I hope you all had a nice summer, and that you have had the chance to recharge your batteries and are ready for new achievements this autumn.
The department has a new administration manager, Julie Stavnes. She used to work in the oil industry, and will be able to see the department administration with fresh eyes. A detailed presentation of her can be found elsewhere in this issue.
Eva Gerdts has resigned as program coordinator after putting in a huge effort over several years, and is replaced by Jone Trovik from the gyn / obs environment.
This autumn there are several important issues for the department. The current strategic plan for K2 expires this year. We need to evaluate to what extent we have reached the goals we set and, not least, prepare a new one. The K2 organization will be adjusted.
The implementation of the new curriculum in medicine is to be implemented.
The focus on applications for external projects must be encouraged.
And not least the tight economy is a theme.I report that K2’s economy is improving. I will come backk to these and other matters later.
Simon Dankel (pictured), Christine Haugen, Gunnar Mellgren and others at K2/the Hormon Laboratoy have participated in a study that was published in New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday evening.
The study describes how a common genetic obesity-variant in the FTO-gene region alters the energy metabolism directly in fat cells, and which genes and proteins that are involved in this new mechanism. Using the FTO-variant as an example, the study presents new comprehensive strategies to explore and understand the mechanisms of regulatory genetic variants in non-coding DNA, which gives hope of finding a number of new targets for personalized treatment of common diseases in the decades to come.
Photo: Jørgen Barth
K2 administrasjonen har fått ny lærling! Ingvild Lekven Jonsvoll overtar stafettpinnen etter Klaus og Lars i ekspedisjonen i Laboratoriebygget. Vi ønsker Ingvild hjertelig velkommen.
Samtidig gratulerer vi Klaus og Lars med bestått fagprøve i kontorfaget i dag. Lykke til videre på studier og folkehøyskole og tusen takk for flott innsats og utsøkt service.
The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) and the Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging (MedIm) organize a workshop for PhD supervisors on 12-13 October 2015. Continue reading
UiB has given an extended deadline to submit applications. The deadline for departments to deliver PEK applications to the faculty is changed from September 10 to September 23 . See attached letter for more information.
Template for report from PEK projects in 2015 can be found here, and the application form here.
Here you will find information (in Norwegian) about the announcement of the funding for project establilshment from Erasmus+, and here you can read more about project establishment within Erasmus+ (also in Norwegian).
The announcement can be found here, and on this page you can find the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
1-4 September, Vienna, Austria Continue reading
Financial support for stays abroad for postdoctoral fellows and PhD candidates – autum 2015
The grant is available to university funded postdoctoral fellows and PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Application deadline: 01.10.2015.
For more information
SIU announces funds for four programs for cooperation in graduate education with North America, The High North, Russia and Eurasia. Continue reading
Helse Vests annual research conference will be held on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015 in Stavanger (Sola Strand Hotel). Continue reading
Centre for Medical Ethics would like to invite all interested parties to the national ethics conference “In progress” held 25.-26. November 2015 at the Bristol Hotel, Oslo. Continue reading
Hege Synnøve Havstad Clemm will defend her PhD thesis on Friday August 28, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday, August 28, 2015, 09.15
Topic: “Barn med astma bronkiale – utfordringer i idrett og kroppsøving”
Place: Aud. 1, Bygg for biologiske basalfag, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Friday, August 28, 2015, 11:15
Place: Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: “Exercise capacity after extremely preterm birth. Development from childhood to adulthood”
1st opponent: Professor Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Universitetet i Oslo
2nd opponent: Professor Sigurd Loe Steinshamn, NTNU, Trondheim
Kjersti Oterhals will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday August 27, 2015
Trial lecture: Thursday, August 27, 2015, 09.15
Topic: “Brukermedvirkning som strategi for å bedre utkommet ved hjertekirurgi”
Place: Stort auditorium, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Public defense: Thursdag, August 27, 2015, 12.30
Place: Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: “Patient-reported outcomes in patients with aortic stenosis with and without aortic valve replacement”
1st opponent: Professor Eva Brink, Institutionen för omvårdnad, hålsa och kultur, Högskolan Väst, Sverige
2nd opponent: Professor Rolf Busund, Norges arktiske universitet, Tromsø
Here you will find this week`s application deadlines. Continue reading
Based on last 9 weeks’ search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading