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Annual national conference

The 8th and last Annual NORBIS Conference 

Time: 24-28 October 2022.

Location: Rosendal Fjordhotel, Rosendal.

Registration: HERE.

Registration deadline: 21st of August. 


Travel: We expect all participants to arrange their own travel to Bergen. NORBIS has arranged one bus from Bergen airport at 2.30pm and one from Bergen city around 2pm to Rosendal, and two buses back from Rosendal Friday around noon (one before lunch and one after lunch). The estimated travel time is three hours per way. Should you need transportation to/from Rosendal at other times, the alternative is public transportation by boat. NORBIS will cover travel and stay for all its members during the conference and you will be reimbursed for the travel costs after the conference. We will not cover expenses for taxi unless it has been approved by us first. Note that for the conference, the maximum amount we will reimburse for flights and train tickets is 2500NOK per person (unless approved by NORBIS before booking). The order confirmation needs to be sent to NORBIS by September 25th by email to contact-norbis@uib.no to verify your participation at the conference. Note that the final departure times for the buses will be decided upon receiving order confirmations; the arrival time of flights from other Norwegian cities and Stockholm, and the train from Oslo, will be taken into account. 


Important information about travel reclaims: UiB uses a payment system called PayMe, and all non-UiB participants have to be registered in the system. To avoid long waiting time for reimbursement, please send the following information to contact-norbis@uib.no so we can give you access: Private email address, Private address, Date of birth and ID number (11 digits), Mobile phone number, Bank account number. 


Preliminary program: A five-day NORBIS conference. The conference will this year be in collaboration with the MedBioInfo research school. Our focus will be on the students and their research, with four themed days from the core of NORBIS topics: Statistical methods and machine learning, systems biology and modelling, metagenomics, and population genetics. We will also have a session on careers outside of university, and teambuilding with VilVite. 


24th October – Welcome to the NORBIS conference 2022 

17:30                         Arrival in Rosendal by bus 

18:30                         Welcome session, keynote: Alexander Schug 

20:00                         Dinner 


25th October – Statistical methods and machine learning 

09:00-10:30              Workshop: Harald Binder and Maren Hackenberg, “Differentiable programming for flexible dynamic modeling with small data” 

10:30-11:00              Coffee break 

11:00-12:30              Workshop continued + keynote: Harald Binder 

12:30-13:30              Lunch 

13:30-15:30              Student talks 1 

15:30-16:00              Coffee break 

16:00-18:00              Teambuilding with VilVite 

18:00-19:00              Poster session 1 

19:30                        Dinner 


26th October – Systems Biology and Modelling 

09:00-10:30             Workshop: Barbara Bakker, title TBA 

10:30-11:00             Coffee break 

11:00-12:30             Worshop continued + keynote: Barbara Bakker, title TBA 

12:30-13:30             Lunch 

13:30-15:30             Student talks 2 

15:30-16:00             Coffee break 

16:00-17:00             Keynote: Andreas Raue, title TBA 

17:00-18:00             Careers outside university 

18:00-19:00             Poster session 2 

19:30                       Dinner 


27th October – Metagenomics 

09:00-10:30              Workshop: Thomas Rattei, title TBA 

10:30-11:00              Coffee break 

11:00-12:30              Workshop continued + keynote: Thomas Rattei, title TBA 

12:30-13:30              Lunch 

13:30-15:30              Workshop + keynote: David Páez-Espino, title TBA 

15:30-16:00              Coffee break 

16:00-18:00              Student talks 3 

18:00-19:00              Poster session 3 

19:30                        Dinner 


28th October – Population genetics 

09:00-10:00              Keynote: Milan Malinsky, title TBA 

10:00-10:30              Coffee break 

10:30-12:30              Student talks 4 

12:30-13:30              Lunch 

13:30                        Travelling home 



Hope to see you there!





Previous conferences

7th Annual conference: October 27-28 2021, at Sola Strand Hotel, Stavanger

6th Annual conference: November 3-4 2020, at Zoom

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