Tag Archives: 06/2016

Want some funding?

Eystein 2Well, then you must at least apply!

The intention of small assets (SMÅFORSK) is to support groups that do not have major funding, to enable them to start new projects. SMÅFORSK is a joint funding from the NRC and the University of Bergen and it has to be used the year it is granted. Applicants can ask for covering of costs of travels, workshops, courses, material, technical and administrative assistance and other operating expenses. In line with the intentions, it is a requirement that the applicant is a permanent employee and an active researcher at the Department of Clinical Science. The Department management will emphasize that the applicants have applied for funding from other sources over the last two years.

Criteria and requirements

  • The research group by its leader is the applicant and the purpose must be discussed and prioritized within the research group
  • It must be documented that the group applied for other external research funding in 2015
  • The funding is for one year and have to be used within the fiscal year, as the funds are not transferable to the next year.
  • The funds will be granted to research groups that do not already have large assets
  • Documentation on how the funds will be spent must be presented

Don’t do like he in the parable of the talents that buried it. Use SMÅFORSK to invest in larger future grants.

Good luck!

The Research Committee at the Department of Clinical Science allocates funds at the next meeting. Send applicaton forms to Siv Johnsen Eggereide siv.eggereide@uib.no
Deadline: 1st March 2016


Eystein Husebye
Deputy Manager

Changes in the introductory seminar

There are some changes in the introductory seminar for new international employees.
Instead of a full-day seminar there will be two half-day seminars.
Part 1 – runs about once a month. The topic is: Practical information and offers for international researchers at the University of Bergen and Obligations and rights as an employee at the University of Bergen.
In this section, Service Center for International Mobility (SIM) hosts the entire program. Continue reading

New Names

Jianhua HanWe present Jianhua Han, MSc in Molecular Medicine.
Jianhua started as a staff engineer in Emmet’s group of Translational Molecular Imaging in Cancer in Janurary 2016.
If you would like to say hello, you will find her on the 9th floor (room 9920) in the lab building.

Announcement of PhD and postdoctoral positions, spring 2016

New PhD and postdoctoral positions at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry:
This spring MOF announces the following grant-funded PhD and postdoctoral positions;
16 PhD positions
12 open positions
2 positions earmarked dentistry (community dentistry and maxillofacial radiology)
2 x 50% positions earmarked the double compentencies course in dentistry (oral surgery and endodontics)

3 postdoctoral positions
2 open positions
1 position earmarked the faculty’s core facilities (Core Facility for Metabolomics (CMB), Core Facility for Flow Cytometry, Molecular Imaging Center (MIC), Core Facility for Proteomics (PROBE), Genomics Core Facility (GCF), The Laboratory Animal Facility, Core Facility for Biostatistics and Data Analysis and Research Unit for Medical Examinations).

Announcements will appear in BT, Job Norway and Euraxess Sunday, 14 February. Application deadline 3 March 2016.

Exemption From Printed Chemical Database

UiB’s exemption from having a printed chemical database has been extended for 2 years.
As before, there are some requirements we must meet: Easy access to the electronic chemical database (PC, mobile, ipad, etc), and for those chemicals that have the assertion of “patient immediately to hospital” or “emergency medical attention required” (section 4 of SDS) the SDS should be available at the lab.

Bente-Lise Lillebø

Call for nominations: Johnny Ludvigsson Prize

The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now welcome for candidates for the 2016 Johnny Ludvigsson Prize for excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes.

Please note that nominations must be submitted to reach the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation office by Friday 13 May this year, as 15 May is on a Sunday.

Please see the enclosed pdf-file for further details.

If you have any questions, please contact the Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation office by telephone +46 13 105690, or e-mail kansli@barndiabetesfonden.se

Best regards,
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation

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.

Structure – Function studies of HNF1A (MODY3) gene mutations in South Indian patients with monogenic diabetes.
Balamurugan K, Bjørkhaug L, Mahajan S, Kanthimathi S, Njølstad PR, Srinivasan N, Mohan V, Radha V.
Clin Genet. 2016 Feb 8.

Genetics of structural connectivity and information processing in the brain.
Giddaluru S, Espeseth T, Salami A, Westlye LT, Lundquist A, Christoforou A, Cichon S, Adolfsson R, Steen VM, Reinvang I, Nilsson LG, Le Hellard S, Nyberg L.
Brain Struct Funct. 2016 Feb 6.

Reply: Esmolol Added in Cardioplegia.
Dahle GO, Salminen PR, Moen CA, Eliassen F, Jonassen AK, Haaverstad R, Matre K, Grong K.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jan;30(1):e9-e10.

Participation in research bronchoscopy: a literature review.
Martinsen EM, Leiten EO, Bakke PS, Eagan TM, Grønseth R.
Eur Clin Respir J. 2016 Feb 3;3:29511.

Tetradecylthiopropionic acid induces hepatic mitochondrial dysfunction and steatosis, accompanied by increased plasma homocysteine in mice.
Berge RK, Bjørndal B, Strand E, Bohov P, Lindquist C, Nordrehaug JE, Svardal A, Skorve J, Nygård O.
Lipids Health Dis. 2016 Feb 5;15(1):24.

Myocardial function after polarizing versus depolarizing cardiac arrest with blood cardioplegia in a porcine model of cardiopulmonary bypass†.
Aass T, Stangeland L, Moen CA, Salminen PR, Dahle GO, Chambers DJ, Markou T, Eliassen F, Urban M, Haaverstad R, Matre K, Grong K.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb 2.

Proteome-wide survey of the autoimmune target repertoire in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1.
Landegren N, Sharon D, Freyhult E, Hallgren Å, Eriksson D, Edqvist PH, Bensing S, Wahlberg J, Nelson LM, Gustafsson J, Husebye ES, Anderson MS, Snyder M, Kämpe O.
Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 1;6:20104.

Does endurance exercise cause atrial fibrillation in women?
Myrstad M, Aarønæs M, Graff-Iversen S, Nystad W, Ranhoff AH.
Int J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 1;184:431-2.