Tag Archives: 23/2016

Invitation to follow-up meeting about the NORPART programme at UiB

The meeting is relevant for anyone who plans to apply for project funding (deadline 5 September).

The follow-up meeting on the NORPART programme will be held at Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31 (Juss 2). Wednesday 15 June from 10:00 – 12:00.

The topic of the meeting is what characterizes a good application and we hope that the meeting can be a guide to writing the application and ensure that as many as possible of the UiB applications are granted support.

Plan for the meeting:
*Introduction and welcome
*Presentation of the programme, Hilde Granås Kjøstvedt, senior adviser SIU
*Study Administrative Matters which may affect an application by SA
*Discussion and exchange of experiences so far.

Registration by 13 June: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=2170199

Best regards
Helge Bjørlo og Ana Veronica Cordova

Joint Teaching Day for Department of Clinical Science and Clinical Medicine (K1-K2)

Jone Trovik, portrett til disputasDo the name ” Enhet for læring” or ”Unit for learning” sound familiar to you? Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has , in collaboration with Haukeland University Hospital, employed an educationalist to strengthen the medical teaching competence. How this can help us in our teaching, you will get to know at the Teaching Day 2016 on 12 October.

We will arrange the Teaching Day together with K1, and this time as a full day seminar rather than two half days, like we did last year. The new curriculum Medisin 2015 has now been in effect for one year. During the meeting we will have an actual demonstration of Team Based Learning as performed during autumn term. This as an inspiration of how we may incorporate this technique in our teaching (even without having to refurnish the auditoriums).

Digital presentation; making a presentation where you as a teacher may show pre-recorded combined pictures and sound is now a valid option. This may be short presentations for the students to go through before a ”regular” lecture in the auditorium or as a full recorded plenary lecture as an alternative for individual students to physical attend. The program used for this purpose is named TechSmith Relay (additional information available at relay.uninett.no). During the Teaching Day we will show examples and practical tips on how to use this system.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bergen has entered a collaboration with NTNU and UiT with the aim of strengthening the examination process by developing a huge common database of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) for the Medical Curriculum. This to ensure examination uniformity throughout the different Faculties in Norway and give UiB the possibility to use MCQs developed in the other faculties. MCQ may well be used with a short clinical introduction (case description) followed by different questions regarding diagnose and treatment as well as basic knowledge (anatomy and physiology). To be able to develop GOOD MCQs we will build upon the experience from those in NTNU that have used this very structured during several years. We aim for all teachers being able to develop MCQs from their specific fields of expertise. This will ease the work of putting together an individual exam and the marking process will be automatic and less subjective!

Remember to set aside the 12th of October in your appointment schedule. Warmly welcome!


New Names

Marc VaudelIntroducing Marc Vaudel, researcher in bioinformatics. In May 2016 Marc began as a researcher at the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research and the Center for Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine.
If you want to say hello, you can find him at the 2. floor in the lab building.

RCN – announcement of postdoctoral funding for collaborative projects with IARC

RCNThe Research Council of Norway (RCN) has published a call for proposals for a post-doctoral position in cancer research with a deadline of 7 September, 2016. The postdoctoral period is for a total of 3 years, of which the first two years will be at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, and the last year at the Norwegian applicant institution. The project will be thematically within IARC’s strategy, and the application will be written in dialogue with a research group at IARC.

Read the call here.
You can fill out the application form from 6 weeks before the deadline. By that time, we encourage prospective applicants to consult with scientists at IARC and prepare the application.

Feel free to spread this information.


Apply for BIOTEK2021 Optimization Funding !

BTOBergen Teknologioverføring (BTO) would like to inform you that it is now possible to apply for optimization funds from the Research Council of Norway (BIOTEK2021).Researchers with projects that may be relevant should consult with BTO as soon as possible and no later than 25 June, for initial project discussions.More information about BIOTEK2021 and the application process can be found here.


