Daily Archives: Friday March 31st, 2017

The technicians at K2

bakke0x2c_per_0x2830x29The technicians at K2, and the skills and knowledge they represent, are a great resource for the department. In total, there are 46 technicians employed on basic funding at K2. In addition, there all the technicians who are externally salaried at the department. Technicians employed on basic funding are allocated across the research groups after a certain formula based on group size, research production and citation index. The research group leader is responsible for the disposition of the technicians associated with the group. This means that everyone in the group should have equal access to assistance from the technicians. It is particularly important that young researchers are included when the technical resources are allocated. It should not be the case that the technicians are reserved for the established professors in the groups. Finally, it is important that the technicians’ skills and wishes are taken into account in the allocation of resources.

Besides, I will remind you that K2 has set aside funds for competence building among technicians. It can be applied for funding at any time. Support from the department assumes that the research group contributes with the same amount as it is applied for. Last year, not all the deposited funds were spent.


Martens Scientific Seminar and the Martens lecture 4 May

In collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (Norment, CoE) and K.G. Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research, Dr. E. Martens Research Group for Biological Psychiatry invites you to the Martens Scientific Seminar and the Martens lecture 2017.

Time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 12:00–16:00
Location: Bikuben conference centre, Haukeland University Hospital

The main topic is “How translational research has disclosed many old secrets of psychotic disorders”.

The Martens Lecture 2017 will be held by Professor Danielle Posthuma, Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, VU University Amsterdam: “The role of big data, new statistical tools and functional studies in deciphering the genetics of schizophrenia”.

Please see program for more details.

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New skills for a new era

Hordaland County Council invites partners in business, education and the public sector to the conference Ny kompetanse for ei ny tid – Kan europeisk samarbeid bidra til å utvikle framtidsretta kompetanse i Hordaland? (New skills for a new era – can European cooperation help to develop future-oriented expertise in Hordaland?).

Time: 19 April 2017 at 10:00–15:30.

Location: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen in Bergen.

Program (only in Norwegian).

Deadline for registration: Wednesday 12 April.

Free internet courses on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics

The September 2017 introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits) given by Uppsala University is now open for application.

The course, which is free of charge for EU/EAA-citizens, is suited for researchers, post docs, teachers and students who are interested to learn how complex chemical and biomedical processes can be investigated even down to their finest chemical details using informatics, and how this can be used for the development of novel drugs.

Further information and registration form are available here.

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Nils Normann’s travel grant to Øyvind Bruserud

k2nytt_2017_uke-13_oyvind-bruserud_portrettAt the Norwegian Society for Endocrinology’s winter conference, Øyvind Bruserud received the Nils Normann’s travel grant. Bruserud is a PhD student affiliated to the endocrine research group at K2, led by Eystein Husebye. The grant will fund a stay abroad this spring at the University of Oxford. Here, Bruserud will investigate immunological mechanisms in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1. K2 congratulate!