The 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.
The Occupational Health Service offers health services to employees at UoB as well as to certain student groups. They offer many services, from health checks and vaccinations, to dialogue and consultation when needed. More information and contact details can be found here:
The Institute Council election is going to be held in May 2017. The electoral register at the Department of Clinical Science is available here.
Dag Rune Olsen and Margareth Hagen are standing as candidates for rector and pro-rector. The election will take place from 30 March until 5 April.
Elections of new members to the University Board
You may propose candidates to the University Board.
Proposal deadline is Friday 7 April at 12 p.m.
More information is available here.
The campus bus has no departures in Easter after Friday 7 April. The bus will resume normal schedules from Tuesday 18 April.
The Education Committee at the University of Bergen have approved a new incentive scheme for education quality, which replaces the PEK program. The associated funding is directed toward development initiatives regarding education quality and flow of students.
The program for the joint lecturing day at Bikuben on Thursday 27 April is now ready and available here (only in Norwegian).
All academic staff in main positions should attend.
Registration form (only in Norwegian).
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.
Sign up here.
We are referring to The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2017 announced in K2News of week 12. Because of many feedbacks, the program for week 16 is moved to week 18.
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.
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.
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has developed a new functionality on their websites that makes data in research projects that receive funding from the council, more accessible. If the plans of the project need to be changed, the project manager and administrator may now apply for changes in a so-called change message inside My RCN Web. Read more here.
At 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!
Here you find this weeks’ deadlines.
Here are new publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed. If you have publications which are not included in this list, please send the references to Johnny Laupsa-Borge.