6th conference of the Digital Life Norway Research School

6th conference of Digital Life Norway Research School

The annual conference for the research school of the Centre Digital Life Norway 13-15 June 2022

Image credits: Voksenåsen


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Submission deadline: 24 April 2022


This is the conference for and by members of the research school – a great opportunity to build your network, exchange research ideas, share your experiences and have a lot of fun – join us at Voksenåsen (Oslo) in June!


- 12:30

09:30 - 10:30 Arrival Gardemoen

10:45 - 12:00 Bus trip to Voksenåsen

12:00 - 12:30 Check-in

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 19:00

13:45 - 14:00 Welcome

14:00 - 15:00 Stein Wesenberg – Tips and Tricks to growing your network

15:00 - 15:10 Coffee break

15:10 - 16:00 Stein Wesenberg -How to open a conversation and grow your academic network

16:00 - 16:10 Coffee break

16:10 - 17:00 Stein Wesenberg –How to maintain your contacts once you have them, so they don’t forget you! 

17:00 - 19:00 Free time


19:00 Dinner

More about the speakers


Stein Wesenberg is an experienced course and lecturer in topics related to leadership, organizational development, internal culture and communication. He has a degree in work and organizational sociology from the University of Oslo. He has 20 years of experience with change processes and project management from the private and public sector. He teaches internal communication and culture at the Norwegian School of Management, and has taught change management in the Master of Technology and Management (MTM) program at NHH / NTNU / MIT, since 2004 he has also run the leadership development program «Leadership in practice» at IØT (INDØK), NTNU. 


07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 - 12:15 

09:00 - 10:00 Anagha Joshi – Fantastic Fellowships and How to Get Them 

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break 

10:15 - 11:15 Anagha Joshi – Fantastic Fellowships and How to Get Them 

11:15 - 12:00 Physical activity

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 19:00

13:15 - 14:15 Transitioning from academia - Ex-academic experience

14:15 - 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 - 15:30 Transitioning from academia - Start-up stories

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 Transitioning from academia - Industry

16:45 - 19:00 Social activities (Lab Olympics)

19:00 Dinner

More about the speakers


Anagha Joshi is Professor in Bioinformatics at the faculty of medicine at the University of Bergen since 2018. The research in her team focuses on developing and applying computational methods towards precision medicine. In the first session, she will cover ‘typical’ trajectories of becoming an established scientist. In the second part, The presentation will focus on the early career stage, namely fellowships covering opportunities, writing tips, timelines. She will elaborate on these points using her personal experience of two fellowships that were awarded (EMBO and Chancellors) and numerous that she applied to but was not awarded. She serves on the fellowships panel for Belgium now so has experience of being on both sides of the table.   


07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast / check-out 

09:00 - 12:45

09:00 - 10:00 Jane Atesoh Awuh - Life outside academia 

10:00 - 10:10 Coffee break 

10:10 - 11:00 Jane Atesoh Awuh - Life outside academia

11:00 - 11:10 Coffee break 

11:10 - 12:30 Jane Atesoh Awuh - Case specific guidance on how to polish you CV, motivation letter. Bring your format Cv and Motivation letter format and get feedback on what can be done better to tailor to the job you are applying to. 

12:30 - 12:45 Closing remarks 

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 16:00

13:45 - 14:30 Prepare for departure

14:30 - 16:00 Bus trip to airport

More about the speakers

Jane Awuh is a scientist, leader and author. Jane Awuh was born and raised in Bamenda, Cameroon. She is the Scientific Manager at SERO AS, an established IVD company in the Oslo area, Norway. She serves on the board of directors of Stiftelsen Asker International School and the Cameroonian Professionals Network in the Nordics.
Jane is passionate about mentoring young people. She is obsessed with bringing African stories closer to homes and schools as a way of enhancing the experience of children of African descent, especially by connecting those living outside the continent to their African roots. This is why she founded Esam Books Publishing. She has authored two children’s books through her publishing company, with two more in the pipeline.
She worked as a post-doc at CEMIR, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) before embarking on a journey outside of academia. Jane earned a PhD in Molecular Medicine from NTNU. She has 2 master’s degrees from the University of Tromso, Norway, and The University of Buea in Cameroon in Medical Biology and Microbiology, respectively.
When she is not working as a scientific manager, she is writing, mentoring, chasing her 2 children around, traveling, or singing in a local choir.

Scientific image competition

All participants at the conference are encouraged to join the scientific image exhibition and competition. The image competition gives you a unique opportunity to present your work in a new format, as it is only your own creativity setting the limits. Your contribution can be artsy or realistic, colourful or black-and-white, at system- or nano-level. We encourage participants from all corners of biotechnology to contribute, as the diversity will only make it more interesting. The images will be exhibited throughout the conference, and the winner is selected through a vote among all participants.

The prize for best scientific image is NOK 5000.


Requirements and instructions

  • High resolution, allowing for a 50x50 cm2 print (square shape)
  • Max file size: 10 MB, jpg or png

Please prepare a brief caption with the following information:

  • Name and main affiliation
  • Image title (scientific, aesthetic, humorous, serious etc.)
  • What the image shows, and usefulness/novelty (optional)
  • Brief technical data: technology/instrumentation/technique

Submit your image here

Submission deadline: 8 May 2022

Practical matters

The conference is organized for and by members of the research school. If you are not a member yet, you need to apply for membership in advance. The research school is open to PhD students and postdoctors who feel that their project is related to digital biotechnology and life sciences.


The research school takes care of room bookings and payments at Voksenåsen Hotel. All participants will be accommodated in double or single rooms depending on the Covid-19 situation.


The research school covers all travel costs for all participants. Due to Covid-19, we ask you to await booking flights until further notifications from us. We will organize transport by bus from Gardemoen airport to Voksenåsen Hotel. 

Scientific committee

Ansooya Avinash Bokil, PhD candidate, NTNU

Anne Kristin Kvitle, PhD candidate, NTNU

Jessica Lage, PhD candidate, NTNU

Adriaan Ludl, Postdoctor, UiB

Matteo Sangermani, Postdoctor, NTNU

Ingrid Haga Øvreeide, Postdoctor, NTNU



Please contact Rosalie Zwiggelaar


Webpage with programmes from previous conferences.