Daily Archives: Friday September 21st, 2018

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The latest information we have received from the research council of Norway, suggests that they will drastically change their funding application system including; changing the organization of calls, templates, evaluation process, dates, etc. Before full implementation of the new systems, the 10 October will be the last deadline using the current system for new commercial proof-of-concept projects. If you have research results with commercial potential but have unresolved questions and uncertainties that are preventing the project from moving forward in the commercialization process, this program could be relevant. What is important to keep in mind is that proof-of-concept projects should not be research-driven but rather business-driven.

The announcement is divided into two parts. If you have a project requiring rapid clarification of the most critical milestones where positive results can lay the foundation for a standard commercialization project, then a milestone project could be a more appropriate alternative. A milestone project lasts up to a maximum of 1 year with a more limited scope. Projects seeking up to NOK 500 000 will automatically be assessed as milestone projects.

You can also attend the Idea Competition presented by Sparebanken Vest and BTO and win 500 000 NOK to further develop a promising commercial idea. In 2016, the competition was won by Professor Kamal Mustafa from the Department of Clinical Dentistry for his research on reconstruction of human bones.

Reminder: Leftover holidays for 2018

The summer is over for most of us and its’s time to plan any leftover holidays for 2018.

Deadline for registering leftover holiday is 01.10.2018, and we remind that taking holidays is a right and a duty. It is important that all employees have cleared their holiday balance in advance of the end of the year. Therefore we request that any application for transferring holidays also be sent in no later than 01.10.2018. Registering holidays and application for any transfer is done in the HR-Portal.

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

If you have any questions regarding Holidays and registering please contact HR Consultant:
Elin Myhrvold
Telefon: 55972954

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium at September 27th

We are happy to announce the program of the forthcoming CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium at September 27th, where a highlight will be the inspirational lecture by Bruce Baguley, a visiting professor from the University of Auckland. Professor Baguley is a distinguished researcher and a motivating lecturer. His research interests include anticancer drug development with emphasis on multidisciplinary and translation approaches. You should definitely not miss this opportunity.

In addition, we will hear from CCBIO PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers, who will present ongoing projects in the CCBIO sphere. Topics to be discussed will cover the use of automated clustering to explore CyTOF data , reprogramming of gene regulation in prostate cells, how miRNA can be utilized as prognostic markers in colorectal cancer, as well as a discussion on policy visions of personalised medicine.

This is an excellent forum for discussing research, learning about how different and similar many ongoing projects are to your own, and to network with fellow PhD students, postdocs and other colleagues in our research community. Lunch is included.

Time: Thursday September 27th 2018, at 10.00-13.30.
Where: Conference room BBB (3^rd floor, across the hall from the auditoria)
Registration: deadline is September 25th. Registration here.

All info is available here.

(Norwegian) Disputas Uke 38

Ardita Aliko disputerer for Ph.d. graden fredag, 5. oktober 2018
Prøveforelesning: fredag, 5. oktober 2018, kl: 09:15
Oppgitt emne:  “The microbiome and periodontitis: implications for chronic inflammatory diseases”
Sted:  Auditoriet, Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsvn. 28
Disputas: fredag, 5. oktober 2018, kl: 11:15
Sted:  Auditoriet, Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsvn. 28
Avhandlingens tittel:  “Chronic Inflammatory Diseases – The role of Citrullination and Investigation of Compounds with Therapeutic Potential”

1. opponent: PhD Paola de Pablo, University of Birmingham, U.K.
2. opponent: PhD Marta Czesnikiewicz-Guzik, University of Glasgow, U.K.
3. medlem av komiteen: Professor Anne Christine Johannessen, Universitetet i Bergen

Åsgard 2019

The Research Council of Norway and the department of Scientific and academic cooperation of the Institut français de Norvège (French Embassy in Oslo) announce the launch of the Åsgard programme 2019.

This programme is composed of two different calls:

  • Åsgard-Research is designed for researchers willing to develop collaborations between France and Norway. It funds a one-week stay in France, allowing the researcher to meet counterparts in universities and research institutions.
  • Åsgard-Innovation is designed for professionals working in technology transfer structures, clusters etc. and aims at exchanging good practices as well as creating new collaborations. It also funds a one-week stay in France.

The programme of visits will be established with the help of the Institut français who will suggest relevant contacts.

Applications are open from September 15th to December 15th. The stay has to take place in 2019. For information and application, please visit their website.

Welcome to first aid course for laboratory staff

The first aid course in the laboratory is offered to employees who have the laboratory as a workplace.

Course content:
First aid in the laboratory is a one-day course that includes introduction to lifesaving first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and handling of various injuries that may occur in a laboratory.

The goal of the course is that the participants will acquire sufficient skills to assist with first aid in emergency situations at the workplace.

The course is held both in Norwegian and English. Registration and agenda (One of the course below is in English):

Fredag 09.11.18 kl. 09.00-15.00, C. G. Sunds hus, møterom A og B  (No).  Elektronisk påmelding
https://www.uib.no/hms-portalen/120149/f%C3%B8rstehjelpskurs-laboratorieansatte  Påmelding innen 02.11.18

Mandag 12.11.18 kl. 09.00-15.00, C. G. Sunds hus, møterom A og B  (No).  Elektronisk påmelding
https://www.uib.no/hms-portalen/120150/f%C3%B8rstehjelpskurs-laboratorieansatte   Påmelding innen 05.11.12

Tirsdag 13.11.18 kl. 09.00-15.00, C. G. Sunds hus, møterom A og B   (Eng) Elektronisk påmelding
https://www.uib.no/en/hms-portalen/120153/first-aid-laboratory   Registration deadline 06.11.18

(Norwegian) Veilederseminar i Stavanger for ph.d.-veiledere ved Det medisinske fakultet

Veilederen er en nøkkelperson for ph.d.-utdanningen. Det medisinske fakultet har i flere år hatt samlinger for sine ph.d.-veiledere og høsten 2018 tilbyr vi en halv dag med faglig påfyll og inspirasjon også i Stavanger.

For mer info og program se her.

Tid: 21.november 2018 – 12.00-16.00
Sted: Auditoriet i Vestbygget, Stavanger Universitetssykehus
Påmeldingsfrist: 13.november 2018

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 12 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 Hege F. Berg.

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