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Category: 2016 – Week 34

Research – Week 34

BIO internal deadlines towards the RCN deadline:    September 7th


Aug 8:                 Notify the department of your “intent to apply” – email:

Aug 10:               Open and share your e-application with BIO’s administrator. Please use email address:

Aug 15-24:         Preparation of your draft budget with BIO administration. Budgets must be prepared in accordance with TDI budgeting model – email:

Aug 24-31:         Finalization of budget and formalities (including partner projects) will take place continuously

Aug 31:               Completion of final budget –

Sep 7:                  NFR submission deadline

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.


See the updated call calendar for upcoming calls and information seminars i.e.:

02.09.16 NFR Information Meeting on the INFRASTRUKTUR call – Lysaker

08-09.09.16 Course “Writing Strategy Papers for H2020 WP and the next EU framework program”  – Bergen

19.09.16 RFF Project workshop – Bergen

21.09.16 H2020 – “Writing successful H2020 Proposals” – Lysaker

21.09.16 Writing  Course for UIB Researchers: “Skriv så du blir lest” – Bergen

27-28.09.16 Norgesuniversitetet Autumn Conference 2016Trømsø


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Global Aquaculture Alliance – Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

This year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s fourth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award goes to BIO’s very own Prof. Karin Pittman. Karin, congratulations from the department on a job well done!



Featured news – Week 34

Small fish may play big role in Africa

Fast-breeding fish may be an important tool in the fight against malnourishment in the poorest parts of the world, a UN report concludes. Professor of Biology, Jeppe Kolding, is lead author of the study. Read more here.

This has been an issue on the Norwegian radio program NRK Ekko (P2) Tuesday this week. Listen to the program here (starts at 58m18s).

SMÅFISK MED STORT POTENSIALE: Betre utnytting av fiske i tørre regionar kan få mykje å seie i land sør for Sahara. Professor Jeppe Kolding er førsteforfattar på ein FN-rapport som konkluderer med at ein bør satse på fisk i tillegg til landbruk.

Small fish, big potential. Photo: Jeppe Kolding

Upcoming events – Week 34

Polar day, September 14th

Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Place: Scandic Håkonsgaten
Sign up here (free lunch and lecture):

Read more about the program here (Norwegian).

Invitation from the Institute of Marine Research

Conference on marine production in Lysefjorden

Time: 14th-16th of September
Location: Preikestolen fjellstue

Read more here and find the program and sign up.


Finishing exam/thesis defense

Master exam- Ole Høstmark: In vitro screening of Neoparamoeba perurans for environmental stressors and potential functional feed ingredients

Ole Høstmark will on Wednesday 31st of August have the final presentation of his master thesis in fish health.

Supervisor: Mark Powell. Internal examiner: Rune Waagbø. Examiner: Bjørn Olav Rosseland, NMBU

Time and location: Wednesday 31st of August at 12:15, Seminarrom K3, Biologen.

All who are interested are welcome.



Dissertation Sindre Nordlund Vatnehol

Sindre Nordlund Vatnehol  has his disputation for the Ph.D. degree: “Increasing the biomass estimation accuracy of a single school of fish using a cylindrical multi-beam fishery sonar”

Supervisors: Egil Ona, Dezhang Chu

Evaluation committee:  Directeur de Recherches, Technologies Program  Francois Gerlotto, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France,  Researcher Karls Thomas Hjelmervik, Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt,  Professor Tom Klepaker, Institute of Biology, University of  Bergen.

Leading the disputation: Professor Arne Skorping, University of Bergen.

Time and location: Friday September 2nd 2016, at 13.15, Stort auditorium, Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlensgate 55

All who are interested are welcome.


Sindre Nordlund Vatnehol. The press release may you read here.