BIO-info (en)

Welfare, HR and HSE – Week 38

New employees

Egil KarlsbakIMG_0259

Egil Karlsbakk is permanently employed as a professor of fish pathology from September 1st, 2016.

Kristin Holrermann

Kristin Holtermann is permanently employed as a student officer from October 1st, 2016.

Get in shape with BIO!

If you want a “Get in shape with BIO”-t-shirt you may order and pay for one (249 NOK) in the BIO-reception. The deadline is October 6th, and delivery will be around week 48. Women’s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, Men’s sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL. A variety of sizes may be tried on in the reception.




NEW IN PAGAWEB: You can now add attachments electronically into PAGAWEB for your travel claims and variable allowances.

You can now scan your supporting documents and upload them as electronic attachments directly into PAGAWEB instead of delivering the documents on paper. This new option appears as “Add attachment” at the bottom of the last page of the form. Click the green “x” to upload attachments electronically.
If you are a project manager or team leader, you no longer need to print the first page and sign and return it to the economy section. Note, all others must still print the first page and get it signed by the project manager or team leader.

Job opportunities – Week 38

Vacancies for researcher positions in Tromsø

One employment will be by the Insitute of Marine Research (IMR) and deals with population studies of seals. Read more about the position here.

Another employment will be by the Norwegian Polar Institute under the section for environmental toxins. Read more about the position here.

Vacancy in Bangor, UK

There is an employment as a lecturer in Molecular Ecology and Genomics in Bangor, UK available. Read more here.

Upcoming events – Week 38

Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, NTVA, and Tekna invite to a meeting in Bergen

Tuesday September 27th, 2016, 19:00

Place: Nansensenteret at Marineholmen, Thormølens gate 47

Theme: Sea view – blue opportunities for a green future

Lecture by: General manager Tanja Hoel, NCE Seafood Innovation

More information about the lecture may be found on our web page (Norwegian).


Media training for researchers, October 25th

The course is suitable for researchers who want to convey information more, and better, through media.

Find more information and sign up (by October 6th) here (Norwegian).

Motivation in Higher Learning

20.10.16 will be UiB’s second learning conference with the theme “Motivation in Higher Learning”.

The conference will have an exciting program and is free!

Sign up by October 13th.

Read more here.


Researchers’ night

Today, September 23rd, 20:00-24:00, you are invited to “Researchers’ night” at “Historisk museum”. There will be served beer, a DJ will be there, and a lot of exciting research! See here: forskernatt, or see Facebook for more information.



Upcoming events – Week 37

Master thesis 

Siri Vatsø Haugum: The effect of grazing and hiking on the elevational range shift of vascular plant species in the Scandes during recent decades
Siri Vatsø Haugum holds Wednesday 21 of September the final presentation of her mester thesis in biology – biodiversity, evolution and ecology.
Supervisors: John-Arvid Grytnes, Jutta Kapfer and Amy Ecott
External examiner: Gunnar Austrheim, NTNU.
Internal examiner: Svein Rune Erga.
Time and place: September 21, 13:15, seminarrom K1, Biologen. 

Everyone are welcome to the mater thesis!


Guest lecture: nano(eco)TOXICOLOGY of titanium dioxide

(BIO316 open lecture)

By Boris Jovanovic

Time and place: Thursday, Sep. 22, 12.15-13.00, K1 (Biologen, T53A)



Research – Week 37


UIB’s BOA-team is officially in operation

The BOA-team is UiB’s administrative support for external financing. The BOA-team supports large, complex applications, such as EU’s Horizon 2020, as well as large programs from the Research Council of Norway e.g. SFF, SFI and infrastructure.

The BOA team has recently launched their new webpage with templates and tools useful when working with externally financed research projects. The website covers the processes in a life cycle of an externally funded research project: mobilisation, proposal preparation, contract, project launching, management and termination. For each process, the site describes all activities associated with it as well as the allocated roles, tasks, supervision, resources and contact persons. Visit the new webpages here.


Photo: Jan Kåre Wilhelmsen, UiB.


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

19. September 2016: RFF Project workshop – Bergen

21. September 2016: H2020 – “Writing successful H2020 Proposals” – Lysaker

21. September 2016: Writing  Course for UIB Researchers: “Skriv så du blir lest” – Bergen

27. September 2016: Norgesuniversitetet Autumn Conference 2016Trømsø

15. November 2016: How to write a competitive ERC Consolidator grant – Oslo


Poster award to Libe Aranguren

Libe Aranguren, PhD fellow in the Environmental Toxicology Research Group, won the poster award during the 30th European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemsitry Conference in Barcelona 4.-7. September. She got the prize for the poster ”Using precision-cut liver slices (PCLS) and luciferase reporter assays to characterize the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) system in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua”. The prize included a diploma and 300€.



Libe Aranguren, photo Anders Goksøyr