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Congrats on successful Summer School!

Summer School 2022 – Computational Molecular Design —  9th – 11th May 2022, Bergen 🇳🇴

The 2022 NordCO2 Summer School was organised by UiB around the theme of “Computational molecular Design” and ran across 3 days with lectures and exercise sessions conducted and given by a group of dedicated Lecturers:

  • Pr. Vidar R. Jensen (UiB)
  • Dr. Marco Foscato (UiB)
  • Pr. David Balcells (UiO)
  • Jonas Ekeli (UiB)
  • Simen Reine (UiO)

This summer school is one of a string of events in The Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NordCO2, funded by NordForsk through the Nordic University Hub call), which is a network for Nordic researchers working on chemical CO2 conversion in the Nordic countries. NordCO2 promotes knowledge exchange, initiates novel scientific collaborations, jointly trains Nordic students and organizes outreach activities.

NKS Quiz-kveld 13. oktober

Seminar in bioinformatics on Monday May 31 — part of hiring process

The five top candidates to fill a vacancy at Department of Chemistry and CBU as faculty member in bioinformatics will present their research and research plans to a broad audience on Monday, May 31. The event is organized as a digital seminar, please follow the link. This will take you to a waiting room. Please attend with your full name in order to be allowed entry.

09.00   Welcome

09.05   Prashanth Athri –  Director at CubeBio, AI in drug discovery

09.35   Vishwesh Venkatraman  – Researcher, NTNU

10.05   Antonella Di Pizio – Leader of Molecular Modeling group at the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

10.35   Markus Miettinen – Leader of the High-Fidelity Biomolecular Modelling Research Group, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam

11.05   Enrico Riccardi  –   Researcher at Section of Machine learning, Department of Informatics, UiO, Oslo

11.45   Closing


NFR – Tematiske kickoff for Horisont Europa

Gjennom syv ulike morgensendinger i uke 17 og 18 skal NFR gå gjennom de tematiske inndelingene i Horisont Europa og gi deg innsikt i hvor de mener det er gode muligheter for norske aktører.

EUs nye forsknings- og innovasjonsprogram, Horisont Europa, har startet. Sammen med andre europeiske land kan vi i Norge bidra til å løse store samfunnsutfordringer blant annet innen helse, mat,digitalisering, fornybar energi, klima og samfunnssikkerhet.Her ligger det store muligheter for norske aktørersom vil samarbeide med de beste i Europa og nå ut til nye markeder

Alle kickoff-sendingene varer fra kl. 9 til 10.

Nettside med program og påmelding.

Intervju med 1. am. Alexander Sandtorv, UiO

NKS Bergen inviterer til et interessant, digitalt intervju!

Førsteamanuensis Alexander Sandtorv (UiO) er en tidligere UiB-kjemiker med mange molekyler i luften. I tillegg til at han har publisert flere lærebøker i kjemi er han aktiv spaltist i Morgenbladet, har deltatt flere ganger på Abels tårn, nylig laget en podcast med Kristopher Schau. Du har kanskje også sett han på Lindmo.

Vi tar en prat med Alexander Sandtorv – kjemiens ansikt utad!

STED: Streames på YouTube Kl 18.00-19.00

NKS generalforsamling med (foredrag om) Koronavaksine

Trial lecture. Biofuels: Status, challenges and perspectives

MSc. Hilde Vik Halleraker delivers her lecture over given topic as partial fulfilment of the requirements for the ph.d. degree.

Title: . Biofuels: Status, challenges and perspectives.

Time. Friday September 4th, at 10.1512.00
ZOOM – se Kjemisk Institutt Teams for lenke.
The presentation will be evaluated by the following committee: Drs. John Georg Seland, Jarl Underhaug, and Hege Ommedal.
Abstract: Biofuels that are produced from biobased materials are in many cases good alternatives to petroleum based fuels, and are beneficial to society and the environment. Both fresh and waste biomass can be used as raw material for the production of biofuels. However, challenges with respect to processing steps in converting biomass to liquid transportation fuel like pretreatment, hydrolysis, microbial fermentation, and fuel separation still exist. This lecture gives an overview of the general and specific chemical properties of different biofuels and their sources, with a particular emphasis on the pros and cons of different chemical reactions involved in the production technologies.

