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The second annual conference of NORBIS

The second annual conference of NORBIS took place on September 14-16 2016 at Selbusjøen Hotell og Gjestegård, 30 min drive from Trondheim airport, Værnes.

Program and abstract book available here

Presentations can be viewed here (password-protected, available for NORBIS members and conference participants only).








Keynote lecturers

  • Martin J. Lercher (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): Predicting the organization and evolution of microbial metabolism
  • Mette Langaas (NTNU): Hypothesis Testing and Reproducability in Genomics
  • Ole Christian Lingjærde (University of Oslo) on biomedical informatics
  • Pål Sætrom (NTNU) on non-coding RNAs and their roles in gene regulation and disease


Student talks and posters

We invite master students, PhD students and post-docs to present their research project during the annual meeting. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from fellow students and group leaders within bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology. The talks will be of a duration of 12 minutes with additional 3 minutes time for questions and discussion. We will arrange a feedback comittee for each session. As we have a limited number of sessions available for student talks during the meeting, we will select 10-12 of them and expect that the rest will bring a poster instead. We will have two poster sessions, on the 14th and the 15th, with a prize for the best poster.



NORBIS will cover travel and accommodation expenses for students participating with a talk or a poster at this year’s annual conference. Post-docs can apply to have their expenses covered, provided they present a talk or a poster as well. We have a limited number of rooms available, and we therefore encourage you to agree on sharing a room with a fellow student.



You may register here by August 19. Please note that registration is binding and that cancellations after the deadline may be charged 2600 NOK.

Please email contact-norbis@uib.no for late registration!


New! Updated program and abstracts now available:
Program Selbu 2016

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Invitation NORBIS Selbu