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
Registration is closed.
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!
PROGRAMME MONDAY 13 JUNE: NETWORKING & COMMUNICATION
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
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.
PROGRAMME TUESDAY 14 JUNE: GRANTS & NETWORKING
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)
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.
PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE: CAREER PERSPECTIVES
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
Submission deadline: 8 May 2022
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.
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