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Seminar on Ion Mobility MS

Wednesday (Nov 22) at 12:15-13:00 @ Tripletten, application scientist at Agilent, Dr Shaun Bilsborough, will present the possibilities and applications of Ion mobility Mass spectrometry. Coffee and Danish pastry will be served.

While high resolution mass spectrometry has become the analytical cornerstone for many research applications requiring the analysis of highly complex samples, there has also been significant interest in the use of ultra-fast orthogonal techniques to provide added dimensions of separation. In multiple studies, the ion-mobility instrument has demonstrated the ability to reveal significantly greater analytical detail for complex samples compared to high resolution mass spectrometry technology alone. The 6560 Ion Mobility Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (IM-QTOF) LC/MS is the first commercially available uniform field ion mobility system, which coupled with the 1290 UHPLC, provides the combined separation power and selectivity of LC, IM, and MS techniques. Laboratories involved in cutting edge research can speed up research programs and have greater confidence in compound identification with the additional dimension of separation as well as the structural information provided by ion mobility measurements. The system enables high performance ion mobility and very precise and accurate collision cross section (CCS or W) measurements without class dependent calibration standards. The ion mobility device operates under uniform low field conditions, thus allowing the drift time information for ions to be directly converted to collision cross section information.


Dept of Chemistry receives the faculty HSE award for 2017

At the annual HSE seminar at VilVite today, the Department of Chemistry was awarded the faculty HSE prize for 2017! The prize was awarded for our effort to establish and maintain a rather comprehensive set of social & professional meeting grounds for employees and students. In addition to the old-timers, Monday morning coffee and Friday waffle gathering, and the refurbished meeting points, Thursday chemistry lunch seminars and KjemiNytt, two novelties of the year were important for winning the award. The bachelor room for chemistry students is ready for furnishing at the U floor and KFU has secured some really nice second-hand furniture from the migrating Science library. Our new social meeting room at the 3rd floor is rapidly approaching inauguration – the glass walls are being mounted as you read. In conclusion, we have won a prestigious award and, more importantly, the two new rooms create some very exciting opportunities that you are very welcome to help develop!

Kjekk Nobel-fest i NKS-regi

Som vanleg gav Nobel- og skaldyrfesten i Bergensavsnittet av Norsk Kjemisk Selskap ein fin kombinasjon av spennande vitskap og velsmakande skaldyr mm.

Professor Øyvind Halskau, MBI, førelas på beste vis over Nobelprisen i kjemi som i år gjekk til forskarane som utvikla kryo-elektronmikroskopi for å bestemme strukturen av store biomolekyl og spesielt protein i løysing. Øyvind er i godt selskap: professorane ved MBI har ofte bakgrunn og forskningsinteresser i felt som blir tildelt Nobelprisen i kjemi. Stor takk til Camilla, Inger, Alette, Audun og Rhiannon for eit framifrå arrangement!

Standing waves in your coffee mug

Tomorrow Tuesday November 12 at 7am-12am, construction work will take place outside the department office at the third floor. The work involves drilling in the concrete floor and ceiling and is expected to be noisy. If you expect that your office will be in the noise zone, you may consider taking suitable precautions for this time slot (work from home, work in the lab if the lab is more distant, work in the library, wear ear protection etc). Please inform those who needs to know your whereabouts.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Forskingskoordinator ved KI og IFT

Ved Kjemisk institutt og Institutt for fysikk og teknologi er det ledig ei fast stilling som forskingskoordinator (rådgjevar). Stillinga er delt mellom Kjemisk institutt og Institutt for fysikk og teknologi med hhv. 40% og 60%. Sjå detaljar her. Søknadsfrist 10. desember 2017.

Do you wonder…

…how Bjørn Grung found himself here? For the answer, attend the Thursday lunch seminar this week at 12.15 @Tripletten. Welcome!

Mali gains momentum

Momentum, UiB’s new high-profile Career Development Program for Young Researchers, kicked off last Friday. As one of only three researchers at our faculty (16 UiB-wide), Mali Husby Rosnes, ass. prof. at our department, has been selected for participation in the program. The program runs over one year and is designed to give talented postdocs and associate professors the opportunity to acquire and strengthen professional skills whilst offering a forum to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that working in academia present. Congratulations to Mali and good luck with the program!

(C) UiB

Germany-Norway seed money

Note that the support is limited to activities that identify and initiate cooperation in research and teaching between workgroups at UiB and at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Longer stays of individual persons can be funded, provided that they induce a networking effect for both institutions involved. Personnel costs cannot be funded. A maximum of 5,000 € may be applied for. Funding is exclusive to travel and accommodation expenses. Application deadline is 8th December 2017. The selection of the funded projects is estimated to take place by the end of January 2018 and the projects should be completed by September 2018. More details here.

Innvielse av nytt 600 MHz NMR-instrument

Molecular modelling of protein dynamics

The Thursday seminar this week is given by professor Nathalie Reuter, Dept. Molecular Biology. The question is How do soluble proteins bind to biological membranes? Answers from molecular simulations and experiments may be obtained at Tripletten at 12.15. Welcome!

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