Daily Archives: Friday June 18th, 2021

Change in the institute management

As you know, our former Head of Administration Julie Stavnes has left. Following the announcement of the position, Maria Holmaas has now been hired as the new Head of Administration. Most of you probably know Mia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management from BI and has long and broad work experience from the business world in finance, management, personnel administration and HR. Mia has been employed at K2 since 2016 and has worked with project administration and financial management. We are lucky to get such a competent person to the management team at K2. Welcome, Mia!

Three applications from the Faculty of Medicine proceeded to phase 2 of SFF-V. These are

The Center for Translational Epidemiology, IGS and others, is headed by Tone Bjørge

Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting in Health, IGS and others, led by Ole Frithjof Norheim

Center for Diabetes Mechanisms, K2 and others, led by Pål R. Njølstad

The Dean wants full focus on these SFF applications with the effect that I am given temporary leave from my position as head of department until 150921. Silke Appeal immediately moves up as Acting Head of Department and Emmet McCormack as Head of Research. All inquiries, emails, telephones etc. must thus go to these and me during this time.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Silke and Emmet for your willingness to take on these positions. I am sure you will manage your duties in an excellent way and wish you the best of luck!

Have a great weekend!

(Norsk) Disputas – Divya Sri Priyanka Tallapragada – 24.06.21

Divya Sri Priyanka Tallapragada

Trial lecture:              Thursday, 24 June 2021, kl 13.15

Topic:                             “The thrift gene hypothesis – just a hypothesis or why we are getting obese?”

Defence:                      Thursday, 24 June 2021, kl 15.15

Dissertation:                  “Novel adipose genes in substrate- and depot-dependent lipid accumulation”

1st opponent:                  Senior Lecturer Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2nd opponent:                 Professor Ola Hansson, Lund University, Sweden

Committee leader:          Professor Stian Knappskog, University of Bergen

The defence will be led by Professor Emerita Birgitta Åsjø

Link to digital defence


Disputas – Elvira García de Jalón Viñegra, 25.06.21

Trial lecture:      Friday June 25th, at 10.15

Topic:                “Imaging agents with a theranostic potential”

Difence:                    Friday June 25th at 12.15

Title:      “Preclinical molecular imaging in oncology – From chemical synthesis to clinical translatable applications”

  1. opponent: Professor Frauke Alves, Max-Planck-Institut für Experimentelle Medizin, Tyskland
    2. opponent:                 Førsteamanuensis Jørn H. Hansen, UiT – Norges arktiske universitet   3. medlem av komiteen: Professor Frits A. Thorsen, Universitetet i Bergen

Disputasen blir ledet av professor Silke Appel.

Open to all.

Link to digital defence

Press release

(Norsk) Disputas – Einar Marius Hjellestad Martinsen , 25.06.21

Einar Marius Hjellestad Martinsen

Trial lecture:          Friday June 25th, at  10.15

Topic:                           “Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and the composition of the pulmonary microbiome”

Defences:                                  Friday June 25th, at 12.15

Avhandlingens tittel:          “The mycobiome in COPD: Descriptive and longitudinal analysis, and participation in research bronchoscopy studies”

  1. opponent: Professor Paul Bowyer, Universitetet i Manchester
  2. opponent: Førsteamanuensis Anne Hildur Henriksen, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  3. medlem av komiteen: Professor Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Universitetet i Bergen

Custos:  professor Anette Susanne Bøe Wolff.

Open for all.

Lenke til digital disputas


Are you interested in becoming an evaluator for EU projects? Free Webinar Tuesday 22. June 10:00 – 11:00

Are you interested in becoming an evaluator for EU projects?

There are many reasons why this could be a good idea:

  • you will expand your international network
  • you will have a chance to closely follow state-of-the art in your area
  • you will gain insights into the evaluation process which will help you in writing proposals
  • and many others… including that this job can be really interesting and fun!

If this sounds interesting to you, please register for the webinar here: Are you interested in becoming an evaluator for EU projects? (forskningsradet.no)

The webinar is arranged by the Research Council of Norway, and is free of charge.

You will learn from an experienced evaluator;  Joe Gorman, who will share his experience and give you useful tips.  Joe is senior researcher at SINTEF, with many years of experience from working as evaluator and with the European Commission. We will talk about

  • what kinds of evaluator profile the EU is looking for
  • how you can set up your expert profile in the best way
  • and other things you can do in order to increase you chance of being selected as an evaluator.

The webinar will be dialogue-based, and you will have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss with Joe.

Registration possible from July 1 for fall term courses; CCBIO903, CCBIONEUR910, CCBIONEUR911 and CCBIONEUR912

Dear all

From July 1, it is possible to register for the fall term courses from CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed, and deadline is September 1. For all courses, please register in Studentweb if you are already enrolled at the UiB. If you are not enrolled at the UiB, you register through Søknadsweb, where you simultaneously apply for UiB guest student status.

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