Author: KP

Research, Prevention and Control of Influenza

The use of infection control equipment did not affect healthcare workers’ risk of getting COVID-19, shows new research

In the new article, professor Bård Reiakvam Kittang, involved in the Bergen COVID-19 Research Group, together with his colleagues looked into the impact of the type of workplace and the use of infection control equipment on healthcare workers’ risk of contracting COVID-19. The differences between the available infection control equipment in municipal health services compared…
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New article on durable immune responses after BNT162b2 vaccination

Lena Hansen et al. have recently published a new article “Durable immune responses after BNT162b2 vaccination in home-dwelling old adults” in journal Vaccine: X, where the authors have looked into the durability of humoral and cellular immune responses after BNT162b2 vaccination and SARS-CoV-2 infection in elderly and younger adults. Their research showed that vaccine-induced spike-specific…
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New multilanguage poster on the Volunteer Registry

The VACCELERATE Consortium has recently published a new poster informing about its Volunteer Registry, which enables interested persons to register in a volunteer database for clinical trials. The available studies are, among others, connected to COVID-19, polio, influenza and other respiratory infections. Now, the poster is also available in a version for Norway, published in…
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Seminar on Effective science communication in Voss

On November 24-25, 2022, the University’s of Bergen Department of Clinical science organized a lunch-to-lunch seminar for young researchers, with support from IBA – The national research school in infection biology and antimicrobials. PhD Candidates, along with postdocs and their supervisors were invited to Voss to explore the theme of the meeting: Effective science communication.…
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New PhD – Elisabeth Berg Fjelltveit

Elisabeth Berg Fjelltveit has successfully defended her PhD on November 29, 2022. Her thesis was devoted to “Clinical studies of epidemic influenza and pandemic COVID-19 to improve the chain of patient care: from bedside diagnostics to long-term complications”. Elisabeth responded to questions raised by opponents: Opponent 1 – Doctor Nathan J Brendish, NIHR Clinical Lecturer…
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“The Pandemic is over…” board game testing

On November 17, 16:00-20:00 CET the board game “The Pandemic is over…” developed by Science To The People was tested at the local Game centre “Spillhuset” (address: Veiten 3, Norway). The event was open to the general public and you can read more about it on Facebook (in Norwegian): https://www.facebook.com/events/4996120913822768?ref=newsfeed Teenagers and adults both contributed…
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Learn more about vaccines through educational cards

Would you like to extend your knowledge about vaccines and clinical trials in an accessible way? The VACCELERATE project has recently issued 5 sets of educational cards explaining different aspects of vaccine studies. Check them out using the links below: What is a vaccine clinical trial? Do vaccines using mRNA technology use inactivated or weakened…
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Forskningsdagene 2022

This happened at Forskningsdagene 2022. The Influenza Centre participated at Forskningstorget and made large batches of corona vaccine to protect Tina, Eirik, Amalie and Lars. As a result the virus experienced a hard time. Does anyone even care about the well-being of a virus? They are also living creatures – at least according to some.…
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Lena Hansen with a PhD degree

Lena Hansen from the Influenza group has successfully defended her PhD on September 23. Lena defended her dissertation on “Strategies for improving influenza vaccines: insights from the Influenza A H1N1 and SARS-CoV-2 pandemics”. Influenza Centre’s leader, Professor Rebecca J. Cox was her first supervisor, whereas Dr Fan Zhou, Professor Ali Ellebedy and Associate Professor Kristin…
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VACCELERATE Volunteer Registry – new brochure

VACCELERATE Volunteer Registry is a database where one can register if they are interested in participating in a clinical trial. These are primarily studies connected to COVID-19 vaccine and other infectious disease vaccines such as monkey pox. VACCELERATE has now issued a new brochure explaining the Volunteer Registry and how you can join it. Download…
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