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.
The IBA PhD association, IBA PhD, was founded in a digital meeting the 25th of February 2021.
The main goal of IBA-PhD will be to ensure the academic and social interests of PhD and research track students that are enrolled in the Norwegian Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA) graduate school.
The organisation will also organise an annual student day with and for IBA PhD candidates, nominate student representative candidates to the IBA board and sit or find candidates to sit on the IBA course planning committees.
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?