Welcome to IBA!

The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (or IBA) is a research school (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 apply for membership in IBA. Our program funds courses and workshops and research stays abroad/in Norway, has annual networking meetings, and we support participation in these activities by co-funding of travel and accommodation costs.

Latest news:

Course and travel grants and call for IBA course proposals

2021-09-23 09:50:02 tinasvingerud

IBA has an opening in our 2021 budget and we therefore open a last-minute call for: 


a) Support for IBA PhD members to attend external courses. Are you an IBA PhD student (or research track student) and would like to attend a course another institution in 2021? Have you found a course at EMBL , the Wellcome Genome Campus or Cold Spring Harbor for example? Please apply here for IBA funding.


b) Course and workshop proposals. Are you working in the field of infection biology and/or antimicrobials and carry an idea for a short course/workshop/event for this autumn that would fit for IBA members? Or maybe you would like to arrange a workshop for IBA members on transferrable skills? You can now apply for financial and administrative support from IBA! Please follow this link.


Please note: application deadline for both calls:  October 15th. The call is for events taking place this year (2021). 

 c) In addition, we have also opened up applications for our regular “Travel Grants for research stays in Norway and abroad». We will take in rolling application through all the rest of 2021. Please read more and apply here.  

Questions? Please contact IBA.

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IBA COURSE: VACCINOLOGY

2021-08-04 18:17:54 hadchris

Time and place: October 4-7 (Week 40 ). Participants physically present in Bergen depending on COVID restrictions – otherwise online.

The course is intended for PhD-students and post-docs working in immunology or vaccine related projects. It will provide an introduction to the history of vaccines, vaccine development, immunological mechanisms of protection, clinical trials, adjuvants and mode of action of different types of vaccines. It will be held as a combination of lectures and student assignments. Course is built on the HUVIR320 course previously held at UiB. 

Click here for more information on the course and instructions on how to register. Please note that the course will be limited to 20 participants. Please register before 2nd September.

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Course on infection and cancer

2021-06-29 11:31:07 hadchris

Our sister organisation in Sweden, NDPIA, in collaboration with Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) is offering a course that combines introductory lectures and student learning activities with an international symposium on infection and cancer. International experts will present basic concepts on principles by which viruses and bacteria subvert the cellular micro-environment to cause cancer.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Design experimental models to address knowledge gaps in infection and cancer
  • Discuss their research with colleagues and international researchers in the field
  • Build their national and international scientific network
  • Discuss with experts working within infection and cancer research

The course will be online from 23rd – 27th August. Registration deadline: August 4th, 2021.

Click here for more information and instructions on how to register. Contact IBA coordinator for any questions.

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IBA annual meeting 2021

2021-06-25 15:14:11 hadchris

Date/Time: Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 02, 2021, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meeting location: Thon Conference Universitetsgaten (TCU), Oslo

We are happy to invite all IBA members to the IBA Annual Meeting 2021 at the Thon Conference Universitetsgaten in Oslo! 

You can register herethe registration deadline is August 30th

The meeting fee, accommodation, and travel expenses (economy class only) will be covered for all members and associates.

For attendees who need accommodation, the Hotel Bristol will be booked for the night of November 1st and all meals are included. The hotel is located 100 meters away from the meeting location. 

All IBA PhD students, postdocs and research track students attending the annual IBA meeting are expected to present their research projects in oral or poster presentation sessions. Please submit your abstract here by September 15th. There will be prizes for the best poster and best oral presentation!

The topics that will be covered in the meeting include antimicrobial resistance and One Health, novel antimicrobials and probiotics, host-pathogen interactions and microbial genomics and metagenomics. Updates on the tentative program, keynote speakers and more practical information will follow later.

Click here for more information

Contact information:

For question regarding the meeting hosted by NMBU in Oslo (agenda, hotel and other practicalities): Özgün C. Onarman Umu

For IBA-related questions: Chris Hadjineophytou

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IBA COURSE: ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO ZOONOTIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

2021-06-07 13:11:55 hadchris

Time and place: 29th of November 2021 – 3rd of December 2021 (Week 48), NMBU Ås Campus

This course will review the microbiology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of some of the most common bacterial zoonotic pathogens in Norway. In addition, the course will introduce the use of modern genetic methods in surveillance, outbreak investigations and research relevant to public health, food safety and veterinary medicine. During one-week course, there will be practical sessions where the students will get a practical approach on the microbial genomics and metagenomics data analysis with no bioinformatical skills are expected.

Please visit our courses and events page for more information.

IBA offers support for travel and accomodation for our PhD and research track members.

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