Category Archives: Seminars and conferences

Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health

A kind reminder about the meeting “Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health” at Marineholmen Friday 11 November.

Registration deadline 1 November.

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Day Zero 2023: Call for workshop abstracts

SDG Conference Bergen invites you to submit an application to host an event as part of Day Zero of the SDG Conference Bergen, 8 February 2023. Apply by 18 November.

Day Zero is a free, all-digital day of events on the day before the SDG Conference Bergen. It is an opportunity to organise creative spaces (workshops, debates, exhibitions, etc.) presenting work of relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We invite a diverse audience to participate, whether you are a student or work in academia or research, civil society, non-profit, start-up company, corporation, or small business.

The topic of the SDG Conference Bergen 2023 is A just transformation to a sustainable future. Focusing on a sustainable transformation of societies to become safe and just for all entails thinking about the grand challenges of our time. These challenges have been put under pressure by recent and unprecedented events with impacts on a global scale, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, war, an energy- and food crisis, and several ecological disasters. How can we ensure that this transformation is a just transition leaving no one behind?

Invitation to Attend Peder Sather Center 10 Year Anniversary Seminar

Time: 26 October, 18.00 – 21.00 (Norway time)
Place: Digital / UC Berkeley

The seminar program may be found here

Link to the digital version.

In 2012 eight Norwegian institutions joined forces and collaborated with UC Berkeley in establishing the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Studies. The primary mission of the center is to strengthen ongoing research collaborations and foster the development of new research collaborations between faculty at UC Berkeley and the participating Norwegian institutions.

Each year a Peder Sather Grant is awarded to promising collaborative projects between faculty at UC Berkeley and Norway – across all disciplines. The celebrations will consist of a series of presentations from researchers at the Center, followed by a joint lunch and dinner for our guests in Berkeley. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to use the Peder Sather grants and get to know some of the researchers from UC Berkeley from various disciplines.

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Open Science Workshop

Collaborative reproducible science using version control

We are organizing a practical workshop focusing on Open Science and reproducibility in science projects.

This light-hearted workshop will cover practical exercises on:

  • Basics of version control (Git/GitHub)
  • Collaboration using branches and forks

Come and join us on a journey to become a scientist of the 21st century!

Aimed at: PhD students (but everyone is welcome)
When: 24. November (13 – 16h) and 25. November (9 – 12h)
Where: Biologen Blokk A K1+K2
Please sign up here: ! Deadline is 20. November 2022

How to prepare: You need to have R (v 4.0. or higher), RStudio (v 1.4 or higher), Git installed on your computer and a GitHub account. In addition, you need to link your GitHub repo to RStudio.
Tutorial for linking Github and RStudio:

For questions contact: Aud ( or Ondřej (

Lecture by Prof. Vivianne Malmström: Current understanding of T cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – antigen specificities, repretoires, and effector functions

The Bergen Research School in Inflammation has the pleasure to invite you to a lecture by

Prof. Vivianne Malmström
Department of Medicine, Solna
Karolinska Institute

Current understanding of T cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – antigen specificities, repretoires, and effector functions

26th October 2022
BBB, Auditorium 4, 12:00

More information here.

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2022, 24.-28. October

As part of this year’s International Open Access Week, several Norwegian academic libraries present a number of events with topics related to open publishing, open science and data sharing. All events are digital and open to anyone interested.

As part of this year’s International Open Access Week, several Norwegian academic libraries present a number of events with topics related to open publishing, open science and data sharing. All events are digital and open to anyone interested.

Please follow the links for more information and connection details for each webinar.

Conference Will everything be fine?

Will everything be fine? The consequences of the pandemic for children and young people in the Nordic region

11:00 – 15:30

NordForsk and the Research Council of Norway are inviting you to the conference “Will everything be fine? The consequences of the pandemic for children and young people in the Nordic region”.

The conference is free, and will will also be streamed online. Please note that conference will be held in Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish and Danish).

