The University of Bergen Board decided Thursday that the marine initiative of the University will be handled by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Let us hope and believe that this will be a manifestation of the potential for marine activities across discipline borders both within and outside the faculty.
The two largest new projects at BIO (except from centre projects) are also marine. Last week the SpongES project (Horizon 2020) coordinated by Hans Tore Rapp had its kick-off meeting. This week it was the dCod 1.0 project (Digital Life, NRC) led by myself that was kicked off. Cross-disciplinary collaboration between biologists, bioinformaticians, and mathematicians is providing exciting opportunities, but also challenges in learning to know and understand each other when we want to speak science with each other.
This week’s list of level 2 publications contains four articles. That is a number we would like to see more often. We congratulate John Birks and Hilary Birks with a paper in New Phytologist, Joachim Töpper, Vigdis Vandvik and coauthors in Global Change Biology, Håkon Dahle and more in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, and Arne Skorping, Knut Helge Jensen, Adele Mennerat and Göran Högstedt who landed an exciting story in American Naturalist.
The bioCEED Survey 2015 was conducted as a baseline study of major tertiary-level biology education in Norway. The survey addresses themes such as learning in practice, transferable skills, motivation, laboratory and field learning, didactical approaches specifically relevant to biology education, knowledge needs and experiences of biologists in the workforce, etc
Read the report in BORA
Reminder: Please open and share your e-application with BIO administrator. Deadline today!
BIO internal deadlines towards the RCN deadline: May 25th
April 13: Expected call announcement
April 22: Notify the department of your “intent to apply” – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29: Open and share your e-application with BIO’s administrator. Please use email address: email@example.com
May 2-11: Preparation of your draft budget with BIO administration. Budgets must be prepared in accordance with TDI budgeting model – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12-18: Finalization of budget and formalities (including partner projects) will take place continuously
May 18: Completion of final budget – email@example.com
Please respect the internal BIO deadlines for proposal submission. Should you need an extension for any of the above, please notify Sjoukje and/or Thomas.
Guest lectures, K1, Biologen, May 9
14.00: Obesogens and epigenetics, by Juliette Legler, Brunel University, UK
14.30: The fish immune system at the crossroads of biological and chemical stressors, by Helmut Segner, University of Bern, Switzerland
Birks HJB, Ammann B, Stefanova I (2016) In Memoriam: Herbert E Wright Jr 1917-2015. Holocene 26:507-510 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683616634176 Birks HJB, Birks HH (2016) How have studies of ancient DNA from sediments contributed to the reconstruction of Quaternary floras? New Phytologist 209:499-506 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13657 Bizuayehu TT, Furmanek T, Karlsen O, van der Meeren T, Edvardsen RB, Ronnestad I,…
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