Daily Archives: Friday April 6th, 2018

Well spent Easter!

I hope everyone got to enjoy a bit of sun and snow during the Easter holidays and is ready for spring! It will come eventually!

Those of you intending to apply to NFR are hopefully well on their way and have been in contact with ʺtheirʺeconomist – are you in doubt who that is, get in touch with Amra (amra.grudic@uib.no). The approval of the application by the institute leader should go via the economist (deadline 20.4.). If of interest, Amra is available to read through your application.

But now to something else that is more fun than writing applications: The awards of the medical faculty 2017.

Have you been supervisor for an exceptional PhD candidate who defended her/his outstanding thesis in 2017, or (maybe even better?) have you attended a PhD thesis defense and been impressed by the PhD thesis of the candidate? Send suggestions for PhD thesis of the year to Pål Njølstad! You also still have the possibility to suggest Research group of the year, Publication of the year and Dissemination award of the year – but remember, the deadline is today!

REMEBER!! IMPORTANT!!! 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

Public PhD Defense, Week 15

Einar Elvbakken Birkeland will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Trial lecture: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 09:15 AM
Topic:  ‘“The impact of microenvironmental and epigenetic heterogeneity on the evolution of therapy resistance in cancer”
Place:  Aud. 1, BB-building, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Place:  Aud. 1, BB-building, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation:  “Genomic evolution and therapy resistance in melanoma and breast cancer”
1st opponent: Postdoctor Ana Slipicevic, Univerity of Oslo
2nd opponent: Postdoctor Eva Colàs, Vall d’Hhebron Research Institute, Spain

Press release (in Norwegian)

To faculty employees – supervisors for thesis in medicine studies

Once a year, the faculty has contacted the institutes’ scientific staff and asked for proposals for assignment work for the medical students. When we address us now, we are asking for suggestions for THESIS, which is part of the academic pillar in a new study plan from 2015. At the same time, we will inform you about the role of the supervisor and the framework for work with the main assignment.

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