MOLBIO seminar series

MOLBIO seminar series starts next week. The seminars will be held in a hybrid model: digital on Zoom and physical attendance in the seminar room in the 4th floor “incubator” (Høyteknologisenteret

The seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 09.15 am

  1. October: Mowgli Dandamudi (PhD student, Timothy Lynagh Group, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology)

Title: “Uncovering a broader FMRFamide-gated sodium channel family and discovering determinants of peptide sensitivity”

Chairperson: Fabian Rentzsch

More information Molecular Biology Division | University of Bergen (

If you want to receive seminar invitations directly, please send an email to Sandra Ninzima (

Seminar/webinar at Center for research on heart disease in women

Time: 31.10.22 at 12-13 local time. Meeting room 8.1-8.2, in the Laboratory building.

Lecturer Professor Francisco Gómez Real, MD Ph.d:

“Research on Gender, Reproduction, and the Lungs – in one generation and across generations. Can we extrapolate this knowledge to the study of cardiovascular diseases?”

Real will first present evidence on gender differences in respiratory health with focus on asthma and lung function, second, on the relationships between respiratory health and sex-hormone related events, and finally, gender specific associations between risk factors in parents and obesity and respiratory health on offspring. Can we extrapolate from this research to the research of cardiovascular diseases, not just in one generation but across generations?

The seminar is hybrid and open to all.

Horizon Europe courses – Grant Week

In collaboration with the Research Council, courses will be offered in Bergen for everyone who works with Horizon Europe applications. The courses are scheduled for 10, 11 and 12 January.

Courses offered during “Grant Week” are also open to researchers and all courses will be level 1. Read more about Grant Week and the various courses here:

Courses will be given by Europa Media. Registration occurs on the Research Council’s website, on a first come, first serve basis. (As the courses are open to everyone, also outside UiB, they are expected to fill up fast.)

Find the direct link to registration for Grant week in Bergen here: You can choose in the form which course you would like to attend:

B.1: Proposal Development
C.1: Research and Innovation Project Management; the first steps
D.1: Basic Finance and Budgeting in Horizon Europe

CCBIO junior symposium October 6th 2022

We are happy to welcome you all to the first CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium this semester, October 6th, 2022. This seminar series is a perfect place to meet and interact with other young scientists and we are very happy to announce that for the first time in years – it will be physical attendance only. We are very excited that Vladan Milosevic, a researcher at CCBIO will present the Hyperion – Image Mass cytometry System as our keynote presenter this time. As the debate in Norway is currently intense on what true women’s health is, we are looking forward to the presentations of our local junior researchers on topics related to 3D culturing of both ovarian and vulva cancer. We will also get updates on a clinical study investigating biomarkers for risk of blood clots during pregnancy. Finally, we will learn about mimicking clonal architecture in AML.

Please register within October 3rd at 11.00 as FREE LUNCH is included.
When: Thursday October 6th, 2022 at 09:00 – 13:00
Where: B307, Sentralblokka, Haukeland University Hospital
RegistrationLink (Also 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!


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Looking for partners and joining consortia (short webinar)

This webinar will help you to understand what type of partners to look for in Horizon Europe, if you are proposing a joint project in Horizon Europe og simply are looking for a consortium to join.

You will understand what characterizes a winning consortium in Horizon Europe, and you will get practical advice and tools that you can use when searching for project partners.—looking-for-partners-and-joining-consortia-short-webinar-17-okt/

Join us on October 13th to explore the use of AI in cancer and possible EU opportunities!

We bring together national stakeholders within Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cancer to highlight key achievements in Norway and build momentum towards EU R&I collaborations within Horizon Europe, EU4Health and Digital Europe.

When: Thursday, 13th October 9.30-13.00
Where: Vitensenteret, Kongens gate 6 in Oslo / hybrid livestream available

Programme and registration

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Lecture: Mast cells – versatile effector cells in inflammatory conditions

The Bergen Research School in Inflammation has the pleasure to invite you to a lecture by

Prof. Gunnar Pejler
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Uppsala University

Mast cells – versatile effector cells in inflammatory conditions

12th October 2022
BBB, Auditorium 4, 10:15

More information here

Digital frukost@Forskningsdagene: Can we find the solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis in the ocean?

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. A growing number of infections are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. In addition to reducing the overuse of antibiotics, we need to discover and bring new antibiotics to market. This is a formidable challenge, but perhaps part of the solution can be found in the ocean?

In conjunction with Forskningsdagene, the Norwegian annual research festival, this Digital frukost will have a special focus on this year’s theme – the Ocean. Join us for a digital one-hour breakfast where we will explore if the solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis can be found in the ocean.