NKS Nobel-feiring en suksess

Årets Nobelfest ble en stor suksess! Over 30 deltakere stilte for å få med seg det spennende foredraget om årets Nobelprisvinnere i kjemi som førsteamanuensis Yansong Zhao fra Høgskulen på Vestlandet holdt, samt for å ta del i den påfølgende festen med skalldyrsmiddag – eller chili sin carne for dem som ønsket et vegetariansk alternativ – og noe godt i glasset. Det ble god stemning med musikk og Nobelfestquiz etter middagen. Du er hjertelig velkommen til å bli med — om ett år! Fotograferende referent: Beate H.

Guest lecture on Material Demand for Energy – Friday Sept 20 @12.15

This Friday, Professor James Metson, University of Auckland, NZ, is visiting Bergen and our department. He will deliver a guest lecture on Materials Demands for Mobility, Energy and Infrastructures for the cities of 2050.
The lecture takes place in Tripletten (3069), at 12.15-13 on Friday September 20. Claim your seat!
In addition to several high-profile rôles including deputy vice chancellor for research and science adviser to the NZ government, Dr. Metson is a PI at MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. His field of expertise is surface chemistry and material science, and he holds a particular interest in the processing and behavior of aluminium oxide. His wider research interests include:
  • Metal oxides, hydroxides and nitrides in catalysis, semiconductor materials, absorbents and refractories
  • Synchrotron radiation and applications in surface and materials science.
  • Alumina microstructure and the impacts of alumina properties in aluminium reduction technology.
Abstract of the talk:  The constraints of materials availability, supply line security and social licence demand a change of thinking in how we assess the optimal solutions for the cities of the future. Materials with high embodied energies or challenging supply lines are only viable if they are readily recycled at low energy cost.  This favours the top of the periodic table and survivors such as aluminium and steel whereas most plastics and even Portland cement become increasingly challenging.

MAX IV opens for general users

Opportunity: Check out what MAX IV («Max four») can do for your research — attend the lecture by Stephen Molloy this Friday (May 24), Auditorium B (Allegaten 66) at 14.15!

MAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research, located in Lund and easily accessible from Bergen via Copenhagen. As indicated by the name, this is the fourth generation of synchrotron radiation facilities in Lund, Sweden, and it also represents the fourth generation of technology for producing extremely brilliant, collimated and coherent X-rays by way of electron storage rings.

Researchers from all over the world come to MAX IV to perform experiments using synchrotron x-rays at various beamline experimental stations that operate 24 hours a day, six days a week. Each experimental station is designed and specialized for a certain type of experiment. A “user” is someone who has been granted access (“beamtime”) to use a beamline at a synchrotron facility through a peer-reviewed proposal system. Access is granted based on academic merits and free of charge, under the condition that all results are timely disseminated into the academic public. The first upcoming deadline for general users to apply for beam time is 17 September 2019. There are at present 16 beamlines funded for research covering a wide range of scientific areas and photon energy ranges. An overview of beamlines and techniques that are available to general users may be found here. The beamline portfolio is expected to continue to grow up to around 30 beamlines in 2026.

When completed, it is expected that MAX IV Laboratory will receive more than 2000 individual researchers annually to carry out experiments in a variety of disciplines including surface science, semiconductor physics, materials science, atomic and molecular physics, chemistry, biology, cultural heritage, and medicine. Their research will be offered world-class performance beamlines at the MAX IV Laboratory. The synchrotron radiation from the two storage rings covers the wavelength range from the far infrared through the UV, VUV, soft x-ray up to the hard x-ray range using radiation from bending magnets or insertion devices. Among the techniques used at these beamlines are: VUV and soft x-ray electron spectroscopy and microscopy, soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, x-ray fluorescence, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and different x-ray diffraction and scattering techniques.

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