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Annual national conference


Due to the Covid-19 situation we are working on a hybrid conference with combined digital lectures and local social activities. The program will include keynote speakers, student talks, poster presentations and social gatherings. Detailed information will be available soon.


Dates: November 3-4, 2020

Venue: Link to digital meeting will be provided to the participants prior to the conference.

Registration is OPEN.

Full program will be available closer to the conference

Invited speakers:

Iain Johnston, University of Bergen

 Solveig Engebretsen, Norwegian Computing Center


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 committee 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.


The conference is open for everyone. We cover travel and accommodation costs for all PhD students, while 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.


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 her/his presentation from an appointed panel.


Previous conferences

5th Annual conference: September 30 – October 2019, at Oscarsborg fortress, Drøbak

4th annual conference: October 17-19 2018, at Fleischer´s Hotel, Voss

3rd annual conference: November 8-10 2017, 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