Tag Archives: 40/2014

A final thank you from the outgoing editor

This week’s K2Nytt is my last as editor. Starting next week, Ida Wergeland will take control over the editorial staff. In that respect I want to say a few words.

I started as co-editor in IFI-info in the autumn of 2012, with responsibility for the publications, and took over as editor in the autumn of 2013. In the two years I have been a part of the editorial staff there have been three major changes with our newsletter. The two first was mainly carried out by K2Nytt’s previous editor, André Sulen.

First, we created an English version of the newsletter, which essentially doubled the work load of the editorial staff, but was a great improvement because it became easier for our international colleagues and students to keep track of what is going on at the institute.
Then the faculty was completely reorganised at New Year’s 2012/2013. This turned IFI-info into K2Nytt. The gathering of research groups that used to be on different departments gave us more viewpoints on how the newsletter should be. We have tried to make K2Nytt into a newsletter for everyone, regardless of the department they belonged to before the reorganisation, and I hope we have succeeded at that.

In the autumn of 2013 we implemented the third major change. The server in which K2Nytt (and IFI-info) used to be stored was closed, and we had to find a new way to make the newsletter. We decided to use a blog format with WordPress. The transition itself took considerable work, but for the editorial staff it was a great improvement compared to the old PDF-format, since the editing of K2Nytt became much easier and more efficient. At the same time, the blog format is less flexible, and we did not manage to make it look just the way we wanted. Hopefully, this is something that can be improved in the future.

Finally, I want to mention the editorial staff. The total workload of making K2Nytt is about 1,5-3 days per week. This work is divided between a team of competent people. The editor, as well as Kristian Jensen, write and translate the texts, Lars Emil Mossefinn and Klaus Rehberg publish the texts and find suitable illustrations, Olivera Bozickovic takes care of the publications and finds a new PhD-comics (K2Nytt’s weekly highlight) and Irene Lavik Hjelmaas keeps control of the pages in the overhead menu and helps out when needed. In addition, Corina Guder collects application deadlines and meetings/courses of interest for the Department’s employees and students. Our new editor, Ida, has been an extra back-up in case of disease. I would like to thank you all for the great work you have done this last year, and for making the job as editor fun and rewarding!
Additionally, I want to thank the readers for your patience, for tipping us of things to write about, and for good and constructive feedback!

At last, I want to wish Ida good luck as editor in the months ahead!

Christine Haugen
Outgoing editor of K2Nytt

Election of safety representatives

Four safety representatives (two from the lab building, one from the Women’s Clinic and one from Children’s Clinic) and two deputy safety representatives shall be elected to represent the Department of Clinical Science. Summary of protected areas and current safety representatives are on the University’s Employee Pages, under Safety Representatives.All employees has the right to propose candidates. Proposed candidates for safety representatives and deputy safety representative should be sent to Synnøve Myhre, use this form, deadline Tuesday October 21st. The election should be held no later than Tuesday, November 11th. For more information about the process (in Norwegian).

New personal pages for employees

The new personal webpages will be launched October 22. K2 encourage all employees to use their page. Editing of the pages will be possible from October 7, and all employees will receive an e-mail concerning at that time.

The new solution provides far greater flexibility to edit the page content than before. This gives you the opportunity to highlight what is most important in your work.

We encourage everyone to update their pages with a portrait. Contact Anne Herdlevar for appointment. For more information.

Writing course for researchers

skrivingUiB is holding a writing course for scientists who want to deliver their message to a general audience outside the university. The course is suitable for those who want to learn to write accurate feature articles, blogs, letters to the editor, and other texts for a general audience.
Time and place: Tuesday, November 4, 09.00 to 15.30. Muséplassen 1. Registration deadline 10.10. For more information (in Norwegian).

Friday Guest Lecture Series in Molecular and Computational Biology at HiB

The Department of Molecular Biology, the Sars Centre, and the Computational Biology Unit have a joint Friday Guest Lecture Series in Molecular and Computational Biology at Marineholmen (HiB). Everyone interested are welcome. Lectures are normally held on Fridays at 13:30 at The Department of Molecular Biology Seminar Room (“The N-terminal”). If you wish to subscribe to the Lecture announcements, please sign up with the automatic mail system here.
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Mini Seminar on the new study outline

The semester board for the first year students, in collaboration with the project team for the new study outline, invite lecturers of first year of medicine / dentistry students to a mini seminar on the new study outline November 4th, at 12.00 to 16.00, the conference room BBB. The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on the status of planning and discussion of teaching and assessment methods that will stimulate students’ learning. Program Sensor Charlotte Ringsted will also participate in the discussion.
For more information (in Norwegian).

Open meeting with one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of vaccine development

professor Charles ArntzenThe Biotechnology Advisory Board invites to an open meeting with Professor Charles Arntzen who is one of the world’s leading researchers in vaccine development, and the man behind the technology used in the Ebola medicine ZMapp.
Time and place: Monday October 13, at 14-16, Building for Biological Sciences, Haukeland University Hospital, Auditorium 1.
For more information and registration (in Norwegian).