Tag Archives: 50/2015

The Emeritus Society

Per BakkeThis week the institute arranged lunch for the Emeritus Society. The society consists of professors emeriti from K2. The emeriti make a very important contribution to the department in several fields, and are well worth a lunch.They manage most defenses at K2 as custos and are part of several committees that consider applicants for vacancies and applications for endowments. Several of them are still teaching, and last but not least, several of them still publish with K2 affiliation. All of this is free of charge for the Department!

The only thing they get in return is free access to university computer services, library services and E-mail lists. In addition they receive K2Nytt. The Emeritus Society is open to anyone who goes into retirement from a scientific position at K2. Membership is renewed annually.

We have good reason to thank the emeriti for the effort they make for K2!



New Names

Lalit RaneWe present Lalit Rane, Postdoctoral fellow at Bjørn Tore Gjertsens group, Center for Cancer Biomarkers.

Lalit started with his work in December 2015 under supervision of Bjørn Tore Gjertsen. If anyone wants to say hello, you can find him on third floor in the lab building.

Invitation to an open meeting on the introduction of a new strategy for UiB

Welcome to an open meeting Thursday 14 January on the introduction of a new strategy for the University of Bergen 2016-2022

After an extensive process, the Board of the University of Bergen has adopted a new strategy for UiB, “Sea – Life – Society». Enthusiastic students and staff contributed many important suggestions and corrections along the way. Continue reading

Invitation to lunch meeting on crucial issues in science and society

Do you know enough about UiB’s crucial issues in science and society?
Study advisers, program coordinators and other interested parties are invited to hear more about UiB’s crucial issues in science and society.
See attatched invitation (in Norwegian)!

Best regards
Idunn B. Tandstad
Student advisor at Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)

Pedagogical training for group leaders, spring 2016

UiB will arrange pedagogical training for group leaders on January 6-8. The course will give you the chance to discuss and plan your own teaching, hence it is an advantage that several group leaders from the same course participate at the same time. That way they can talk with each other about preparations for the course. For more information (in Norwegian) click here.

“Mitt UiB” available from 1 December

From 1 December, the new learning platform “Mitt UiB” is available to users.
Login from http://mitt.uib.no.
All employees will be offered training in December, according to information provided earlier in dialogue with the faculty administration.
You can find further information and course calendar on the DigUiB websites.

Best regards

Kari Anne Omdahl
Project DigUiB / Learning Platform Student Affairs
University of Bergen
Tel: +47 55 58 24 46

Invitation to the Network Conference in Evidence-Based Practice

22HiBWelcome to the network conference in evidence-based practice 5 -6 April 2016!
This year we welcome you to the University College’s new and beautiful Campus Kronstad.

We invite you to two eventful days of exciting lectures, workshops and poster exhibitions. As usual we focus on the implementation of evidence-based practice in practice and education.
Here are some of the topics:
* Implementing the Patient Safety Programme
* User participation
* Evidence based research
* Implementation of guidelines
* Knowledge Translation
* National guidelines Continue reading

Invitation to the Internationalisation Conference 2016

SIUWelcome to the Internationalisation Conference 2016 (IK16). The conference is held in Stavanger 9 – 10 March 2016. The University of Stavanger is host for the conference.

The Internationalisation conference is next year’s most important meeting place for everyone who works with the internationalisation of higher education in Norway. The conference is organized in cooperation between Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), Universities and University Colleges. Continue reading

Call within INFRAIA-2016-2017

The infrastructure programme (RI programme) in H2020 currently has a call for cooperation for development and better exploitation of national infrastructures:

Those of you who have participated before, know that chosen projects get funds for three different activities:
Continue reading

Public PhD Defense, Week 51

Marie KarlsenMarie Karlsen will defend her PhD thesis on Friday December 18, 2015
Trial lecture: Thursday December 17, 2015, 14:15
Topic: “The TLR system, connecting the innate and adaptive immune system in physiological and autoimmune conditions”
Place: Auditorium 2, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Friday December 18 2015, 09:15
Place: Auditorium 2, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation: “Toll like receptors in primary Sjögren’s syndrome – special emphasis on B cells”
1st opponent Ph.d. Chiara Baldini, Universitetet i Pisa, Italia
2nd opponent: Ph.d. Peter Szodoray, Universitetet i Oslo

Press release (in Norwegian)

Public PhD Defense, Week 51

madsen_andreAndré Greger Madsen   will defend his PhD thesis on Friday December 18, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday December 18, 2015, 09:15
Topic: “Brown and Beige Fat: Physiological Roles beyond Heat    Generation”
Place: Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Public defense: Friday December 18 2015, 11:15
Place: Auditorium 1, BB-bygget, Jonas Lies vei 91
Title of dissertation:“Function and regulation of Steroid Receptor Coactivator 2 Transcriptional regulation of cellular metabolism”
1st opponent: Førsteamanuensis Lars-Arne Haldosen, Karolinska Institutet, Sverige
2nd opponent: Professor Jens Petter Berg, Universitetet i Oslo

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.

