Daily Archives: Friday January 19th, 2018

The Annual Research Presentations

I am writing to you to encourage participation at the upcoming week´s event, the Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine.

What is The Research School in Clinical Medicine?

It is an arena for PhD students from K1, K2 and Helse-Bergen to socialize and present own research to fellow students. The research school also organizes courses that may be included as part of the mandatory training component of the PhD program, and a seminar series where current research from the faculty is presented by excellent speakers.

Our own Professor Stefan Johansson is the current leader. The team also includes Researcher Kristoffer Haugarvoll (K1), Leader of the Research Unit for Children, Camilla Tøndel (Helse Bergen), Researcher Stian Knappskog (K2), Professor Thomas Halvorsen (K2), Solveig Lund Witsøe (K1), PhD Student Torbjørn Kråkenes (K1), and PhD Student Andreas Venizelos (K2).

The poster presentations will take place Wednesday 24 January in the reception foyer, floor 0, Sentralblokken, Haukeland University Hospital; oral presentations Thursday 25 January in Birkhaugssalen, floor 3, Sentralblokken, while the award ceremony will be Friday 26 January 12:00–12:30 in the reception foyer, floor 0, Sentralblokken.

The research school was founded by Professor Emeritus Amund Gulsvik and has been a great success. I take the opportunity to thank him, and all following leaders and staff members for organizing this important event. But what is more, the Research School would be nothing if it were not for the participants, presenters and audience; my sincere thanks to them, too. My high school teacher said I should post the following sentence over my bed: ”Never a day without a line (to read)”. There is always something new to learn. So come! And please, do not only read: Also ask a question. Not to show the others that you can ask a question, but because there is something you want to learn. We learn from questions because that urges us to find out why. Novel knowledge arises.


Pål Rasmus Njølstad

BFS Starting Grant

BFS has announced a new round of the recruitment stipend with final deadline 15 March. Since there is a limitation in the number of nominated candidates from each department, we kindly ask interested applicants to send a project sketch of about two pages and their CV (BFS asks for a CV of maximum three pages, including the most important and relevant publications) within 12 February. Please send this information to amra.grudic@uib.no, cc’ing Pål Njølstad and Julie Stavnes.

Seminar on announcements of the Research Council of Norway

Haukeland University Hospital, together with UiB and the Research Council of Norway, invite to a seminar on the announcements HELSEVEL, BEHANDLING and BEDREHELSE with deadline 25 April 2018. Part of the program will cover health relevant EU calls, and information about user involvement and how that can strengthen a project.

In addition, representatives from RCN offer one-to-one sessions on specific EU calls. If this is of interest, please send a «Project Outline» (link in the right margin) to bn@rcn.no one week before the seminar takes place.

Time: 7 February 2018 at. 10:30–15:00.
Venue: Bikuben, Haukeland University Hospital.

Information and program.

If you have any questions, please contact Amra Grudic-Feta at K2: amra.grudic@uib.no / 55 97 46 71.

Lecture on the brain’s waterways | 30 January

The Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi, NTVA) and Tekna invite to a lecture in Bergen about “The waterways of the brain”.

Lecturer: Marie Rognes, Head of Department, Simula Research Laboratory.
Time: Tuesday 30 January at. 19:00.
Venue: Nansensenteret at Marineholmen, Thormølens gate 47, Bergen.

The meeting is open to all interested parties.

Those who want to attend a single meal after the lecture, must sign up by e-mail not later than Thursday 25 January. The meal is free.

Details of the lecture can be found here. (Link in Norwegian.)

With best regards,
Lars Thomas Dyrhaug
General Secretary NTVA

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 11 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Johnny Laupsa-Borge.

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