Bergen Research Summer School 2023

Global challenges affect us all. Shaped by some of Bergen’s best research groups, Bergen Summer Research School tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing the world. BSRS is a joint venture under the leadership of the University of Bergen with NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Chr. Michelsen Institute and NORCE.

BSRR have many coruses, and the application dealine is right around the corner, 1st February.

All courses are developing nicely and can be recommend them for our PhDs near and far:

New course: NEUROSYSM940 – Philosophy of precision/systems medicine

Foto/ill.: DALL-E, Benedicte Engen

Philosophy of precision/systems medicine

We invite you to join us for a course on the philosophy of precision/systems medicine. This course is specifically designed for biomedical researchers, physicians, and academics who are interested in exploring the ethical, social, and historical roots and implications of emerging technoscientific medical practices, such as precision/systems medicine.

The promises and prospects of precision/systems medicine raises important ethical and societal issues for philosophical discussions. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to bring your own questions, challenges and dilemmas from your research and practice, and discuss them in broader philosophical and historical contexts. The course will introduce you to the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and its relevance to precision/systems medicine and the ongoing convergence of postgenomic biotechnology and data science.

During the course, we will explore how precision/systems medicine is affecting the understanding of disease and suffering, and thus, research and clinical practices. Additionally, we will explore ethical dilemmas of precision/systems medicine for researchers, clinicians, patients, and society at large.

This is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of precision/systems medicine and its impact on human disease and suffering, and to engage in meaningful discussions with your peers. We hope you will join us for a thought-provoking interdisciplinary course. Our aim is to stimulate discussions and reflections that can open up new ways of relating to contemporary research and clinical practices.

Upon completion the course provides 2 ECTS to be used in the training component for PhD candidates .

More information on registration and the tentative program can be found on our web page:
https://www.uib.no/neuro-sysmed/159360/neurosysm940-nature-disease-and-suffering-and-goals-precision-medicine

Deadline for registration to the spring term CCBIO courses just around the corner

Notice that the following CCBIO courses has deadline February 1 for registration in Studentweb/Søknadsweb for those who wish to be credited with the ECTS/study points:

CCBIO907, course in cancer-related vascular biology 2023

A unique course: Meet and learn from Harvard researchers who have been in the frontline of vascular biology research for decades, in addition to local experts. Confirmed lecturers are Bruce Zetter, Diane R. Bielenberg, Michael S. Rogers, Steven Swendeman, Randolph Watnick, Ed Smith, and Dipak Panigrahy. Lectures on a wide variety of topics, including: Introduction to cancer and angiogenesis, history of angiogenesis research, tumor biology with a focus on tumor initiation and tumor metastasis, basic physiology of blood and lymphatic vessels, lymphatic vessel development and remodeling, tumor microenvironment including angiocrine signaling, molecular signaling in vascular biology: tyrosine kinases and GPCRs, tumor perfusion, measuring angiogenesis and vessel function, bridging the gap between science and medicine by disease-focused research, inflammation, axon guidance factors and nerve invasion, immune-angiogenic interaction, anti-angiogenic treatment in clinical practice. In addition you will have the opportunity to attend two seminars: ‘Metastasis without a tumor’ by Michael S. Rogers, and ‘Learning from tumor to treat stroke’ by Ed Smith.

You will also have the unique opportunity to learn essential extra-curricular skills from the Harvard faculty. Diane Bielenberg ‘How to Craft Your Science Pitch, and Dipak Panigraphy will lead a session on the importance of mentoring in science-how to be a good mentor and mentee and how to make sure that expectations are met. You will also learn about the Fundamentals of Proposal Writing by Randolph Watnick. You will also get to participate on ‘proposal workshopping’ with the Harvard faculty.

When: March 20–31, 2023.

Where: Auditorium at the campus Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. In person attendance.

Program: See preliminary program here.

ECTS: This is a 6 ECTS course at the University of Bergen

Registration, 3 links: With ECTS, already UiB student: Students who are already registered at the UiB and need the ECTS, register for this course at StudentWeb. With ECTS, not a UiB student: If you need the ECTS, you need to register as a guest student in Søknadsweb at the University of Bergen (UiB). Deadline for this is February 1, 2023. No ECTS: Use this separate registration link if you are only interested in the lectures and want to hop in and out as you please (will not get ECTS, and no need to join the group assignments or the exam).

More info: on this page


CCBIO908 Scientific Writing and Communication Seminar 2023

We are repeating the success from earlier years, a seminar in Scientific Writing May 22-23, 2023, in the CCBIO/Harvard INTPART collaboration. Learn how to:

  • Organize ideas, results and messages in a scientific paper
  • Improve titles and abstracts
  • Present a clear problem statement
  • Use punctuation, grammar and numbering in a text
  • Write an informative and convincing cover letter

The course will also present and discuss what is good research communication. Lecturers are Christine Møller, an experienced lecturer in medical and scientific writing with many years of experience as assistant editor of APMIS (Acta Pathologica Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica), and

Randy Watnick, assistant professor at the Vascular Biology Program, Harvard Medical School.

When: May 22–23, 2023.

Where: Auditorium at the campus Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. In person attendance.

Program:  Not yet available, but similar to last year’s program.

ECTS: This is a 2 ECTS course at the University of Bergen

Registration, 3 links: With ECTS, already UiB student: Students who are already registered at the UiB and need the ECTS, register for this course at StudentWeb. With ECTS, not a UiB student: If you need the ECTS, you need to register as a guest student in Søknadsweb at the University of Bergen (UiB). Deadline for this is February 1, 2023. No ECTS: Use this separate registration link if you are only interested in the lectures and want to hop in and out as you please (will not get ECTS, and no need to join the group assignments or the exam).

More info: on this page


The Junior Scientist Symposia, the seminars and the annual symposium

CCBIO901, the CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposia and CCBIO902, the CCBIO seminars and symposium, are also ECTS providing when registered for and participating as a student. Make sure you register for the subjects in Studentweb before the deadline February 1st.

Small Animal MRI Course

MIC is happy to announce a basic course in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small animals, with the aim of giving the participants knowledge on the principles, the theory and practical use of MRI.

The theoretical part of the course will cover multimodal imaging and the theoretical aspects of MRI. The participants will get hands-on practical training on the instruments in the practical part and learn about basic image analysis of MR images.After the course, the participants should be able to understand how to plan and perform MRI experiments on small animals.

When: March 16th – 17th, 2023
Where: The Dept. of Biomedicine and the Animal Facilities
Price: NOK 2000,- (incl. course material)
Registration form: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=3868405
Reg. deadline: March 6th, 2023
More info: www.uib.no/rg/mic

Tilbud fra Enhet for læring, våren 2023

Kjære kollegaer!

Vi er endelig klare til å annonsere Enhet for læring sitt tilbud for vårsemesteret.

Av studiepoenggivende kurs tilbys denne våre:

  • MEDDID601: Innføring i medisinsk didaktikk (5 stp)
  • MEDPVEIL602: Praksisveiledning (2-3 stp)
  • MEDTBL601: Innføring og praktisk gjennomføring av Teambasert Læring (2 stp)

Det er ledige plasser på alle kursene.

I webinarserien Pedagogisk Påfyll inviterer vi bl.a til diskusjon om God design i MittUiB, Kunstig intelligens i læring og utdanning og Tilbakemelding på tekst i veiledningen.

All info og lenker til påmelding er samlet her: https://www.uib.no/med/enhetforl%C3%A6ring/156901/aktiviteter-ved-enhet-l%C3%A6ring-v%C3%A5ren-2023

Ha et godt undervisningssemester!

Vh
Monika Kvernenes

Bibliotekkurs for ansatte våren 2023

Bibliotek for medisin tilbyr kurs til ansatte ved Det medisinske fakultetet, og ansatte ved Helse Bergen, våren 2023 – meld deg på!

  • Introduksjon til Endnote
  • Søkekurs i PubMed og Embase
  • Introduksjon til systematiske oversikter
  • Litteraturstudier for studenter

Kursene skal holdes som hybridløsning, hvor det er mulighet for å delta både fysisk og digitalt via Zoom. Kursene er fortrinnsvis for ansatte og stipendiater. De fleste studenter får bibliotekkurs som en del av sin studieplan. Dersom ikke det er tilfelle kan de melde seg på disse kursene. Det siste kurset er spesielt for studenter som vil vite mer om litteraturoppgaver, og som ikke har hatt eget kurs om det.

