNU, Trondheim

Press release (in Norwegain)

New Publications

Based on last week’s search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to elin.opheim@uib.no.

Salivary IgA from the sublingual compartment as a novel noninvasive proxy for intestinal immune induction.
Aase A, Sommerfelt H, Petersen LB, Bolstad M, Cox RJ, Langeland N, Guttormsen AB, Steinsland H, Skrede S, Brandtzaeg P.
Mucosal Immunol. 2015 Oct 28.

Circulating Concentrations of Vitamin B6 and Kidney Cancer Prognosis: A Prospective Case-Cohort Study.
Muller DC, Johansson M, Zaridze D, Moukeria A, Janout V, Holcatova I, Navratilova M, Mates D, Midttun Ø, Ueland PM, Brennan P, Scelo G.
PLoS One. 2015 Oct 27;10(10):e0140677.

A genome-wide analysis of the response to inhaled β2-agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Hardin M, Cho MH, McDonald ML, Wan E, Lomas DA, Coxson HO, MacNee W, Vestbo J, Yates JC, Agusti A, Calverley PM, Celli B, Crim C, Rennard S, Wouters E, Bakke P, Bhatt SP, Kim V, Ramsdell J, Regan EA, Make BJ, Hokanson JE, Crapo JD, Beaty TH, Hersh CP; ECLIPSE and COPDGene Investigators; COPDGene Investigators—clinical centers; COPDGene Investigators-clinical centers.
Pharmacogenomics J. 2015 Oct 27.

Metabolic Tumor Volume on 18F-FDG PET/CT Improves Preoperative Identification of High-Risk Endometrial Carcinoma Patients.
Husby JA, Reitan BC, Biermann M, Trovik J, Bjørge L, Magnussen IJ, Salvesen ØO, Salvesen HB, Haldorsen IS.
J Nucl Med. 2015 Aug;56(8):1191-8.

HIV patients with latent tuberculosis living in a low-endemic country do not develop active disease during a 2 year follow-up; a Norwegian prospective multicenter study.
Pullar ND, Steinum H, Bruun JN, Dyrhol-Riise AM.
BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 17;14:667.