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Newsletter UiO:Life Science December 2017

Sign up for Oslo Life Science 12–15 February 2018

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the Oslo Life Science Conference 12–15 February 2018.

This is the conference for representatives from academia, hospitals, government administration, politics and businesses who want to develop world leading life science research, education, innovation and industry in the Oslo region and Norway.

The conference events are free and open to all, but online registration is required for most events on our web page

We hope that you will attend the main conference event Investing in health and environment in the University Aula in the afternoon 13 February, followed by a reception in Oslo City Hall immediately after the event. At this event we will showcase our best research and let international speakers give us new perspectives how to increase value creation from basic research. What are the government’s expectations for the life science community in the Oslo region?

We also hope you will take a look at the programme and sign up for others events that are relevant for you: 

  • 12 February:
    • Darwin Day 2018 on ecology and evolution of infectious diseases
      host: Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), UiO
  • 13 February:
    • Kick off for UiO:Life Science’s new innovation programme SPARK Norway
    • host: by UiO:Life Science
  • 14 February:
    • Partnership for life (partly in Norwegian)
      hosts: LM I and partners
    • Young talents – career development outside academia
      UiO, NMBU, UiODoc and Sodoc host and the Career Services at the University of Oslo is co-organizing the event.
    • The biotechnology day (in Norwegian)
      host: The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board
  • 15 February:
    • Sustainable food for our health and environment
      hosts: UiO and NMBU
    • Convergence in medicine
      hosts: OUS and UiO
    • Light event – "Lysvandring" – in the Botanical Garden
      hosts: UiO:Life Science, Natural History Museum and faculties at UiO

Sponsor: The Research Council of Norway


Norway has got its first SPARKees

The new innovation programme SPARK Norway at UiO has admitted the first research groups – so called SPARKees. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences further for the benefit of patients and society. 

Application deadlines in December

Apply for summer research project in 2018

UiO:Life Science will fund up to 20 summer research projects for students between April and October 2018. We are now seeking both students and relevant research projects.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with 24 pictures from UiO:Life Science in 2017. The biggest thing that happened in UiO:Life Science in 2017 was of course the announcement of the start-up grant for the life science building on the national budget for 2018! 

24 life science pictures from 2017

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By Norunn K. Torheim
Published Dec. 15, 2017 10:11 AM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 4:59 PM