Category Archives: K2Nytt Week 41

Autumn has arrived

Following our tradition we will also this year have a K2 Junior retreat for PhD fellows and postdocs at K2, this year 4.-5. November in Myrkdalen, Voss. This year’s topic is creative thinking and stress management, and not to forget networking. A big thank you to the organization committee for this interesting program. It is not too late to register, the deadline is today 11.10.

This autumn we also have the possibility to improve our grant-writing skills. The research advisors arrange a seminar on the 7thNovember, 12:00-13:00 in the seminar room 7.1/2, Laboratory building. We have been so fortunate to show you examples of granted proposals from our researchers and will focus on excellence and impact sections of these. You will see examples of introduction, objectives and various types of impact. The difference between communication and dissemination is not so easy to delineate and we will therefore show examples of both. Finally, we have prepared an overview of upcoming deadlines and will also show examples of prizes and awards you can nominate yourself or others to. The seminar is relevant for everyone who at some point plans to submit a proposal for funding. The department will serve lunch so we kindly ask you to register here.

Talking about awards: the Department of Clinical Science wants to promote candidates for the Kong Olav V cancer research award. Suggestions can be sent to Silke by 4.11.2019.

And last but not least: the faculty’s candidate professor Bruce R. Zetter will be appointed honorary doctor at The Faculty of Medicine, and in connection with this will he give a guest lecture on Monday October 14that 14:15 (“RNA as a tool for cancer therapy”; Store Auditorium, main building Haukeland University hospital). There will be served tapas afterwards, so please register here.

(Norwegian) Dagens Medisin om Regine Åsen Jersins prosjekt på insulinresistens

UiB-stipendiat Regine Åsen Jersin presenterte sitt prosjekt om insulinresistens for 18 000 deltakere på kongressen EASD i Barcelona. 

Mekanismar i feittvevet kan vera med på å auka sjansen ein person har for å utvikla fedmerelaterte sjukdommar. Studien har funne at redusert transport av aminosyra serine inn i feittceller fører til auka cellestress, meir feittlagring og insulinresistens.

Les mer om saken her.

(Norwegian) Informasjon om tjenesteportal og felles servicesenter

UiB har anskaffet og planlegger nå innføring av en tjenesteportal (enterprise service management system). Nederlandske TOPdesk er valgt som leverandør i en anskaffelse som er felles for BOTT-universitetene.

Fra 7. oktober vil det ikke være mulig registrere nye saker i Issue-tracker. All oppretting og håndtering av nye saker vil skje i tjenesteportalen (TOPdesk). Issue-tracker vil fortsatt være aktiv etter 7. oktober for å avslutte pågående saker og av arkivhensyn.

For mer informasjon se her.

(Norwegian) Endelig nedstengning av Mi Side

Som kjent tok Mitt UiB over for Mi Side som UiBs læringsstøttesystem i 2016. Etter at bruken av Mi side ble faset ut, har systemet fortsatt vært tilgjengelig for lesing og nedlasting av filer for tidligere brukere. Mi Side stenges ned for godt ved nyttår. Etter 31. desember 2019 kan man altså ikke regne med å få tilgang til innholdet.

Hva angår informasjon som ligger der i dag:

  1. Arkivverdig dokumentasjon – som pensumlister, emne- og studieprogrambeskrivelser vil flyttes til Studiekvalitetsbasen. UiB tar ansvar for dette.
  2. Den enkelte ansatte må selv ta ansvar for å laste ned presentasjoner, oppgaver, dokumenter, lenker og annet lærestoff som ikke er bevart annet sted.

Mer info her.

PhD defense – Øystein Fløtten

Øystein Fløtten will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday 17th October 2019

Trial lecture: Thursday 17th October 2019 at 10.30.
Topic: “Behandling av lungekreft – et paradigmeskifte? Hva er de viktigste endringer i behandlingsmuligheter vi har sett de senere årene og hva kan vi vente oss fremover?”
Place: Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91

Public defense: Thursday 17th October 2019 at 12.30.
Title of dissertation: “Simplifying treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer- Regimen, route of administration, and patient preferences”
Place:  Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91

1st opponent: Ph.d. Seppo Langer, Rigshospitalet, København
2nd opponent: Postdoktor Vilde Haakensen, Oslo Universitetssykehus
3rd member of the comittee: Førsteamanuensis Astrid Olsnes Kittang, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Jon Hardie.

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 3 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