The University of Bergen (UiB) and The Research Council of Norway (NFR) is organising an information meeting course on the NFRs Mobility Program 2019.
Time: 20 February, 9:00 – 13:00. See link here.
This course only applies to the Mobility grants announced by NFR with deadline 10.04.2019. You will also
receive information on How to apply to the European Commission’s Horizon2020 MSCA IF 2019 (Mobility
grants) call with deadline in September 2019.
The course is open to everyone at UiB with up to a maximum of 7 years after the defense of an approved
doctorate (PhD) who wants some «international experience». It is also possible to apply before you have
submitted your PhD dissertation.
Friday 1 February the brewmasters will gather KI for a social event with homemade refreshments!
Meet in Reagensglasset @5pm tonight.
When: Tuesday 12 February and Wednesday 13 February.
Registration link – still a few spots available (announced 11 February)!
For who: all scientists planning to write a project proposal (this includes NRC as well).
Where: Studentsenteret, Seminarrom C.
See more information about the course here.
Alette Løbø Viken successfully defended her thesis today, on «Viscosity and Viscoelastic Properties in Hydrophobically Modified Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery». Once again, prof. em. George Francis provided a much appreciated service to the department by leading the event with a firm yet gentle hand. We congratulate the freshly minted doctora!
UiB’s man in Brussels, Kristof Vlaeminck, will visit Department of Chemistry next Thursday 24 January. He will update us on the next Horizon Europe framework program, and guide us through a strategic prosess toward influencing the next framework program.
«It is my task to help the university leadership and the UiB researchers understand Horizon 2020 and guide them in making strategic choices«.
Alette Løbø Viken disputerer fredag 25. januar 2019 for ph.d.-graden ved Universitetet i Bergen med avhandlinga: «Viscosity and Viscoelastic Properties in Hydrophobically Modified Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery». Hurra!
Tid og sted er kl. 10:30 i Stort auditorium på Høyteknologisenteret
Together with Reuter’s colleages Bengt-Erik Haug, Ruth Brenk and Alexander Lundervold, the team was funded with the project «Towards better computational approaches and responsible innovation strategies in early drug discovery: application to antibiotics and COPD». Centre for Digital Life are expanding their portfolio with five new research projects funded this round within biotechnology (see more info). In collaboration with CBU, Reuter et al. are aiming toward a more responsible and efficient drug development. We are proud of having such successful people working at, and with, the Department of Chemistry.
Prof. Nathalie Reuter and partners have won a grant by The Research Council’s funding scheme for Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO), for her project entitled «Mapping protein-membrane interfaces for a better description of the protein-lipid interactome,» starting in 2019.
Biological membranes are ancient and crucial components in the organisation of life. Not only do they define the boundaries of cells and organelles, but they are stage to numerous molecular interactions. The present project is a multidisciplinary mission to characterize peripheral protein-membrane interfaces and quantify the energetics determinants of interfacial binding to formulate a new model for peripheral membrane binding.
The project is the second granted FRIPRO application this year for Department of Chemistry.
Prof. Deryn Fogg and partners have won a grant by The Research Council’s funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) for the project: «Water-tolerant catalysis: Boosting chemical biology, medicine, and sustainable chemical manufacturing».
Water-tolerant metal catalysis holds enormous promise for applications in chemical biology, medicine, and sustainable chemical manufacturing. The present project is aimed at developing high-performing, water-tolerant metathesis technologies capable of realizing this promise. A diverse team of experts stand behind the project which unites outstanding experimental and computational strengths in olefin metathesis, in catalyst and ligand design, and in the synthesis of challenging molecular targets that represent highly desirable new drug classes. In addition to the project leader, Prof. Deryn Fogg, local partners are Vidar Jensen, Giovanni Occhipinti, Marco Foscato, Jarl Underhaug and Karl Törnroos. Congratulations to all contributors!
MSc Rafiq Ahmad today successfully defended his thesis titled Thermal and rheological properties of fish feed protein ingredients. The project has been run at Nofima. Although introducing soy protein concentrates to fish feed is desirable from a supply point of view, it does introduce problems to the extrusion process necessary to make feed pellets. Rather than plasticizing the mixture by addition of water, which is energy costly in the subsequent drying step, Refiq has explored the use of other protein additives rich also in free amino acids, to facilitate the extrusion step.