21. August, 2019
A great week at the University of Tromsø!
We started the week with an in-depth perspective into the importance of metabolomics, courtesy of our guest lecturer Hans Stenlund from the Swedish Metabolomic Centre, university of Umeå. He ensured we gained a detailed understanding of how we can attempt to study and capture the metabolome, and most importantly, analyse the resulting data!
Our evenings allowed us to regain some energy spent understanding these complicated concepts, first of all with an invigorating hike (or cable car ride) up Fløya mountain, and secondly, with a very competitive (and fun) round of mini-golf and beers and Storgata Camping.
On top of Fløya mountain. Photo: Joseph Diab
The third day was spent recuperating from both the drinks and the metabolomics, as we delved into proteomics; translating some of the concepts into reality with a fascinating visit to the proteomics lab at UiT’s IFA.
Photo: Joseph Diab
Thursday was the last day of lectures, where Ines and Joseph tied the week together by covering systems biology and pathway modelling/analysis as a whole, and we spent our last evening together having pizza and drinks, migrating from Pepe’s pizza to Tromsø’s historical Ølhallen.
Ines Heiland giving a presentation. Pizza in the sun! Photo: Joseph Diab
On the last day, Friday, I think we all had a lot of new information to take in and were feeling inspired to apply the theory that we had learnt during the week. This was especially clear when listening to the presentations which some brave attendees had volunteered to give, showing us what they had put together in the practical sessions during the week.
All in all, the summer school had a very enjoyable, informal and friendly atmosphere, mixed with informative lectures on very useful topics, making for a great week in a beautiful location! Thank you NORBIS, Hans, Ines and most of all Joseph for organizing the week!
7. May, 2018
We are happy to announce that registration now is open for this year’s NORBIS summer school, ‘Robust and reproducible practices in bioinformatics programming‘, which takes place in Oslo, August 6-10. Please read more and register here, by June 20.
8. June, 2017
The program for the 2017 NORBIS summer school is now available, and can be downloaded from the Summer school web page. Remember to sign up by the end of TODAY (June 8)!
Scientific illustration by Pina Kingman, who is one of the instructors at the summer school.
7. April, 2017
We are happy to announce that registration now is open for this year’s NORBIS summer school, which is entitled ‘Communicating research by visualisation, illustration and storytelling‘, and takes place in Bergen, August 28-September 1. Please read more and register here, by June 8.