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CCBIO908 Scientific Writing and Communication Seminar 2023

We are repeating the success from earlier years, a seminar in Scientific Writing May 22-23, 2023, in the CCBIO/Harvard INTPART collaboration. Open for all.

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CCBIO is happy to be inviting you to a seminar in scientific writing and communication, May 22-23, 2023. 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. Agnete Engelsen is currently coordinating the program. The course is also a part of CCBIO's Research School, with ID CCBIO908.

Learn how to:

  • Organize ideas, results and messages in a scientific paper
  • Improve titles and abstracts
  • Present a clear problem statement
  • Use punctuation, grammar and numbering in a text
  • Write an informative and convincing cover letter

The course will also present and discuss what is good research communication.

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 is free of charge.


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.

Media Advisor Marion Solheim will be adding a lecture on science presentation, showing how to make a presentation stick - in a good way. 

Program: See final program on this link.


Deadline for ECTS providing registration is February 1, 2023 (opens for registration December 12, 2022). If you are already enrolled at the University of Bergen (UiB), you register through Studentweb. If you are not enrolled at the UiB, but need the ECTS, you register through Søknadsweb, where you simultaneously apply for UiB guest student status (also deadline Feb. 1). 

If you don't need the ECTS (studiepoeng) registered as part of an education/degree, and just want to join the lectures for professional update, you register through through this separate link. This will remain open as long as we have seats available, but note: no ECTS.

Where: To be announced. Auditorium at the campus Haukeland University Hospital. In person attendance.

When: May 22–23, 2023. 

Who: Open for all, but if the course gets fully booked, participants are included based on first come, first served.

Credits: This course provides 2 ECTS. You need to be registered as a student at the University of Bergen to get the ECTS registered.

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact course coordinator vandana.ardawatia@uib.no or academic responsible Elisabeth Wik, elisabeth.wik@uib.no