Daily Archives: Friday January 19th, 2024

Happy New Year also from me 😊

We are now in the final stages of RCN’s EVALMEDHEALTH report, thank you very much to all of you who have contributed so far! There is still some work to be done before the deadline 31.1., and not least, I encourage everyone once again to update their website.

But enough hustle about this, over to something far more fun that was already mentioned before Christmas: The Faculty of Medicine has announced several awards for 2023. If you/your research group/academic group know someone who has excelled in 2023, either on the research front (publication, research environment, PhD work, dissemination), as an innovation environment or when it comes to teaching, then now is the chance to nominate colleagues/environments (or yourself!). The categories are

  • Publication of the Year (NOK 100 000)
  • Research environment of the year (NOK 150 000)
  • PhD work of the year (NOK 100 000)
  • Dissemination award (NOK 100 000)
  • Innovation award (NOK 100 000)
  • Education Award (up to three awards for outstanding initiatives in education, a main prize of NOK 150,000 and up to two more prizes of NOK 50,000 each!)

We from K2 can put forward one candidate in each category, so do not hesitate to submit proposals (with thorough reasoning) by Monday 5 February 2024. More detailed information can be found here.

Proposal for Publication/PhD/Group/Dissemination/Innovation

Suggestions for Education Awards

And it is not too late to send nominations for the Meltzer Prizes – the deadline is today (19.1.24) 😊 All professors have the right to nominate, so check if you know of an outstanding research communicator, clever younger researcher or someone who has excelled over time with outstanding scientific activity (link to more information). The nomination should be sent to Kristin.Hansen@uib.no

Have a great weekend!

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, February 1st, 2024.

We are happy to welcome you all to the upcoming CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, February 1st, 2024. This seminar series is a perfect place to meet and interact with other young scientists and engage in lively and interesting discussions. We are looking forward to the keynote lecture by CCBIO Masterclass graduate Hege Berg, who will give a talk about clinical implementation of multi-omics methods in cancer diagnostics. The program spans several exiting topics including the role and inheritance of BRCA1 epimutations, novel CAR T therapies for lymphomas, and development of preclinical models for investigating resistant subclones in ovarian cancer. The application of CyTOF in oncology and fibrosis will also be presented.

Open to all. Please register within January 29th at 11.00.

When: February 1, 2024, at 09.00-13.00

Where: Conference room, BB-building (right across from the auditoria), campus Haukeland, Bergen

Registration: on this link

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Open Day – UiB Læringsarena

Monday 22 January from 11:00-14:00 we invite all our colleagues to visit the new UiB Læringsarena in Nygårdsgaten 5 to see Storsalen and our seminar rooms – and for a chat if you have questions.

We offer coffee and tea, and Smauet café will serve some snacks.

Invitation  (in Norwegian only): Åpen dag i UiB Læringsarena 22. januar | Læringsarenaen i Nygårdsgaten 5 | UiB

Yours sincerely,

Grantee of ERC – Permanent Position at the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine is introducing from 01.01.24 a scheme that facilitates researchers who are awarded an ERC project to be permanently employed after the end of the project period at the institute where the research activity naturally belongs. The faculty will cover the salary cost at the institute. With this arrangement, we aim to stimulate increased application activity towards ERC, strengthen future medical research in Bergen, and make the faculty more attractive, especially for researchers early in their career.

The following criteria apply:

  • The arrangement applies to individuals who are employed in postdoc or researcher positions, or in temporary positions as associate professors or professors at MED at the time of the ERC project award.
  • The arrangement applies to individuals who move to MED with their ERC project from the start of the project period and who have their research activity at MED during the project period.
  • The arrangement does not apply to individuals who are permanently employed as scientific staff at MED as associate professors or professors prior to the ERC award.
  • Salary funds from the faculty will normally be provided after the completion of the ERC project. This means that candidates must secure their own salary from the ERC project or other sources during the project period.
  • The position (associate professor or professor) will be advertised using the usual procedure as the project period nears its end, but the advertisement text will be tailored to the candidates’ scientific and methodological profile.

Read more about ERC https://erc.europa.eu/homepage


Illustration for Science 2024

Do you want to use illustration as an effective communication tool? Learn the essentials of design theory, drawing by hand and drawing digitally during this course.
Illustration for Science 2024 – CHESS (uib.no)
This course will introduce the theory and method of how to visually represent your scientific research. Being able to translate complex research into information that can be understood by a wide range of audiences is an important skill that will help you throughout your career. When: 20 – 22 February 2024 (plus 3 online meetings on ZOOM, starting from 30 January 2024). Where: Geophysical Institute, UiB. Max. number of participants: 20. Credits: 1 ECTS. Register here: Illustration for Science 2024 – Page 1 of 3 (uib.no)

INVITATION: CCBIO seminar next week, Thursday 25.01.2024, 14.30–15.30, Aud. 4, BBB, with Vibeke Fosse

We are happy to invite you to a CCBIO seminar next week, Thursday 25.01.2024, in Aud. 4 BBB, from 14.30-15.30. 

Vibeke Fosse will give a talk on, Comparative oncology: a valuable model for cancer immunotherapy research.

Speaker: Vibeke Fosse

Title: Comparative oncology: a valuable model for cancer immunotherapy research

Time: Thursday 25.01.2024, 14.30–15.30

Where: Aud. 4, BBB

Host: Emmet McCormack

Abstract: Is available here

Onsite event in the auditorium. The CCBIO seminars are open to all, so feel free to forward this invitation.

Hope to see as many as possible there!

Best wishes,

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

UTFORSK Call 2024

31 January 2024 9.00-11.00

This seminar offers an introduction to UTFORSK, a measure under the Norwegian government’s strategy for cooperation on higher education and research with Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and the USA, the Panorama Strategy.

We will start by looking into the UTFORSK call and how it is aligned with policies and objectives outlined in relevant policy documents. From this starting point we will discuss objectives related to institutional partnerships, integration between higher education, research and working life, sustained student mobility and enhanced international learning environment. Last but not least we will dig into the recent UTFORSK call for applications and how to write a convincing application.


  • Introduction to the UTFORSK call (HK-dir)
  • One or two project proposals that were funded in previous rounds will share experiences from their applications:
    • professor Bjørnar Borvik and senior adviser Ingrid Tøsdal, Faculty of Law
    • TBC
  • How to write a convincing application; story telling, impact, tips and tricks
  • Timeline for guidance from the support team

Target group:
UTFORSK is open to all levels (Bachelor, Master, and PhD) and all academic fields. Cooperation across disciplines and sectors is encouraged. Accordingly the seminar is open to interested academic and administrative staff across UiB.