Welcome to IBA!

The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and and Antimicrobials (or IBA) is a forskerskole funded by the Research Council of Norway, coordinated at the University of Oslo. Both PhD students and postdocs registered at Norwegian universities are welcome to participate in IBA. Our program funds courses and workshops, has annual networking meetings, and we support participation in these activities by co-funding of travel and accommodation costs.

For more information on IBA, please see our About page, or look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

See our list of courses here, and if you want to become a member, go to this page.

Latest news:

Academic Career Development course

2018-05-18 12:24:05 oljat




IBA is a part of the Norwegian Research Schools: Academic Career Development course held in Oslo, Norway on June 21st 2018.

For more details see our courses page.

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2018-05-18 12:09:49 oljat



IBA is a part of the high-level writing course taught by editors from selected relevant journals from the Nature Publishing Group held at at Isegran Fort, Fredrikstad, Norway Spetember 6 – 7, 2018.

For more details see our courses page.


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2018-05-08 10:50:16 oljat


We offer travel stipends to our members!
The next deadline to apply is May 15th.

For more information please check the meny on the left.

For any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact our coordinator Olja Toljagic at olja.toljagic@ibv.uio.no.

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REVIVE: The Antimicrobial Memory Recovery Hub

2018-02-23 15:11:14 oljat


The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), a joint initiative by the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, will soon launch REVIVE: an online hub to connect and support the antimicrobial discovery, research, and development community.


The aim of REVIVE is to champion and support a new generation of researchers in antimicrobial discovery, research, and development. REVIVE provides a space to connect and facilitate to clinical and non-clinical researchers entering the field access to world-class experts. So far, 120 experts have engaged in this endeavor.


REVIVE is also creating a reference repository of key tools and resources related to antimicrobial discovery, research, and development. REVIVE’s educational activities will include webinar series, roundtables, and workshops by leading experts to address critical steps along the pipeline of antimicrobial drug discovery and development.


Please visit the website revive.gardp.org for more information and fill in a short survey to help make it tailored to you, the young researcher: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GARDP-REVIVE.

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Course in Science communication

2018-02-23 15:03:37 oljat


IBA was a part of a "Science comunication" course organized by the Norwegian Research schools, held in Bergen on January 24-26th 2018. There was a lot of great talks and engaged discussions with students!


Tane Høisæter from the University of Begen talking about "Presentation skills: Voice and Body Language"


Synnøve V. Svardal from the University of Bergen talking about talked about the "The importance of Science Communication " and "How to reach your target groups"


Noeska Smit (together with Jan Byska) from the University of Bergen talked about "Visualisation Theory: What, Why and How"

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