Daily Archives: Friday October 26th, 2018

Excellence in Research

How to create excellent research was the main theme of this year’s autumn meeting for the K.G. Jebsen centers. Some of the country’s most successful researchers shared their experiences. It was pointed out that success (not unexpectedly) is the result of hard work, but all emphasized two important elements to become a leader in research: research stay abroad and networking.

A stay abroad gives the opportunity to learn new techniques and work with ambitious colleagues who are more skilled than you. At the same time, a stay abroad is an excellent opportunity to create your own network. The practical difficulties of going abroad, perhaps with a partner and children, was highlighted. However, a shorter stay is better than no stay. UiB pursues a conscious policy in this area, for example, by postdoctoral fellows receiving an additional year if they go abroad, sabbaticals, and channels to apply for additional funding.

Success is infectious. If one of the PhD students in the lab manages to publish a paper in Nature or a corresponding journal, chances are bigger that you will be able to do the same. If your labfriend gets an ERC-Starting Grant, chances are that you can be equally successful. Harald Stenmark at the Institute of Cancer Research at UiO is one of three Norwegians to receive two ERC-Advanced Grants. He talked about the positive cycle of research. Project funds provide the opportunity to invest in equipment, personnel and money to do studies. This gives (hopefully) good results and publications, which can be used to apply for more funding for more equipment, people and studies. Ole Andreassen, who heads Norment, one of the Centers of Excellence (along with, among others, Vidar Steen and Stephanie Le Hellard at K2) highlighted the enormous importance of international networks to map the genetic mechanisms of psychiatric diseases.

The start is often the most difficult part and the institution should play an major role facilitator. K2 is doing quite well in this regard and we have many excellent examples to follow. I am confident that we can create more excellent research in the future. The next chance to excell is to obtain a new Center of Excellence. The Medical Faculty wants drafts of new centres by 1 December. More information will follow in K2-news.

Eystein Husebye
Acting Head of Department

(Norwegian) Registrering av restferie

Vi viser til frist for registrering av restferie og eventuell søknad om overføring av restferie som var satt til 1. oktober. Instituttet vil nå starte med å registrere restferie som avviklet for alle ansatte som ikke selv har registrert ferie / søkt om overføring.

Hva innebærer dette?

Dersom du ikke selv har oppdatert ditt fearieregnskap slik at det nå står i null vil instituttet legge inn restferie som avviklet i HR-portalen. Dersom registreringen gjort av instituttet ikke stemmer med den ferieavviklingen du har hatt / ønsker kan du selv gå inn i HR-portalen og korrigere dette. Korrigering av registrert ferie må gjøres innen 31.12.18. Etter denne datoen blir ferieregnskapet for 2018 låst.

Registrering/korrigering av ferie, og søknad om eventuell overføring av ferie gjøres i ferieskjema i HR-Portalen.

Utfyllende informasjon og hvordan man registrerer, endrer og søker om eventuell overføring av ferie kan en finne her.

Har du noen spørsmål om ferie eller registrering ta kontakt med personalkonsulent:

Elin Myhrvold- Email: elin.myhrvold@uib.no Telefon: 55972954

Public PhD defense, week 44

Eirik Wilberg Rebnord will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, November 8th, 2018

Trial lecture: Friday, November 8th, 2018 at 09:15 AM
Topic:  “Mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases in obesity”
Place:  Aud. Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28

Public defense: Friday, November 8th, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Place:  Aud. Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28
Title of dissertation:  “Biomarkers of metabolism and inflammation as predictors of coronary events and type 2 diabetes in patients with stable coronary artery disease”

1st opponent: Professor John-Bjarne Hansen, University of Tromsø
2nd opponent: Professor Ingebjørg Seljeflot, University of Oslo
3rd member of the comittee: Ass. prof. Mai Tone Lønnebakken, University of Bergen

The defense will be led by prof. Alfred Halstensen

Press release (in Norwegian)

(Norwegian) Velkommen til frokostseminar 8. november

Det gode arbeidsmiljø

Arbeidsliv i endring – hva med arbeidsmiljøet?
Frokostseminar 8. november

Fleksibel – kompetent – trygg
Hvordan tar vi vare på arbeidsmiljøet i et mer effektivt, fleksibelt og digitalt arbeidsliv? Et godt arbeidsmiljø kjennetegnes av god ledelse, medvirkning fra ansatte og tydelige organisatoriske rammer. Kompetanse, mestring og anerkjennelse gir både trygghet og trivsel.

