The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA)

The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and and Antimicrobials (IBA) is a forskerskole funded by the Research Counsel of Norway, coordinated at the University of Oslo. We hold courses and workshops in infectious disease and infection biology, held across our Partner Institutions, and we will connect the research environments of infectious disease and infection biology throughout the country via our network.

The aim of the program (running from fall 2016 – 2023 - with a possible extension through 2024) is to strengthen the national recruitment base and quality for promoting research on infectious diseases and other risks to health. A particularly important objective is to strengthen domestic and international networking in the subject area. Both PhD students and postdocs registered at Norwegian universities are welcome to participate in IBA.


Prof. Mike Koomey, Chair

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Tina Svingerud, National Studies Coordinator

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