Bergen Research School in Inflammation

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Bergen Research School in Inflammation

HUIMM905 : Advanced Immunology Course; Immunology: Specificity, Elimination and Memory (3 ECTS). Is arranged in collaboration with the Norwegian (NSI) and the Scandinavian Society for Immunology (SSI). Contact: Silke Appel; silke.appel@uib.no 

More Information: www.ssi2019.no

The Bergen Research School in Inflammation (BRSI) is a multidisciplinary research school covering basic, translational and clinical research training at both the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital. BRSI was formally established in 2005 as the first research school at the Medical Faculty and one of the first at the University of Bergen. We chose a more pragmatic approach when starting our research school with support from the Broegelmann Research Laboratory. Since then we have developed into a strong and focused training unit with regular course activities at least twice a week. 

The Research School is focused on the field of inflammation 

• Chronic and acute inflammation 

• Autoimmunity 

• Mucosal immunobiology 

• Infectious disease, pathogen-host interaction and immunity 

• Regulation and control of the immune system 

• Relation to genetic background and gene expression 


Primary objectives: 

• To improve the quality of the PhD and post-graduate training 

• To facilitate PhD and post-graduate training 

• To develop professional skills and collaborative experience



• Thematically focused 

• Strong research training - networks to several institutes/faculties/institutions 

• Size above critical threshold 

• Regular seminars and meetings 

• Professionally additive and synergetic effects 


In practice: 

• Resources are made accessible (biobanks, patient material, instruments, specialized laboratories etc.) 

• Courses are organized 

• Regular seminars as meeting points 

• Feedback, support, reflection and critical evaluation