Just before the summer holidays, Oslo node of IBA had its first social meeting of the year!
We enjoyed good company, discussions, and planned future collaborations over good food in the beautiful Oslo fjord.
We are looking forward to future meetings!
A unique intensive course on “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance” is jointly organised by IBA and the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) 26-30 November, 2018, at Hjortviken Konferens outside Gothenburg. The course features lectures by internationally leading scientists, opportunities for participants to present research in poster walks and ample time for networking. Scientific lectures describing antibiotic resistance from other perspectives focusing on ethics, public awareness and media are also included. The preliminary program is available here Preliminary Programme Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance NDPIA IBA
Registration deadline: 17 September 2018
For more details and information on how to apply see the course page.
IBA is a part of the high-level writing course taught by editors from selected relevant journals from the Nature Publishing Group held at at Isegran Fort, Fredrikstad, Norway Spetember 6 – 7, 2018.
For more details see our courses page.
The deadline for application has been extended to August 7th!
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 email@example.com no later than August 31 2018.
For more information please visit this link.
Note: IBA cannot at this point support attendance of the symposium.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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
For more information please visit the event's webiste.
IBA is a part of the Norwegian Research Schools: Academic Career Development course held in Oslo, Norway on June 21st 2018.
For more details see our courses page.
We offer travel stipends to our members!
The next deadline to apply is May 15th.
For more information please check the meny on the left.
For any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact our coordinator Olja Toljagic at email@example.com.
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.