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Newsletter November 2020

Welcome to a renewed

Overview projects
The centre has launched new webpages. The description of the 35 transdisciplinary biotechnology projects in the centre is the core of the website. Take a look at the projects.

It is important for us that the research projects are aware of how the centre coordinators can support them within research data management, cross-disciplinary and cross-projects activities, innovation, industry collaboration, responsible research and innovation (RRI) and career development. Read more about our services, including funding opportunities.

Note that we have two calls with application deadline 1 December: 
data management support and course proposals for the research school

If you want to join the centre with a new project, take a look at the call Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges from the Research Council of Norway.

Watch videos from Digital Life 2020

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A huge thank you to all who attended Digital Life 2020, in particular the speakers and the projects that contributed with videos. Watch videos of some of the talks and the projects

Commercialisation readiness assessment: Join next round

The centre has partnered with the health startup incubator Aleap to help projects in the centre bridge the knowledge gap between discovery and commercialisation. Two projects have gone through the project assessment pilot this year and have been helped in questions like "What is our product exactly?" and "What market challenges will we face?". They have also gained insight into product development requirements. Read about their experience and let us know before 10 December if you think your project is ready to attend the next round early 2021.

IPR in digital biotech: Give your input on planned webinars

We are planning an educational webinar series on intellectual property rights (IPR) in digital biotech. There are many challenges in tailoring an IPR strategy in a transdisciplinary field, and our aim is to give some advice on the matter. In order to give relevant insights, we are looking for one or two challenging real-life examples within the centre. If you are struggling with strategic decisions on IPR, e.g. choice of open data versus patents, combined protection of algorithms and medical device or finding a good IP strategy in precision medicine, and would like to work with us and our partner in this work, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, please contact Beate Rygg Johnsen
Trygve Brautaset

Centre leader in public gene technology committee

Centre leader Trygve Brautaset, who is professor in synthetic biology at NTNU, is one of the members of a new public gene technology committee. The committee will deliver a report by June 2022 on gene technology, new techniques and the regulation of genetically modified organisms. Read more on (in Norwegian)
Korbinian Bösl

Centre coordinator in international advisory board

Centre coordinator for data management Korbinian Bösl at the University of Bergen is now member of the Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) advisory board. DSW brings together data stewards and researchers to efficiently compose data management plans (DMPs) for research projects.



Illustration data management workshop

Need to generate a data management plan for a life science research project to meet the requirements of the funding organisations? Our online data management workshops are fully booked for the hands-on part, but you can sign up for the lectures.

30 Nov–1 Dec for researchers in Trondheim in collaboration with NTNU
Sign up for the lectures before 26 Nov

10–11 Dec for researchers in Oslo in collaboration with UiO
Sign up for lectures before 30 Nov
Illustration cup of coffee

"Digital frukost" is an open breakfast seminar series focusing on research activities at the interface between the biological sciences and that of mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering or social sciences.

11 December, 08:30–09:30, Zoom 
Application of the CRISPR/Cas system in diatoms
Manuel Serif, NTNU
Registration deadline: 10 December

PROVIZ: Developing AI-based software to identify prostate cancer in MR images



Symbol CCBIOCentre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO)


Symbol BEDPANBEDPAN: Bio-engineered palladium nanoparticles
  • Strong performance of Digital Life Norway scientists at 2020 IEEE 10th International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties. Read more on our website


Research school

Save the dates for online one-day scientific writing workshops for PhDs and postdocs. 

  • 18 January: Writing in the 1st year of your PhD
  • 19 January: Writing for publication
  • 20 January: Writing up your PhD


External event

European funding

Krishna Agarwal and illustration OrganVision

OrganVision, a technology proposal to image organoids real-time label-free, has been granted 3.7 million Euros by Horizon 2020 under the prestigious FET Open Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) programme. Project leader of nanoRIP Krishna Agarwal at UiT is one of 8 partners from 4 nations. 
Read more about the funding.

Vacant position

Symbol DigiSalDigiSal: Digital Salmon – from a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture

Publication reminder

Remember to acknowledge the Centre for Digital Life Norway in papers based on your digital life projects.

ELIXIR Norway call for services

You can propose to have your bioinformatics tool or resource included as an ELIXIR Norway service and get more visibility and users.
Read more and apply. Call closes 15 December.

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