Tag Archives: 50/2014


Eystein HusebyeIt is always exciting and nerve racking to wait for the results of the various grant applications every fall. This year we first learned that 2 groups received funding from the NovoNordisk Foundation. Shortly afterward a ERA-Net (Mellgren) and Marie Curie project (Johansson) was awarded to K2-researchers. Thereafter K2-researchers received large grants from The Norwegian Cancer Society. The Stian Knappskog was awarded one of the prestigious BFS-grants. This week K2-researchers have received large grants from The regional Health Authorities and NFR. The latter was divided amon 2 FRIPRO projects (Gjertsen, Njølstad), a mobility grant (Reksten), and a Young Investigator Grant (Bryceson). Altogether the NFR grants are worth 27 million NOK over 3 years. Finally, K2 captured 2 of the 3 PHD-grants announced from UiB.


Congratulations to all of you who have received grants. I also wantt to take the opportunity to thank all those who have helped writing these Grants. Thanks to Corina Guder and Sumathi Subramaniam for helping with grant applications, to Siv Eggereide and her team for putting together budgets and to Synnøve Myhre who has organized and overseen the work

To those of you that did not receive grants – send an improved application next year. To those of you who did not apply – do so next time!

Remember that NFR and EU grants come with overhead and are obtained in fierce competition on national and international competitors. This is very important for the K2’s economy – it now looks somewhat less bleas than last week. Next week we can worry about the budget, but this week I prefer to have a content smile

Have a peaceful weekend


Head of Institute

Post, transport and campus bus – Christmas 2014

campusbussen_2Due to vacation absences, mail delivery will only be conducted once per operating day between 22.12.2014 – 02.01.2015. In the same time period the campus bus will not operate. In addition, Materials and Transport will be away on Christmas break and will therefore be closed. No transport will therefore be done between 22.12.2014 – 02.01.2015. For more information (in Norwegian)

Course in the Chemical Register (ECOonline)

The course will give an introduction on how to use ECOonline, the electronic chemical register for UiB.

Target group

Employees responsible for registering chemicals in the chemical register ECOonline.

Course contents

At UiB, the use and storage of all chemical- and biological agents should be risk assessed in the chemical register ECOonline, UiB’s electronical material database.

The course “The Chemical Register (ECOonline)” will give an introduction on how to use ECOonline.  Participants will become familiar with the database, as well as learn how to create a user and location, in addition to registering data sheets in the database. The training will take place in a computer lab.

Time: Wednesday January 28, at 09:00-11:00

Place: Stein Rokkans hus

Sign up electronically  by no later than December 15 via this link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/index.php

NB: The course is given in Norwegian


Erasmus+ meetings

Anyone interested in establishing Erasmus agreements with partner universities in USA and Canada (region 13/1) or Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Brunei (region 13/2) are invited to a meeting on Friday December 19, at 9:30 in seminar room E at the Student Centre. Anyone interested in establishing Erasmus agreements with partner universities in Region6 DCI Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam) are invited to a meeting on Friday December 19 at 13:00-14:30. Meeting room 7060, Nygårdsgt. 5


Institutes or faculties interested in Erasmus agreements with these countries, but who are unable to attend the meeting, may send an e-mail to Kristin Skogedal

Norwegian health researchers must become more EU-active

Norwegian health researchers applied far less than their Swedish and Danish counterparts for grants in EU’s 7th Framework Programme.  The Resesarch Council is of the opinion that the ambition level of Norwegian health researchers should be far higher, and the Council wishes to mobilize more researchers to apply for funding in Horizon2020.
For more information (in Norwegian)

BFS-grant awarded Stian Knappskog

BFS_primær_firkant_CMYKK2 wishes to congratulate Senior Scientist Stian Knappskog for being one of the recipients of the grant from BFS (Bergen Research Foundation).  Stian is researching biological and genetic mechanisms in cancer development, and, in particular, mechanisms which make cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy.  For the last three years, Stian has been working at Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory.  For more information 

New routines for candidate numbering

As of January 1st 2015, the University of Bergen will change its routine for candidate numbering on exams.  This means that the students’ student number will no longer be used as candidate number.  Instead, the candidates will be given a unique candidate number for each individual exam.  With this change in routine, UiB will have the same arrangement as other universities and colleges in Norway.
For more information (in Norwegian)

The teaching records system will be phased out

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has decided to no longer use the teaching records system which has been used in the last few years.  This decision is based on technical challenges with the system, and the fact that it is difficult to ensure sufficient data quality.  Instead of the individual lecturer having to register his/her teaching activities, the faculty will attempt to retrieve data from Felles studentsystem (FS) as a basis for teaching records.  For more information (in Norwegian)

Announcement of Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees

Erasmus-plus_logoDivision of Student Affairs has announced funding for Erasmus Munduns, Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD), with application deadline March 4, 2015. Institutes interested in applying for funding should apply via the faculty, who will provide a new application to Division of Student Affairs.   Any plans regarding the establishment (or termination) of academic study programmes must also be included in the institute’s education reports. Click here for announcement letter with more information(in Norwegian). Click here for complete program guide.

COST: New research networks – medical and health related research

Cost logo bildeCOST is a European network organization where most European countries participate.  An important task for COST is to promote European research collaboration by initiating scientific networks.  It has now been decided that COST-actions related to COST’s committee “Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences (BMBS)” will be initiated.  Click here for more information about this actions.  For more information about COST-actions in general, click here.  For application form, click here.  Note: All links are in Norwegian.  For general information about COST in English, see

Network Luncheon – Bergen Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical research

The research school would like to invite all interested PhD-Candidates to a network luncheon on Monday December 15 at 11:30 in the Conference room, 3rd floor, BB-Building.  The following candidates will present their research this time:

1.  Øystein Solberg Eikrem, PhD candidate.

Title:”Correlation of Transcriptome Sequencing Data from Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded vs. RNAlater® stored Kidney Biopsies” Group:Renal Research Group. K1.

2.  Yunpeng Ding,  PhD candidate.

Title:  “Plasma glycine levels and risk of coronary artery disease in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris”. K2.

After the presentation a delicious lunch will be served – free of charge!

Please send an e-mail if you are interested in participating to Hildur.skuladottir@gmail.com