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Photo of the week – Week 17: The bioCEED survey

bioceedrapportforside

The bioCEED Survey 2015 was conducted as a baseline study of major tertiary-level biology education in Norway. The survey addresses themes such as learning in practice, transferable skills, motivation, laboratory and field learning, didactical approaches specifically relevant to biology education, knowledge needs and experiences of biologists in the workforce, etc

Read the report in BORA 

Featured news – Week 17: Salmon simulator and digital brain in new research center

Data meets genes in the Center for digital life.

Election of Department Board group B and D (Students)

Election of Department Council, group B
Group B is temporary employees in educational/researcher positions. 1 member and 3 vice members will be elected for the period 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2017. The election is founded in the elective regulations of the University of Bergen (in Norwegian only).

Nomination of candidates
Deadline for nomination of candidates is 18 May at 15:00. Nominations may be sent/delivered to the Secretary of the Election Board, Nina Hølland. Any given nomination must be signed by at least three eligible voters from the respective election circuit (group/section). The nomination letter must contain at least one and at most four candidates (in no priority order). The candidates must be eligible for nomination. No one may sign more than one nomination letter.

Right to vote and census
Employees are responsible for verifying their registration in the census. Deadline for formal census complaints is 6 May. To have the right to vote and be eligible for nomination, employees must have started in their positions before 01 March 2016 and hold at least 50% position. Employees who are eligible for nomination have the duty of accepting election to the corresponding assignment. An employee already elected to a Department Council function may refuse re-election for an equally long period as they have previously served in that function. If an employee who has the right to refuse re-election is re-elected, a written permission from the elected person must follow the initial nomination (ref. § 10). If nominated employees have significant work- or welfare-related considerations which make Department Board membership unmanageable, they may apply for exemption from being elected. If the application is approved, the Election Board may withdraw the otherwise nominated candidate from election.

Date of election
The election will be held in the period 1-7 June and will be carried out online as a preference election (ref. § 7 and 9).

 

Election of Department Council, group D (students)

Group D is students at the Department of Biology. 2 members and 4 vice members will be elected for the period 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2017. The election is founded in the elective regulations of the University of Bergen (in Norwegian only).

 Nomination of candidates

Deadline for nomination of candidates is 18 May at 15:00. Nominations may be sent to the Secretary of the Election Board, Nina Hølland Any given nomination must be signed by at least three eligible voters from the respective election circuit (group). The nomination letter must contain at least one and at most six candidates (in no priority order). The candidates must be eligible for nomination. No one may sign more than one nomination letter.

 Date of election

The election will be held in the period 1-8 June and will be carried out online as a preference election (ref. § 7 and 9).

Regards,

The Election Board

Research – Week 17

Reminder:   Please open and share your e-application with BIO administrator. Deadline today!

BIO internal deadlines towards the RCN deadline:    May 25th

April 13:           Expected call announcement

April 22:           Notify the department of your “intent to apply” – email: sjoukje.kuipers@uib.no

April 29:           Open and share your e-application with BIO’s administrator. Please use email address: synnove.myhre@uib.no

May 2-11:         Preparation of your draft budget with BIO administration. Budgets must be prepared in accordance with TDI budgeting model  – email: thomas.hugoy@uib.no

May 12-18:       Finalization of budget and formalities (including partner projects) will take place continuously

May 18:            Completion of final budget – thomas.hugoy@uib.no

 

Please respect the internal BIO deadlines for proposal submission. Should you need an extension for any of the above, please notify Sjoukje and/or Thomas.

New Publication – Week 17

Birks HJB, Ammann B, Stefanova I (2016) In Memoriam: Herbert E Wright Jr 1917-2015. Holocene 26:507-510 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683616634176 Birks HJB, Birks HH (2016) How have studies of ancient DNA from sediments contributed to the reconstruction of Quaternary floras? New Phytologist 209:499-506 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13657 Bizuayehu TT, Furmanek T, Karlsen O, van der Meeren T, Edvardsen RB, Ronnestad I,…

Featured news: Here they will make fish feed from CO2

This autumn will see the completion of a pilot plant for processing CO2 into fishfeed.

Thus, the first tangible result of a work that has been going on for many years to see how one can exploit CO2 emissions and discharges into something useful. The raw material, the new test facility from Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM *), which operates testing of various technologies for separating CO2 from gas emissions from the refinery and it gas reel-type heat and power plant.

In the test plant, using proven methods of cultivation of Microalgae, one aims to test whether it is possible to produce a quantities of biomass with Omega 3 fatty acids which can be used to fish feed in the aquaculture industry.

Read more about the initiative in Strilen

Featured news – Week 15: Can put a stop to the new freight terminal

The municipality wants to build a new freight terminal at Haukaas, but this is also where river mussels that the government already spends millions of krone to save.

IDYLL: Her styrer kommunens miljøsjef Håvard Bjordal og professor Per Jakobsen på i Haukåselven. – Vi har en                                                           internasjonal forpliktelse til å ta vare på elvemuslingene, sier Jakobsen. FOTO: MAGNUS JOHAN STEINSVÅG

-When Julius Caesar’s army invaded England in order to get their hands on this mussel already 55 years BC, perhaps Bergen Municipality also should consider it valuable says Per Johan Jakobsen. He’s a professor at the University of Bergen and works with “aquaculture” of river mussels at a designated facility at Austevoll.

Read more in BAs article