NFF2019 – update

Dear NFF members

Due to an error on the webpage, the early bird registration deadline has been extended until November 22!

Also, remember that you need to submit an abstract if you plan to talk or present a poster. You do this here https://www.biokjemisk.no/contact-meeting-2019/abstract-submission/  and our symposium is simply called “Physiology”, so make sure to tick that option, unless you want to present in another symposium. Deadline is 1 Dec.

You should not be discouraged by the fact that you need to submit an abstract. This will be good training for students especially, and it does not mean that you have to present more than what you would have done had it been a regular NFF winter meeting.

If you have not yet looked at the program, I advise you to do so here https://www.biokjemisk.no/contact-meeting-2019/program/. Hopefully it will make up for the inconveniences that the different NBS arrangements cause (obviously, we will take everything into account when we evaluate whether it was a success or not, which we will do at our annual meeting).

There are also some good aspects of this meeting, including a wider variety of talks and subjects to choose from. This is the reason we wanted to try it in the first place, so please remember that. There is an excellent group of plenary speakers (Including physiologist Michael Berenbrink who will talk about his interesting work on globins), as well as esteemed keynote speakers, including a Nobel Prize winner – Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Max Planck Inst. for Developmental Biology, Germany), whom shared the prize in 1995 for discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development. Additionally, we will have our own Nobel talk focused on this year’s prize, which will be held by Prof. Inger Sandlie from IBV at UiO. The prize this year went to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.

Cheers

Sjannie

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NFF winter meeting 2019

Register before Nov 1 – Submit abstract before Dec 1

For more information see the dedicated Winter Meeting 2019 page.

 

A few notes:

As always we encourage both PhD students and master students to participate, and they should not be intimidated by the fact that everyone need to submit an abstract, this is simply because that is how NBS organise their meeting.

I also realise that the price is higher than last year (900NOK more for a double room, and 1500NOK more for a single, if the 500NOK to NFF is taken into account), but there is a probably difference between finding a hotel that can accomodate a conference with 300 people and one that can accomodate 50. I am sure that NBS has negotiated the cheapest price they could.

I hope that you as members will give the meeting a try, even if it cost a bit more – after all, this is what was decided on the annual meeting in February. We will of course discuss pros and cons at the annual meeting, and then decide whether it was a success or not. All opinions will be welcome.

 

Cheers

Sjannie

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NFF2019 – sponsors and speakers

Hole, Sweden, 9 August, 2018

Dear NFF-members

I hope you have all have a splendid summer!

As I write in my last post, the next winter meeting will take place 24-27 January 2019 in Røros, and be held in collaboration with the NBS winter meeting. More information can be found here.

Already, we have one confirmed plenary speaker, namely Michael Berenbrink from Liverpool, who will talk about myoglobin structure-function evolution in relation to marine diving mammals, with some links to humans as well. Michael’s attendance will be sponsored by ADInstruments, who for the third time agreed to support not only the NFF2019 session, but the whole meeting.

In addition, we will receive 10.000NOK from Loligo Systems (mainly known for their respirometers, but they have lots of other cool tools and equipment for physiologists) – thanks to Loligo CEO, Jannik Herskin.

In addition to Michael, therefore, we hope to secure two more invited speakers for our own physiology session. As previously, the plan is to focus one presentation around the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which will be announced in October. For the third invited speaker, I am currently exploring options, and I am open to suggestions.

I will be back with more information about registration etc. soon, but at this time I want to clarify a few points:

  1. Because the NBS is technically in charge of organizing the meeting, and NFF is mainly responsible for the scientific content of our own session, registration and payments will be made to NBS and not through or to NFF.
  2. There may be funding available to support student participation as in previous years. The board will discuss this during the fall. Students who participate will, however, pay a reduced registration fee, regardless of whether they present or not. And as always, we encourage students to present!

 

Cheers

Sjannie

 

 

 

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New board and news for NFF 2019

Hole, Sweden, 1 May, 2018

Dear NFF members

A new board was elected at the 2018 winter meeting in NFF – we welcome into new roles me, Sjannie Lefevre, as leader and deputy leader and cashier Ingrid Marie Egner. As new members we have secretary May-Kristin Torp and ordinary member Sverre Grødem. Kristian Lensjø will continue as member of the board.

This means that we have said goodby to Einar – he did a fantastic job leading the board and organizing the annual winter meetings. Thank you Einar!

An perhaps even more radical change is that Morten Melsom has stepped down as cashier – though he has promised to help Ingrid into her new role. Thank you for that – and thank you for 17 years of service, Morten! Hopefully we will still see you at future meetings 😉

The change of cashier necessitated another change in NFF, namely that we had to register in Brønnøysundregistret. Therefore, all members were invited to participate in an extraordinary meeting on 15 March 2018, where bylaws (sent out via email) were approved and a founding document signed. The registration was approved as of 26 March 2018, where we received our organization number: 920 657 052. This does not much impact, other than making it easier to receive funds from the University and sponsors, and makes it easier to deal with the bank.

