Monthly Archives: April 2016

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

Autoimmune regulator and self-tolerance – molecular and clinical aspects.
Abramson J, Husebye ES.
Immunol Rev. 2016 May;271(1):127-40.

Optimal Acquisition Settings for Speckle Tracking Echocardiography-Derived Strains in Infants: An In Vitro Study.
Khan U, Hjertaas JJ, Greve G, Matre K.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2016 Apr 13.

Associations between the MDM2 promoter P1 polymorphism del1518 (rs3730485) and incidence of cancer of the breast, lung, colon and prostate.
Gansmo LB, Vatten L, Romundstad P, Hveem K, Ryan BM, Harris CC, Knappskog S, Lønning PE.
Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 12.

Common and rare forms of diabetes mellitus: towards a continuum of diabetes subtypes.
Flannick J, Johansson S, Njølstad PR.
Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 15.

Detection of enterotoxigenic E. coli in hospitalised children with and without diarrhoea in Blantyre, Malawi.
Prajapati S, Upadhyay K, Mukherjee A, Kabra SK, Lodha R, Singh V, Grewal HM, Singh S; Delhi Pediatric TB Study Group.
Paediatr Int Child Health. 2016 Jan 12:1-5

MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Epidemiology, Quality of Life and Complications of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency:a review.
Bensing S, Hulting AL, Husebye ES, Kämpe O, Løvås K.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 11.

Department of Clinical Science Webpages 2.0

TheHelge Department of Clinical Science now aims to improve the webpages. We focus on how the research groups are going to be presented. A main goal is that the website should be updated and as far as possible also standardized to ensure availability of a minimum of relevant information for all research groups. Elements of this standardization include key information about group members (name, image, title and short research profile), research objectives and methods applied in the research group, the collaborators of the research group, and advanced special equipment possessed by the research group.

To reach this goal we have appointed web editors recruited from the graduate students. The editors will provide editorial support to all research groups and follow up with the update and standardization of the webpages in collaboration with the Department, but the research groups will continue to have the responsibility for the actual content of the webpages.

In the future we aim to make the information about the research groups searchable so that the web pages become a catalyst for research at the Department of Clinical Science.

Helge Ræder

New Names

We present Andreas Venizelos, PhD student at Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science.
Andreas started with his PhD work in March 2016 under the supervision of Stian Knappskog. If you want to say hello, you can find him in the 1M floor in the lab building.


Photo: Private

Communication Breakfast 27 April

Digital UiB – reach out to the whole world!

Welcome to Communication Breakfast Wednesday 27 April at 8:30 to 9:45 am (doors open for breakfast from 8 am), Auditorium A, Sydneshaugen school.
MOOC course, My UiB and Podcasts are some of the possibilities to reach a larger audience today. Learn more in this year’s second Communication Breakfast.
Scientists at UoB actively use digital tools and channels, but UoB as an institution is also working on this. In the upcoming Communication Breakfast we share experiences from this work and talk about the researchers’ possibilities of digital dissemination through new surfaces. We also serve coffee, tea and a light breakfast. The complete program and registration form can be found here (in Norwegian).

Invitation to a Writing Course for People with Norwegian as their Second Language.

FAg akadamiet logo.jgpThis course is for those who have Norwegian as their second language and who write formal texts at work. In this course you will learn how get your message across.
For whom: Public sector employees who have Norwegian as a second language
Lecturer: Ragnar Eriksen
Location: Bergen, 1 June 2016
Registration Deadline: 2 May 2016

Invitation (in Norwegian)

More information

Public PhD Defence, Week 16

Maria VollsæterMaria Vollsæter will defend her PhD thesis on Friday, April 22th, 2016
Trial lecture: Friday, April 22th, 2016, 09:30
Topic: “How to prevent and manage long term effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?”
Place: Auditoriet, Barneklinikken, Jonas Lies vei 65
Public defense: Friday, April 22th, 2016, 11:15
Place:Auditoriet, Barneklinikken, Jonas Lies vei 65
Title of dissertation: “Long-term Respiratory Outcomes of Extreme Preterm Birth. A Population-based Cohort Study”
1st opponent: Professor Sailesh Kotecha, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, U.K
2nd opponent: Kim G. Nielsen, Rigshospitalet, København, Danmark

Press release (in Norwegian)

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

Juniors’ voice at the ERS International Congress, Amsterdam 2015: Juniors’ voice.
Polverino F, Longhini F, Vanaudenaerde B, Bikov A, Aamli A, Singanayagam A, Kahn N, Boots A, Skoczynski S.
Breathe (Sheff). 2015 Dec;11(4):303-305.

