Daily Archives: Friday November 5th, 2021


Dear everyone,

Back in the chair again after an exciting and busy process of coordinating an SFF application! I think the product was very good and hope RCN agrees 🙂

I would like to thank Silke Appel who acted for me and the rest of the management team at K2 who naturally got more work assignments.

In 2019, we arranged for all employees at K2 a “K2 Retreat” at Solstrand, which we have received very good feedback on. The plan was therefore to repeat this – every other year due to economic circumstances. However, the corona pandemic meant that we unfortunately could not arrange it in 2021. Since the society has reopened with minor restrictions, there will be a new “K2 Retreat” 24-25. February 2022 as you have received information about previously. We hope that the infection rates will remain at an acceptable level so that no restrictions are introduced again on this type of event.

I would like to remind you of the registration deadline, which is 21 November. You can sign up here: K2 KONFERANSEN 2022 / K2 CONFERENCE 2022 (uib.no).

I hope to see as many of you as possible at Solstrand, and that you engage in discussions, groups and other activities. The conference does not get better than what the participants make it!

Have a great weekend!

Invitation: CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium November 11, in the conference room, BBB and in Zoom

Dear all,

We are happy to welcome you all to the last CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium for this semester, November 11, 2021. Local junior researchers will present topics including drug development in acute myeloid leukemia, the role of AGR2 in breast cancer, single cell profiling in chronic myeloid leukemia, and metabolic coupling between oral cancer cells and fibroblasts. We are also excited that the winner of the prize for the publication of the year at the medical faculty, Elaheh Mahootchi, will present her award-winning research for us about the multifunctional decarboxylase GADL1. Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and networking! We are looking forward to finally meet you in person this time, but there will also be an alternative to join digitally at Zoom.

Please register within November 8th at 11.00 for those of you who want to attend in person, as LUNCH IS INCLUDED for onsite participation. There is no registration deadline for digital attendance.

When: Thursday November 11, 2021 at 09:15 – 12:40 (Norwegian time)

Where: Conference room, BB-building (opposite the auditoria), and also available in Zoom (logon details will be sent to registered participants)

Program: can be found here.

Registration: At ccbiojuss.no (Also even if you have registered for CCBIO901 in Studentweb.)

General information: More information about the Junior Scientist Symposia can be found here.

ECTS: Part of CCBIO901, with 3 credits (participation in the program through 2 terms.) All are however welcome for non-ECTS drop-in on each individual symposium. Perhaps you spot an interesting topic? Just remember to register!

Any questions can be addressed to chairs Maria and Hanna.

Feel free to forward this invitation as all are welcome! (Not restricted to junior scientists.)

With best regards

Eli Synnøve Vidhammer
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
University of Bergen

HSE-round 2021 – a mapping of the physical working environment

This year’s HSM rounds are scheduled for November 16 and 17.

16.11 from 13.00: KK and Glass blocks
17.11 from12.00: Laboratory building

Please fill out the relevant form and have it ready, especially important if there is anything you would like to change.

Alternatively, the form can be submitted to siv.bedringaas@uib.no

Hoping to see you.

Siv Lise

HSE info

This year’s applications for  HSE fundings have now been processed. K2 received grants for these measures:

  • Noise reduction measures by analytical instrument at Flow Core Facility
  • Point extraction with hood and flexible arm in the laboratory,  Glassblokkene
  • Large first aid / emergency bag with additional gels for burns. Will hang in the common area on the 8th floor, Laboratoriebygget

The next application will be sent out well in advance of the deadline.

Siv Lise, HSE Committee.