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


The conference will open for registration in January 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!

Main topics*

  • Communication skills:
    • How to communicate to larger audiences 
    • Learn to be convincing
    • How to sell yourself and your ideas
  • Networking:
    • How to start conversations
    • Transdisciplinary communication
    • Networking with(in) industry & academia
  • Career perspectives


* Minor changes to the program may be made



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

14:00 - 19:00

14:00 - 18:00 Program TBA

18:00 - 19:00 Free time

19:00 Dinner

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07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 

09:15 - 12:00 

09:15 - 12:00 Program TBA

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

13:30 - 19:00 

13:30 - 17:00 Program TBA

17:00 - 19:00 Social activity

19:00 Dinner

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07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast / check-out 

09:00 - 12:45

09:00 - 12:30 Program TBA

12:30 - 12:45 Closing remarks 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

14:00 - 14:30 Prepare for departure

14:30 - 16:00 Bus trip to airport

More about the speakers


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

Registration will open in January

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.