Celebration of UiO:Life Sciences' first generation of convergence environments
We invite you to a pleasant gathering for our first convergence environments on Wednesday 30 March in Sophus Lie's auditorium. There will be presentations, panel discussion, mingling and tapas. Everyone who is interested in interdisciplinary research and collaboration is welcome!
(Top from left) Katrine Borgå represents AnthroTox - Combining natural and social sciences to understand and manage global anthropogenic toxicants, Kjetill S. Jakobsen Project leader COMPARE - Comparative immunology of fish and humans, Arne Klungland, Project leader Epigenetics and bioethics of human embryonic development, Stefan Krauss leder Organ on a chip and nano-devices, Irep Gözen Project leader Programmable Cell-like Compartments and Project leader of PERCATHE - Personalised cancer therapies, Arnoldo Frigessi.
Join us when representatives from our first convergence environments share their experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration. After their presentations a panel discussion chaired by UiO's Vice-Rector for Innovation and Research, Per Morten Sandset, will follow. Rector of UiO, Svein Stølen will open the event. We will serve tapas and drinks.
UiO:Life Sciences' very first convergence environments were established in 2017. Six interdisciplinary research projects were selected following an application round that started in 2016. The individual research groups were represented by researchers from various faculties at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital with the aim of solving major societal challenges in health and the environment. UiO:Life Science funded the convergence environments with PhD and Post doctor positions for a period of four years, until 2021.