In the afternoon, at 4:00 pm, Thursday May 31, Randy Schekman will give a talk in the auditorium Arvid Carlsson, about the regulation of RNA transports in extracellular vesicles. He is a professor of cell and developmental biology at University of California at Berkeley, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2013. In order for as many as possible to be able to follow the lecture, it will be streamed live to a big screen in conference room Jörgen Lehmann, and also online. You can follow the lecture on your computer, via: https://sahlgrenska.gu.se/samverkan/sas.
“I have a great faith in Karl and am very glad he wants to take over after me. I’m sure he will continue to do a great job for our students, “comments Sara Gabrielsen, who shortly leaves the position as chair of SAKS.
Those who recently defeneded their doctoral thesis or almost have finished their thesis now have the opportunity to attend the CARTA Graduate Workshop. The workshop takes place the first week of October, in Nairobi, Kenya. Your application must be submitted 15 June 15.
CARTA stands for the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa. In the CARTA Graduate Workshop, researchers in the field of health from different parts of the world get information and advice on how to write good funding applications. The participants are mainly researchers who recently graduated in the CARTA program at the African universities that are part of the consortium. A number of seats at the workshop are also offered to researchers from CARTA Northern Partners, where the Sahlgrenska Academy is included. The workshop is led by Håkan Billig, together with lecturers from different parts of the world. More info: https://sahlgrenska.gu.se/om-fakulteten/internationalisering/carta.
Akademiska hus has entered into an agreement with Göteborg Energi for the delivery of reote cooling (fjärrkyla) to Medicinareberget. The background is, among other things, that the need for cooling has increased. This means that Akademiska hus now commences to construct a new building in order to receive remote cooling delivery. In May, the digging work begins in the area shown on this sketch: https://gubox.box.com/s/h3p4a42nggj8jxmh4v3553qa4ac636is. The area marked with blue will be surrounded by fences until the end of October. From that area, digging will be conducted up to Medicinarelängan under red working area. For questions, contact project coordinator Jon Karlsson at Campusservice Medcinareberget.
Shortly, the election of the new Sahlgrenska Academy board commences. The Sahlgrenska Academy Office has now produced a preliminary electoral roll and sent it to be reviewed by the institutes. Here you can view the electoral roll: https://gubox.box.com/s/1lt6gca9mivqaxsrbj6hdj0ytd8k05pk (one tab for each institute or equivalent). If you detect errors in the electoral roll, please notify the administrative manager at your institute. The institute will compile its comments, and submit it to the Sahlgrenska Academy Office by May 29 at 13:00.
Dean Agneta Holmäng has decided to appoint Ann Wennerberg, Professor of oral prosthetics at the Institute of Odontology, as Vice-Dean of Internationalization and Collaboration. She is appointed for three years, starting on June 1. The assignment corresponds to 35 percent of full time.
Frode Slinde, Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition and University Lecturer at the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, may well become the next head of the Department for food and nutrition, and sport science, a department at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. He was presented as a candidate for the post by the institution’s Nominations Committee and received a positive response in the recent elections. The election is advisory, and the decision is taken by the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences. The mandate period begins on July 1st.
Agneta Holmäng, Dean of Sahlgrenska Academy, is one of a total of 32 representatives from both academia and industry who have signed off on an article on DN Debatt. University Hospital Director Ann-Marie Wennberg also signed the article, which puts forward the message that the number of healthcare injuries can be reduced, while also increasing quality and equality in healthcare, by collecting and using health data in real time. Here you can read the debate article (available in Swedish only): https://www.dn.se/debatt/samla-mer-data-om-vard-for-att-gora-den-battre-och-mer-jamlik/
A survey conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy, from which the results are now published by Läkartidningen, shows that a large majority of medical students are interested in research. The response rate was 85.1 percent. 20.4 percent of respondents had previous research experience, and of those who lacked previous experience in research, 80.5 percent were interested. Research was above all seen as a merit and contributing to personal development. The main obstacles against starting to do research were the lack of time, insufficient information and a greater interest in clinical work. Read more about the study in Läkartidningen (in Swedish): http://lakartidningen.se/Klinik-och-vetenskap/Originalstudie/2018/05/Majoritet-av-lakarstudenterna-har-intresse-for-forskning-visar-enkat/
On April 23-24, the Biomedical Library and Medical Libraries in Region Västra Götaland hosted the Medical Library Conference 2018, held at Nya Varvet in Gothenburg, and according to the organizers, it became a highly appreciated and rewarding conference. Among the speakers were Agnes Wold, who talked about dust and fear of germs and its development throughout the yeras, and Emma Frans, a researcher at Karolinska Institute, praised for her book “The Alarm Report – separating science from trams”. Even Helena and Pontus Wasling attended the conference, and told about his pod “Mellan öronen”. The conference also included bibliotherapy, statistics, collaboration and source criticism.