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Research, Prevention and Control of Influenza

Influenza Centre team at the Bergen City Marathon 2023

  This year, Influenza Centre has been engaged in several, both scientific and non-research-related activities. On April 29th, a mixed team from the Influenza Centre run in a relay race during Bergen City Marathon 2023 (BCM), covering the half-marathon distance.   We were represented by: Leg 1 – Jenny Liqun Zhang Leg 2 – Lukas…
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Prizes for our group at the UiB’s Faculty of Medicine Day!

On April 19, a Faculty Day at the Faculty of Medicine, UiB took place. The event started with the Dean Per Bakke’s welcome speech with the focus on the faculty’s most recent achievements. Next, several education and research prizes were awarded to researchers with particularly outstanding achievements in 2022. It was a very successful day…
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Kick-off of the new project on long COVID treatment

One of the most serious consequences of the COVID pandemic for many patients is so called long COVID – long-term sequelae affecting not only hospitalised patients, but also people after mild infection. This worrying trend manifests itself in numerous symptoms – like fever, shortness of breath, and cognitive symptoms with memory and concentration problems, so-called…
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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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