Kursdatoer, påmelding og mer informasjon finnes på https://www.uib.no/ub/126018/kurs-og-veiledning#kurs-med-p-melding

Innhold i kursene:

Introduksjon til EndNote: I kurset lærer du å bygge opp et EndNote-bibliotek og lage en referanseliste i Word. Kurset består av korte demonstrasjoner og praktiske øvelser. Kurset dekker: Lage et EndNote-bibliotek, importere referanser, manuell innlegging, lage grupper, finne fulltekst, sette inn referanser i en tekst, lage og formatere en litteraturliste.

Søkekurs i PubMed og Embase: Alle bruker PubMed, men med litt ekstra kunnskap kan du gjøre mer effektive søk. I kurset viser vi for eksempel hvordan du kan bruke emneordene MeSH, eller utnytte filtre i Clinical queries. Embase er den andre store medisinske artikkeldatabasen som dekker en del andre tidsskrifter enn PubMed/Medline. Embase er derfor et viktig supplement til PubMed.

Introduksjon til systematiske oversikter (systematic reviews): Kurset gir en introduksjon i temaet systematiske oversikter. Vi gjennomgår ulike databaser for å finne systematiske oversikter, og prosessen å selv utføre en systematisk oversikt som å skrive en protokoll, forberedelser til søking, tips og verktøy for datahåndtering og kvalitetsvurdering, og rapportering. Vi gir også informasjon om hvilken hjelp og støtte biblioteket kan gi i arbeidet med systematiske oversikter.

Litteraturstudier for studenter: Kurset er til studenter som skal skrive litteraturoppgave som bachelor- eller masteroppgave, og som ikke har fått eget kurs som del av studieprogrammet. Vi går gjennom prosessen i en litteraturoppgave. Kurset dekker forberedelsene til et litteratursøk, hvordan du skal arbeide deg gjennom alle treff og hvordan du skal dokumentere metodene. Vi ser på noen eksempler og svarer på spørsmål.

Vennlig hilsen
Bibliotek for medisin, BBB


Courses offered at the Medical library, Autumn 2023:

  • Introduction to Endnote
  • Searching in PubMed and Embase
  • Introduction to systematic reviews
  • Literature studies for Bachelor and Master students (in Norwegian)

The courses are planned as a hybrid solution, with the option of attending either physically or online through Zoom. The courses are mainly for employees and PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine and for employees at Helse Bergen. Courses for students are normally given as a part of their study program. If that isn’t the case, they can attend these courses as well. The courses are free of charge, but registration is necessary for our planning.

Dates, registration and more information can be found on the library’s web pages:

Courses in English: https://www.uib.no/en/ub/128609/courses-and-guidance#courses-requiring-registration

Courses in Norwegian: https://www.uib.no/ub/126018/kurs-og-veiledning#kurs-med-p-melding

Short description:

Introduction to EndNote: EndNote is a tool for managing references. The course covers how to build your own EndNote library, how to use references from EndNote in the writing process with Word, formatting the text and generating literature lists.. Other functionalities like manually adding references, grouping, removing duplicates, and importing full text will also be covered.

Searching in PubMed and Embase: Everyone can use PubMed. However, with some extra knowledge you can search more efficiently. In the course we demonstrate the use of subject headings MeSH, and the use of filters for quick limiting to clinical queries (like diagnostic studies, or intervention studies). Embase is another important medical database which covers a number of different journals than PubMed/Medline. Therefore, Embase is a valuable supplement to PubMed, if you want to get a better overview over the literature within your field.

Introduction to systematic reviews: The course gives an introduction to systematic reviews. The library presents several databases for finding systematic reviews, and gives an overview over the process of doing your own systematic review: write a protocol, prepare the search, data management, quality appraisal, and guidelines for reporting. We will also inform about the role of the library in the different phases of the work with a systematic review.

Literature studies for Bachelor and Master students (in Norwegian): This course is for students who chose literature study as their bachelor- or master thesis, and have not yet be offered a course as part of their study program. We teach about the process in a literature study. The course covers preparational work before literature searching, how to manage and work with the search results, and how to document the methods used.

Kind regards from the Medical library

CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium  December 8th, 2022  

We are happy to welcome you all to the upcoming CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, December 8th, 2022. This seminar series is a perfect place to meet and interact with other young scientists. We anticipate that the discussions will be as lively and interesting as the October Symposium. We are very happy to announce that Professor Camilla Krakstad at CCBIO, will give a talk about her experiences with going abroad for research and give some early career advice. The program is varied and exiting spanning from treatment strategies for AML patients, phenotypic profiling of young women with breast cancer, immune and microenvironmental responses to cell death in glioblastoma and what emotional eating and changes in dietary patterns may do to the mind.

