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Newsletter UiO:Life Science August 2017


Debate in Arendal 16 August (in Norwegian):
Growth and value creation in Norwegian life science

Nobel event at UiO 6 September:
A new era of medicine with stem cells 

Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka visits UiO

Other events autumn 2017

12–14 September: Nordic Life Science Days

UiO:Life Science and life science clusters and organisations will promote Norwegian healthcare and life science industry at Nordic Life Science Days (NLSDays) in Malmö–Copenhagen. At the Academic Catwalk the 12th Irep Gözen, who is the leader of one of the newly established convergence environments funded by UiO:Life Science, will present her work.

26 September: Cutting Edge Festival

The festival showcases the latest in science, technology and entrepreneurship. Several life science researchers from UiO on stage.
Organizers: UiO, Inven2 and Oslotech. The event is part of Oslo Innovation Week.

27 September: Breakfast seminar on health data (in Norwegian)

The amount of information stored about us in the health service, and the amount of data that we collect with body sensors and smartphones, is growing. How is privacy secured, and what can happen when society knows too much about us? We are debating on the background of this autumn's 1984 production at Nationaltheatret.

Organizers: UiO:Life Science, UiO:Science and technology and Nationaltheatret. The event is a part of the National Science Week.

28 September: Debate on algae and sustainable innovation

Algae can be used to make foods, medicines and energy. How can researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors help bringing ideas to the market?

Organizers: UiO:Life Science and the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory board. The event is a part of Oslo Innovation Week and the National Science Week.

Events with funding from UiO:Life Science

Oslo Life Science 2018 – save the dates!

Oslo Life Science 12–15 February 2018 – investing in health and environment. 

The conference for all who are interested in research, education, innovation, business and politics in life sciences. This will be the third conference in a row.  

Organizers: UiO:Life Science, LMI, Oslo University Hospital, NMBU, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at UiO, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and the City of Oslo.


  • Director UiO:Life Science (in Norwegian)
  • PhD positions in interdisciplinary life science research groups – convergence environments – funded by UiO:Life Science. The environments will study man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development, personalised cancer therapies, human genetic history and new technologies to handle both disease and pollutants. 

Apply for funding from UiO:Life Science

Several opportunities for support from UiO:Life Science for academic employees, post docs, PhD students and Master students at UiO. Application deadline 1st of December.

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By Norunn K. Torheim
Published Aug. 14, 2017 10:57 AM - Last modified Nov. 19, 2019 9:47 PM