IMB Conference 2022

As one of the largest institutes at UiT, the Institute of Medical biology (IMB) wishes to invite all its employees to the IMB Conference. This is an excellent opportunity to share your work and forge professional and social relationships with your colleagues at the institute.

We are happy to inform you that the IMB conference will be held also this year, and the dates are set to 13th and 14th of June. There will also be social events on both Monday and Tuesday. So, please save both evenings.

Registration for the IMB Conference is now open!

Registration for IMB conference 2022 - Nettskjema

Please note that there will be a cover charge for the social events of 50 NOK/event (VIPPS to the number: 587210 (Helsefak velforening). When VIPPSing, please note your name and which event you are paying for (ByBowling and/or Skirri).

The aim of this year’s conference is to facilitate the establishment of competitive research collaborations, and we plan to achieve this aim by:

  • Present active topics and competence at IMB. 
  • Invite potential collaborators at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT, and UNN. 
  • Arrange social activities to promote professional and social relationships.
  • Allow young researchers to acquire experience with presenting research, organizing scientific conferences, and leading plenary sessions. 
  • Acknowledge excellent science, researchers, and role model employees at IMB.

The main topics included in the program this year are:

  • Overview of the field of research for IMB’s research groups
  • Ongoing research at IMB
  • Specialized research equipment and main techniques available for research at UiT
  • Successfully financed projects at IMB in 2021 and past research prize winners at the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Potential collaboration between UNN and IMB and how to include basic research in clinical trials

There will also be a keynote lecture from George A. Calin from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas.

Detailed program will be distributed before the conference. Below is a brief overview of the program:

Program IMB conference 2022

Monday June 13th 08:30-16:20

Place: Cerebrum (Large auditorium MH2)

Session 1 - Research groups at IMB
Session 2 – Ongoing research at IMB
Lunch with Posters
Session 3 – Collaborating across disciplines

Social event: ByBowling, bowling courts are booked from 18:00-21:00 (50 NOK cover charge, VIPPS: 587210 (Helsefak velforening))


Tuesday June 14th 08:30-16:15

Place: Cerebrum (Large auditorium MH2)

Session 4 – Clinical studies at UiT/UNN and collaborating across disciplines
Session 5 - Dentist Olaf Aase and wife memorial lecture, Key Note Speaker
Lunch with Posters
Session 6 – How to be successful
Session 7 – Successfully financed projects at IMB 

Social event: Dinner at Skirri, 19:00 – (50 NOK cover charge, VIPPS: 587210 (Helsefak velforening))


We hope as many as possible will be able to attend the conference.


The IMB conference committee

Athanasios Kournoutis, Anett Kristin Larsen, Clement Ajayi, Anne Dragøy Hafstad, Yakubu Princely Abudu, Nikoline Lander Rasmussen, Synnøve Magnussen, Johanna U Ericson, Kjersti Sellæg, Isaac Odonkor, Clizia Russotto, Kristin Andreassen Fenton, Saikat Das Sajib, Erik Knutsen

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Starter: 13. juni 2022 kl. 08.30
Slutter: 14. juni 2022 kl. 16.15
Hvor: Auditorium Cerebrum, MH2
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Gjester / eksterne
Kontakt: Erik Knutsen

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