Where?: B302 Sentralblokka, Haukeland University Hospital

Please register within December 6th at 11.00:

https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=13616548

Program:

09.00-09.15: Introduction

09.15-10.00: “Added value of international mobility?” Keynote lecture by Camilla Krakstad

10.00-10.20: Coffee break

10.20-10.45: “Actinomycin D treatment in patients with NPM1- mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other myeloid malignancies in Impress Norway.” by Irini Ktoridou-Valen

10.45-11.10: “Breast cancer of the young points to age-related phenotypes” by Rasmus Humlevik

11.10-12:00 Lunch (free of charge, register within December 6th at 11.00)

12:00-12:25: “Impact of cell death on glioblastoma, its tumor microenvironment and immune response” by Ege Solel

12.25-12:50: “Emotional eating and changes in dietary patterns linked to psychological distress and worries“ by Elaheh Javadi Arjmand

12:50-13:00: Concluding remarks

See also the poster for the symposium here.

CCBIO907 course in cancer-related vascular biology – spring 2023

CCBIO907 is a 6 ECTS course covering topics such as basics of vascular biology, vascular biology related therapeutic approaches, biomarkers in vascular biology – from discovery to clinical application, lymphangiogenesis and vascular biology in non-cancerous diseases. Participants attending this course will benefit from the knowledge of researchers who have been in the frontline of vascular biology research for decades, and who are experienced lecturers at Harvard Medical School.

When: March 20–31, 2023.

Program: Not yet available. You might be interested in reading an earlier news article about the course.

Where: Auditorium at campus Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. In person.

ECTS: This is a 6 ECTS course at the University of Bergen.

Academic responsible: Agnete Engelsen and Lars A. Akslen.

Option of 3 registration links:

1. With ECTS, already UiB student: register at Studentweb. Deadline is February 1, 2023. Opens December 12. Must attend all sessions + exam.

2. With ECTS, not a UiB student: register at Søknadsweb. Same deadline as above. Must attend all sessions + exam.

3. No ECTS: A separate link will be available here. Choose the lectures you want.

No need for group assignments or exam.

More information: at this website.

CCBIO908 Scientific Writing and Communication Seminar – spring 2023

A new season with this popular course! The course aims to provide theoretical knowledge about various elements of scientific writing, give practical experience on text editing, and the tools to improve your scientific texts.

Learn how to:

• Organize ideas, results and messages in a scientific paper
• Improve titles and abstracts
• Present a clear problem statement
• Use punctuation, grammar and numbering in a scientific text
• Write an informative and convincing cover letter

The course will also present and discuss what is good research communication.

When: May 22–23, 2023.

Program: Not yet available. See last time’s program here.

Where: Auditorium at campus Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. In person.

ECTS: This is a 2 ECTS course at the University of Bergen.

Academic responsible: Elisabeth Wik.

Option of 3 registration links:

1. With ECTS, already UiB student: register at Studentweb. Deadline is February 1, 2023. Opens December 12. Must attend all sessions + exam.

2. With ECTS, not a UiB student: register at Søknadsweb. Same deadline as above. Must attend all sessions + exam.

3. No ECTS: A separate link will be available here. Choose the lectures you want.

No need for group assignments or exam.

More information: at this website

Software Carpentry-kurs

Lei av å flytte filer manuelt? Ønsker du å kunne analysere data effektivt og lage fancy plott? Du vil lære programmering, men du vet ikke hvor du skal begynne? Vil du gjøre dataanalysen din mer reproduserbar?

Dette er kurset for deg!

Senter for digitalt liv Norge arrangerer i samarbeid med ELIXIR Norge, NRIS og UiB Digital Lab eit nytt Software Carpentry course, 5.-6. desember 2022, lokalt her i Bergen.

Dette er eit introduksjonskurs til automatisering av oppgåver med Unix Shell, R for reproduserbare analyser, og versjonskontroll med Git programmering, som kan vere nyttig for forskarar utan så mykje erfaring med programmering frå før.

