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NDPIA workshop on English writing and grant proposal writing


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 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 (
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.

REVIVE: The Antimicrobial Memory Recovery Hub


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 for more information and fill in a short survey to help make it tailored to you, the young researcher:

Course in Science communication


IBA was a part of a “Science comunication” course organized by the Norwegian Research schools, held in Bergen on January 24-26th 2018. There was a lot of great talks and engaged discussions with students!


Tane Høisæter from the University of Begen talking about “Presentation skills: Voice and Body Language”


Synnøve V. Svardal from the University of Bergen talking about talked about the “The importance of Science Communication ” and “How to reach your target groups”


Noeska Smit (together with Jan Byska) from the University of Bergen talked about “Visualisation Theory: What, Why and How”

IBA annual meeting 2017

We had a great annual meeting in Oslo this year with members from all over Norway as well as our invited speakers from other places in Europe. We are already looking forward to next year.

Annual Meeting 2017 1

Adam Heikel from UiO talking about “Towards new target spaces for AMR: bacterial energy metabolism and inhibition of metallo-beta-lactamases”

Annual Meeting 2017 4

Nicole Podnecky from UiT talking about “Factors affecting the sign, magnitude, and generality of collateral susceptibility networks in clinical Escherichia coli strains”

Annual Meeting 2017 5

Plenary Talk speaker Sanna Koskiniemi from Uppsala University talking about “The role of contact-dependent growth inhibition in modulating bacterial growth”

Annual Meeting 2017 2

A successful poster session

Annual Meeting 2017 3 - tromso

The Tromsø delegation showing their Tromsø pride at the poster session!

Travel Grants

IBA offers travel stipends to IBA Members!

Application deadlines are:

•15 January
•15 June
•15 October

Members of the PhD School can receive a travel grant for research stays abroad if the application provides a clear explanation why and how the research stay will benefit the candidate’s project.

The grant typically covers travel and accommodation costs. Food costs are covered if accommodation does not provide access to kitchen facilities. Other costs may be covered if the need for those is clearly documented and is within the maximum funding amount for the specific time period.

Members can only receive one IBA research stay grant per year.
Members may apply for several shorter research stays in one application as long as it does not accede the maximum amount per year of 54,000 NOK (incl. travel).
Members who have not received research stay grants previously will be prioritized.

Maximum funding levels:
For research stays up to two weeks, up to 15,000 NOK (incl. travel)
For research stays of a month: up to 30,000 NOK (incl. travel)
For research stays for two months, up to 42,000 NOK (incl. travel)
For research stays of three months or longer, up to: 54,000 NOK (incl. travel)

How to apply:
The application must be in English and include the following:
1. Outline of the planned work at the host institute explaining your motivation and intentions, and how this work will aid the progress of your scientific project. 1 page maximum.
2. A proposed budget.
3. A signed invitation letter from the hosting institution.
4. A signed letter of recommendation from the supervisor.

Apply at this LINK!

Note: Applications MUST be submitted in advance of travel!