Best regards
Sunniva Ullavik Erstad
Communication Advisor
Bergen Teknologioverføring (BTO)
Mobile: +47 920 37 800

Translational Hematology Cluster (THC) arranges half-day-seminar 16 June

The topic this time is “Post Translational Modification and Signaling.” The time is 16 June, at 12, and the venue is Birkhaugsalen at the hospital. The seminar is open to everybody and there is no registration. Organizer is THC, by the committee members Frode Selheim, Astrid Olsnes Kittang and Rachel Brendsdal Forthun.

Attachment: Programme

Public PhD Defence, Week 24

Henriette Karlsen

Henriette Odland Karlsen will defend her PhD thesis on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Trial lecture: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 10:15
Topic:  “Intrauterin veksthemning – årsaker, behandlingsmuligheter og langtids helseeffekter”
Place:  Kvinneklinikkens auditorium, Jonas Lies vei 72
Public defense: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, 12:15
Place:  Kvinneklinikkens auditorium, Jonas Lies vei 72
Title of dissertation:  “Maternal influence on fetal size and use of longitudinal fetal surveillance in predicting adverse perinatal outcomes”
1st opponent: Professor emeritus Bjørn Backe, NTNU
2nd opponent: Ph.d. Eva Bergman, Uppsala Universitet, Sverige

Press release (in Norwegian)


Public PhD Defence, Week 24

Sahrai SaeedSahrai Saeed will defend his PhD thesis on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Trial lecture: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 , 09:30
Topic:  “Vascular ageing in perspective – mechanisms, consequences and treatment”
Place:  Birkhaugsalen, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Public defense: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 , 11:15
Place:  Birkhaugsalen, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation:  “Aortic stiffness and ambulatory blood pressure for cardiovascular risk assessment in young ischemic stroke patients. Insights from the Norwegian Stroke in the Young Study”
1st opponent: Professor Peter M. Nilsson, Lunds Universitet, Sverige
2nd opponent: Overlege Eivind Berge, Oslo Universitetssykehus

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.

A Common Variant at the 14q32 Endometrial Cancer Risk Locus Activates AKT1 through YY1 Binding.
Painter JN, Kaufmann S, O’Mara TA, Hillman KM, Sivakumaran H, Darabi H, Cheng TH, Pearson J, Kazakoff S, Waddell N, Hoivik EA, Goode EL, Scott RJ, Tomlinson I, Dunning AM, Easton DF, French JD, Salvesen HB, Pollock PM, Thompson DJ, Spurdle AB, Edwards SL.
Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jun 2;98(6):1159-69.

A longitudinal follow-up of Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1.
Bruserud Ø, Oftedal BE, Landegren N, Erichsen M, Bratland E, Lima K, Jørgensen AP, Myhre AG, Svartberg J, Fougner KJ, Bakke Å, Nedrebø BG, Mella B, Breivik L, Viken MK, Knappskog PM, Marthinussen MC, Løvås K, Kämpe O, Wolff AB, Husebye ES.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jun 2:jc20161821.

A Subset of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Has Leukemia Cells Characterized by Chemokine Responsiveness and Altered Expression of Transcriptional as well as Angiogenic Regulators.
Brenner AK, Reikvam H, Bruserud Ø.
Front Immunol. 2016 May 25;7:205.

Live attenuated influenza vaccination in children induces B-cell responses in tonsils.
Mohn KG, Brokstad KA, Pathirana RD, Bredholt G, Jul-Larsen Å, Trieu MC, Lartey SL, Montemoli E, Tøndel C, Aarstad HJ, Cox RJ.
J Infect Dis. 2016 May 30.

Modeling psychiatric disorders: from genomic findings to cellular phenotypes.
Falk A, Heine VM, Harwood AJ, Sullivan PF, Peitz M, Brüstle O, Shen S, Sun YM, Glover JC, Posthuma D, Djurovic S.
Mol Psychiatry. 2016 May 31.

Uroguanylin Action in the Brain Reduces Weight Gain in Obese Mice via Different Efferent Autonomic Pathways.
Folgueira C, Beiroa D, Callon A, Al-Massadi O, Barja-Fernandez S, Senra A, Fernø J, López M, Dieguez C, Casanueva FF, Rohner-Jeanrenaud F, Seoane LM, Nogueiras R.
Diabetes. 2016 Feb;65(2):421-32.