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1st Annual CryoNet Symposium

 

Time and place: October 8-9 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 1st Annual CryoNet Symposium will gather Scandinavian researchers, students and technical staff to discuss the latest advances in Cryo-electron microscopy with some of the world leading researchers in the field.

International participants are also welcome to register! The maximum number of attendees are 150.

Abstract deadline: Abstracts will be selected for short talks and/or poster presentation. Send your abstract (max 300 words) to lotta.avesson@cpr.ku.dk no later than August 31 2018.

For more information please visit this link.

Note: IBA cannot at this point support attendance of the symposium.

TTA Bioinformatics course Level 2

 

Venue: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, PC-stua (R211) 

Application deadline: August 27th 2018

Please sign up for the course here.

This course is a continuation of TTA bioinformatics course level 1 and requires some basic knowledge of whole genome assembly, including quality assessment of raw data, trimming and contig assembly. Although not a strict requirement, we do recommend participants to attend in level 1 before signing up for this advanced course.

Participants of the hands-on session must bring their own laptops. A list of required preparations including instructions on how to install Geneious trial version will be provided end of August.

 

Part I: Seminars 11:00 – 12:30:

Theoretical introduction to the course and short repetition of required level 1 content.

11:00 – 11:30  Timo Lutter (TTA) – SNP calling, phylogenetic tree building and whole genome alignment

                        Nermin Zecic (TTA) – RNAseq and differential gene expression

11:30 – 12:00  Henrik Hasman – (Statens Serum Institut, DK) – Identification of acquired antibiotic resistance genes with ResFinder

12:00 – 12:30  Jon Bolin (FHI) – Mechanisms of foreign DNA acquisition and their detection in microbial genomes

12:30 – 13:00  Lunch

 

Part II: Hands-on exercises 13:00 – approx. 17:00:

  • Map to reference assembly and building SNP trees in Geneious with RAxML(using Ebola virus isolates as an example)

  • Basic alignments of bacterial genomes and draft genomes to detect large-scale evolutionary events (rearrangements/inversions) with Mauve

  • RNAseq and differential gene expression in Geneious

  • Introduction to Center for Genomic Epidemiology and ResFinder for identification of antimicrobial resistance genes

NDPIA workshop on English writing and grant proposal writing

 

The National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA)and the Swedish Society for Microbiology (SFM) are organizing a workshop on English writing and grant proposal writing followed by a one-day scientific meeting.

For additional information please see the events website.

These networking activities will be held outside Gothenburg and 5 IBA members (who have registered to NDPIA via http://ndpia.se/register/ by the time of registering to the activities) are very welcome to participate. Please note that abstract submission, poster presentation and participation in all activities 1-2 October is mandatory.

Interested IBA members are very welcome to contact Anna Holmström (anna.holmstrom@umu.se)
by 25 June at the latest, but preferentially before that, and she will guide the first five to the proper registration link. Free participation and accommodation for 1 October (in shared double rooms) will automatically be booked via the registration link – there is a possibility to have a single room for SEK 625. IBA will cover travel costs.

GENOME MAINTENANCE AND TURNING THE TIDE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE CONFERENCE

 

We have the pleasure to invite you to the Genome Maintenance and Turning the Tide of Antimicrobial Resistance Conference supported by IBA, Oslo:LifeScience, the Research Council of Norway, and OUS.

This joint conference will highlight recent progress in the understanding of genome maintenance systems in the development of AMR and how AMR represent a global threat demanding global joint action. 

Date: 9-12 October 2018
Venue: Holmen fjordhotell, Asker, Norway
Registration: https://skjema.uio.no/99084

For more information please visit the event's webiste.

REVIVE: The Antimicrobial Memory Recovery Hub

 

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.

Course in Science communication

 

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"

IBA annual meeting 2017

We had a great annual meeting in Oslo this year with members from all over Norway as well as our invited speakers from other places in Europe. We are already looking forward to next year.

Annual Meeting 2017 1

Adam Heikel from UiO talking about “Towards new target spaces for AMR: bacterial energy metabolism and inhibition of metallo-beta-lactamases”

Annual Meeting 2017 4

Nicole Podnecky from UiT talking about “Factors affecting the sign, magnitude, and generality of collateral susceptibility networks in clinical Escherichia coli strains”

Annual Meeting 2017 5

Plenary Talk speaker Sanna Koskiniemi from Uppsala University talking about “The role of contact-dependent growth inhibition in modulating bacterial growth”

Annual Meeting 2017 2

A successful poster session

Annual Meeting 2017 3 - tromso

The Tromsø delegation showing their Tromsø pride at the poster session!