Daily Archives: Friday October 8th, 2021


Dear all!

This will be relatively long, please read everything!

I will start with some joyful things: I hope that as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend the Faculty Day on 20 October at 10-13 October, where the faculty’s teaching and research prizes will be awarded at the auditorium at AHH. Among other things, the prize for research environment of the year goes to Eva Gerdts’ research group Hypertension and Heart Dynamics/Centre for Research on Heart Disease in Women, and “Endopodden” is awarded with a teaching prize.

The day then continues in a very pleasant way with a celebration seminar for Bjørn Tore Gjertsen on the occasion of the award of King Olav V’s cancer research prize at 15-18 at Store Auditoriet, Sentralblokken. Registration is required for this event (click here). We now just have to take advantage of the fact that the coronary restrictions have been eased and we can reconvene! And not least, there will be some food  😊

The third pleasant matter is about outstanding research: would you like to seek ERC funds? Then you now have the opportunity to apply to the faculty for support for a mentor. The idea is that a more experienced ERC applicant (preferably one who has received ERC funds in the past) helps you along the way. This is especially important for younger research talents. If you are interested, please contact me or Amra for more information.

Last but not least, anyone who has projects involving the handling of personal data must check RETTE to see if everything is in order. There are many projects that require changes to RETTE, most often there is a lack of a short justification for the need to process the personal data.

Have a really good weekend (and autumn holidays for some)!

HSE non-conformities must be reported in UiBhelp

On October 5th, the university will implement UiBhelp for reporting and follow-up of HSE non-conformities. This means that all new HSE non-conformities must be registered in the notification form in UiBhelp.

Do you want a refresh on what an HSE non-conformity is?

It may be:

  • violations of HSE guidelines and procedures
  • conditions that reduce fire safety
  • theft or vandalism
  • personal injuries that occur on campus
  • adverse events in the laboratory

Read more about reporting and follow-up of HSE non-conformities

See also the information in this PowerPoint.

Head of faculty/department

The 22nd Broegelmann Lecture, 15. Oktober, 14:00 CET

Lecture by Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD

Role of Tim-3 in regulating anti-tumor immunity

Vijay Kuchroo is Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Senior scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Brigham Research Institutes, Boston.

Vijay Kuchroo is a renowned immunologist, and he was the first to describe development of pathogenic Th17 cells known to have a central role in many autoimmune diseases. His lab was also the first to describe the TIM gen family, with Tim-3 as an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells.

Link to lecture on Zoom

Link to event poster

Bjørn Tore Gjertsen celebration seminar

See also the event poster here

Dear all,

We have the pleasure of inviting you all to a special celebration seminar October 20, 2021 at 15:00 to celebrate Bjørn Tore Gjertsen receiving King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2021. This will take place at Store Auditorium, Sentralblokken, Haukeland University Hospital.

We strongly encourage all of you to attend the talks and the informal gathering with plenty refreshments and light food. The seminar is open to all as long as you register and you are welcome to circulate this invitation.

Time: Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 15:00 – 18:00

Place: Store Auditorium 1, Sentralblokken (Hospital main building 3rd floor), Haukeland University Hospital.


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Congratulatory statements
  • Scientific program
  • Closing remarks

Registration: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=11257510

More information: Calendar event with detailed program
October 18, 13.00-14.00, you can watch the award ceremony online. Alternatively, the Medical Faculty will serve cake and coffee and host an on-screen live stream in the Auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus,  12.30-14.00.

On behalf of CCBIO, K2, MED & HUS,
Best regards,

Lars A. Akslen
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
University of Bergen



Registration K2 Junior Retreat 2021

Time: November 22-23, 2021
Place: Scandic Voss, Voss
Registration deadline: October 8, 2021

The Department of Clinical Science (K2) welcomes you to participate in the 4th K2 Junior Retreat for PhDs and postdocs, an arena for academic and personal development and local networking. This year we will meet at wonderful Scandic Voss at Voss. K2 covers all costs of the event.

This year’s topics will be
• How to get the best out for your PhD
• Open access
• Visualization of data
Invited guest speakers: Paul Simon Svanberg and TBA

At Voss, all participants will present their project in a 2-minute lightening talk. As soon as you have signed up for the retreat, we will email you instructions for an abstract.
We will travel together from Bergen to Voss by train. The registration deadline is October 20 at midnight. We have room for the 30 first who register. After that there will be a waiting list.

We hope to see you at Scandic Voss!
Register here.

Webinar: Contributing to an evidence-based dialogue on women’s careers in academia: Evidence from the life sciences

Host: Center for research on cardiac disease in women

Lecturer: Speaker: Marc Lerchenmueller, Assistant Professor for Technological Innovation and Management Science at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.

Date: Monday October 25th, 12:00-13:00

More information here.