Digital Frukost/Forskningsdagene: Can we find the solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis in the ocean?

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. A growing number of infections are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. In addition to reducing the overuse of antibiotics, we need to discover and bring new antibiotics to market. This is a formidable challenge, but perhaps part of the solution can be found in the ocean?  

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In conjunction with Forskningsdagene, the Norwegian annual research festival, this Digital frukost will have a special focus on this year’s theme – the Ocean. Join us for a digital one-hour breakfast where we will explore if the solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis can be found in the ocean. 

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Meeting ID: 644 0755 5106
Passcode: 479198


09.00: Zoom-meeting opens and we are getting ready (Zoom)  
09.05-09.10: Welcome - Christoffer Hals, Centre for Digital Life Norway 
09.10-09.20: Introduction to the antibiotic resistance challenge - Senior Medical Officer Kristian Rødland, NIPH - The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI)  
09.20-09.35: DigiBiotics: Extracting antimicrobial molecules from the Arctic Ocean – Professor Jeanette H. Andersen (UiT) 
09.35-09.50: Towards the discovery of new antibiotics in the lab – Professor Ruth Brenk (UiB) 
09.50-10.00: Questions and closing 

About the seminars

"Digital Frukost" is an open breakfast seminar series focusing on research activities at the interface between the biological sciences and that of mathematics, computer science, physics or engineering. Examples of such research activities could be mathematical or computational modeling of biological systems, application of engineering/control systems theory on biological systems or inspired by biological systems, application of mathematics/statistics/machine learning to analyze big data in health or marine sector; from sensor systems, imaging or omics technologies etc.


For questions, please reach out to:

Marta Eide Marta Eide, ​​​​​​​

Picture of Christoffer Hals Christoffer Hals,

Published Sep. 8, 2022 10:09 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2022 4:46 PM