Daily Archives: Friday October 28th, 2022


The medical students have decentralized teaching at Helse Stavanger, Helse Fonna and Helse Førde. This arrangement is necessary to cope with such large student groups as we have now. It is also very good for the students in that the teaching is more practical than what we can offer in Bergen. Lecturers in Stavanger, Haugesund and Førde are also involved in research as an important part of their work.

It is a challenge to ensure a good and efficient connection to Bergen, and my impression is that this could be better.

All employees at K2 must belong to a research group and a teaching group. The administrative lines run through the research and teaching group leaders. It is therefore important to know which research and teaching groups the individual belongs to so that all employees ger the information sent through the research and teaching groups. If it is unclear which research and teaching group you belong to, contact Silke Appel (research) or Mette Vesterhus (teaching)

We have educational meetings with the decentral hospitals twice a year. My impression is that this is not enough for the decentral hospitals to feel they are involved in the activities here in Bergen, especially when it comes to research.

We have involved personnel at the decentral hospitals at K2 Retreat, but due to the cost, we have only had these meetings every two years. Would an extension of the teaching meetings with a block for research presentations be a possibility? We could have thematic meetings where there are presentations from both parties.

It is also possible to imagine digital meeting places with thematic presentations. In any case, we in Bergen should be better at remembering you at the decentral hospitals so that there is always a Teams link at the meetings here in Bergen that are relevant to you, and that you are invited – to the right email address! (we will arrange this).

Last year, K2 had 40 dissertations. This year, it looks like there will be at least the same number. One way to get in touch with the communities in Bergen, is for the academic staff to act as custos at defenses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank personnel in Stavanger in particular for volunteering several times!

I would also like to encourage the research and teaching group leaders to be more active regarding to think about and involve personnel from the decentral hospitals.

I think we have a lot to gain from a closer collaboration between the parent department and the decentral hospitals! Feel free to make suggestions!

Have a great weekend.

Lecture by Anna Blom: Cytoprotective roles of cytosolic forms of C3

Cytoprotective roles of cytosolic forms of C3

9th November 2022
BBB, Auditorium 4, 12:00

About prof. Blom’s research

Anna Blom received basic education in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her PhD studies in medical and physiological chemistry were focused on bikunin-containing proteins, plasma protease inhibitors also involved in organisation of extracellular matrix. After defending PhD thesis in Uppsala in 1997 she moved to Lund University for a postdoctoral training with Prof. Dahlbäck who is expert translational coagulation researcher. Supported by long-term funding for salary from Swedish Research Council she established independent research group focused on studies of the complement system, a crucial part of innate immunity. In 2005 she was appointed a full professor of medical protein chemistry at Lund University. She has contributed significantly to understanding the role of complement in various pathologies such as infections, rheumatic diseases, cancer and immune deficiencies. Most recently she showed a role of complement in diabetes and contributed to discovery of a novel field of intracellular complement. Her research was recognized by award of large grants such as Wallenberg Scholar from the Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) and Distinguished Investigator within Endocrinology from the Novonordisk Foundation (Denmark).

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Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health

A kind reminder about the meeting “Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health” at Marineholmen Friday 11 November.

Registration deadline 1 November.

Programme and registration https://www.uib.no/en/plastics/157342/plastic-and-plastic-additives-–-impacts-human-and-environmental-health

Day Zero 2023: Call for workshop abstracts

SDG Conference Bergen invites you to submit an application to host an event as part of Day Zero of the SDG Conference Bergen, 8 February 2023. Apply by 18 November.

Day Zero is a free, all-digital day of events on the day before the SDG Conference Bergen. It is an opportunity to organise creative spaces (workshops, debates, exhibitions, etc.) presenting work of relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We invite a diverse audience to participate, whether you are a student or work in academia or research, civil society, non-profit, start-up company, corporation, or small business.

The topic of the SDG Conference Bergen 2023 is A just transformation to a sustainable future. Focusing on a sustainable transformation of societies to become safe and just for all entails thinking about the grand challenges of our time. These challenges have been put under pressure by recent and unprecedented events with impacts on a global scale, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, war, an energy- and food crisis, and several ecological disasters. How can we ensure that this transformation is a just transition leaving no one behind?