Category Archives: Seminars and conferences

Welcome to Open Access Week 2021!

In collaboration with several Norwegian academic libraries, RDA (Research Data Alliance) Norway and ELIXIR Norway, Bergen University Library presents a series of events with topics related to open publishing, open science and data sharing.

Most events are digital and are open to anyone interested.

The webinars before lunch are part of a collaboration between UiB, UiT, HVL, UiS, NTNU, USN, INN and UiO, and you can find more information and sign up for the individual webinars by clicking the links or see here.

The webinars after lunch are local (UiB) and you can sign up for all the local webinars here. You only need to register once if you plan to participate in several local webinars.

Click here for more information and full program

Monday 25th of October:
10:00-11:30 Open Science is the new normal (NFR/Horizon Europe)
13:00-13:45 Open Science Support services at the UiB Library
14:00-15:00 Making Open Science visible: Researcher profiles and CV statistics

Tuesday 26th of October:
10:00-11:30 Lisenser for deling og gjenbruk av forskningsdata  (in Norwegian)
13:00-16:00 DMP workshop (physical)

Wednesday 27th of October:
10:00-11:30 How to share qualitative data: videos and interviews
10:00-11:00 Get your ducks in a row – steps to consider for sharing of sensitive data (including human genetic data)
13:00-13:30 Open and FAIR data – what, why and how?
13:30-14:00 UiB Open Research Data
14:00-15:25 Discipline-specific research data infrastructures:
14:00 ELIXIR Norway, Life sciences
14:20 CESSDA, Social sciences
14:45 Clarino, Language research
15:05 Bjerknes Climate Data Centre, Climate research

Thursday 28th of October:
10:00-11:30 Nivå X: Berører nye publiseringsmodeller forskningskvaliteten?  (in Norwegian)
13:00-14:00 Open access – step by step
14:15-14:45 Open access publications – statistics for Norway and UiB

Friday 29th of October:
10:00-11:30 Diamonds are forever. On the benefits and challenges of Diamond Open Access publishing

The 22nd Broegelmann Lecture, 15. Oktober, 14:00 CET

Lecture by Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD

Role of Tim-3 in regulating anti-tumor immunity

Vijay Kuchroo is Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Senior scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Brigham Research Institutes, Boston.

Vijay Kuchroo is a renowned immunologist, and he was the first to describe development of pathogenic Th17 cells known to have a central role in many autoimmune diseases. His lab was also the first to describe the TIM gen family, with Tim-3 as an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells.

Link to lecture on Zoom

Link to event poster

Registration K2 Junior Retreat 2021

Time: November 22-23, 2021
Place: Scandic Voss, Voss
Registration deadline: October 8, 2021

The Department of Clinical Science (K2) welcomes you to participate in the 4th K2 Junior Retreat for PhDs and postdocs, an arena for academic and personal development and local networking. This year we will meet at wonderful Scandic Voss at Voss. K2 covers all costs of the event.

This year’s topics will be
• How to get the best out for your PhD
• Open access
• Visualization of data
Invited guest speakers: Paul Simon Svanberg and TBA

At Voss, all participants will present their project in a 2-minute lightening talk. As soon as you have signed up for the retreat, we will email you instructions for an abstract.
We will travel together from Bergen to Voss by train. The registration deadline is October 20 at midnight. We have room for the 30 first who register. After that there will be a waiting list.

We hope to see you at Scandic Voss!
Register here.

Webinar: Contributing to an evidence-based dialogue on women’s careers in academia: Evidence from the life sciences

Host: Center for research on cardiac disease in women

Lecturer: Speaker: Marc Lerchenmueller, Assistant Professor for Technological Innovation and Management Science at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management, USA.

Date: Monday October 25th, 12:00-13:00

More information here.

NSHG-PM meetings in genomics and COVID-19

Dear researchers at K2,

I want to draw your attention to a meeting – Nordic Society for Human Genetics and Prevision Medicine. This society aims to gather researchers in the Nordic countries interested in genomics and other omics, and to build infrastructure to perform research in all cohorts and biobanks totaling some 29 million inhabitants.

