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.
MSc Marta Gómez Muñoz from the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oslo will be defending the thesis Global responses to genotoxic stress and culture supplements in Mycobacterium tuberculosis for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).
She will have a digital Public Defence March 4 at 12:15 pm
IBA welcomes IBA members to a 1-week online workshop on scientific writing with Mathew Stiller-Reeve 12th-16th April.
This course is meant to provide a virtual space to meet up, learn, get motivated, write and talk about your writing. This course will be online to widen participation and interaction across the IBA network.
Christina Bleis: From March 11th to December 1st 2020, I had the pleasure to work on my PhD at the Center for Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at the Pennsylvania State University in US. Penn State is a top 25 research university with over 100,000 students.
Unfortunately, due to covid many attractions were closed and there were restrictions on social gatherings. Despite this, my research stay was a very exciting experience and highly productive in terms of PhD project progress.
This course will give you basic knowledge on whole genome assembly, including quality assessment of raw data (FastQC), adapter / quality trimming and contig assembly. You will also learn about the differences between De novo assembly and mapping to an annotated reference genome.
PhD candidate and IBA member Chris Hadjineophytou (UiO) is defending his thesis “Protein glycosylation in the genus Neisseria: coordinated evolution of glycan biosynthesis and substrate targeting” for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor Monday February 8th at 13:15.
January 2021. Author: Eric Juskewitz – PhD student – UiT
I am Eric, a PhD fellow in Microbiology at the UiT. With entering the last year of my PhD journey thoughts of the big “what’s next?” started to bubble up and are keeping me awake at night. Most of them revolve around possibilities the industry might have to offer.
The journey took me to Trondheim, where I joined the team of GlucoSet – a medtech start-up that is in the development phase of its product. So, what did a microbiologist learn in a company that is building a glucose sensor for ICU patients, made of glass fibre and polymers?
Do you want to use illustration as an effective communication tool? Learn the essentials of graphic design and visual communication theory, drawing by hand and drawing digitally during this one week course from March 8-13 2021.
This course will introduce the theory and method of how to visually represent your scientific research. Being able to translate complex research into information that can be understood by a wide range of audiences is an important skill that will help you throughout your career.
Communicating your work using different methods helps you to think about your work from different perspectives. Not only will this help you understand your own research better, but it will also give you the tools to be able to explain your work to others.
The skills you will learn in this course are highly transferable to any design project you may do in the future.