Daily Archives: Friday April 8th, 2022

Eystein at the helm

Dear K2 employee

This week I took over as head of department after Pål, but only for a short period – Pål has a short leave until 10 May and I will try to provide the same good service as him in the meantime. Now that it is time for Easter, it is appropriate to thank all K2 employees for their efforts so far this year. Research and teaching are taking place at a high pace, even though resources are scarce. Falch’s Junior Prize will be awarded and the research group leaders are asked to promote candidates, see announcement in this issue of K2-news.

A special thank you to Maria Holmaas and the rest of the administration who are making a formidable effort to keep the wheels turning. K2 is a fantastic workplace and has an enormous potential for good research and teaching. Carry on and do what is good better.

I hope all of you all take the opportunity to enjoy some days off over Easter, and recharge your batteries with both physical and perhaps spiritual food. The war in Ukraine is a strong reminder that we cannot take freedom and democracy for granted.


Easter greetings,


Eystein Husebye


MRCRM seminar series «the Ex vivo facility – why, how and when”, with Einar K. Kristoffersen

Time: April 27, from 14:30 – 15:30

Venue: Auditorium 4, 3rd floor, BBB, Jonas Lies vei 91

Register for tapas: https://www.deltager.no/event/mrcrm_seminar_series

Streaming link will appear here: https://helse-bergen.no/en/arrangementer/mrcrm-seminar-series


Welcome to the first seminar in the Mohn Research Center for Regenerative Medicine (MRCRM)’s seminar series, where Einar K. Kristoffersen will present “the Ex vivo facility” – the new cleanroom laboratory at the Laboratory Building. Do not miss this excellent opportunity to learn


Øyvind Byrkjedal-Bendiksen 

I work as a coordinator for the joint study administration at K1 and K2. In practice, this means that I am the supervisor of the fine team that administers the medicine, nutrition and pharmacy studies at the department. 

What I like best about the job are my colleagues and the good working environment. We are a nice bunch who are passionate about making everyday as good as possible for both students and employees at UiB. Right now, we are working on putting in place the timetables for the autumn of 2022. 

Another thing I like is that I contribute to something bigger than myself. Being so lucky to be part of the education of tomorrow’s doctors, pharmacists and nutritionists is very inspiring. It is very exciting to collaborate with professionally skilled doctors, teachers, researchers and committed students.

(Norsk) Diputas-Hege Fredriksen Berg  

Hege Fredriksen Berg

Hovedveileder: professor Camilla Krakstad
Medveiledere: ph.d. Erling Høivik

Prøveforelesning:     Torsdag 21. april 2022 kl. 10.15

Sted: Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28
Oppgitt emne: «Clinical implementation of multi-omics methodology in cancer diagnostics»

Disputas:  Fredag 22. april 2022 kl. 08.15
Sted: Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28

Avhandlingens tittel:
“Organoid models and novel biomarkers for improved treatment of endometrial cancer”


  1. opponent: Ph.d. Gema Moreno-Bueno, Universitetet i Madrid, Spania
  2. opponent: Ph.d. Mads Haugland Haugen, Oslo Universitets sykehus
  3. medlem av komiteen: Ph.d. Gro Vatne Røsland, Universitetet i Bergen

Disputasen blir ledet av professor Harald G. Wiker.

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