Daily Archives: Thursday April 27th, 2017

KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research

Per BakkeThe KG Jebsen center for diabetes research has moved into new locations within the BUSP building. The event was marked with a symposium last week, and the leader of the Center, Pål Njølstad, should be congratulated. The establishment of the UoB attached KG Jebsen center for diabetic research within the hospital building of BUSP is an example of the good collaboration between the hospital and the university. However, it is also indicative of the strategic skills and entrepreneur ability of Pål.

KG Jebsen center for diabetes research was established based on funding from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation. Since then Pål and his team have shown an impressive scientific production with papers in journals like Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine and Cell, just to mention some. As important is the fact that the center has been able to recruit stellar researchers like Valeriya Lyssenko and Simona Chera.

A good collaboration between the hospital and the university is a prerequisite and necessity in order for Bergen to compete with the Oslo dominance within medical research. The future success of the center will not only be measured in high-ranking publications, but also in the ability of the center to promote the next generation researchers.

Good luck in the years to come!


HSE corner: E-learning course for laboratory staff


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The HSE section has prepared a small e-learning course for laboratory staff. The course will be an alternative to the course “Laboratory Course for New Employees”, which we arrange annually, and is part of an e-learning project for employees.

The e-learning course is available to anyone who wishes to take the course, whether newly employed, employed for a long time or a student.



The course is now open for registration. There is no deadline for when the course must be completed.

Information and registration (link in Norwegian)

Evaluation of the faculty’s reorganization

Social mediaThe reorganization of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, which was completed in 2013, will be evaluated. More information about this will soon be presented, including through meetings. First of all, the faculty’s management wishes that as many people as possible will answer a questionnaire that will be sent out in mid-May.

Information about the process and the questionnaire can be found on the faculty’s website (link in Norwegian).

New names

dsc_0324We present Camilla Krakstad, MSc, PhD from the University of Bergen. Camilla began in April 2017 as a Professor and Group Leader of the Research Group for Gynecological Cancer at K2 / KK. She will continue the group’s focus on genetic studies and biomarkers for improved treatment of patients with gynecological cancer. If you want to say hi, you can find her in 4th floor at KK. ”

Researcher Grand Prix

Enrollment deadline for the Researcher Grand Prix is approaching. The Researcher Grand Prix is a Norwegian championship in research dissemination. As a participant, you get a great opportunity to learn more about how to reach your message to a large audience. In addition, if you are a PhD fellow at UiB, you will receive ECTS-credits. Do not miss this great opportunity to improve your presentation skills!

Information and registration

Deadline for registration: 12 May.

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Miniseminar with Edvard and May Britt Moser!


On Friday May 5th, will the Honorary Doctorate Moser’s visit and hold a mini seminar in the large auditorium from 10.30 to 11.20. There will be two lectures where Edvard Moser will talk about “Neural Circuits for Space” and May Britt Moser will talk about “Representing the content of space.” These lectures last for about 20 minutes each and there will be 5 minutes for questions after each lecture. if this sound intresting you are welcome to attend.

The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation’s Johnny Ludvigsson-prize

The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation would like to remind you that they must receive nominations for the 2017 Johnny Ludvigsson Prize for excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes by Monday 15 May at the latest.

Please see here for further details.

If you have any questions, please contact the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation office by telephone +46 13 105690, or e-mail.

The Postgraduate School of Medical Research’s Network Luncheon

k2nytt_2017_uke-17_ileana-cristeaDear all,

The Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical Research is preparing a new Network Luncheon for all PhD fellows and researchers at K1 and K2 departments. Take a break from your daily lab-routine and enjoy a free lunch, socialize, and hear talks from fellow PhD students, and on top of all that, earn one ECTS point!

The upcoming Network Luncheon will take place on Tuesday 23 May in the Konferanserom of BBB (in front of auditoriums 2 and 4), from 11:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.

Now is the time to sign up as a presenter, if you would like to present your latest results, engage in discussion with other PhD students, and practice your presentation skills.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! Looking forward …

Ileana Cristea, MSc, PhD fellow

How is the specialist education for medical doctors evolving?

k2nytt_2017_uke-17_lis-konferanseThe Norwegian Hospital and Health Services Association (NSH) and the four regional education centers invite to a conference in Bergen on 2 November. Program comes later, but it is possible to sign up already.

The background for the conference is that the biggest reform of physicians’ specialist education in recent times started on 1 March 2017. Specialist education is modernized and gained a quality boost. Learning goals, common competence modules, ICT solutions for planning and documentation of competence have been introduced, and it is important to focus on supervision in practice. In addition, the distribution of responsibilities, roles and tasks has changed significantly.

The conference is primarily aimed at managers at various levels in hospitals, professional managers, supervisors, specialists, elected representatives and others who want information and discussion about the new Norwegian specialist education model.

Registration (link in Norwegian)
Deadline for registration: 1 October.
Reduced price until 15 September.

Guest speaker / Invitation to a seminar on “Alginate in cell transplantation and tissue engineering

We have the pleasure of hosting Prof. Berit L. Strand from the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. She will present important structure-function relationships of alginates and results from the use of alginate in the fields of islet encapsulation and tissue engineering. Her talk will be entitled: “Alginate in cell transplantation and tissue engineering”.

Alginate, a polysaccharide from seaweed, is known as a biocompatible polymer that form gels at physiological conditions, which makes it a popular material for cell encapsulation and tissue engineering. Alginate based capsules is proposed for immune protection of cells upon transplantation, e.g. insulin producing tissue for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.

Date:  Thursday 4th of May

Time:  11:30 – 12:00 + discussions

Place:  BUS1: Meeting-room 6132 Aarskogsalen