Faculty of Medicine

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Several African countries are experiencing food-shortages and stop in trade as a result of the pandemic and closed borders. UiB-student Maïlys Rouillé went to West-Africa to do fieldwork among fish-traders who had their livelihoods reduced.
After such a long time without being able to organize conferences in person, the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (EAFP) managed to organize its annual conference in Malta in May. The FREMFARM team was there of course.
In an interview with journalist Marit Aaby Vebenstad (published 28.06.2022 in the Norwegian oncology journal Brystkreft), Per Eystein Lønning from Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory talks about the promising effect of Lynparza as monotherapy in the treatment of triple negative breast cancer in the clinical trial Petremac.
110 PhD-candidates from all the Nordic countries gathered in Bergen to focus on “sustainability in health”. They learned that sustainability reaches far beyond the subject of climate change.
Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (04.06.2022 (digital edition) and 21.06.2022 (paper edition)) and Swedish newspaper Expressen (12.06.2022) both mention a research project that is a collaboration between the Breast Cancer Group at Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in USA. The research study describes a new type of mechanism that is triggered during early... Read more
A new research center at UiB will provide diabetes patients with more precise diagnoses and better treatment of the disease. "Most diabetes patients live good lives. But diagnosis and treatment can be better, and we wish to contribute to that", says center manager Pål R. Njølstad.
On Monday the 30th of May the Norwegian minister of health, Ingvild Kjerkol, opened the Western Norway Research Center for Antimicrobial Resistance (CAMRIA). The cooperation between UiB, Haukeland University Hospital, Stavanger University Hospital and the Trond Mohn Foundation will contribute to fight the challenge of antibiotic resistance.
Friday June 10th, CCBIO and the Holberg Prize hosted a Special Seminar with the 2022 Holberg Laureate, Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University) in conversation with Stephen Hilgartner (Cornell University). The seminar was called “Can science make sense of life?”, referring to Jasanoff’s recent and eponymous book. This was the first time the Faculty of Medicine had the opportunity to welcome a Holberg... Read more
The election of representative of group B (temporary academic staff) to the Faculty Board has ended. Here are the results!
In an interview with journalist Julie Kalveland from Dagens Medisin (04.06.2022) Professor Per Eystein Lønning shares the most important findings from a Norwegian-American collaboration study on BRCA1-methylation in breast and ovarian cancer. These findings were presented orally by Lønning at ASCO (03.06.2022).
Nanobodies are single-domain fragments obtained from camelid antibodies, which have high affinity towards their target protein. Two recent publications describe the development and use of nanobodies directed against the neuronal Arc protein to promote both structure determination, imaging and detection, and functional studies.
On Wednesday June 1st, Isa defended her PhD at the University of Oulu. The opponent was Professor Alf Månsson from the Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. We all could enjoy an interesting dialogue on myosins and motility, and Isa rocked all the way. Thanks to everyone involved and huge congratulations to Dr. Isa Pires!
A satisfied organizing committee after the very successful 6th Female Heart Workshop which was held at Solstrand Hotel May 19-20, 2022.
In a solemn ceremony in the University Hall, the eight new honorary doctors at UiB were honored. They received the award for their outstanding work for science.