Tag Archives: 09/2016

NRC Application Process Spring 2016


Monday 29 February: Deadline for submission of 1-2 page sketches to the Head of Department
Monday 14 March at 1 pm: First joint meeting with a short presentation of the scientific goal of the project, and briefly about the budget (with list of positions and operating expenses). Participants: extended management team and other senior researchers; research adviser; administration
Monday April 18: Creating online application in NRC’s systems, and provide access for the project economist.
Wednesday, 20 April at 1 pm: Joint meeting. The project leaders present the applications for each other and department management (5 to 10 min per presentation).
Thursday 21 April – Friday 22 April: Contact Meetings between management and researchers, budget planning. Siv will make a time table for meetings these two days.
Ultimo April: Internal peer review.
Monday May 23: Deadline for approval by Head of Department.
Wednesday May 25: At 1 pm Final deadline to NFR.

Announcement of election: Department Council – Group B

New representatives from group B (temporary scientific staff) is to be elected for the department council at K2 this spring. The election period is 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017.

New this year is that employees with part-time position at K2 and main position at HUS also have the right to vote.

One representative and three deputies are to be elected. Nominations should be signed and submitted to Irene Hjelmaas within 25 April 2016. Continue reading

Announcement of election to the University Board 2016-2017 for group B

The time has again come for election of a member and deputies to the University Board for the period 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017; representatives of temporary employees in teaching and research positions (group B).
One member from the group of temporary employees in teaching and research will be elected. In addition, three deputies will be appointed. Proposal Deadline: Wednesday March 31
Election Dates: The election will be electronically conducted during the period 20 -26 April. The polling station is open from Wednesday 20 April 9 am to Tuesday 26 April 12 noon.
Details on how the proposal should be designed and how it should be sent can be found on this page.

Research applications

Per BakkeDrafts for the Jebsen applications have been assessed by an external committee and four of the applicants have been invited to submit full applications. These are Eva Gerdts, Per Eystein Lønning, Eystein Husebye and Bjørn Tore Gjertsen. Even if this is just the first hurdle to pass and no success is guaranteed I am pleased to note that all of them are researchers at K2.

In a previous editorial Eystein has described the K2-review process for those who have submitted drafts of NFR applications. The review process includes an open meeting at which the applicants will be given feedback on their draft from experienced researchers. I encourage also those of you who have not submitted a draft, to attend the meeting. It is highly possible that that you may pick up valuable advices as to how to write an application. This applies to whether you are a PhD, post doc or sit in a fixed position.



Call for proposals – Cooperation Agreement BKK/UiB

You will find the calls for proposals and the application forms as attatchments at the bottom of this post.

For research projects the announcement states that “The funds are intended to contribute to new knowledge about technological, natural science and social issues related to the development and utilization of renewable energy, energy restructuring and future-oriented infrastructure.” Continue reading

Registration of Holidays 2016

It’s time to start planning your holidays.
The Department has set the following deadlines for application for holidays for 2016:

Holiday Deadline for request Fixed holiday
Easter Holiday (week 12) 11.03.2016 15.03.2016
Winter Holiday (week 13) 11.03.2016 15.03.2016
Summer holiday (at least 3 weeks between (15.05-15.09) 01.04.2016 15.04.2016
Autumn Holiday (week 41) 15.08.2016 01.09.2016
Any leftover Holidays 01.10.2016 15.10.2016

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Marie Curie Road-show – Mobilization for the Future

Marie Curie Actions LOGOThe Marie Curie mobilization (the road show) is now ready for launch and our plan is to reach as many people as we can during the mobilization period.

The plan is to visit all the faculties and possibly some individual groups and centres. This means that we will be dependent on faculty- and institute advisors to arrange contact with the various groups. Continue reading

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.

Inflammatory evidence for the psychosis continuum model.
Mørch RH, Dieset I, Færden A, Hope S, Aas M, Nerhus M, Gardsjord ES, Joa I, Morken G, Agartz I, Aukrust P, Djurovic S, Melle I, Ueland T, Andreassen OA.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Feb 17;67:189-197.

Sjögren’s syndrome patients with ectopic germinal centers present with a distinct salivary proteome.
Delaleu N, Mydel P, Brun JG, Jonsson MV, Alimonti A, Jonsson R.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Feb 26.

4D left ventricular resultant wall motion and blood flow assessed by phase-shift velocity mapping at high-field 3T MRI.
Samnøy SF, Cuypers J, Greve G, Larsen TH.
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2016 Feb 27.

Serum trans fatty acids, asymmetric dimethylarginine and risk of acute myocardial infarction and mortality in patients with suspected coronary heart disease: a prospective cohort study.
Borgeraas H, Hertel JK, Seifert R, Berge RK, Bohov P, Ueland PM, Nygård O, Hjelmesæth J.
Lipids Health Dis. 2016 Feb 27;15(1):38.

Cellular immune activity biomarker neopterin is associated hyperlipidemia: results from a large population-based study.
Chuang SC, Boeing H, Vollset SE, Midttun Ø, Ueland PM, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Lajous M, Fagherazzi G, Boutron-Ruault MC, Kaaks R, Küehn T, Pischon T, Drogan D, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Quirós JR, Agudo A, Molina-Montes E, Dorronsoro M, Huerta JM, Barricarte A, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Travis RC, Trichopoulou A, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Masala G, Agnoli C, Tumino R, Mattiello A, Peeters PH, Weiderpass E, Palmqvist R, Ljuslinder I, Gunter M, Lu Y, Cross AJ, Riboli E, Vineis P, Aleksandrova K.
Immun Ageing. 2016 Feb 25;13:5.

Inhibiting Notch activity in breast cancer stem cells by glucose functionalized nanoparticles carrying γ- secretase inhibitors.
Mamaeva V, Niemi R, Beck M, Özliseli E, Desai D, Landor S, Gronroos T, Kronqvist P, Pettersen IK, McCormack E, Rosenholm JM, Linden M, Sahlgren C.
Mol Ther. 2016 Feb 26.

Low levels of short-and medium-chain acylcarnitines in HIV-infected patients.
Waagsbø B, Svardal A, Ueland T, Landrø L, Øktedalen O, Berge RK, Flo TH, Aukrust P, Damås JK.
Eur J Clin Invest. 2016 Feb 23.

Hypothalamic CaMKKβ mediates glucagon anorectic effect and its diet-induced resistance.
Quiñones M, Al-Massadi O, Gallego R, Fernø J, Diéguez C, López M, Nogueiras R.
Mol Metab. 2015 Oct 22;4(12):961-70.

Continued decline in hip fracture incidence in Norway: a NOREPOS study.
Søgaard AJ, Holvik K, Meyer HE, Tell GS, Gjesdal CG, Emaus N, Grimnes G, Schei B, Forsmo S, Omsland TK.
Osteoporos Int. 2016 Feb 22.