Lastly, as per decision made on the 2018 winter meeting, I contacted Norsk Biokjemisk Selskap (NBS) to negotiate our participation in their annual winter meeting, and they were happy for us to join. This means that the 2019 NFF winter meeting will take place 24-27 January 2019 in Røros. The layout will be similar to previous years, but I will be back with more information when I have it.

 

Cheers

Sjannie

 

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Registration for the Winter-Meeting 2018 is now open!

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Fall meeting Oslo 2016

Dear members,

We hereby invite you all to the annnual NFF fall-meeting Tuesday september 27th at 17.00, room number 2621 in Kristine Bonnevies hus. As usual, there will be pizza and soft-drinks from 17-1715, followed by a lecture from 1715-1800. This years speaker is Prof. Göran Erik Nilsson from the Section of Physiology and Cell Biology, UiO. His talk is entitled “Cold-blooded marine animals in a warmer acidic future”.

The annual meeting will follow straight after the lecture. On the agenda is accounting and election of new board-members. One new board member is to be elected.

Also, the board would like suggestions for invited speakers for this years winter-meeting. Please send suggestions to: nff-styret@ibv.uio.no

Greetings from the Board:)

Kjære medlemmer,

Vi har den glede å invitere til årsmøte i NFF tirsdag den 27 september kl. 1700

Møtet holdes i Kristine Bonnevies hus på Blindern, rom 2621.

Som vanlig blir det pizza og brus fra 1700-1715, og foredrag fra 1715-1800.

Göran Erik Nilsson fra Seksjon for Fysiologi og Cellebiologi, UiO, vil holde et foredrag med tittelen ”Cold-blooded marine animals in a warmer acidic future”.

Etterpå blir det årsmøte (ca. 15 min) hvor kasserer Morten Melsom vil gå gjennom regnskapet og valg vil bli avholdt.

Styret ønsker innspill på foredragsholdere vi kan invitere til vintermøtet som skal avholdes i januar/Februar 2017. Send gjerne forslag til: nff-styret@ibv.uio.no

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Høstmøte NFF

Kjære medlemmer,  

Vi har den glede å invitere til årsmøte i NFF torsdag den 8 oktober kl. 1700.

Møtet holdes i Kristine Bonnevies hus på Blindern, rom 2621. 

Som vanlig blir det pizza og brus fra 1700-1715, med foredrag fra 1715-1800. 

Foredragsholder er Johan Frederik Storm fra Institutt for medisinske basalfag som skal snakke om bevissthet.

Etterpå blir det årsmøte (ca. 15 min) hvor kasserer Morten Melsom vil gå gjennom regnskapet og valg vil bli avholdt. Sjanni Lefevre Nilsson stiller til styremedlemsvalg, da Ida G. Lunde (nåværende styremedlem) ønsker å avtre fra sitt verv. 

Styret ønsker innspill på foredragsholdere vi kan invitere til vintermøtet som skal avholdes i januar 2016. Send gjerne forslag til: nff-styret@ibv.uio.no

Hjertlig hilsen styret:)

English version:

Dear members,

We hereby invite you all to the annnual NFF fall-meeting this thursday october 8th at 17.00, room number 2621 in Kristine Bonnevies hus. As usual, there will be pizza and soft-drinks from 17-1715, followed by a lecture from 1715-1800. This years speaker is Johan Frederik Storm from the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. He will talk about consciousness.

The annual meeting will follow straight after the lecture. On the agenda is accounting and election of new board-members. Sjanni Lefevre Nilsson runs as board member, because Ida G. Lunde is stepping out of the board afer long and faithful service.

Also, the board would like suggestions for invited speakers for this years winter-meeting, held the last week in january, as usual. Please send suggestions to: nff-styret@ibv.uio.no

Greetings from the Board:)

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New deadline for registration to the Winter Meeting is 15th of December

Remember to register online before the 15th of December. This is the absolute deadline, as the hotel needs to know how many participants there will be, and the Board need some time to set up the schedule for the meeting.

On behalf of the Board,

Einar Eftestøl

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The Winter meeting 2015 – Geilo

Welcome to the 2015 Winter Meeting of the Norwegian Physiological Society!

Our Winter Meeting will take place on the 29th of January – 1st of February 2015 at the Highland Lodge at Geilo: http://www.highland.no

As previous years, there will be sessions of mixed topics, and we will have two main symposia with invited speakers. Rune Blomhoff, Institute of Basic Medical Science, UiO, will speak about antioxidants and oxidative stress, and Rune Jonassen, Department of Physiology, UiO, will speak about depression.

Please see the tab “The Winter meeting 2015” for more info, and register at the tab “Winter-meeting registration 2015”.

You will all get notified about your registration by email in due time, so be sure to write the correct email-address.

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The Norwegian Physiological Society congratulate May-Britt and Edvard Moser with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. A big day for Norwegian physiologists

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