Daily Archives: Thursday March 23rd, 2017

Applying for summer vacation before 1 April

k2nytt_2017_uke-12_summer-holidayEmployees at the University of Bergen apply for holiday in PAGA, and the employer confirms that the application has been approved in PAGA. If no holiday has been registered by 01.04.2017, the employer may enter a three weeks’ holiday for the employee and order that the holiday is taken out in this period. Any leftover holidays should be registered by 01.10.2017. If the total amount of holidays has not been registered by this date, the employer will fix a holiday and determine that it is taken out in this period. Information regarding holiday can be found in PAGA. Any changes in a registered holiday should be approved by the employer before the holiday is taken. The holiday balance in PAGA should be 0 for all employees by the end of the year.

More information is available here.

Deadline: 1 April 2017.

Inquiries may be directed to Linn Christine Meland (Linn.Meland@uib.no / 55 97 29 54).

Maintenance of the wooden floor in the LAB-building 24–26 March

There will be maintenance of the wood floor in the LAB-building 24–26 March. The work begins on Friday at 4:00 p.m., and ends Saturday night. The most worn wooden floors from the 2nd to the 9th floor will be given priority. All hardwood floors in the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will be oiled. Areas “blocked” on Friday, can be used again when locking ties are removed.

Seminar series at the Centre for Nutrition | Wednesday 5 April


We have the pleasure to invite you to the first seminar in a new series of seminars with lectures on nutrition by researchers from home and abroad. The series will address key challenges in nutrition and health.

Time: Wednesday 5 April, at 14:30–15:30

Venue: Auditorium 4, The BB-building (map)


Moderator: Gülen Arslan Lied

  • Perspectives on diet and the obesity epidemic (Simon Dankel)

There will be light refreshments. Welcome!

More information about the Centre for Nutrition is available here.

Eurolife International Summer School 10–14 July

The Eurolife International Summer School, entitled “Antimicrobial drug resistance – research and innovation” will take place in Barcelona from 10 to 14 July 2017. This will be a highly interactive course. If you are currently conducting AMR-related research with a translational angle, you may find this course particularly helpful.

More information about this course is available here and here.

Tuition fees: 700€ (almost all included).

Deadline for registration: 7 April 2017.

Seminar for Research Applications to the Norwegian Cancer Society

The Norwegian Cancer Society invites to a seminar for research applications on Monday 24 April in Oslo. At the seminar you will be familiar with the background, objectives and framework for the Cancer Society funding of cancer research and get an idea of user involvement in cancer research.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday 19 April.

Information and program are available here.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2017

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2017 is now ready for launch, and those responsible wants to reach out to as many people as possible during the mobilization period.

The plan is to visit all the faculties and possibly some departments, individual groups and centers. The target audience is not the administration, but researchers, research groups / group leaders, project managers, centre / center leaders, young researchers and institute / department leaders.

More information about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2017 is available here.

Inquiries may be directed to Emmanuel Babatunde or Jeanette Helgesen.

Public PhD Defence, week 13

Full page photoIda Wergeland  will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Trial lecture: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 11:00  AM
Topic:  ”M.tuberculosis versus human immunity: who wins the Battle and why?”
Place:  Large auditorium, Main building, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies vei 65.
Public defense: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Place:  Auditorium 1, BB – building, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation:  ”Immune cells and soluble immune markers in different stages of tubercuosis. Potential biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment efficacy”
1st opponent: PhD Delia Goletti, Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Italy
2nd opponent: Associate professor Susanne Dam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Press release (only in Norwegian)

New names

k2nytt_2017_uke-12_nytt-navn_thomas-legoyWe present Thomas Aga Legøy, Master of biology at the University of Bergen. Thomas started on 15 March 2017 as a PhD student at K2, in the group for diabetes research. He will characterize cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the gradual failure of insulin producing β-cells in diabetes, under supervision of Simona Chera. If you want to say hello, he is in the 6th floor of the new Children and Youth Hospital (BUS1).