Daily Archives: Friday May 6th, 2016

New Vice Chair at Haukeland University Hospital

Per BakkeThis week it was announced that Clara Gjesdal will take up the position as vice chair at Haukeland University Hospital. From the point of view of the faculty and K2, this is very good news.

Clara has been head of the Department of Rheumatology for several years and has also held a position as associate professor at K2. She will keep her associate professorship at K2 also after taking up her new position at the hospital. In her previous job at the Department of Rheumatology she has clearly shown that she favors close collaboration between the hospital and the faculty. A good relationship between the two institutions is important for both parts and also to counteract the influence and dominance of Oslo and Trondheim. Even if the collaboration between the hospital and faculty works well, there are several areas at which there is room for improvement. The new vice chair is very well suited and positioned to contribute to this.

Clara, Good luck in your new job!

The HSE Corner

Fire Safety Training 19 May

All employees at UiB must undergo fire safety training, theoretical and practical. This is enshrined in the fire law and safety regulations. The course runs over 2 hours, 1 hour theory and 1 hour practical extinction.
UiB has engaged Teknisk Industrivern AS to conduct the course.
For registration and more information, see here.

Funding announcements Pink Ribbon 2016

We invitimage001.pnge project managers to apply for funding for projects within incurable breast cancer.
The money comes from funds raised through the Pink Ribbon campaign 2015. The Norwegian Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Society is responsible for the campaign and the announcement of the grant. Each year a theme is selected for the campaign. In 2015 the theme was living with incurable breast cancer. Continue reading

Announcement of the Olav Thon Foundation’s National Professional Awards

Attached you will find the announcement of the national professional awards in the field of mathematics and natural sciences and in medicine from the Olav Thon Foundation. The prizes will be awarded on Thursday 2 March 2017.
Please distribute the announcement to scientific staff in mathematics and natural sciences and in medicine, as well as to students / student associations in these disciplines.

Academic communities are encouraged to nominate to the Foundation’s prizes.
Deadline 1 September 2016. Contact information and address for submission is stated in the announcement.

With best regards
On behalf of the Olav Thon Foundation
Gry Kolbjørnsen
Adviser, Division of Public Relations and Events
Mobile: 915 75 622


Norwegian language courses for UiB employees

Are you planning to learn Norwegian during the summer vacation or fall semester this year? Please remember to apply at https://soknadswew.uib.no within 18 May.

We offer courses specially designed for employees at UiB.
Please go to our home page in order to find detailed information about our different language courses and the admission process.

Best regards,
Thomas G. Brendefur
Higher Executive Officer
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
Tlf. 55 58 22 55

Invitation to the Nordic PhD course “Bio-8302: Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Cancer”

Dear Mr/Ms/Mrs,
Attached you will find an invitation to the Nordic PhD course Bio-8302: “Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Cancer”. The course will take place at the University of Tromsø in week 34 and 35 this year (August 22nd to September 2nd, 2016). An international faculty teaches the course (please find the preliminary lecture schedule attached).
There is no course fee and for the cost of 3.000 NOK each external PhD student will be offered housing at an Apartment Hotel in the centre of Tromsø. Continue reading

PhD course: CCBIO 903 Cancer Research – Ethical, Economic and Social Aspects

UiBDear CCBIO members and associates,

We have the pleasure of announcing the CCBIO Research Schools PhD course: CCBIO 903 Cancer Research – Ethical, Economic and Social Aspects.

Researchers and clinicians in medical research and care face important dilemmas every day, regarding for instance the prioritisation of research questions, or the choice between treatments for a patient. These dilemmas, involving both ethical considerations and health economics, can decide upon life and death for individual patients. Continue reading

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.

Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences.
Nik-Zainal S, Davies H, Staaf J, Ramakrishna M, Glodzik D, Zou X, Martincorena I, Alexandrov LB, Martin S, Wedge DC, Van Loo P, Ju YS, Smid M, Brinkman AB, Morganella S, Aure MR, Lingjærde OC, Langerød A, Ringnér M, Ahn SM, Boyault S, Brock JE, Broeks A, Butler A, Desmedt C, Dirix L, Dronov S, Fatima A, Foekens JA, Gerstung M, Hooijer GK, Jang SJ, Jones DR, Kim HY, King TA, Krishnamurthy S, Lee HJ, Lee JY, Li Y, McLaren S, Menzies A, Mustonen V, O’Meara S, Pauporté I, Pivot X, Purdie CA, Raine K, Ramakrishnan K, Rodríguez-González FG, Romieu G, Sieuwerts AM, Simpson PT, Shepherd R, Stebbings L, Stefansson OA, Teague J, Tommasi S, Treilleux I, Van den Eynden GG, Vermeulen P, Vincent-Salomon A, Yates L, Caldas C, Veer LV, Tutt A, Knappskog S, Tan BK, Jonkers J, Borg Å, Ueno NT, Sotiriou C, Viari A, Futreal PA, Campbell PJ, Span PN, Van Laere S, Lakhani SR, Eyfjord JE, Thompson AM, Birney E, Stunnenberg HG, van de Vijver MJ, Martens JW, Børresen-Dale AL, Richardson AL, Kong G, Thomas G, Stratton MR.
Nature. 2016 May 2.

Five endometrial cancer risk loci identified through genome-wide association analysis.
Cheng TH, Thompson DJ, O’Mara TA, Painter JN, Glubb DM, Flach S, Lewis A, French JD, Freeman-Mills L, Church D, Gorman M, Martin L; National Study of Endometrial Cancer Genetics Group (NSECG), Hodgson S, Webb PM; Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study Group (ANECS), Attia J, Holliday EG, McEvoy M, Scott RJ, Henders AK, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Nyholt DR, Ahmed S, Healey CS, Shah M, Dennis J, Fasching PA, Beckmann MW, Hein A, Ekici AB, Hall P, Czene K, Darabi H, Li J, Dörk T, Dürst M, Hillemanns P, Runnebaum I, Amant F, Schrauwen S, Zhao H, Lambrechts D, Depreeuw J, Dowdy SC, Goode EL, Fridley BL, Winham SJ, Njølstad TS, Salvesen HB, Trovik J, Werner HM, Ashton K, Otton G, Proietto T, Liu T, Mints M, Tham E; RENDOCAS; CHIBCHA Consortium, Li MJ, Yip SH, Wang J, Bolla MK, Michailidou K, Wang Q, Tyrer JP, Dunlop M, Houlston R, Palles C, Hopper JL; AOCS Group, Peto J, Swerdlow AJ, Burwinkel B, Brenner H, Meindl A, Brauch H, Lindblom A, Chang-Claude J, Couch FJ, Giles GG, Kristensen VN, Cox A, Cunningham JM, Pharoah PD, Dunning AM, Edwards SL, Easton DF, Tomlinson I, Spurdle AB.
Nat Genet. 2016 May 2.

Plasma ceramides predict cardiovascular death in patients with stable coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes beyond LDL-cholesterol.
Laaksonen R, Ekroos K, Sysi-Aho M, Hilvo M, Vihervaara T, Kauhanen D, Suoniemi M, Hurme R, März W, Scharnagl H, Stojakovic T, Vlachopoulou E, Lokki ML, Nieminen MS, Klingenberg R, Matter CM, Hornemann T, Jüni P, Rodondi N, Räber L, Windecker S, Gencer B, Pedersen ER, Tell GS, Nygård O, Mach F, Sinisalo J, Lüscher TF.
Eur Heart J. 2016 Apr 28.

Giant right ventricular outflow tract thrombus in hereditary spherocytosis: a case report.
Davidsen C, Larsen TH, Gerdts E, Lønnebakken MT.
Thromb J. 2016 Apr 26;14:9.