Kurslink: https://www.uib.no/ub/156928/software-carpentry-course-research-computing-skills-shell-r-reproducible-analysis-git 

Har du spørsmål, ta kontakt med Martha Eide ved Senter for digitalt liv Norge.

UiB Opp 1.4 Oppstart av BOA-prosjekt – og bruk av UiBs digitale prosjektverktøy ProsjektTeam

Kurset skal gi en innføring i hvordan organisere og gjennomføre oppstartsmøter for BOA-prosjekt, og gi en introduksjon til hvordan UiB sitt nye prosjektstyringsverktøy ProsjektTeam kan brukes i dette arbeidet.


– Påmelding her –


Det legges opp til dialog og erfaringsdeling både om utfordringer og best practice knyttet til prosjektstart og prosjektdrift, med fokus på å videreutvikle de eksisterende verktøyene.

Målgruppe: Administrativt ansatte som enten har ansvar for å gjennomføre oppstartsmøter, eller som inngår i prosjektteamet for et eller flere BOA-prosjekt.

Varighet: Kurset varer ca 3 timer. Det legges opp til erfaringsutveksling og gruppediskusjoner underveis.

Kursholdere: Kari Eidsheim ØKA, og Vibeke Irgan, FIA

Antall plasser: 20

Gjesteforelesning: Anna Blom – Protein Chemistry

Anna Blom, professor ved Translationell Medicin, Lunds universitet.

As part of our Bergen School in Inflammation series there will be an upcoming lecture, on the 9th of November in the Auditorium 4 of the BBBuilding, 12:00.

This time we are proud to present prof. Anna Blom of Lund University, a world-renown specialist in complement system. She is the head of The Medical Protein Chemistry group located at the Wallenberg Laboratory within Skåne University Hospital in Malmö.

Her group is focused on the complement system in health and disease. The complement, is a crucial part of the innate immune system, and is involved in many basic biological processes such as defence against infections but when activated in a wrong place or not sufficiently controlled it may contribute to various inflammatory diseases.

Their ambition is to make high quality basic science based on clinically relevant questions and yielding novel diagnostic approaches and clinical interventions.

Professor Bloom is also happy to have one-on-one meetings while she is here. To schedule one, please contact Martha Kaminska at The Departement of Clinical Science.

Kurs Horizon Europe- Grant week

I samarbeid med Forskningsrådet vil det tilbys kurs i Bergen for alle som jobber med søknader til Horizon Europe.

Foreløpige datoer for kursene er 10,11 og 12. januar 2023. Kursene som vil tilbys i grant week er også åpne for forskere. Merk at alle kursene i denne Grant Week er nivå 1 kurs. Les mer om Grant Week og de ulike kursene her: https://www.forskningsradet.no/arrangementer/2022/horizon-europe-proposal-writing-focus-impact-10-12-okt/

Kursholder er Europa Media. Påmelding skjer via Forskningsrådet sine nettsider, og her er det først til møllen (kursene er åpne for alle også utenfor UiB og disse blir raskt fulltegnet!). Det vil være påmelding til et og et kurs, ikke hele uken samlet.

Her finnes direktelenken til påmelding for Grant week: https://forskningsradet.pameldingssystem.no/grant-week-b-1-c-1-d-1.

Du velger i skjema hvilket kurs man vil delta på:
B.1: Proposal Development
C.1: Research and Innovation Project Management; the first steps
D.1: Basic Finance and Budgeting in Horizon Europe

Suksessfaktorer for Horisont Europa

Velkommen til det tredje store arrangementet om Horisont Europa for UiB-ansatte, fredag 7. oktober. Denne gangen handler det om suksessfaktorer for å lykkes med søknader om finansiering – strategisk nettverksbygging, søknadsskriving og evaluering av søknader – men også om hvordan vi knytter et forskningsprosjekt til de store, globale utfordringene.

Tid: 07.10.2022 – 09.00–15.00

Sted: Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7

Mer informasjon og lenke til påmelding finner dere her.


Horizon Europe Success Factors

Welcome to the third event on Horizon Europe for UiB researchers, on Friday 7 October.

This time the focus is on factors for succeeding with your proposals for project funding – strategic networking, proposal writing and  the evaluation process – but also on how we link a research project to the big, global challenges.

Time: 07.10.2022 – 09.00–15.00

Venue: Scandic Bergen City, Håkonsgaten 2-7

For more information and link to registration please visit the website.