The meeting is digital and November 8-9 hosted by Mark Daly (Director for FINNGENE, PI at MGH). There is also a workshop on COVID-19 November 4 chaired by Kári Stefánsson (Director for DeCode Genetics) and Camilla Stoltenberg (Director for NIPH).

Submission deadlines for both meetings are October 8.

It’s worth noting that exceptional abstracts will be offered speaking slots and we will give financial prizes to top posters by young investigators.

Pål R. Njølstad

K2 Junior Retreat – November 22nd – 23rd

Dear all PhDs and PostDocs at K2,

We are pleased to invite you to the next K2 Junior Retreat, which will be held at Scandic Hotel Voss on November 22-23 (lunch-to-lunch). We will take the train together from Bergen on the morning of November 22, and return in the afternoon on the 23rd.

The idea of the annual retreat is to have an educational, social and inspirational meeting place for you, the younger members of our department. There will be Flash Talks (short presentations of your projects), science group work and other scientific and practical input relevant to you as an early career scientist/employee.

We will soon share the program and open the registration. Until then, please save the dates. We strongly encourage you to not miss out – and all is paid for by K2!

Best wishes,

Foto: Sara Finne

The Organizing Committee (Simon Dankel, Elvira Viñegra, Ester Kringeland, André Sulen, Katrin Kleinsmann, Pernille Svalastoga)

Data Management Workshop

The Centre for Digital Life Norway and ELIXIR Norway are hosting another

Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects on September

7.- 8. 9:00-13:00 both days, online.

Registration deadline: September 3.

Please contact Korbinian Bösl, Data Management coordinator at ELIXIR Norway & Centre for Digi

Medicine + Social Sciences – a seminar

September 15th, 09:30 AM – 01:00 PM

Faculty of medicine and Faculty of Social Sciences arrange a joint seminar to encourage more research collaborations between the two areas of scientific disciplines. In the seminar, we will learn about interdisciplinarity from a philosophic point of view and see how multi- and interdisciplinary approaches can be used as a competitive advantage in larger research proposals, such as EU. You will be challenged through practical exercises and academic speed dates. The seminar is arranged at Scandic Bergen City. Lunch is included.

Limited number of places available. Programme details and information about how to register will come after the summer break. Until then – block the date in your calendar!





CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) June 17, 2021

We have the pleasure of inviting you to our CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) June 17, 2021! This is an online event in Zoom.

Our keynote speaker Gro Vatne Røsland will give us an overview of microbiota in heath and diseases.  Local junior researchers will present exciting findings using liquid biopsies in metastatic melanoma and organoid models to study COVID-19 infection, advancing cancer research with murine tumor models and mass cytometry, and how to track systemic glioblastoma stem cells.

Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and digital networking! Open for all.

When: Thursday June 17, 2021 at 09:00 – 12:15 (Norwegian time)

Where: Digital event in Zoom (logon details will be sent to registered participants)

Program: can be found here.

Registration: At  (Even if you have registered for CCBIO901 in Studentweb.)

General information: More information about the Junior Scientist Symposia can be found here.

ECTS: Part of CCBIO901, with 3 credits (participation in the program through 2 terms.) All are however welcome for non-ECTS drop-in on each individual symposium. Perhaps you spot an interesting topic? Just remember to register!


Day of Immunology 2021

Day of Immunology is a worldwide campaign to increase common knowledge and awareness about the importance of the immune system.

For COVID-19 reasons, the Norwegian Society of Immunology has organized a digital version of the annual popular science meeting this year. Rebecca Cox from our department will have a presentation and participate in the panel discussion.

This year’s theme is COVID-19 and will be hosted in Norwegian.

Torsdag 29. april 2021, kl. 13:00 til kl. 15:30

Registration is free.


Meeting ID: 675 1962 5611
Passcode: 702377

Please click here and here for more information.

Workshop “Communicating animal research – why and how”

Learning outcomes for participants:

Increased awareness of the importance of clear, transparent and open communication and proactive engagement with the public on matters relating to animal research. Improved understanding of how to communicate about animal research (e.g. where, what and how). Improved communication skills (including oral, visual and written)



Workshop; Data Management Planning workshop for Life Science Projects

ELIXIR Norway, the Centre for Digital Life Norway and the University Library Bergen are organizing a joint workshop on Data Management  Planning for Life Science Projects on **April 21/22**, including a practical part with hands on help on the Data Stewardship Wizard.

