EMBL in Norway

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Registration deadline is Friday 22 September 2017 for printed name badges

The aim of this event is to get EMBL better known in Norway as an international research organisation which offers life science training, services, and infrastructure to scientists at all levels. There will also be discussions and presentations on the role of the two research-funding organisations EMBO and HFSP. Speakers include EMBL staff, fellows and alumni from leading universities and scientific organisations, industry, medical hospitals and the ministry in Norway, as well as representatives from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), the European Research Council and EMBL's partner institute in Norway. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen ties and explore collaboration and resource opportunities between EMBL, our alumni and their networks.

Friday 29 September

09:00-9:10 Welcome address
Gareth Griffiths: Welcome address, EMBL Alumni Association
Rein Aasland: Welcome to the University of Oslo and Department of Biosciences

09:10-10:50 Introducing EMBL, HFSP and Norway
Matthias Hentze, EMBL and what it can offer Norwegian science
Warwick Anderson, HFSP: funding basic life science research at the frontier
Tor Erik Rusten, Life at EMBL as a predoc from Norway
Harald Alfred Stenmark, Life at EMBL as a postdoc from Norway

10:55-11:25 Coffee Break (Auditorium foyer)

11:25-12:45 The importance of EMBL and EMBO for Norway
Carina Beatrice Vibe and Øyvind Ødegård,
Life at EMBL as Norwegian predocs today
Jacob Edward Wang, EMBL from a Norwegian science policy perspective
Matthias Hentze, EMBO presented by an EMBO Member

12:50-13:50 Lunch (Auditorium foyer)

13:50-15:10 EMBL and its broader perspectives
Alba Diz-Muñoz, Life at EMBL as a group leader today
Finn-Hugo Markussen, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
Finn-Eirik Johansen, UiO: Life Science
Kjetil Taskén, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway - Nordic EMBL Partnership, University of Oslo (NCMM)
Daniel Chourrout, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen- EMBL Partnership, University of Bergen

15:15-15:40 Coffee Break (Auditorium foyer)

15:40-17:15 Personal experiences of EMBL alumni: what makes EMBL so special?
Rune Kjeken, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Medicine Agency
Patrick Steinmetz, Group Leader, The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen
Lisbeth Charlotte Olsen, Associate Professor, University of Bergen
Oddmund Bakke, Professor, University of Oslo
Kristian Prydz, Professor, University of Oslo
Morten Egeberg, Administrative Leader, UiO: Life science
Gareth Griffiths, Professor, University of Oslo
Mehrnoosh Rayner, Head of Alumni Relations, EMBL - Closing remarks

17:15-18:15 Post-meeting drinks and networking