Fish under stress - Systems biology and mathematical modelling


24-28 June


Runde Environment Centre, Sunnmøre


Registration is closed

This research school and workshop is intended for stimulating transdisciplinary thinking in students across disciplines from biology to computational sciences. 

Topics included 

  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
  • Systems biology
  • Computational biology
  • Approaches to modeling
  • Fish under stress (pollution, climate change, fisheries etc.)

Invited lecturers

Katrine Borgå, University of Oslo
Malin Celander, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Torbjørn Lundh, Chalmers University, Sweden 
Jarl Giske, University of Bergen
Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Institute of Marine Research
John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Daniela Pampanin, University of Stavanger/NORCE
Jan Ludvig Lyche, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Leif Chr Stige, University of Oslo
Daniel Schlenk, University of California Riverside, USA

Tentative program

Day 1 (Monday, June 24)

10:00-13:00   Arrivals, poster mounting, lunch
13:00-13:30   Welcome and introduction
13:30-18:00   Session 1: Framing your research project
Poster presentations and discussions around transdisciplinary research, systems biology, modelling at different levels, looking at figures, discussions
18:00-18:30   Evening lecture: Seabird populations at Runde – status and prospects
19:00            Dinner
21:00            Evening walk to bird mountain

Day 2 (Tuesday, June 25)

09:00-12:00   Session 2 Relevant modelling projects, presentation of examples
Trophic transport, chemical interactions, gene networks, stress and behaviour, dynamic modelling, fish populations
12:00-13:00   Lunch
13:00-14:00   Session 2 Relevant modelling projects, contd.
14:00-18:00   Session 3 Walk-and-talk to lighthouse
18:00-19:00   Evening lecture/interview
19:00            Dinner

Day 3 (Wednesday, June 26)

09:00-12:00   Session 4: Sources of stress
Plastics and microplastics, oil and produced water, persistent organic pollutants and emerging contaminants, multiple stressors and the Arctic, mixture effects
12:00-13:00   Lunch
13:00-16:00   Session 5: Digital tools in modelling, incl. group activities
16:00-18:00   Boat excursion around the island
19:00             Dinner

Day 4 (Thursday, June 27)

09:00-12:00   Session 6: Modelling in practice
Introduction and group work of solving practical real-data problems
12:00-13:00   Lunch
13:00-17:00   Session 6 continues
Group work, group presentations, discussion
18:00-19:00   Evening lecture

Day 5 (Friday, June 28)

09:00-11:00   Session 7: Framing your research project – part II
11:00-12:00   Exam
12:00             Lunch and departures

Practical information

The workshop gives 5/2 ECTS (with/without exam). 

There is a maximum of 20 students, priority will be given to PhD students and postdocs who are members of the Digital Life Norway Research School and Nansen Legacy Research School.

Travel tips to Runde


Guttorm Alendal, University of Bergen
Dorothy J. Dankel, University of Bergen
Marta Eide, University of Bergen
Anders Goksøyr, University of Bergen


Digital Life Norway Research School
dCod 1.0 project
Research Council of Norway

    Published Oct. 12, 2020 4:00 PM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2020 4:43 PM