Vernetjenesten ved UiB ønsker å skape en arena ved UiB der vi kan ta opp betydningen av arbeidsmiljø. Vi vil invitere til frokostseminarer for å snakke om arbeidsliv og arbeidsmiljø under endring og omstilling. Målgruppen er alle ansatte og ledere. Samlingene vil bli holdt ulike steder på campus.

Det andre frokostseminaret arrangeres torsdag 8. november kl. 0830-1000 i Jusbygget, Auditorium 3. Dørene åpner kl. 0800 med enkel servering fra kl. 0815.

Vi retter denne gangen oppmerksomheten mot betydningen av en god HMS-kultur.

Møteledere: Jo Høyer, hovedverneombud ved Universitetsmuseet og seniorrådgiver Henrik Tøndel, HR-avdelingen

0830 Velkommen, v/ Jo Høyer og Henrik Tøndel
0840 Strategi 2030 i et HMS-perspektiv, v/ Tore Tungodden, ass. universitetsdirektør
0900 Tillit og kommunikasjon, v/ Else Jerdal, universitetets hovedverneombud
0910 HMS-kultur – ledelse og medvirkning, innledning v/ Roar Nese, Seksjon for HMS, beredskap og BHT
0935 Dialog og diskusjon

Påmelding innen 31. oktober her.


Reminder: Introduction course on mainstreaming of gender perspectives in medical research

SKOK offers a three-hour course on gender perspectives in research. The course invites reflection on how analytical gender perspectives can be integrated into both on-going medical research and in future project development.

The inclusion of gender perspectives is gaining increasing importance in the evaluation of research quality – both with regards to project applications and the research itself. For example, both the Research Council of Norway and the European Union aim for projects to not only have gender balance, but also for gender perspectives to be an integral part of their research questions, methodology and analysis. Analytical and multidisciplinary approaches to gender can therefore contribute to strengthen project applications and provide new perspectives that enhance the quality of the research.

This course gives an introduction to the gender politics of external funding agencies, and to how gender perspectives can be integrated into ongoing research and future project applications.  The course emphasises in particular examples from medical research.

Time and venue: 6 November 10.00 – 13.00, board room (styrerommet), 4th floor, Armauer Hansens hus

Registration deadline: 2 November, send your registration to Amra.  

Seminar content:

1.      Welcome and presentations of participants

2.      Get an overview over EU and NFR policy on the integration of gender perspectives  and gender equality in research.

3.      Gain insights on different meanings of gender, and on central concepts. 

4.      Reflect  on your own understandings of gender, and how it is reflected in your research projects.

11.30 – 12.00 Lunch

5.      Gender balance in methodology and knowledge production.

6.      Familiarize with examples of how gender mainstreaming in different areas of research has led to research innovation.

7.      Acquire methodological and analytical tools that can be used to integrate gender perspectives in research.

8.      Summary: why and how to address the requirements for gender balance and gender perspectives in research projects.


INTENSION: The participants shall be able to examine a person regarding respiration and circulation, and take action accordingly

TARGET GROUPE: Foreign employees at The University of Bergen

– Scene assessment, safety
– Emergency services
– Basic assessment and actions sick/injured person
– Free airways
– Unconscious person, recovery position
– Bleeding, internal, external
– Foreign body airway obstruction

DATE: Monday 5 November 2018

TIME: From 1230 – until 1530

LOCATION: Museplassen 1 – lower ground floor – Entrance from Prof. Keysersgt.

NUMBER: Max. 20 participants


REGISTRATION: heidi.fretheim@uib.no


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 7 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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