Circulating Folate and Vitamin B12 and Risk of Prostate Cancer: A Collaborative Analysis of Individual Participant Data from Six Cohorts Including 6875 Cases and 8104 Controls.
Price AJ, Travis RC, Appleby PN, Albanes D, Barricarte Gurrea A, Bjørge T, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Chen C, Donovan J, Gislefoss R, Goodman G, Gunter M, Hamdy FC, Johansson M, King IB, Kühn T, Männistö S, Martin RM, Meyer K, Neal DE, Neuhouser ML, Nygård O, Stattin P, Tell GS, Trichopoulou A, Tumino R, Ueland PM, Ulvik A, de Vogel S, Vollset SE, Weinstein SJ, Key TJ, Allen NE; Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers, and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group.
Eur Urol. 2016 Apr 6.

Fluid filtration and vascular compliance during cardiopulmonary bypass: effects of two volatile anesthetics.
Svendsen ØS, Elvevoll B, Mongstad A, Stangeland LB, Kvalheim VL, Husby P.
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Apr 8.

Response – letter to the editor on early autoantibody panel by AS Lichtbroun.
Jonsson R, Henriksson G, Theander E.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Apr 5.

Expansion of myeloid derived suppressor cells correlates with number of T regulatory cells and disease progression in myelodysplastic syndrome.
Kittang AO, Kordasti S, Sand KE, Costantini B, Kramer AM, Perezabellan P, Seidl T, Rye KP, Hagen KM, Kulasekararaj A, Bruserud Ø, Mufti GJ.
Oncoimmunology. 2015 Jun 24;5(2):e1062208

Treatment of stage I seminoma, with one course of adjuvant carboplatin or surveillance, risk-adapted recommendations implementing patient autonomy, a report from the Swedish and Norwegian Testicular Cancer Group (SWENOTECA).
Tandstad T, Ståhl O, Dahl O, Haugnes HS, Håkansson U, Karlsdottir Å, Kjellman A, Langberg CW, Laurell A, Oldenburg J, Solberg A, Söderström K, Stierner U, Cavallin-Ståhl E, Wahlqvist R, Wall N, Cohn-Cedermark G; SWENOTECA.
Ann Oncol. 2016 Apr 6.

Use of probiotics and prebiotics in infant feeding.
Bertelsen RJ, Jensen ET, Ringel-Kulka T.
Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Feb;30(1):39-48.

Reference Ranges for Head Circumference in Ethiopian Children 0-2 Years of Age.
Amare EB, Idsøe M, Wiksnes M, Moss T, Roelants M, Shimelis D, Júlíusson PB, Kiserud T, Wester K.
World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;84(6):1566-71.e1-2.

Correct affiliation

Per BakkeThe university has an increased focus on correct affiliation, not only related to publications, but also in contact with the press. In the latter case, it is important to check that we are addressed by the name of the institute and then University of Bergen. You may also want to first state the name of the research group, and that is of course OK. As to the title, we for are for instance professor at the Department of Clinical Science, UoB. Those who are also employed by the for instance Haukeland University Hospital or Stavanger University Hospital may be consultant, while not professor at the hospitals.

One may argue that the press will not accept such an affiliation as it is too extensive. However, Laurence Bindoff at K1 is a recent example that this is quite possible. When his research was presented in VG, he was addressed with Department of Clinical Medicine, UoB.
A good advice is to review the text prior to publication and this is an opportunity to also check the affiliation. My experience is that also the journalists want the content of their papers to be correct.


New Names

Bilde-Misbah SabirIntroducing Misbah Sabir, M.Sc in Medical Biology. Misbah started as staff Engineer in the Translational Hemato-Oncology research group  in April 2016 . If you want to say hello, you can find her on the 3rd floor in the laboratory building

NRC Application Process Spring 2016


Monday 29 February: Deadline for submission of 1-2 page sketches to the Head of Department
Monday 14 March at 1 pm: First joint meeting with a short presentation of the scientific goal of the project, and briefly about the budget (with list of positions and operating expenses). Participants: extended management team and other senior researchers; research adviser; administration
Monday April 18: Creating online application in NRC’s systems, and provide access for the project economist.
Wednesday, 20 April at 1 pm: Joint meeting. The project leaders present the applications for each other and department management (5 to 10 min per presentation).
Thursday 21 April – Friday 22 April: Contact Meetings between management and researchers, budget planning. Siv will make a time table for meetings these two days.
Ultimo April: Internal peer review.
Monday May 23: Deadline for approval by Head of Department.
Wednesday May 25: At 1 pm Final deadline to NFR.