Daily Archives: Friday August 19th, 2022


Welcome to the new semester!

Then it’s on again! Hope everyone had a nice holiday and recharged their batteries.

At the time of writing, the students have already started, and many K2 employees are busy again with teaching. It is often in a hurry to get started after the holidays. Transitioning from holiday to hectic university life can be a bit brutal and takes time. New cohorts of students entail additional work at the start. Research never takes a vacation. Although many have picked their e-mails and got rid of the most urgent, for most it has piled up with tasks that now have to be sorted out.

This autumn, K2 must focus on finances. As previously mentioned, for various reasons we now have a large deficit – a development that we must reverse. If we stand together, we will be able to get through this, hopefully even stronger. It is often in adversity that one becomes innovative and completely new ideas are created. So I repeat the call before the summer: Help us figure out how we can manage with slightly fewer areas, slightly fewer people and slightly less funds via K2, and how we can create more income that shows up in K2’s budgets.

Good luck with a new term!

New Horizon Europe calls

Horizon Europe work programme for 2023-24 in the health cluster has been published. Many interesting opportunities for K2 researchers to apply for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) in all destinations:

  • Destination 1 – Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society
  • Destination 2. Living and working in a health-promoting environment
  • Destination 3. Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
  • Destination 4. Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care
  • Destination 5. Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society
  • Destination 6. Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health industry

Many pandemic related calls included. Also personalized medicine. Interdisciplinary approach and collaboration with social sciences and humanities (SSH) often requested. Contact your research advisor (susanna.pakkasmaa@uib.no) for more information.

MRCRM Seminar Series

Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in limbal stem cell deficiency – Development of precision medicine

Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) causes discomfort and reduced vision and is a major problem in ophthalmology. Today, the treatment is transplantation of allogenic limbal stem cells, but this has its limitations.

Mesenchymal stem cells are now emerging as a promising treatment option. The phase 1 clinical trial using these cells in patients with end-stage LSCD will be presented.

Cecilie Bredrup, MD, PhD at HUH og Associate professor at K1, UiB

30th of August, 14.30-15.30

Birkhaugsalen, 3rd floor in Sentralblokken, HUH

Welcome to the first seminar this semester in the seminar series of Mohn Research Center for Regenerative Medicine (MRCRM)!

This seminar is open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

MRCRM seminar series – August 2022 – Helse Bergen (helse-bergen.no)

CCBIO Startup Seminar for Carina Strell, August 2

Dear all,

We hope you have all had a good summer!

CCBIO has the pleasure of inviting you to a special startup seminar for Carina Strell to celebrate the initiation of her TMS starting grant, and to kickstart our dissemination activities after the summer break.

The seminar will take place in the auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus, Thursday, August 25, 2022, 13.00-16.00.

Coffee/tea will be served before the seminar, followed by tapas and beverages afterwards. The event is open to all and you are welcome to circulate this invitation.

We would appreciate if as many as possible would register.

Title: Startup seminar for Carina Strell: Perspectives on early breast cancer – molecular biology and epidemiology.
Speakers: Carina Strell, Therese Sørlie, Solveig Hofvind, followed by plenary discussions.
Chair: Lars A. Akslen
Time: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 13.00-16.00
Where: The auditorium in Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28, Bergen.

Registration: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=13118457

More information: https://www.uib.no/en/ccbio/153374/startup-seminar-carina-strell

We hope to see as many of you as possible!

Best wishes,
Camilla Tvedt Ekanger
Seminar coordinator/PhD student
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
The University of Bergen
Mobile +47 465 29 280

Opening of the Mohn Research Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (PRECISE-DIA) on Thursday 25 August

Dear friends and colleagues.

Welcome to the opening of the Mohn Research Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (PRECISE-DIA) on Thursday 25 August from 12-4pm in the auditorium, Glasblokkene, Haukeland University Hospital.

The cCenter is supported by the Trond Mohn Foundation as well as the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital. The goals are better and targeted diagnostics and choice of treatment for patients with diabetes in Norway.

Hope many have the opportunity to come to the opening!

Best regards
Pål R. Njølstad