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Research and PhD training at Department of Clinical Science

Roland JonssonAt this time of the year the departments are preparing for their reports to the faculty – and I then particularly think about the PhD training and research reports. These are important documents that the faculty uses to inform and update the University centrally on their performance and long-term strategies. These reports therefore contribute to communicate the departments’ thoughts, desires and needs to UiB. Is there anything new to report or is this just the same litany as last year? Yes, there are actually new elements that have been added. For instance, what has the department accomplished when it comes to internationalization, career planning and publication? Although publications are always metioned, it will now be put more in focus. It will be especially important for Department of Clinical Science to focus on publishing, since we have had a decrease in the number of publications since 2013. But we’ve had a very good progress on external funding – not least the EU and NFR – which hopefully will result in increased publishing further on.

This is my last editor of “K2Nytt” since I after a 3-year appointment as Research Director / Deputy Head of Research at Department of Clinical Science is going to focus on other tasks. I will therefore take this opportunity to thank you all for three rewarding and exciting years – for good cooperation within the management team, the Research Committee, with the PhD coordinator and everyone I have been in contact with. Besides my responsibility as head of Broegelmann Research Laboratory and the research group for immunology and rheumatology, I have also been involved in several inspiring and stimulating working groups with direct relevance for PhD training and research. As I have previously mentioned in my editorials, I have participated in the OU-7 report on PhD training at UiB, the report on supervisor training at UiB (delivered to the university administration before Christmas), and I have also taken part of the UHR appointed national career group, and not least the ongoing international work carried out within ORPHEUS. So I will have enough to do also in the future.

Thank you,



New Names

Tina Kamceva

We present Tina Kamceva, PhD in physical chemistry. Tina joined the Department as Chief Engineer of Research Group G4- Asbjørn Svardal this January.
If you want to say hello, you can find her on the 9th floor in the lab building.

Invitation to the 12th basic confocal course at MIC

Dear all!

MIC is happy to announce our 12th confocal course. The course is aimed at those of you who want to learn how to use a confocal microscope and will help you get started in the field of confocal imaging either you use the equipment at MIC or at your local institution. The principles of confocal imaging and the parameters to be aware of to be able to acquire the optimal images are the same regardless of which imaging system you use. Continue reading

Pubilc PhD Defence, Week 3

saure_eirunn_waatevikEirunn Waatevik Saure will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday January 21, 2016
Trial lecture: Thursday January 21 2016, 08:30
Topic: “Arterial hypoxemia: Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and diagnostic work-up”
Place: Auditorium 4, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Thursday January 21 2016, 10:15
Place: Auditorium 4, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: “Predictors of arterial blood gases in COPD patients”
1st opponent:Professor Magnus Sköld, Karolinska Institutet, Sverige
2nd opponent:Førsteamanuensis Malcolm Sue-Chu, NTNU, Trondheim

Press release (in Norwegian)



New Publications

Based on last week’s search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to elin.opheim@uib.no.

Heart Failure Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction; Burden and Timing of Occurrence: A Nation-wide Analysis Including 86 771 Patients From the Cardiovascular Disease in Norway (CVDNOR) Project.
Sulo G, Igland J, Vollset SE, Nygård O, Ebbing M, Sulo E, Egeland GM, Tell GS.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jan 7;5(1).

Etiology of Cellulitis and the Validity of New and Old Methods.
Bruun T, Oppegaard O, Kittang BR, Mylvaganam H, Langeland N, Skrede S.
Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 6.

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Activation is Associated with Altered Plasma One-Carbon Metabolites and B-Vitamin Status in Rats.
Lysne V, Strand E, Svingen GF, Bjørndal B, Pedersen ER, Midttun Ø, Olsen T, Ueland PM, Berge RK, Nygård O.
Nutrients. 2016 Jan 5;8(1).

Etiology of Cellulitis and Clinical Prediction of Streptococcal Disease: A Prospective Study.
Bruun T, Oppegaard O, Kittang BR, Mylvaganam H, Langeland N, Skrede S.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 25;3(1):ofv181.

Whole genome sequencing of clinical isolates of Giardia lamblia.
Hanevik K, Bakken R, Brattbakk HR, Saghaug CS, Langeland N.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Feb;21(2):192.e1-3.