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CCBIO908 Scientific Writing and Communication Seminar

We are repeating the success from 2017 and 2019, a seminar in Scientific Writing in the CCBIO/Harvard INTPART collaboration. Open for all. This time as a digital event, due to the lockdown of campus as a measure against the coronavirus.

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CCBIO is happy to be inviting you to a seminar in scientific writing and communication, June 8-11 2020. The seminar is open for all (requires registration). 

The course is part of the CCBIO/INTPART program, where students’ education and exchange is promoted through collaboration between CCBIO and the Boston based Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School. Elisabeth Wik is coordinating the program. This seminar/course in scientific writing was first run in December 2017 (see article about the first course), and again in May 2019. Vandana Ardawatia is course coordinator. The course is now also a part of CCBIO's Research School, with ID CCBIO908.


Christine Møller, an experienced lecturer in medical and scientific writing with many years of experience as assistant editor of APMIS (Acta Pathologica Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica).

Randy Watnick, assistant professor at the Vascular Biology Program, Harvard Medical School.

In addition, Media Advisor Marion Solheim will be adding a lecture on science presentation, showing how to make a presentation stick - in a good way. She'll also talk about the use of language, information overload and the bleeding-eye-syndrome - which is caused by terrible lay-out. Not to mention body language and tone of voice.

There is something to learn for all of us! We strongly encourage students at all levels, including postdocs, to prioritize this and attend! Senior staff is also very welcome. The seminar is also open to national and international visitors, and it is free of charge.

Preliminary program: Available through this link.

Registration: Registration link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=8388487  Deadline is May 31st.

Where: Digital event through Zoom. Access links will be provided to the registered participants.

When: 4 half days (afternoons 12:30-15:45), June 8-11, 2020. 

Material: Note that a course booklet will be sent to you per post, so add a postal address to where the post can reach you, when you register for the course. (Do not use a UiB address.)

Credits: This course now provides 2 ECTS to students at the University of Bergen. You need to be registered as a student at the University of Bergen to get the ECTS registered. If you are not, please contact vandana.ardawatia@uib.no to be guided on how to apply for guest student status (to be done within May 25th). If you don't need the ECTS registered as part of an education/degree, and just want a course diploma, you don't need to apply for guest student status.

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact coordinator vandana.ardawatia@uib.no