Annual national conference
Oscarsborg fortress, Photo: Festningshotellene.no
We are happy to invite you to the fifth 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 group of people sharing many of your interests.
Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2019
Venue: Oscarsborg fortress, Drøbak
Register here by August 26th
- Alexander Dobin (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA) on Analysing RNA sequencing data
- Jukka Corander (University of Oslo) on How do bacterial pathogen populations evolve in reality? A couple of recent lessons learnt from population genomics can bring us new and better vaccines.
- Kjetill Sigurd Jakobsen (University of Oslo)
- Sushma Grellscheid (University of Bergen)
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, with a prize for the best poster.
Monday, September 30
18:00 Analysing RNA sequencing data – Alexander Dobin (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)
21:00 Poster session 1
Tuesday, October 1
09:00 Title tba – Kjetill Sigurd Jakobsen (UiO)
10:00 – 10:45 Student talks
11:00 Forum for supervisors/students – Election of Student board members for the NORBIS steering board
13:15 Team-building activities
16:00 – 17:00 Student talks
17:30 Poster session 2
Wednesday, October 2
09:00 How do bacterial pathogen populations evolve in reality? A couple of recent lessons learnt from population genomics can bring us new and better vaccines – Jukka Corander (UiO)
10:00 – 10:45 Student talks
11:00 Title tba – Sushma Grellscheid (UiB)
12:00 Closing remarks – Manuela Zucknick (UiO)
Full program: tba
Title of posters NORBIS 5th annual meeting: tba
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 his / her presentation from an appointed panel.
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