The full program can be found here:

The number of participants is limited to 40 – first come first serve.


Know-how seminars – Center for digital life Norway

The webinars cover basic topics in regulatory affairs and topics in intellectual property rights specific to digital biotech that should be considered early in projects. The webinars are tailored to the centre’s biotechnology projects, but are free and open to all researchers. See the programmes and sign up.

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) November 26, 2020

We have the pleasure of inviting you to our CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium (JUSS) November 26, 2020! This is an online event in Zoom.

Our keynote speaker Yamila Cleuren (research advisor at CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed) has a very international career and a successful track record of securing international research grants. Surely, her talk on “Money and careers in science: where to start?” will apply to PhD and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, local junior researchers will present exciting findings in malignant melanoma, breast, prostate and endometrial cancer.

Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and digital networking!

When: Thursday November 26, 2020 at 09:00 – 12:15 (Norwegian time)

Where: Digital event in Zoom (logon details will be sent to registered participants)

Program: can be found here.

Registration: At

General information: More information about the Junior Scientist Symposia can be found here.

Any questions can be addressed to Cornelia or Maria

The 15th Annual Research Presentations by the Research School in Clinical Medicine

Dear Researchers of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1), Department of Clinical Science (K2) and Helse-Vest,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to present your work at the 15th Annual Research Presentations arranged by the Research School in Clinical Medicine.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your research and to get a chance to win a cash award worth between 3000 NOK and 10 000 NOK.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it will be held as an online event on 27-29 January 2021.

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Submissions of Organized Sessions are open

It is now possible to submit a proposal of an Organized Session for The 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) 28th September – 1st October 2021.

The Congress will be virtual, for more information visit our website

Deadline: 15th December 2020

Organized Sessions should have a specific scientific focus and needs to be integrated in and relevant to the overall conference theme and to the scientific tracks in the programme for ECTMIH 2021.

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Norwegian: OSKE-seminar 12.11.

Som tidligere annonsert blir det OSKE-seminar i høst. MERK: datoen for seminaret er endret til torsdag 12. november.

Seminaret blir holdt digitalt i Zoom.

Frist for påmelding er 5. november. Vi sender ut link til Zoom etter at påmeldingsfristen er ute.

Det er et stort behov for flere OSKE-oppgaver. Våren 2020 arrangerte vi derfor et arbeidsseminar for å få inn nye OSKE-oppgaver. Dette ble vellykket, og vi ser at dette er en god måte å gjøre det på videre. Hovedformålet med seminaret er å sørge for å få laget et bredt repertoar av OSKE-oppgaver. Det forventes at alle fagene på medisinstudiet er representert på seminaret. Alle kliniske fag må være representert. Vi trenger til enhver tid flere oppgaver i alle fag til både OSKE 6. semester og OSKE 12. semester.

I arbeidsseminaret i februar kom det inn flest oppgaver til MED12. I MED6 ble det ikke avholdt OSKE denne våren, men våren 2021 planlegges det MED6-OSKE både i februar og i juni. På grunn av dette er det spesielt stort behov for flere oppgaver for OSKE i MED6.

ERC reading day and writing course

Are you curious to find out what a successful ERC application looks like? You now have the opportunity to read granted ERC proposals. ERC projects are also highly relevant for FRIPRO applicants, so this reading day is relevant for those of you who plan to apply for FRIPRO in February.

ERC 2021 (tentative deadline dates):
– Starting Grant: 9 March
Consolidator Grant: 20 April
– Advanced Grant: 31 August

The reading days are open for researchers at all career stages and all research fields. Please note that this is an individual reading session only, and it does not include tutorials about the ERC. Courses on how to write an ERC Grant proposal, and other courses organized by the Research Council of Norway, are announced at the events page.

Online registration to ERC Proposal Reading Day in Bergen:
– Thursday November 19th 2020 at 09:00 to 12:00
– Thursday November 19th 2020 at 13:00 to 16:00

Please note the digital course on how to write ERC proposals arranged by UiB, again, also relevant for FRIPRO applicants. You can register for the course on the event webpage.