4th annual conference

Vangsvatnet. Photo: Dag Magnus Ringås


We are excited to invite you to join the fourth annual conference of NORBIS, the national research school in bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology. Join us there for great talks by international experts and PhD candidates, poster sessions, team building activities and an opportunity to build your network and hang out with a great gang of people sharing many of your interests.


Dates: October 17-19
VenueFleischer’s Hotel at Voss
RegistrationHere by September 10


Invited speakers:

  • Wolfgang Huber (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany) on Multi-Omics and Statistical Computing
  • Jan Terje Kvaløy (University of Stavanger) on Pitfalls and paradoxes in data analysis
  • Håkon K. Gjessing (Norwegian Institute of Public Health/University of Bergen)
  • Susanna Röblitz (Computational Biology Unit, University of Bergen) on Virtual physiological human models for treatment computation in reproductive medicine

Preliminary program

Full program: Program NORBIS

Title of posters NORBIS 4th annual meeting

Wednesday, October 17

17:45 Welcome Manuela Zucknick (UiO)

17:55 Presentation of new NORBIS coordinator Ragna Breines (UiB)

18:00 Virtual physiological human models for treatment computation in reproductive medicine – Susanna Röblitz (Computational Biology Unit, UiB)

19:00              DINNER

21:00 Poster session 1 Odd number presenters


Thursday, October 18

09:00 Multi-Omics and Statistical Computing – Wolfgang Huber (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)

 10:00 – 10:45                       Student talks

10:45             BREAK (short feedback session)

11:15 – 12:00            Student talks

12:00             LUNCH (short feedback session)

13:15             TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES (Mestermøte) by Vossamoro

                        Remember good shoes and warm weather proof clothes. We will be outside and this is Voss, expect 3-5 degrees and maybe precipitation (aka. rain).

16:00 INTERACTIONS: Examples and interpretations – Håkon K. Gjessing (NIPH / UiB)

 17:30 Poster session 2 Even number presenters

19:30             DINNER (with poster prize)

Friday, October 19

09:00 Pitfalls and paradoxes in data analysis – Jan Terje Kvaløy (UiS)

 10:00 – 11:45           Student talks

10:45             BREAK (short feedback session), check out

11:00 – 11:45           Student talks

11:45 Closing remarks Inge Jonassen (UiB)

12:00             LUNCH (short feedback session)

13:13/17:11 Train to Oslo

13:46/14:37 Train to Bergen

Please book your train tickets at nsb.no

The conference is open for everyone. We cover travel and accommodation costs for all PhD students, and master students and post docs can apply for support by emailing contact-norbis@uib.no. We also want to encourage supervisors and other researchers to join our meeting, both to facilitate discussion across several levels of experience, to inspire our students, and to increase your own national network.

Photo: Fleischers Hotell


About the conference

The NORBIS school organises an annual conference for all members. The conference aims at bringing together students and researchers, fostering collaboration between groups. The participants will learn about each others’ research, discuss science, be inspired by keynotes from leading researchers, and improve their scientific network. In particular the meeting gives an opportunity for the students to work on their presentation skills as each student gets feedback on his / her presentation from an appointed panel.


Previous conferences

3rd annual conference: November 8-10, at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

2nd annual conference: September 14-16 2016, at Selbusjøen Hotell & Gjestegård

1st annual conference: October 28-30 2015, at Rosendal Fjordhotel