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CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium September 27th

We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the upcoming CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, September 27th 2018.

Collage of photos from teaching at the CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposia.
Anne S.Herdlevær/Ingvild Melien/CCBIO/Colourbox.


The highlight of the forthcoming CCBIO Jr Scientist Symposium at Sept 27th is the inspirational lecture by Bruce Baguley, a visiting Professor from the University of Auckland. Professor Baguley is a distinguished researcher and a motivating lecturer. His research interests include anticancer drug development with emphasis on multidisciplinary and translation approaches. You should definitely not miss this lecture and the opportunity to hear and learn from an experienced scientist.

In addition, we will hear from CCBIO PhD students, postdocs and researchers, who will present interesting ongoing projects in the CCBIO sphere. Topics to be discussed will cover the use of automated clustering to explore CyTOF data, reprogramming of gene regulation in prostate cells, how miRNA can be utilized as prognostic markers in colorectal cancer, as well as a discussion on policy visions of personalised medicine.

This is an excellent forum for discussing research, learning about how different and similar many ongoing projects are to your own, and to network with fellow PhD students, post-docs and other colleagues in our research community.

The symposium is open for all and free of charge – including lunch – just remember to register!

Liv Cecilie Vestrheim Thomsen and Reidunn Jetne Edelmann are coordinators of the CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium, and can be contacted if you have any questions. 

Time: Thursday September 27th 2018 at 10.00-14.00.

Where: Conference room BBB (across the hall from the auditoria)


10.00-10.10    Information about the CCBIO Junior Scientist Seminars and the UiB course program

10.10-11.00    Bruce Baguley: "Life in Science" - Inspirational lecture with plenary discussion

11.00-11.20    Coffee break

11.20-11.40    Mary Gertrude Musana Lie-Nielsen: "Can automated clustering of CyTOF data discover cell types?"

11.40-12.00    Waqas Azeem: "Transcription factor-mediated reprogramming of gene regulation in prostate cells"

12.00-12.20    Havjin Jacob: "miRNA as prognostic markers in colorectal cancer"

12.20-12.50    LUNCH BREAK

12.50 -13.20   Anne Blanchard: "Policy visions of personalised medicine - perspective from the ELSA group"


Please use this registration link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=5364987Deadline is September 25th.

Open to all

The symposia are held four times annually, and this is an arena where PhD candidates and postdocs gain experience with oral presentations and academic discussions, but is also open to other interested students, staff and visitors. The meetings have proved to be an excellent place for young researchers to get input for potential collaborations in ongoing and future projects.

Broad ranging program

The program typically covers a broad range of topics, from basic studies to clinical research, and spiced with an inspirational lecture from a senior researcher. Further, trial lectures are presented, and speakers from research groups outside of CCBIO are also invited to present their projects.

Each symposium has a format where 3-5 PhD candidates and postdocs present their research, followed by short discussions.

You can read more bout the symposia here.