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Vestlandslegen funded – and novel practical training tested at Voss
A week ago, the good news finally came: The government parties have agreed to finance 20 new study places in Medicine at UiB, and the funding for the first stage of Vestlandslegen is landed. The first students started in Stavanger in August and will complete their studies at SUS, having had their first three years of teaching in Bergen. Long-term, good work from the faculty has thus borne fruit. K2’s Simon Dankel has now taken over from Steinar Hunskår as coordinator for Vestlandslegen. As discussed at the recent UGLE meeting, it will be important going forward that we continue the good work in the teaching groups to integrate the teaching environments.
For the first time, medical students from Bergen get practice in gynecology and obstetrics at Voss Hospital. The first student has already started, and this autumn a total of 4 students will each get a week. In the long term, the aim is that at least one student every week during the 6-week internship period will have the opportunity to have their training in Voss during one of their three-week internships. Congratulations to the teaching group in GYN/OBS for getting this in place!
The Education Award 2023 from Helse Vest will be awarded at the Education Conference in Helse Vest which will be held in Bergen 30 Nov.-1 Dec. If you think K2 should nominate you or another candidate, send the proposal to email@example.com by Monday 2 October. Read more here: Utdanningskonferansen 2023 – Helse Vest RHF (helse-vest.no)
For the first time, UiB is hosting career days for early-stage researchers and their support team. We invite early career academics, their supervisors, research managers, Ph.d coordinators and all others interested in the topic of career development within and outside of academia.
The career days is like a festival with different activities for you to choose from – you pick your best pieces. Register here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=15425782
More info here.
Supporting internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers in Europe and around the world
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships support excellent postdoctoral researchers throughout Europe and the world for a period of up to two years. International mobility is a key requirement. The fellowship includes a salary or stipend, a relocation allowance and support for fellows with children. Awardees can attend an EMBO Laboratory Leadership course and become part of the global network of EMBO Fellows.
Applications accepted throughout the year (next cutoff date: 9 February 2024, 14:00 CET
Supporting young scientists to enter a new field
EMBO New Venture Fellowships support early career scientists, in any field of life science research, who would use this opportunity to enter a new field of research. The intention of these fellowships is to support high quality candidates to explore feasible projects or generate preliminary data to help transform their research trajectory.
Did you miss the webinar? See recording online
- Norsk: https://www.forskningsradet.no/arrangementer/2023/fripro-soknadsmottak-og-behandling/
- English: https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/events/2023/fripro-open-ended-call/
Randi Bertelsen is organizing a seminar on Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in human and environmental samples.
The seminar will take place in Bergen on Thursday 21st of September 11:30-16:00.
Title: SMART-MS – Mesenchymal stem cells as regenerative treatment in multiple sclerosis
Speaker: Christopher E. Kvistad, senior physician and researcher at the Dept. of Neurology and Neuro-Sysmed
Time: September 19, 2023, from 14:30-15:30
Where: BBB, Auditorium 4
More information: MRCRM seminar series – September 2023 – Helse Bergen (helse-bergen.no)
Welcome to the first seminar this semester in the seminar series of Mohn Research Center for Regenerative Medicine (MRCRM)! The seminar is open to all and light refreshments will be served.
Dear PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Medicine, UiB. We are pleased to invite you to the PhD Start-up seminar for PhD candidates at the faculty.
The seminar focuses on information of help and support in your PhD study, innovation in PhD research and sharing of experiences from a former PhD candidate. The link for registration is presented below.
The registration is binding, please register here: Registration for the PhD Start-up Seminar. 03.10.2023, 08.30-12.00 at Auditorium Armauer Hansens hus, Haukelandsveien 28 (uib.no). Registration deadline: 20 September.
We will end the seminar with a lunch, a good opportunity to get to know your fellow PhD candidates and to do some networking as well.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
3 October 2023, 08.30-12.00, Auditorium in Armauer Hansens hus, Haukelandsveien 28.
Thursday 21st of September 2023 Time: 11:30-16:00
Auditorium 2, BB-building, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies vei 91, Bergen.
On September 21st, 2023, Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen is organizing an event entitled “Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in environmental and human samples”. The seminar is very relevant for CAMRIA, with many excellent speakers and topics relevant for our centre – that is why we hope as many of you as possible will be able to participate.
It is possible to participate in the event physically (which we encourage you to do if you have the opportunity), or online.
Guest lecture by Riitta Lahesmaa, Professor of Systems immunology and the Director of Turku Bioscience Centre, Turku, Finland
Place: Auditorium B301, Sentralblokken
Time: 14th September 14:00
Lecture abstract here.
To employees and students who have local administrator access on a UiB PC
If you do not need administrator access to any UiB PC, you may ignore this e-mail.
This autumn we are working on IT security measures for the entire university, to protect UiB PCs and data. See news article in På Høyden (in Norwegian only): https://pahoyden.no/it-avdelingen-it-sikkerhet/reduserer-risikoen-for-hackerangrep/130033 .
This includes introducing a new routine for local administrator access as of 28 September this year. (This currently applies to Windows, not Linux or Mac.)
Unfortunately, we have seen over time that universities and colleges can be attractive targets for hacker attacks.
User accounts with administrator access are exposed and pose a major security risk for the University of Bergen.
We will still ensure that we have solutions so that employees and students can install the programs they need for their work.
The new scheme we are introducing from 28 September means that:
* All employees and students who need local administrator access on their PC must apply for it in UiB access. (If rights are required for more than one computer, separate applications must be submitted for each computer. Please contact the IT division if access to a large number of computers is required.)
