On February 29th, leap day 2024, it’s that time again: Rare Disease Day! This day highlights rare health conditions worldwide, including at the University of Gothenburg. During the upcoming week, from February 26th to March 1st, you can visit the photo exhibition “Project Minea” at the Biomedical Library. The photographer behind this project is Julia Staf, who aims to spread awareness to combat bullying and social exclusion. She named the project after her niece Minea, who has the rare congenital disorder known as Apert syndrome. Twelve children with twelve different diagnoses have been captured in photographs, and have also been followed up with new images six years after the initial session. Seven of these large photos are on display at the Biomedical Library throughout the week.
- Grant for research time within primary care
- Grant for research time in a clinical environment
- Starting grant within medicine and health
- Consolidator grant within medicine and health
- Research project grant within medicine and health
- Project grant for research into viral zoonoses
The faculty board has decided on the composition of the next faculty-wide Drafting Committee. Chairman is Mattias Lorentzon, Institute of Medicine, and vice chairman is Ulla Wide (Institute of Odontology). The other members are Niklas Darin (Institute of Clinical Sciences), Chatarina Löfqvist (Institute of Health and Care Sciences), Christine Wennerås (Institute of Biomedicine), Lars Westberg (Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology), and Ingeborg Herbertsson (Sahlgrenska Academy Office, representative of administrative and technical staff). Scientifically competent reserves are Agneta Ekman and Lars Kölby, and TA reserve is Viktoria Tössberg. The Drafting Committee is to organize elections for members and reserves for the next faculty board, in May at the latest.
The preparatory group at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences presents two nominated candidates for each position of Head of Institute and Deputy Head of Institute. Nominated for the next term as Head of Institute are the current Head of Institute Karin Ahlberg, and additionally Monica Pettersson, who is an associate professor, section chief, and excellent teacher. Nominated for Deputy Head of Institute are the current Deputy Head of Institute Carina Sparud Lundin, and Sepideh Olausson, who is an associate professor and section chief. The institute’s staff are invited to a hearing on February 20th. The election results will be announced after March 1st, when the digital survey for the institute ‘s staff closes.
At its recent annual meeting, The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (KVVS) elected four new members, two of whom are professors at Sahlgrenska Academy. They are Per-Anders Jansson, professor of translational medical research at the Institute of Medicine, and Axel Wolf, professor of nursing specializing in anesthesia care at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences. Both are elected to the Science Division’s class 6, Medical Sciences. Additionally, Professor Mary Sheeran (Chalmers University of Technology) and Research Director Lennart Lindfors (AstraZeneca) are elected as new members. KVVS is the only royal academy in Gothenburg, focusing primarily on lecture series, interdisciplinary conferences, publishing activities, scholarships, and various targeted initiatives.
Jan Holgersson, professor of transplantation immunology, is appointed as vice dean responsible for infrastructure and facilities. Jan Holgersson holds his academic position at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine. He also holds a position as a senior physician at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where he previously served as the head of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine. Through his work with advanced medications at the Cell and Tissue Laboratory as well as the Stem Cell Laboratory, he has also in recent years been involved in the development within the ATMP field.
Akademiliv will return with an interview with Jan Holgersson.
The scholarship is for SEK 220,000, and intended for a research project of 3 – 6 months. An institute at Sahlgrenska Academy must be responsible for the research that can be conducted within the faculty or at a foreign institution with which the faculty has an established collaboration. The research grant must be used for research costs. The scholarship must be reported with a scientific report to the Medical Program Committee. The project must be carried out within two years of the decision on the awarded scholarship. If the research project is not carried out, the scholarship is returned to the foundation.
Registered students with Swedish citizenship in semesters 5 – 12 of the University of Gothenburg Medical Program can apply. The application deadline is March 31, 2024.
The Natrium building on Medicinareberget is one of the nominees in the Building of the Year competition. It is the civil engineering sector’s most prestigious award, which is awarded every year by the construction industry journal Byggindustrin. The winners will be announced at a gala on March 19, 2024. Natrium makes it possible for the University of Gothenburg to gather large parts of its activities within the Faculty of Science. The project includes two seven-storey buildings and an intermediate part. It contains advanced lab environments, teaching rooms and offices. If awarded, Akademiska Hus will receive the prize.
Learn more about the basics of the EU’s Horizon Europe framework program at a digital meeting organized by VINNOVA. What financing options are there? What support can you get?
You will learn to recognize the structure of the EU’s web portal, find the right announcement and see the opportunities for you and your research/organization.
The meeting will be held on March 13, 13:00-14:00. The seminar is given in Swedish, and in a hybrid form, with the possibility to also participate physically in Stockholm (Nobel, Mäster Samuelsgatan 56 4th floor, Stockholm).
Information and registration: Lär dig mer om grunderna i Horisont Europa! | Vinnova
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an organization that works to protect academic freedom. Researchers who, due to threats, censorship or harassment, cannot conduct their research in their home countries can via SAR receive a temporary academic sanctuary at a university outside their own home country. The University of Gothenburg is now initiating a process to be able to receive new at-risk researchers in 2024. A hosting is based on a matching process between the receiving institution and the researcher and also means that the receiving institution appoints both an academic mentor and an administrative contact at the institution.
- Institutes that are interested in hosting an at-risk researcher relayed through SAR are requested to complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/e/fPHb5QPfiL
- Please reply by March 1 at the latest.
- Any questions to the International Centre, Sarah Blichfeldt, firstname.lastname@example.org