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Prizes to K2

The faculty day focus on employees who have distinguished themselves in various ways. The department leadership takes this opportunity to congratulate all the award winners this year, in particular K2’s prize winners. Birgitta Åsjö became the first woman to receive Falch’s senior prize for her AIDS research. Bergithe Oftedal won the Falch Prize for younger researchers and illustrated in an exemplary manner how research stays abroad can be used in building research networks and career. More people should takes such opportunities. Per Eystein Lønning received the award for this year’s research group on behalf of the breast cancer research group – a very well deserved prize.

Joint events such as the faculty day are not always prioritized by the researchers, but are very important for getting to know what is happening at the faculty. Maybe you don’t have to travel to Seatlle or Boston to learn a technique that is already running on campus. Such meetings stimulate new ideas and exchange of concepts that can benefit everyone. We need to establish more such arenas, not only within the faculty but also in collaboration with departments at the hospital. Instead of the university and the hospital being competitors, we should collaborate more on research so that we are better equipped in the competition against other environments in Norway and internationally.

Have a nice weekend

Eystein Husebye

(Norwegian) 10 kjappe om Campylobacter

Campylobacter-bakterien er påvist i et drikkevann på Askøy. Mange har blitt syke, og man mistenker et dødsfall på grunn av forurensningen. Vi har spurt infeksjonsekspert professor Nina Langeland om denne bakterien.

Professor Nina Langeland ved Klinisk institutt 2 er ekspert på infeksjonssykdommer.
Foto: Wikipedia/UiB.
Publisert: 12.06.2019

1. Hva slags bakterie er Campylobacter-bakterien har gjort folk syke på Askøy?
– Bakterien er en ganske vanlig årsak til diaré, som smitter særlig via mat eller vann.

2. Hva er de vanlige måtene slike bakterier havner i drikkevann?
– Det vanligste er at vannet blir forurenset i tillegg sviktende barrierer for rensing av vannet.

3. Er det vanlig å bli smittet av denne bakterien i Norge?
– Den er en ganske vanlig årsak til matbåren smitte.

4. Hvor farlig er den, kan man dø av den?
– Feber, magesmerter og diaré er vanlig, dødsfall er sjelden.

5. Er den like farlig for unge, voksne og gamle?
– Generelt er eldre sårbare, men alle aldersgrupper blir syke.

6. Må man drikke mye forurenset vann for å bli syk eller er det nok med ett glass vann?
– Det kommer an på hvor mye bakterier det er i vannet.

7. Er det farlig å dusje, vaske seg eller pusse tennene i vann som er forurenset av bakterien?
– Dusjing går bra.

8. Hva bør man gjøre dersom man tror man er smittet?
– De fleste blir friske av seg selv, men det kan være lurt å levere avføringsprøve til legekontor, og være nøye med personlig hygiene.

9. Hvordan behandler man folk som har blitt syke?
– Pasientene får rikelig med væsketilførsel. Noen kan trenge antibiotika.

10. Hva kan man gjøre for å unngå å bli smittet dersom man er nødt til å bruke det forurensede vannet der man bor?
– Koke vannet

Public PhD defense – Sahba Shafiee

Sahba Shafiee will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday 20th June 2019

Trial lecture: Thursday 20th June 2019 at 11.15.
Topic: “Preclinical models of myelodysplastic syndromes – overview, obstacles and future perspectives”
Place: Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28

Public defense: Thursday 20th June at 13.15
Title of dissertation: “Translational Development of Preclinical Models and Therapies in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)”
Place:  Auditorium, AHH, Haukelandsveien 28

1st opponent: Assistant Professor Petter S. Woll, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2nd opponent: Professor Wieslaw Jedrzejczak, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)
3rd member of the comittee Førsteamanuensis, Mette Vesterhus, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by Professor Einar Klæboe Kristoffersen.

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 7 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Hege F. Berg.

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Deadlines

Dear all,

Please see below the updated links for external funding:

External funding opportunities: http://www.uib.no/en/med/112772/external-funding-opportunities

Funding opportunities for education: http://www.uib.no/med/113987/funding-opportunities-education

The webpages are updated every second week. New calls are marked as NEW.

Kind regards,

Amra, Ramune and Kaia

New names

Benedicte Sjo Tiselvoll is a PhD fellow at K2. She started in the fall of 2018 and was before this a research line student and completed her medical studies in the spring of 2018. She works at Bjørn Tore Gjertsen’s research group (Ths signaling-targeted therapy group), focusing on early treatment response in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) using mass cytometry (CyTOF) ). If you want to say hello, she can be contacted by email: benedicte.tislevoll@uib.no