Tag Archives: 44/2015

The office situation at K2

Per BakkeThe office situation at K2 is a challenge. A large and pleasing increase in BOA activity has contributed to an increased demand for office space. The administration is going to take another round in K2 areas in the lab building to see if it is possible to exploit the areas better and make sure that people do not hold places they are not supposed to. In the allocation of seats, we will follow the already decided ranking for allocation of office spaces: Professor, Associate Professor, researcher, postdoc, PhD student, research line student, master’s student. In addition, we will strive to have people sit near their labs and close to their partners. It is possible that we also need to utilize some lab areas as office spaces.

Finally, it is important that people report their needs for office space to Irene: Irene.Hjelmaas@uib.no

It is in everyone’s interest that these rules are followed. If we all show agility this can easily go well!


Research presentations from 2015


Bergen Postfraduate School of Clinical Medical Research invites you all to attend “Researhc Presentations from 2015”. The event will be held from 25-29 January 2016, with poster display in the vestibule of Haukeland University Hospital and oral presentations Thursday 28 January. Registration deadline is 1 December. See attached invitation for more information.

Funds and Endowments at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The application database for funds and endowments is open.
More information can be found here (in Norwegian).

Application deadline is December 1st, 2015.

Application database: https://fond.app.uib.no/main/

Information for employees (researchers):
October 20 the Board of the Meltzer Fund adopted the ollowing in Case 21/14 (Grants from the Meltzer Fund and proposed amendments to the guidelines for the allocation of scientific activities at UiB):

  • The Board agrees that the allocation for scientific activities at UiB will be done as a joint allocation to the University.
  • UiB provides support for scientific travel and sabbaticals.
  • Scientists are using the same web-based application system as before.
  • The application deadline is December 1, 2015.For information about the scientific journeys and forskningsterming, see information on UiB web pages.

Announcement of Funding from Shipowner R. Olsen and wife Johanne Georgine Olsens endowment

Announcement of funding for research on the use of new teaching and learning methods at the University of Bergen. The endowment funds will contribute to research-based teaching methods and measures that promote learning. Employees who contribute to educational development through testing and research on new teaching and learning methods will be prioritized. Staff, fellows and students can apply.

More information can be found here (in Norwegian): http://www.uib.no/ledelsen/82664/olsens-legat

The application deadline is December 1st, 2015.

Application Database: https://fond.app.uib.no/main/

Nomination of candidates to receive King Olav V’s Cancer Research Award for 2016

kreftforeningenThe Norwegian Cancer Society is now inviting to nominations of candidates to receive King Olav V’s Cancer Research Award for 2016. Please find enclosed the invitation to nominate candidates, the list of previous winners and guidelines for allocation of the Cancer Research award. The nomination must be submitted in English. The deadline for nominations is 10 December 2015. More information can be found on our website.

Best regards

The Norwegian Cancer Society
Åsmund Eikenes, PhD

UNs Secretary General’s IAP for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health: Request for Applications

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (The Partnership) is soliciting applications for vacancies on the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (Global Strategy).  Applications for members from all regions are required to be submitted no later than 18th November 2015. Continue reading

Announcement of research exchange agreement – 2016-2017

The researcher exchange between the University of Washington, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Bergen has worked for over 30 years.
Our researcher exchange program offers exchanges in most disciplines.


Send the application to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, which will send a recommendation to the research administrative department.
Deadline: 01/11/15

Questions may be directed to the exchange committee secretary, Hans-Egil Offerdal, (hansofferdal@uib.no).

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.

Clinical reappraisal of SHORT syndrome with PIK3R1 mutations: towards recommendation for molecular testing and management.
Avila M, Dyment DA, Sagen JV, St-Onge J, Moog U, Chung BH, Mansour S, Albanese A, Garcia S, Ortiz Martin D, Lopez AA, Claudi T, König R, White SM, Sawyer SL, Bernstein JA, Slattery L, Jobling RK, Yoon G, Curry CJ, Le Merrer M, Le Luyer B, Héron D, Mathieu-Dramard M, Bitoun P, Odent S, Amiel J, Kuentz P, Thevenon J, Laville M, Reznik Y, Fagour C, Nunes ML, Delesalle D, Manouvrier S, Lascols O, Huet F, Binquet C, Faivre L, Rivière JB, Vigouroux C, Njølstad PR, Innes AM, Thauvin-Robinet C.
Clin Genet. 2015 Oct 24.

HOTAIR and its surrogate DNA methylation signature indicate carboplatin resistance in ovarian cancer.
Teschendorff AE, Lee SH, Jones A, Fiegl H, Kalwa M, Wagner W, Chindera K, Evans I, Dubeau L, Orjalo A, Horlings HM, Niederreiter L, Kaser A, Yang W, Goode EL, Fridley BL, Jenner RG, Berns EM, Wik E, Salvesen HB, Wisman GB, van der Zee AG, Davidson B, Trope CG, Lambrechts S, Vergote I, Calvert H, Jacobs IJ, Widschwendter M.
Genome Med. 2015 Oct 24;7(1):108.

Epitope specific T cell responses against influenza A in a healthy population.
Savic M, Dembinski JL, Kim Y, Tunheim G, Cox RJ, Oftung F, Peters B, Mjaaland S.
Immunology. 2015 Oct 22.

Tumor necrosis is an important hallmark of aggressive endometrial cancer and associates with hypoxia, angiogenesis and inflammation responses.
Bredholt G, Mannelqvist M, Stefansson IM, Birkeland E, Hellem Bø T, Øyan AM, Trovik J, Kalland KH, Jonassen I, Salvesen HB, Wik E, Akslen LA.
Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 14.

Associations between intake of fish and n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and plasma metabolites related to the kynurenine pathway in patients with coronary artery disease.
Karlsson T, Strand E, Dierkes J, Drevon CA, Øyen J, Midttun Ø, Ueland PM, Gudbrandsen OA, Pedersen ER, Nygård O.
Eur J Nutr. 2015 Oct 19.

Assessment of body composition in children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional study in Norway.
Finbråten AK, Martins C, Andersen GL, Skranes J, Brannsether B, Júlíusson PB, Syversen U, Stevenson RD, Vik T.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Sep;57(9):858-64.