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Newsletter UiO:Life Science March 2019

Interdisciplinary research to solve societal challenges:
Eight new convergence environments from dating across disciplines

Diabetes, organ donation, consciousness, the immune system, evidence in rape cases, mental illnesses, medicinal plants and cancer. These are societal challenges that will be examined in interdisciplinary life science research groups at the University of Oslo.

The project leaders in the first row with research topics in brackets (left to right): Hanne Scholz (diabetes), Kåre-Olav Stensløkken (organ donation), Johan Frederik Storm (consciousness), Victor Greiff (the immune system), May-Len Skilbrei (evidence in rape cases), Ole Andreassen (mental illnesses), Hugo de Boer (medicinal plants) and Eirik Malinen (cancer). Congratulations to all!

UiO:Life Science already funds six convergence environments that study man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development, personalised cancer therapies and new technologies to handle both disease and pollutants. 

The UN sustainability development goals (SDGs) and UiO

Every day students and employees at the University of Oslo work on projects that to reaching the SDGs. All the three large interdisciplinary strategic initiatives UiO:Life Science, UiO: Energy and UiO:Nordic have sustainability as an overarching topic.

In the new UiO video about the SDGs, you meet the UiO:Life Science convergence environment AnthroTox where toxicologists and social anthropologists collaborate to handle electronic waste. Do you know where your old phone ends up when you throw it away?

Application deadline for higher education 15 April:
Study at UiO for a career in life sciences

Simone Mester is 25 years old and a PhD student in biosciences which is of the study programmes for those who wants a future in life sciences.

"You don't have to become a medical doctor to save lives. By studying the immune system we get insight to develop new drugs and treatments, and thus help patients."

Simone is also the youngest project leader in UiO:Life Science's innovation programme SPARK Norway.

Funding

Events

SPARK Norway Educational Forum 24 April

The topic is target product profile which is essential to succeed with a drug in the market. Examples from two different products – vaccines and traditional pharmaceuticals.

Events with support from UiO:Life Science

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By Norunn K. Torheim
Published Mar. 28, 2019 8:29 AM - Last modified Apr. 25, 2019 1:15 PM