Newsletter UiO:Life Science March 2017
Thanks to all who attended Oslo Life Science – Building the Life Science City 15th–17th of February.
We hope to see all of you again at Oslo Life Science 2018. The dates for the conference will be announced in the spring.
Researchers from five faculties will talk about their work at the Life Science Lunches in March and April. The brain with perspectives from biology, physics, informatics, psychology and musicology is central in the March event.
Events this spring that have received funding from UiO:Life Science
- Sven Furberg Seminars in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics
The first seminar is held 16th of March
- NRI-Conference 2017: Nordic Model for Personalized Medicine 19th of May
- Turning the tide of antimicrobial resistance – TTA:
The 2nd TTA goes Nordic Conference 27th–28th of April
Funding from UiO:Life Science
Academic employees and students at UiO can apply UiO:Life Science for funds for partially financing of open events that are in line with the initiative's strategy. The next application deadline is the 1st of June 2017.
We received 22 applications within the application deadline the 1st of March. The applications have been sent to international experts for review. The expert panel will meet in Oslo in the end of April to evaluate the applications, before the UiO:Life Science board makes the final decisions.
Research and innovation news
According to the UiO strategy for life sciences, UiO:Life Science shall promote innovation for environment and health. Four working groups with internal and external participants have started to explore what actions the initiative should take in 2017.
King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2017 to UiO Professor
Professor Per Ottar Seglen has been awarded King Olav V’s Prize for Cancer Research 2017. He has worked at Oslo University Hospital, the Norwegian Radium Hospital and is now a guest researcher at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) at UiO. He gets the prize for his work on autophagy – cells' self-eating – which is important in the body's defence against several diseases, for example cancer. The prize ceremony is the 6th of June.
- Read more research news from UiO:Life Science, faculties, departments and UiO’s research magazine Apollon
- Read about innovation within life science on the innovation pages of UiO:Life Science