Daily Archives: Thursday March 22nd, 2018



Members in Group B shall be elected to the Institute Council at Clinical Institute 2. The election is authorized by the University’s electoral rules. The Institute Council shall have members elected by and among:

  • Group A: Fulltime employed in teaching and research positions (including department managers)
  • Group B: Temporary employes in teaching and research
  • Group C: Technical and administrative staff
  • Group D: Students

Deadline for proposals of members (Group B) is set
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Proposals must be sendt to the election board’s secretary, Irene Hjelmaas, departmental administration irene.hjelmaas@uib.noby kl. 15:00 Tuesday 10 April 2018.

The Institute Council shall have the following composition:

Group   Amount Function Period
Group B Temporary employes in teaching and research 1 + 3 deputy 1 Year – 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2019

The proposal must be in writing (on paper with physical signatures) and must be signed by at least three voters in the respective group. No one can sign on more than one suggestion.

The proposal must contain at least one and a maximum of four candidates. The suggested must be eligible. If the proposal is promoted to more than one candidate, it is encouraged to take gender balance into account.

In order to have the right to vote and to be eligible for Group B, one must have been employed before March 1 the election year in such post category as to be voted in and have a minimum of 50% position at the Clinical Institute 2, Faculty of Medicine.

information on incentives

The academic environment that want to apply for incentives will do this to the faculty on the attached application form. The faculty transmits applications collected to UiB. We request that applications from program committees and department will be sent to the faculty by 3 April 2018.

Guidelines Click HERE (only in norwegian)
Application form click HERE (only in norwegian)



Holidayinformation 2018

It’s time to start planning your leftover holidays.
The Faculty of Medicine has set the following deadlines for application for holidays for 2018:

Holiday Deadline for request Fixed holiday
Winter Holiday 01.02.2018 15.02.2018
Easter Holiday 01.03.2018 15.03.2018
Summer holiday (at least 3 weeks between (15.05-15.09) 01.04.2018 15.04.2018
Autumn Holiday 018 01.09.2018
Any leftover Holidays 01.10.2018 15.10.2018

Application for leftover holidays should be sent in PAGA no later than 01.10.2018.

Information about holidays and how to register holidays can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding Holidays and registering please contact Personnel Consultant:

Elin Myhrvold – Email: Elin.Myhrvold@uib.no Phone: 55972954


Invited talk by Prof. C. Ronald Kahn, Harvard Medical School.

One of the world’s—if not the world’s—leader in insulin signaling.

Date: Wednesday April 18th

Time: 09:00

Place: Auditorium @ Armauer Hansens hus, Haukeland University Hospital

Professor C. Ronald Kahn from Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School is a world recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research, as well as a preeminent investigator in the area of insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease.

Prof. Kahn has received more than 70 awards and honors, including the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, U.S. and British Endocrine Societies, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine. He has authored more than 600 original publications and 200 reviews and chapters.

A recent study from Prof. Kahn has identified viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells.  This novel discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes, as well as autoimmune disease, metabolic conditions or cancer.

Viruses known to infect fish and amphibians, could possibly expose humans to viral insulins. Prof. Kahn and his colleagues at Joslin have found that various viruses can produce peptides that are similar in whole or in part to 16 human hormones and regulatory proteins. Four viruses interestingly have insulin-like sequences, and show ability to bind to and stimulate human insulin receptors and receptors for a closely related hormone called IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1). The viral peptides could this way potentially stimulate all signaling pathways inside the cells that are stimulated by human insulin and IGF-1, including glucose uptake and cellular growth.


Dear all,

Please see below the updated links for external funding:

External funding opportunities:

Funding opportunities for education:

The webpages are updated every second week. New calls are marked as NEW.

New for this week are the opening of the call for Innovative Medicines Initiative and the announcement of deadlines for ERC Starting Grant and ERC Synergy Grant. Please also note that if you have collaboration with researchers in Switzerland, you can be funded through their research council.

Kind regards,
Amra, Ramune, Itana and Kaia

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 26 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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NORPART – Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation

SIU has launched a new announcement through NORPART for the period 2019-223. The program supports academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on Master and PhD level between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries. The deadline is 31 May 2018 at 15:00.

PS: Please click here to find the letter regarding internal UiB guidelines for all applicants to NORPART 2018.