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Wednesday November 13. Ethics for Breakfast: Co-authorship in research

A breakfast seminar related to the topic in the TCLS October 3. lead by Prof. em. Leiv Sydnes about the question of authorship – who should appear on the list of authors of a scientific paper? The up-coming seminar focuses on practices for co-authorship, practice differences for co-authorship in various academic disciplines, gray-zone practices, and critical views on practice differences between academic disciplines and traditions.

November 13. Christie Cafe 8.30 – 10.30.

Registration deadline 11.11.19 at 15.00. More information and link til registration.

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Lecture: Fluorescent nanodiamonds

On Friday, Petr Cígler, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, gives a talk on the subject of Fluorescent nanodiamonds as responsive optical probes. Note the time and place: Friday Feb 2, at 2 pm, at Auditorium B, Allégt. 66.

Fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) represent a key component in recent development of high precision optical resolution techniques. FNDs can accommodate nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers – an extremely photostable crystal lattice defect emitting in near-infrared region. Defined preparation of NV centers in nanodiamonds, boosting their brightness, control of shape control, as well as chemical aspects in quenching interactions at their surface will be discussed.

Dr. Vijay!

It is a pleasure to congratulate Vijay on successfully presenting and defending his thesis “Novel Synthetic Methodology and Total Syntheses of Highly Functionalized Carbazoles and Benzo[c]cinnolines» today! As stated in the preface of his thesis, pulling this feat off is made possible thanks to a great support team, two of his greatest supporters enclosing Vijay in the photo.

Another year!

Foto: Marita Aarekol

Foto: Marita Aarekol

I would like to wish everybody at the Chemistry department a productive, insightful and stimulating New Year!

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Halvdagsseminar om åpen tilgang til vitenskapelige artikler

Universitetsbiblioteket inviterer  til et seminar om åpen tilgang til forskning. Regjeringens mål er at innen 2024 skal alle norske vitenskapelige artikler finansiert av offentlige midler være åpent tilgjengelige: * Vitenskapelige artikler skal gjøres åpent tilgjengelige. Forskere skal publisere i åpne tidsskrifter der det er faglig forsvarlig. * Alle vitenskapelige artikler skal deponeres i vitenarkiv, og dette vil være en forutsetning for at artiklene skal telle i den resultatbaserte finansieringen.


TID: TORSDAG 26. OKTOBER 10.00-12.00

Arrangementet er gratis og åpent for alle. Arrangementet vil bli strømmet, og er ikke et juksearrangement, påstås det.

Guest lecture III

Next week, we welcome Assoc. Prof. Dr. Markus Lill , Purdue University, as the top-ranked candidate for the position in bioinformatics jointly affiliated with the Department of chemistry and the Computational Biology Unit (CBU). You are very welcome to attend his lecture:
Tuesday September 26, at 09h15-10
Dr. Markus Lill, Assoc. Prof., Purdue University, USA.
Title: “Hydrophobic effect, desolvation and protein-ligand binding”
Location: Room 3069, aka Tripletten, in the Science Bldg.


Guest lecture II

As previously announced, this week we receive as guests two scientists of high standing who have applied for a position in bioinformatics jointly at the Department of chemistry and the Computational Biology Unit (CBU). You are very welcome to attend the lectures that they will give, see below, whereby you can contribute to making them feel welcome at our department.
Tuesday September 12, at 09h15-10
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirchmair,
Head of the Junior Research Group for Applied Cheminformatics and Molecular Design, University of Hamburg
Title: “Computational Methods for Drug Metabolism Prediction».
Location: Room 2018, aka sp2, in the Science Bldg.

Velkommen Dr. Åsmund!

aasmundÅsmund Kaupang har mastergrad i organisk kjemi fra Universitetet i Oslo og doktorgrad i farmasøytisk kjemi fra UiO i 2016. Han ansettes som forsker i organisk syntese og legemiddelkjemi finansiert av Norges forskningsråd. Han skal jobbe på prosjektet Novel drug candidates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatment som ledes av Nathalie Reuter (Molekylærbiologisk institutt, UiB) og Bengt Erik Haug.

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