Infant Growth and Risk of Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes in Children From 2 Scandinavian Birth
Magnus MC, Olsen SF, Granström C, Joner G, Skrivarhaug T, Svensson J, Johannesen J, Njølstad P, Magnus P, Størdal K, Stene LC.
JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Dec 7;169(12):e153759.

Children Born Preterm at the Turn of the Millennium Had Better Lung Function Than Children Born Similarly Preterm in the Early 1990s.
Vollsæter M, Skromme K, Satrell E, Clemm H, Røksund O, Øymar K, Markestad T, Halvorsen T.
PLoS One. 2015 Dec 7;10(12):e0144243.

Long-term prognostic utility of pentraxin 3 and D-dimer as compared to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and B-type natriuretic peptide in suspected acute coronary syndrome.
Mjelva ØR, Pönitz V, Brügger-Andersen T, Grundt H, Staines H, Nilsen DW.
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Dec 3.

Sleep in octogenarians during the postoperative phase after transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement.
Amofah HA, Broström A, Fridlund B, Bjorvatn B, Haaverstad R, Hufthammer KO, Kuiper KK, Ranhoff AH, Norekvål TM; CARDELIR Investigators.
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Dec 3.

A genome-wide association study identifies risk loci for spirometric measures among smokers of European and African ancestry.
Lutz SM, Cho MH, Young K, Hersh CP, Castaldi PJ, McDonald ML, Regan E, Mattheisen M, DeMeo DL, Parker M, Foreman M, Make BJ, Jensen RL, Casaburi R, Lomas DA, Bhatt SP, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Crapo JD, Beaty TH, Laird NM, Lange C, Hokanson JE, Silverman EK; ECLIPSE Investigators, and COPDGene Investigators.
BMC Genet. 2015 Dec 3;16(1):138.

The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency is more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Chandyo RK, Henjum S, Ulak M, Thorne-Lyman AL, Ulvik RJ, Shrestha PS, Locks L, Fawzi W, Strand TA.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec 2.

Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common susceptibility polymorphisms for colorectal and endometrial cancer near SH2B3 and TSHZ1.
Cheng TH, Thompson D, Painter J, O’Mara T, Gorman M, Martin L, Palles C, Jones A, Buchanan DD, Ko Win A, Hopper J, Jenkins M, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Gallinger S, Conti D, Schumacher F, Casey G, Giles GG, Pharoah P, Peto J, Cox A, Swerdlow A, Couch F, Cunningham JM, Goode EL, Winham SJ, Lambrechts D, Fasching P, Burwinkel B, Brenner H, Brauch H, Chang-Claude J, Salvesen HB, Kristensen V, Darabi H, Li J, Liu T, Lindblom A, Hall P, de Polanco ME, Sans M, Carracedo A, Castellvi-Bel S, Rojas-Martinez A, Aguiar Jnr S, Teixeira MR, Dunning AM, Dennis J, Otton G, Proietto T, Holliday E, Attia J, Ashton K, Scott RJ, McEvoy M, Dowdy SC, Fridley BL, Werner HM, Trovik J, Njolstad TS, Tham E, Mints M, Runnebaum I, Hillemanns P, Dörk T, Amant F, Schrauwen S, Hein A, Beckmann MW, Ekici A, Czene K, Meindl A, Bolla MK, Michailidou K, Tyrer JP, Wang Q, Ahmed S, Healey CS, Shah M, Annibali D, Depreeuw J, Al-Tassan NA, Harris R, Meyer BF, Whiffin N, Hosking FJ, Kinnersley B, Farrington SM, Timofeeva M, Tenesa A, Campbell H, Haile RW, Hodgson S, Carvajal-Carmona L, Cheadle JP, Easton D, Dunlop M, Houlston R, Spurdle A, Tomlinson I.
Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 1;5:17369.

Kardiologi, Klinisk veileder, Kapittel 11 Hypertensjon
Lund-Johansen P, Kjeldsen SE.
Oslo, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag (2015): 152-164.