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How can you increase innovation in your lab? How can you combine being a scientist and a health innovator?

These are some of the topics that will be discussed at the innovation intro course for professors to be held in Trondheim at the end of this month. The School of Health Innovation is a collaborate initiative between UIO, NTNU and Karolinska Institute aiming to provide life science researchers and clinicians with tools and insight into how innovation can be put to work for the benefit of patients, the healthcare system and our society. The course was initiated in 2017 delivering courses to life science PhDs, post-docs and clinicians from Nordic universities. There is no course fee, and lunch/dinner is covered by the School of Health Innovation. Participants cover expenses for accommodation and travel. There are only 20 slots available for this course, so please sign up! If you are interested please register by 15 November, by sending your CV to Bjarte Reve, project manager for School of Health Innovation (HIS) bjarte.reve@medisin.uio.no

Program – School of Health innovation for professors(pdf)
Learning outcomes
After completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities of health innovation and entrepreneurship for utilization of research
  • Increase innovation and productivity in your lab/research group
  • Utilize incentives in order to increase innovation in your lab/department
  • Apply scientific background and knowledge of health innovation to address challenges and develop services and products within a clinical setting and a biopharma/medtech setting
  • Use various business tools for ideation and feasibility studies; to develop, prototype and test solutions to user needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Tech Transfer Office and other innovation support actors can support the commercialization process
  • Apply the basics in financing a startup company from private and governmental funding bodies
  • Assess their skills in health innovation and reflect on the exploitation of their own research
  • Combine being a scientist and a health innovator/entrepreneur

When & where
Dates: 28-29 November 2019.
Venue:Det Kongelige Norske Vitenskapers Selskap, Elvegata 17,Trondheim
Hotel for participants: Quality Hotel Augustin

(Norwegian) Forskningsenhet for helseundersøkelser (FHU)

Forskningsenhet for helseundersøkelser (FHU) er en kjernefasilitet ved Universitetet i Bergen. FHU er et samarbeid mellom Det medisinske fakultetet (MF) og Haukeland universitetssykehus (HUS) og administrativt underlagt Klinisk institutt 2 (K2). FHU er etablert med økonomisk støtte fra Trond Mohn stiftelse (TMS).

FHU bistår forskningsgrupper innen ulike fagmiljøer og kan drive både observasjonsstudier, intervensjonsstudier, befolkningsstudier, longitudinelle studier, samt barnestudier. Studier utføres på friske personer og pasienter med lettere sykdomstilstander som ikke krever sykehusinfrastruktur.

Se video om FHU her.


PhD defense – Christel Gill Haanshuus

Christel Gill Haanshuus will defend her PhD thesis on Tuesday 12th November 2019

Trial lecture: Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 10.15.
Topic: “Diagnostikk av malaria: Metodologiske aspekter hos reisende og i endemiske områder”
Place: Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91

Public defense: Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 12.15.
Title of dissertation:“PCR based Malaria diagnostics – Method development and application”
Place: Auditorium 4, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91

1st opponent: Associate Professor Michael Alifrangis, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2nd opponent: Professor Anna Farnert, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
3rd member of the comittee: Professor emerita Birgitta Åsjø, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Ola Myklebost.

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 15 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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