Daily Archives: Thursday November 16th, 2023

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, December 6, 2023.

We are happy to invite you all to the CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, December 6, 2023. This seminar series is a perfect place to meet and interact with other young scientists. We anticipate lively and interesting discussion also this time. We are looking forward to the keynote lecture by CCBIO Professor Dana Costea, who will share her story about how and why she ended up in cancer research. The program spans several exiting topics including preclinical development of new therapeutics in mantle cell lymphoma, the link between salivary gland manifestation and renal disease in Sjøgren’s Syndrome and how brain-blood derived exosomes may act as biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). A novel tool for spatial analyses of the tumor microenvironment will also be presented.

Please register within December 4th at 11.00.

When: December 6, 2023, at 09.00-13.00

Where: Auditorium B302, Sentralblokka, Haukeland University Hospital 3rd floor, Bergen

Registration: on this link

Open to both junior and senior researchers as well as students. The symposium series is open, but also part of the CCBIO Research School under the code CCBIO901, and participation is eligible for ECTS.



09.00-09.15: Introduction

09.15-10.00: “My Path in the World of Cancer Research” Keynote lecture by Professor Daniela Costea

10.00-10.20: Coffee break

10.20-10.45: “Preclinical development of novel therapeutics in Mantle Cell Lymphoma” by May Eriksen Gjerstad

10.45-11.10: “Sjögren’s syndrome- Assessment of salivary gland manifestations and their association with renal disease” by Hanne Borge

11.10-12:00 Lunch (free of charge, register within December 4th at 11.00)

12:00-12:25: “Brain-derived blood exosomes – a potential for new biomarkers in multiple sclerosis: Pilot study results from relapsing MS patients under anti-CD20 therapy” by Sam Anandhan

12:25-12:50: “Spatial analysis of the cancer tissue microenvironment using mass cytometry imaging technologies” Rezvan Ehsani

12:50-13:00: Concluding remarks

Mari Kyllesø Halle and Vladan Milosevic are coordinators of the junior seminars and are planning and chairing these meetings. Any questions can be addressed to them.

The UiB application portal for funds and grants is now open

In UiB’s application portal, an overview is provided of various foundations from which it is possible to apply for funds. These foundations have research and education at the University of Bergen as their statutory purposes.

The target audience includes employees, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and students at UiB. Some of the foundations also allow external individuals to apply for funds. Information about who can apply can be found by examining each foundation in the portal.

In the application portal, it is also possible to filter based on the applicant group (employee, student, doctoral candidate, etc.) and/or the field of study to which one belongs, and relevant foundations will be displayed.

The general application deadline is January 12, 2024.

Note that the Astri and Edvard Riisøens legacy is not yet included in the application portal but will be added soon. The legacy provides funding for research on cardiovascular diseases and other unexplored diseases, such as cancer and rheumatic disorders.

Also, please refer to the faculty’s website (in Norwegian) that deals with funds and legacies. This page will be updated if funds are announced from foundations not included in UiB’s application portal.

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowships

This is an excellent opportunity for curiosity-driven, talented researchers from all over the world and within all research disciplines

Up to 10 fellowships are available for curiosity-driven, talented researchers from all over the world and within all research disciplines. The new AIAS-AUFF Fellowships have a duration of 23 months, starting on 1 September 2024.

As a fellow you will benefit from the international and multidisciplinary environment at AIAS that brings researchers together across disciplines, academic seniority and borders in a thriving and creative house.


  • applicants must hold a Ph.D.-degree and a minimum of two and up to ten years of experience
  • researchers are eligible for application if they have not resided in Denmark in more than 12 monthswithin the last two years prior to the application deadline 1 February 2024


Cancer researchers can apply for project funding from Foundation Dam/Stiftelsen Dam

Cancer researchers can apply for project funding from Foundation Dam/Stiftelsen Dam. In addition to researcher positions, support for research in line with the purpose of the program can be applied for.

The application is sent to the Norwegian Cancer Society, which mediates applications for funds to Foundation Dam.

The application deadline for sketches is Thursday 1st of February 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Read more in Norwegian https://dam.no/programmer/forskning/utlysning/

Apply for funding in Norwegian https://kreftforeningen.no/forskning/sok-forskningsmidler/#h-utlysninger

Join us at Eitri Datathon 2024! 

Are you passionate about AI, healthcare, or both? Do you aspire to understand how data can revolutionize the healthcare industry? Would you like to work closely with leading medical AI experts and clinicians from around the world?


At this event, clinicians, data scientists, and social scientists will come together to harness clinical data and apply machine learning to address specific healthcare challenges.

This year, alongside advancing AI in medicine, we will place a special emphasis on addressing biases in health data.

Event Details:

📆 Date: January 7-8, 2024 (with a pre-meeting online on January 5).

📍 Location: Eitri Medical Incubator, Haukelandsbakken 31, Bergen

For more information and to register, visit:


Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative healthcare journey!

For inquiries, please, email Torleif at tml@visinnovasjon.no or Maija at maija.slaidina@uib.no.

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