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Previous MCB Courses and Activities

Here you will find an overview over previous courses given by MCB

2014

December 8

CV workshop in cooperation with the Career Centre at Studensamskipnaden in Bergen

 

September 8-9 The MCB introductory course

Program

 

September 1-3 Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

This three-day course will take you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper

 

2013

October 22-24 Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

This three-day course will take you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper

 

September 2-3 - The MCB Introductory Course 2013 - Deadline extended until August 29!

Glesvær September 2-3 and 5 half days (Mondays and/or Tuesday) in weeks 37-40. 

The course is organised once per year, in September-October, and is the entry point to the MCB research school. The course consists of two components. First, a 2-day overnight course at beautiful Glesvær, a one-hour bus ride outside Bergen, and then half-day site-visits with research presentations at the MCB partner sites. 

 

May 22 - What are your skills and how do you communicate them? Workshop May 22nd

A PhD opens up many career opportunities. Formulating and presenting your own skills is essential in pursuing a job. This might be particularly challenging if you are looking for jobs outside academic research.

2012

October 11 YSR - Young scientists' retreat

The MCB Young scientists' retreat is organized to give us, the young scientist, an opportunity to learn more from each other, to have fun together and make life-lasting friendships. The only thing each of us have to do is to sign up before the deadline.

September 4-6: Course on publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

This three-day course will take you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper

 

June 11-15 - Workshop: Studying biological mechanisms by NMR

The NMR workshop is intended to bring NMR to biologists and does not require any previous NMR knowledge. The course is organized in cooperation with the Biostruct national research school

 

June 4-6: Fashion a scientific story by implementing the elements of craft

This course will go through a step-by-step method to present your scientific work within the confines of a story. We will discuss the elements of craft used by seasoned fictional storytellers and relate these elements to a scientific story: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Results and Discussion.

 

Glesvær February 20-21 and Bergen March 5, 6, 12, 19 and 26: The MCB Introductory course

The course is organised once per year, in February-March, and is the entry point to the MCB research school. The course consists of two components.  First, a 2-day overnight course at beautiful Glesvær, a one-hour bus ride outside Bergen, and then 4 half-day site-visits with research presentations at the MCB partner sites.  11 students completed this year's course.

2011

November 22-24: Course on Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

13 participants attended this three-day course which takes you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper


October 13: Young Scientists' Retreat

This year's Young Scientist's Retreat was held Thursday October 13th. We are very happy that as many as 30+ young scientist's from MCBs partner institutions showed up for the event!

 

September 12-23: Advanced Biocomputing

Over the last decade, biological data sets have been rapidly growing in size and complexity. This course focuses on how to use computers to streamline the analysis of biological data, with an emphasis on “working smart” rather then hard. Developing a solid background in how computers can facilitate biological research will not only help with your thesis projects, but will also make you more “marketable” for post-docs and faculty positions in the future.


May 18-27 Recombinant proteins - Expression, Purification & Interaction studies

We are happy to invite to this practical course on work on recombinant proteins intended for PhD students, post docs and technicians with backgrouns in molecular biology and biochemistry.  This practical course is based on the annual, one week EMBO PEPC5 course held at the EMBL-Hamburg Outstation. For more information about the course - see: http://babel.ucmp.umu.se/cpep/


February 24-25 (Glesvær) and Bergen March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (half days)

The course is organised once per year, in February-March, and is the entry point to the MCB research school. The course consists of two components.  First, a 2-day overnight course at beautiful Glesvær, a one-hour bus ride outside Bergen, and then 4 half-day site-visits to look into the reaserach going on at the MCB partner sites.  The course is free of charge for the participants.

2010

December 8-10: Course on Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals

This three-day course will take you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper


September 8-10: Course - Extracting ecological signal from noise: an introduction to tools for the analysis of high throughput sequencing data from microbial communities

This participatory workshop will provide an overview of tools for the analysis of high throughput sequencing data from microbial communities.

 

June 7-11 2010: Course on Quantitative Proteomics

This is a course organized by Department of Molecular Biology and PROBE, with support from NordForsk. The course will include lectures, practical work and demonstrations on different quantitative proteomics techniques. Basic knowledge (theoretical and practical) in proteomics is required. Students and post docs with relevant background and projects will be prioritized.

 

May 7, MCB Young Scientist's Retreat

The annual Young Scientist's Retreat is an event organized by MCB students, to allow PhD-students and post docs to meet across institutional boarders to discuss project and research life in general with fellow young researchers. 

 

February 24-25 + March 3-31 (4 half days), MCB Introductory Course 2010

The Molecular and Computational Biology Research School (MCB) hereby invites all PhD-students at the MCB partner units (see below), to the MCB Introductory Course.

 

February 5, MCB Seminars - John Manning on microarray techniques

These two lectures provides an excellent opportunity to get an up-to-date introduction to some very useful strategies utilizing microarray technology.

 

2009

December 17, MCB Christmas Lunch

December 17th, about 20 students and supervisors joined for a pleasant christmas lunch here at Høyteknologisenteret.

 

December 3, MCB Short Course: From Idea to Invention

Welcome to an exciting and enlightening seminar about patenting and commercialising ideas from your research!

 

November 23-27, MCB Research Course: Integrative Bioinformatics

This one-week course on integrative bioinformatics is organized by Inge Jonassen (Computational Biology Unit (CBU), BCCS, UiB, FUGE bioinformatics platform and Department of Informatics, UiB), Pål Puntervoll (CBU/Department of Molecular Biology), Kjell Petersen (CBU).

 

October 22, MCB Short Course: Experimental Design and Datanalysis

This course covers important steps for planning and conducting a data-collection process. Use of examples will be emphasized and it will be illustrated how graphical methods and statistical software can be used in the analysis of the collected data.

 

September 21-23, MCB General Skills Course: Effective Life Science Writing in English

The aim of the scientific writing course is to get you sparked into a writing phase, with emphasis on writing introductions, abstracts, and proposals, and on writing style.  Tutorials and writing feedback are part of the course.  We also try to keep examples etc. within more or less familiar fields.

 

September 4, Young Scientist's Retreat 2009

You are invited to MCB's Young Scientists' Retreat '09 (YSR'09) on the  4th of September - a half day event for PhD students and post-docs to socialize and discuss their research.

 

June 8-12, MCB Research Course: Fish as Models for Medical Research

We are happy to announce the MCB international course on Fish Models for Medical Research. The course will be given by international and local experts in the field and is open to anyone interested. Thus it will provide an excellent opportunity to meet people interested in and working within the field.

 

May 25-29, MCB Research Course: Recombinant proteins - Expression, Purification & Interaction studies

We are happy to invite to this practical course on work on recombinant proteins intended for PhD students, post docs and technicians with backgrouns in molecular biology and biochemistry.

 

April 28, MCB PhD Day

 

February 24-25, MCB Introductory Course 2009

The Molecular and Computational Biology Research School (MCB) hereby invites all PhD-students at the MCB partner units (see below), to the MCB Introductory Course.