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Deadline Nov. 10th : Conference – Turning the Tide on Antimicrobial Resistance 4

Turning the Tide of Antimicrobial resistance (TTA) and IBA invite all IBA members to  the 4th Turning the Tide of Antimicrobial Resistance Conference.

The conference is a High impact meeting on Tuberculosis & Machine learning for Antimicrobial Resistance. Detailed information can be found of the conference homepage.

Have a look at the program, and sign up here no later than November 10th.

The conference fee is covered for all IBA members.

Please note that in accordance with our guidelines we do not cover travel and accommodation expenses for conferences.


A new round of applications for the IBA travel grants for research stays in Norway and abroad is open with the deadline October 15th.


The grants are for research stays at a lab/research group and does not include conference- and course-related expenses.

Send in your application here!

We need:

–  an outline of the planned work at the host institute

–  a tentative budget explaining how you will use the funds you are asking for

– a signed invitation letter from the host/hosting institution

– a signed recommendation letter from your main supervisor

The grants are open for PhD students and medical research (“forskerlinje”) members

For more information about applying and maximum funding levels see here.

Last year we funded students to go to Belgium, USA and Spain, this year it might be your turn.

Read more about previous research stays in our archives, and please get in touch with Tina if you have any additional questions!



IBA is offering a course in “One health approach to bacterial zoonoses of public health interest” on 21-23 October 2019, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU – Campus Adamstuen in Oslo. The course will feature lectures on the most common bacterial zoonoses in Norway and state-of-the-art methods used in surveillance and research. There will also be opportunity to present your research in poster format as well as networking through dinners and activities in the evening

Registration closed.

IBA will cover the course expenses as well as travel and accommodation for members that are PhD students, medical “forskerlinje” students and postdocs (please review our funding guidelines here). For other members we cover the course fee only.

For more details including the program see the course page.


We repeated last years successful event for the Oslo node of IBA in beautiful surroundings in the Oslo fjord! We braved the changing weather conditions and had fun getting to know each other through great conversations and discussions planning future collaborations while enjoying great food!

Future meetings with equal success are greatly anticipated!

Upcoming EMBL course in Super-Resolution Microscopy

This is a reminder to all members that IBA will fund attendance at courses organised by EMBL.

For instance, one upcoming course organised by EMBL is a six day advanced course on fluorescence super-resolution microscopy that will cover both theory and practical application of current super-resolution microscopy techniques to biological questions.

The course will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from July 8th to 13th 2019 and the deadline for applying is April 25th!

Please visit the EMBL course site for more information on the course and for the link to apply.

Also, please have a look at EMBLs website for an overview of other available courses. Perhaps there is something that fits perfectly with your research!

New upcoming course: Creating Scientific Illustrations 2

Due to the massive interest we had for this course when it was first posted, we are setting up a second course with Pina Kingman!

So, do you want to use illustrations 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 with Pina Kingman. To join the course 18-22 March 2019 in Oslo, apply within 10 February 2019. More information on the course you can find on our course list or here

Time and place: March 18, 2019 11:00 AM – March 22, 2019 1:00 PM“Bikuben” in Kristine Bonnevies Hus, Blindernvn 31 (entry from Moltke Moes vei), University of Oslo