Monthly Archives: september 2017


SOS Mexico

mexicoflaggTo help the victims of the two recent earthquakes that have devastated Mexico, Ivan and other members of the Mexican community in Bergen will be throwing a fund raiser tomorrow Saturday 23, at the restaurant Amarone in Østre Skostredet 12, from 2 to 6 pm. They will be selling food and organizing other family activities and all earnings will be donated to the Mexican Red Cross. More information on the Facebook page of the event

Franziska is back

FI MSc. Franziska Ihlefeldt is a Phd student from Prof. Mats Tilset’s group (UiO) working in the GreenCAT project  “Design of Green Catalysts for the Conversion of Renewable Resources into Polymers”, led by Erwan Le Roux and funded by NFR. Her project is focusing on the development of N-heterocyclic carbenes of group 8 as catalysts for the copolymerization of epoxides with CO2 . Franziska spent some time in Bergen last fall, and this time around she will have an extended stay at our department, lasting until the end of January next year. Good to have you back!

Guest lecture III

Next week, we welcome Assoc. Prof. Dr. Markus Lill , Purdue University, as the top-ranked candidate for the position in bioinformatics jointly affiliated with the Department of chemistry and the Computational Biology Unit (CBU). You are very welcome to attend his lecture:
Tuesday September 26, at 09h15-10
Dr. Markus Lill, Assoc. Prof., Purdue University, USA.
Title: “Hydrophobic effect, desolvation and protein-ligand binding”
Location: Room 3069, aka Tripletten, in the Science Bldg.

 

Seminar om patentering – 27. sept.

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Patentstyret fra Oslo holder en forelesning for forskere, master- og ph.d.- studenter ved MatNat-fakultetet på onsdag 27. september kl. 10:15-13:00.

Presentasjonen omfatter innføring i patent, varemerke- og designbeskyttelse, verdiskaping med IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), patentinformasjon som informasjonskilde i FoU-planlegging (husk PatentPak!) samt bevissthet om egne og andres rettigheter. Dette er tema som aktuelle for mange på Kjemisk institutt (og ellers på fakultetet vårt).

Seminaret finner sted på Studentsenteret, seminarrom E (45 plasser), og plassbegrensningen gjør at det er nødvendig med påmelding. Påmeldingsfrist er 21. september og skjer her.

Heldags NKS-seminar ”Klima- og miljøanalyser” I DAG

nks-fak-seminar_2017Norsk kjemisk selskap-faggruppe for analytisk kjemi (NKS-FAK)  inviterer til seminar i dag kl 08.45, torsdag 14. september, på Institutt for Geovitenskap, Realfagbygget, Auditorium 4.

Programmet inneholder 9 foredrag som dekker grunnleggende temaer innen analytisk kjemi som for eksempel god veieteknikk og kvalitetssikring, med problemstillinger fra nanopartikler, algegifter, og luft/jord/vann. Analyse av både uorganiske og organiske parametere vil behandles. 6 firmaer vil ha utstilling og der vil være god anledning til å diskutere ulike problemstillinger med dem. 

Welcome back, Mali!

In the faculty board meeting last Thursday, PhD Mali Husby Rosnes was appointed as Assistant Professor at our Department, with a temporary contract running until August 2020. mali_rosnes2Her teaching duties will primarily be within the study programs in nanoscience and -technology, and she will also have a coordinating function in the nanoBergen research network. She will be a member of the group in Inorganic nanochemistry and catalysis. We are truly happy to welcome Mali as faculty member!

Chemists in Leiden for the ‘Write it Right’ workshop

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Scientific writing is a major work in any research. All PhDs, postdocs, researchers and professors have to write manuscripts, proposals, books and much more. Gadi Rothenberg’s “Write it Right” course focuses on how to organize a manuscript to maximize its clarity and impact. Seven participants from our Department attended this two-day course held in Leiden (Holland) on September 6-7. They were asked to submit a two-page manuscript that was reviewed by the instructor and used as basis for exercises during the workshop. Each participant worked to improve his own manuscript and acted as peer reviewer for the others. The participants are very positive about the content and the trainer.

From the left to the right in the picture: Raju, Anamitra, Giovanni, Puia, Ivan, Marco, and Sondre.

Guest lecture II

As previously announced, this week we receive as guests two scientists of high standing who have applied for a position in bioinformatics jointly at the Department of chemistry and the Computational Biology Unit (CBU). You are very welcome to attend the lectures that they will give, see below, whereby you can contribute to making them feel welcome at our department.
Tuesday September 12, at 09h15-10
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirchmair,
Head of the Junior Research Group for Applied Cheminformatics and Molecular Design, University of Hamburg
Title: “Computational Methods for Drug Metabolism Prediction».
Location: Room 2018, aka sp2, in the Science Bldg.

Guest lecture I

As previously announced, this week we receive as guests two scientists of high standing who have applied for a position in bioinformatics jointly at the Department of chemistry and the Computational Biology Unit (CBU). You are very welcome to attend the lectures that they will give, see below, whereby you can contribute to making them feel welcome at our department. Please notice that different lecture rooms are used for the two lectures.
Monday September 11, at 09h15-10
Dr. Tobias Karakach, Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Title: “Bioinformatics for Functional Genomic”
Location: Room 3069, aka Tripletten, in the Science Bldg.

Sondre til Forsker Grand Prix

FORSKER GRAND PRIX 2017

sondreForsker Grand Prix er en formidlingskonkurranse der 10 forskere får fire minutter hver til å engasjere publikum og dommere. I år som i fjor er Kjemisk institutt godt representert — denne gang ved PhD-student Sondre!

Forsker Grand Prix arrangeres i Bergen 27. september i Mimes Brønn på Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Kronstad. Dørene åpner kl. 18.00. Showet starter kl. 19.00.  Du kan få billetter her. Bidra til å heie frem Sondre!!

 

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