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The Faculty of Medicine organized an international conference on brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's at the University of Bergen's Brussels Office.
Samuel Massie and grandfather Arne Ulvolden from the TV2 series "Samuel and grandfather" become co-researchers in the BetterAge research project, led by University of Bergen professor Bettina Husebø.
Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychology have been in Japan to expand and intensify UiB's focus on Asian research collaboration.
Our new paper on entangling selectivity determining features and on how to use this knowledge to design selective ligands has been published in J Med Chem!
Centre for International Health (CIH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Development have received funding for a new internship project where master’s students will be able to get scholarships while on internships at partner institutions in Durban, South Africa.
CIH’s new Master programme in Global Health is starting its third year. Including one year of classes and one year of field / thesis / internship, the new programme merges two previous Master programmes, one in International Health and one in Oral Sciences.
CIH PhD candidate, Agnes Langat, is studying ways to combat the current rising trend of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
CIH/CISMAC researcher, Joar Svanemyr has published about his work with the RISE project in Zambia. The paper is also presented in the UK edition of the Conversation.
More than 500 scientists and students from the host country Tanzania and elsewhere attended the “7th MUHAS Scientific Conference” 27-28 June 2019.
Esperanza Diaz at IGS has published the first book in history In English on migrant health – a resource for general practitioners.
In December 2018, professor Per Eystein lønning and senior researcher Stian Knappskog each received a new research grant of 10 mill NOK from the Norwegian Research Council under the FRIMEDBIO program. Since only 5-10% of all applications to this program are funded, we are very happy that two groups within our research environment received such grants.
Marte Haaland and Joseph Mumba Zulu have published a comment in The Lancet Global Health on abortion, the global GAG rule and the importance of local context.
The PhD-candidates Vegard Lysne and Anthea Van Parys, from the Centre for Nutrition, participated at the Homocysteine conference in Virgili, Spain.
Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019 Conference was organized in Långvik, Finland. The three-day conference was attended by some 100 people and 28 presentations were given internationally from Singapore all the way to Colorado. Conference also held a poster session showing 58 posters.
The partners of Centre of Intervention Science of Mother and Child Health (CISMAC) recently met at Sotra to celebrate five years of important research and plan for future collaborations.
CISMAC meeting 13-15 June, Bergen – some “take-home” messages
Dr. Mulumebet Zenebe received award for best publication at AAU, Ethiopia.

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