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Great news for researchers at IBV

The Department of Biosciences is involved in six projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, where three of the projects are Young Researcher Talent (YRT). 

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The Norwegian Research Council has published the results of this years call for Researcher Projects. The Department of Biosciences is involved in six projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, where three of the projects are Young Researcher Talent (YRT). 

- Congratulation to David Peris and Sjanne Le Fevre for their researcher grant and a special congratulation and all the best luck to Jonas Paulsen, Ruyin Li and Van Khuong Dinh for their YRT funding, says Arne Klungland.

Researcher Project for Young Talents (YRT)

The Department of Biosciences has not received as many young research talent projects since 2015. This year IBV received funding for three Researcher Project for Young Talents, which is very good news.

This funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. It is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality.

- It is particularly encouraging to see that three Young Researcher Talent (YRT) proposals were supported, says Head of department Arne Klungland.

Projects funded:

  • Jonas Paulsen from Evogene, with the project: "URGE-3D: Unraveling new gene dysregulation modules in cancer through integrated multi-constraint 3D genome modeling".
    • The goal of URGE-3D is to generate novel computational models of the 3D genome opening up for new understanding of the structure-activity relationships of our genes in normal and disease states.

  • Ruiyun Li from CEES, with the project: "Modelling the epidemiological dynamics of past and current zoonotic diseases in humans". 
    • The primary objective of the project is to build a timely, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary understanding of how epidemiological dynamics of zoonotic diseases change across ecological contexts so as to be better prepared for future pandemics.
  • Van Khuong Dinh from AQUA and the Nansen Legacy, with the project: "Vulnerability of overwintering Arctic zooplankton to multiple stressors".
    • This project will pave the way for the scientific community to explore multiple-stressor effects on overwintering thousands of high-latitude species from protozoans to reptiles that go into the diapause during the winter.

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

The funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the international research front. It is targeted towards researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality. 

Projects funded:

  • Sjannie Lefevre from Fyscell, with the project: "Epigenetic mechanisms and cell-type specific gene expression during anoxia and re-oxygenation in crucian carp brain". 
  • David Peris Navarro from Evogene, with the project: "Effects of polyploidization during adaptive evolution in yeasts (PloidYeast)".

Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

Kjetill S. Jakobsen from CEES is funded with the project: "A Norwegian BioGenome initiative: the initial Launch phase".

The purpose of this funding is to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges.

Published July 1, 2021 4:55 PM - Last modified July 1, 2021 7:27 PM