BBB Seminars (BMED380)

BBB Seminars


A combined BBB and CCBIO seminar series

Place: Auditorium 4, 3rd floor, BBB, Jonas Lies vei 91


BBB Seminars, archive (2003-2008)

BBB Seminars, archive (2009-2013)


Autumn 2014

  • Thursday, September 25, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Börje Haraldsson, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine,
    Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg,
  • Current understanding of kidney disease opens new therapeutic
  • Thursday, October 2, 14.30
  • BBB & CCBIO seminar
  • Zena Werb, Department of Anatomy University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), CA, USA
  • New insights into mechanisms underlying breast cancer metastasis
  • Thursday, October 9, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Tõnis Timmusk, Department of Gene Technology, Tallinn University of 
    Technology, Estonia
  • Thursday, October 16, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Michael Detmar, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • An important role of lymphatic vessels in inflammation and cancer
  • Thursday, October 23, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Jens Waschke, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • Thursday, October 30, 14.30
  • CCBIO seminar
  • Boris Hinz, Laboratory of Tissue Repair and Regeneration, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Thursday, November 6, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • To be announced
  • Thursday, November 13, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Sharon A. Tooze, Secretory Pathways Laboratory, London Research 
    Institute, Cancer Research, UK
  • Thursday, November 20, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Brynjar Foss, Department of Health Studies, University of Stavanger
  • Thursday, November 27, 14.30
  • CCBIO seminar
  • Patrick Schöffski, Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Thursday, December 4, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • William Grimes, Department of Physiology and Biophysics and Howard
    Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Thursday, December 11, 14.30
  • BBB seminar
  • Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Department of Computational Biology, Royal Institute of Technology and Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Thursday, December 18, 14.30
  • CCBIO seminar
  • Arne Östman, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet,
    Stockholm, Sweden


Spring 2014

  • Thursday, February 20, 14.30
  • CCBIO seminar
  • Roger Strand, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) and Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen
  • Crossing the Styx
  • Thursday, February 27 - No seminar
  • Thursday, May 15 - No seminar




General information

1. About the "BBB Seminars"
The "BBB Seminars" form a seminar series covering a broad spectrum of research areas within BioMedicine and BioSciences. The series is arranged by the Department of Biomedicine. The Norwegian Biochemical Society (NBS) is thanked for financial support. The seminars are held by invited local, national and international speakers suggested by colleagues at the Department of Biomedicine and other research environments in Bergen as well as by members of the Organising Committee. Any suggestions for future speakers are most welcome (see below, Section 3). Please note that the series is also part of the master/PhD programme at the Department (see Section 6).

2. Place, time, transport

The seminars are held at BBB, Jonas Lies vei 91, 3rd floor, in auditorium 4. The auditorium is up the stairs on the right hand side after passing the reception at the BBB main entrance or is straight on when coming via the pedestrian bridge from Haukeland Hospital. Usually, the seminars take place every Thursday at 14:30 (2.30pm). This fits tightly with the schedule of the campus bus, arriving at Haukeland Hospital at 14:30 and we'll wait for attendants if they make their way directly to the auditorium. For the way back we refer you to buses #12  (15:35/15:50) and #21 (15:42)

3. Call for proposal for speakers!
Please get in touch with any member of the Scientific Committee (see Section 7) to suggest a guest speaker of your choice. Your suggestion is welcome any time but the best possible way to be successful would be to plan good time in advance. Please include the following information: affiliation, CV or publication list and webpage of the speaker and a short motivation. The Committee will select the speakers among those suggested, using the following criteria: scientific excellence, topic of general interest, topic diversity. Travel and accommodation costs for the selected speakers will be covered within certain limitations.

4. Please inform us about your guests!
If a renowned scientist is going to visit your lab, for example as an "opponent" on the occasion of a thesis defence or for the purpose of research collaboration, and would be willing to give a seminar during his/her stay, please let us know. Take contact with any member of the Scientific Committee (see Section 7) as soon as possible.

5. Checklist for hosts
You should agree to act as host for the guest speaker you invite. This involves the following responsibilities:

  • Arranging transport and accommodation for the guest (for budget frame work and reimbursement procedure, please click here).
  • Arranging a social program for the guest during his/her stay.
  • Asking the speaker to submit an abstract and writing a short biography of the speaker describing his/her background, current research interests, merits (both preferably max. ½ an A4 page).
  • Sending abstract, biography and the webpage of the speaker to Beate Stern latest two weeks before the seminar.
  • Asking the speaker to give a general introduction at the beginning of the talk and preferentially place his/her work/results into a broader perspective at the end. Further, informing him/her that the lecture should not greatly exceed 45 minutes.
  • Setting up the computer/overhead presentation in the auditorium together with the speaker in due time before the start of the seminar. In case you would like assistance, please contact Torstein Ravnskog at least one day in advance.
  • Chairing the seminar which includes introducing the speaker and leading the discussion.

6. Master/PhD programme (BMED380)
The "BBB Seminars" series is part of the master/PhD programme and is open to all students at the UiB interested in biomedical and biosciences research. Registration to the course can be done at StudentWeb. Attendance is monitored by you signing a name list laid out during the seminars. To obtain a 5-point credit, attendance at a minimum of 25 lectures over two semesters is required and short written reviews of two selected lectures have to be submitted (one review for each semester).

7. The Committee
Members of the Scientific Committee:

Beate Stern, Chairman
Clive Bramham
Jaakko Saraste

Other Committee members:
Ludmila Burdek
Torstein Ravnskog
Arild Sørensen