* If you application is approved by your manager, you are granted access for one year before you have to apply again.
* Through the Make Me Admin program, you may log in easily and securely, and gain access for 60 minutes at a time.
* Applications are handled continuously. Do not delay applying if you know you will need access.
* During the application process you are supplying the IT division with important information about which programs you need to install, and any other tasks that require administrator access. This gives us a good basis for creating program packages and in other ways facilitating easier use of UiB PCs in the future.
You can find more information about the scheme, how to approve applications and other guidance here: https://hjelp.uib.no/tas/public/ssp/content/detail/service?unid=29b0c7092eba447ba316f88c5b9f0c28&from=3c6eadc7-4024-4189-9f8a-f7d6b279e644
Your immediate manager will also receive an e-mail with information about this new scheme.
Contact the IT division via hjelp.uib.no if you have any questions.
Thursday 21st of September 2023 Time: 11:30-16:00
Auditorium 2, BB-building, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies vei 91, Bergen.
11:35 Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals, Resistance Selection and Transfer in a One Health Context –the STRESST Project-Adam Roberts, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
12:15Klebsiella pneumoniae in a One Health perspective in Norway-Iren Høyland Löhr, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway
12:55Population-levelvariation in the human gut antibiotic resistome–Katariina Pärnänen, University of Turku, Finland
13:35Coffee break (15min)
13:50Residues, recirculation, re-exposure and resistance. Why we need to consider the stability of antimicrobials in the farm environment-Aldert Zomer, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
14:30Monitoring of global AMR patterns using sewage and public data-Patrick Munk, Denmark Technical University, Denmark
15:10AMR in the environment and the need for surveillance: a Norwegian perspective-Nachiket Marathe, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
15:50 Closing remarks
To receive a link to follow the event online, you can register here.
Seminar organizer: Randi J Bertelsen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Storsalen, Nygårdsgaten 5, 3 October, 2023
This time the focus is on collaborative projects, with a main focus on projects in Horizon Europe Pillars 2 and 3, but with the aim to shed light on specific characteristics of collaborative projects and the work with applications for such projects, relevant also for other funding sources than Horizon Europe.
The programme of the event will alternate between plenary and mingling sessions: in the mingling sessions research advisers and other support staff will be available for questions and discussion at stands. There will be a panel discussion with researchers from UiB sharing their experiences, and presentations from research advisers on different aspects of the work with applications for collaborative projects, as well as information on the funding landscape and how one can use UiB’s international network and UiB’s Brussels office.
See the full programme and find the registration form here. Please register before 26 September.
The Holberg Prize has the pleasure of inviting everyone to attend the 2023 Holberg Debate in the University Aula, on Saturday 2 December, 15:00 – 17:45.
The debate is entitled ‘Does Consciousness Extend Beyond Brains?’. A panel of eminent researchers will discuss whether or not conscious experiences happen both within and outside the brain, and if science can solve the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness. Also, a broader question is: Does science need “heresy” in order to sufficiently explore our greatest remaining mysteries?
In the panel:
- Anil Seth is a neuroscientist and author who has pioneered research into the brain basis of consciousness for more than 20 years. He is a Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex. His most well-known book is Being You (2017).
- Tanya Luhrmann is the Albert Ray Lang Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. Her work focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural and the world of psychosis. At the heart of the work is the question of how things come to feel real to people. Luhrmann’s authorship includes the the award-winning book When God Talks Back (2012).
- Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than a hundred technical papers and nine books, including his 2012 book The Science Delusion, which argues that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas.
- David Malone is an award winning science documentary film maker. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he has made films for the BBC and Channel 4, on such topics as consciousness, the self and soul, the search for mathematical certainty, and the relationship between science and religion.
Please see the Holberg Prize website for more information on the event, or register for the event here. You can also follow our Facebook event page. We invite everyone to submit questions for the panel here.
Previous instalments of the Holberg Debate can be found here.
Queries may be directed to: email@example.com.
As mentioned before the summer, the Research Council’s evaluation of medicine and health sciences is underway. K2 has registered 9 research groups. In addition to the research groups, the department as an administrative unit will also be evaluated as a whole.
The evaluation is a multi-step process:
- Specify the Terms of Reference)
- Data collection
- Assessment and evaluation of data
For this we need the help of the research groups that have been registered. Contact persons in the relevant research groups will be invited to a number of workshops during the autumn.
As the entire K2 will also be evaluated, it is important that our online presence is updated. Encouragement to all research groups: look through your texts on K2’s web pages (which also need an upgrade, we are working on it!), edit and update and send a new version to your assigned web editor (or Irene Hjelmaas and Christina Flornes who can help with the technicalities).
We also have a number of academic staff who are not members of any research group. That’s not good, everyone must belong to (at least) a research group (and by the way also a teaching group for those concerned). Not sure where you belong? Get in touch with one of us!
Happy weekend in the sun!
Susanna og Silke
Avantor/VWR is arranging a seminar day in Bergen focused on nanopore sequencing on September 26th (program). Participation is free and lunch is included! Get inspired by the latest technical updates from Oxford Nanopore Technologies as well as talks from local scientists in Western Norway about their latest nanopore projects. Additionally, the seminar day is a great opportunity to network and collaborate with other nanopore users in the area.
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th.
Date: 26.9.2023, 8.30-15.30
Location: Det Akademiske Kvarter, Olav Kyrres Gate 49, 5015 Bergen