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Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We would like to wish our followers all the best for the Christmas Holidays and the New Year with a photo from our creative Christmas lunch.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademiis organising a seminar 18th of January 2017 at 17.30 on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing with Emmanuelle Carpentier who is one of the developers ofthistechnology as keynote lecturer. Ragnhild Eskeland and Olav Gjelsvik will present aspects on use of the technology and ethics. To read more about the seminar visit following link.

Read also an article about the seminar in Titan (in Norwegian).

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are very pleased to receive research funding from The Norwegian Research Council of Norway FRIPRO 2017. Ragnhild Eskeland was one of the 29 that received a research project from a total of 350 applications. This will secure two more group members for the next three years. This research is focused on how genes communicate and the dynamics of these interactions.

We are also grateful for research funding from Wedel Jarlsbergs Fund to our project Safer Medication in Pregnancy, which is part of PharmaTox Strategic Research Initiative at UiO. This is valuable funding for running costs for our study on paracetamol in human embryonic stem cells.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

The University of Oslo Library of Natural Sciences organized an Exhibition presenting women in natural sciences at UiO the last 100 years. The whole event was opened by Kristin Halvorsen (formerly the 78th Minister of Finance and the first woman to serve in this post) followed by very nice presentations by Anne Vaalund and Solveig Kristensen (UiO). Sissel Rogne lead a debate with Unni Olsbye, Anja Røyne Torunn Kjelsdstad and Ragnhild Eskeland. Overall a very nice and inspiring event and a big thank you to Realfagsbiblioteket.

The exhibition is still open to visit. A collage of todays and tomorrows women researchers at UiO can be found here.

 

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We have announced a 3-year bioinformatician post-doctoral position to be part of a interdisciplinary team from the Department of Informatics and the Department of Biosciences at University of Oslo. We are looking for a strong and enthusiastic candidate to work on integrative epigenomics. The candidate should have documented experience with bioinformatics and preferably with either large-scale software development or with gene regulation and chromatin. The balance between system development and modeling of gene regulation can to some degree be tuned to the selected candidate, meaning that a span of expertise ranging from generic software development to transcription factor dynamics could potentially be of relevance.

Please visit link to apply, the deadline is 1st of August 2017.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are pleased to receive funding from Anders Jahre Fond in June 2015.

Modification of proteins with small ubiquitin-related modifiers (SUMOs) is now established as one of the key regulatory modifications in eukaryotic cells, significantly affecting fundamental nuclear processes such as transcription and chromatin organisation. With the funding from Anders Jahre, we aim to finalise a paper this year on the function of SUMOylation of a pioneer transcription factor.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are organising a mini symposium on epigenetics and stem cells 9th of May 2017. With a great line up of speakers and already many in the audience, this will be an unforgetful event. To find out more visit this link or directly sign up here (mandatory, deadline 5th of May but seats are limited).

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

The Norwegian Research Council announced 15 of March ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence which will get in total 1.5 billion NOK over the next ten years. Scientific quality at a top international level is the main criteria of the selected centres. Five of the new centres were from University of Oslo, two from NTNU, one from University of Bergen, one from Norwegian School of Economics and one from Norwegian Institute of Public Health.  

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are pleased to announce a postdoctoral research fellowship in epigenetics and chromatin dynamics. This is a 3-year position funded by the Norwegian Research Council with start date in September 2017. We look for a motivated and talented candidate to join our team and push the boundaries of chromatin research. To read more and apply please visit this link. The application deadline is extended over Easter to 12th of May 2017!

We are also looking for a motivated Master student to work on a project in the PharmaTox strategic research initiative.

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact Ragnhild Eskeland.