Molecular and Computational Biology Research School

Join MCB - The MCB Introductory Course 2019

The MCB Introductory course is organised once per year, in the fall semester, and is the entry point to the MCB research school.

A collage of images from Glesvær and previous intro MCB intro courses

The course consists of two components: A lunch-to-lucn overnight workshop at beautiful Glesvær, a one-hour bus ride outside Bergen, and half-day site-visits with research presentations at the MCB partner sites.  The site visit will introduce you to the research school partners, which all do research within or near your own field of interest. The Glesvær workshop will cover topics relevant to your PhD-studies, and you will also be asked to give a short presentation of yourself and your research project.  There is also a social programme, usually including some form of outdoor activity.

The course is free of charge for the participants.  

Dates 2019: 

  • April 8-9: 2-day workshop at Glesvær
  • April-May: site-visits at the Department of Biology, the Sars centre and CBU (dates and details will be announced later)

Sign up:  https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=3724756

Deadline: Friday 29. March

Contact: contact@mcb.uib.no / tel: 55 58 45 03

2 ECTs will be awarded for participation in the whole programme (part 1 + site-visits).


Who and Why?

Who can participate?

The MCB Introductory Course is intended for PhD students at the Department of Biological Sciences, the Sars centre and the Computational Biology Unit who has a research project within the fields of molecular biology and/or computational biology, or who relies on molecular and/or computational biology methods in their research.  Although the course is primarily for students employed later than 1. January 2018, the MCB Introductory Course is open to any PhD-students affiliated with the MCB partner institutions, which are:

Why participate

By participating, you gain membership in the MCB research shcool:  MCB offers

  • A series of high-quality, short term (max 2 weeks) research courses on relevant topics
  • A course on scientific publishing and occasionally other relevant general skills courses

In addition, MCB will put you in contact with fellow students at other units/Departments and give you a better overview of what's going on within the research field in Bergen.  The only mandatory activity is the introductory course.

Program for the Glesvær workshop

  • Self presentation by the participants
  • Pawel Burkhardt: “PPP – from PhD thesis to postdoc and PI”
  • Fabian Rentzsch: "PhD students and supervisors – Experiences and expectations"
  • Social program

Further details will follow soon