27 Jan - Håvard Bjørgen (VET)

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PhD degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Håvard Bjørgen, Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology (PrePat), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will defend his PhD thesis "Melanised focal muscle changes in Atlantic salmon- Interactions between infection and immunity" on 27 January 2022.

English title of thesis
"Melanised focal muscle changes in Atlantic salmon- Interactions between infection and immunity"

Norwegian title of thesis
"Melaniserte fokale muskelforandringer hos Atlantisk laks – Interaksjoner mellom infeksjon og immunitet"

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture
“What does current scientific evidence tell us about pain and consciousness in fish, and how does this influence ethical considerations relating to the use of analgesia, sedation and anaesthesia in fish research?”

Date: 27 January (Oslo time)
- 1000hrs: Trial lecture
- 1045hrs: Break
- 1115hrs: Public defense

- Auditorium Hippocampus
- Zoom: https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/62037798303?pwd=ckkwWUZMSDJiOFg4SDFwZkhleDhTQT09 (Passcode: 092266)

Due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, a limited number of people are allowed in the physical venue of the public defense. If you wish to attend the event in person, please complete this form https://nettskjema.no/a/239521 by January 23rd. Those who have secured a spot will receive an email confirmation from us on January 24th.

Alternatively, you may attend the trial lecture and public defense via Zoom. Here are the guidelines:
- Test your equipment and internet connection prior to the public defense
- Keep your audio and video off at all times
- If anyone wishes to oppose the candidate Ex Auditorio, please send us a direct message in the Zoom chat BEFORE the 1st opponent finishes his or her opposition.
- Should you have any questions or experience any technical issues, please send us direct message in the Zoom chat.

Evaluation committee
First Opponent: Professor Giuseppe Scapigliati, Università della Tuscia, Italy
Second Opponent: Dr. Roy Dalmo, Universitetet i Tromsø, Norway
Committee Coordinator: Associate Professor Kristin Olstad, NMBU, Norway

Main supervisor: Professor Erling Olaf Koppang, NMBU, Norway
Co-supervisor: Professor Gjermund Gunnes, NMBU, Norway
Co-supervisor: Professor Charles Mclean Press, NMBU, Norway
Co-supervisor: Professor Espen Rimstad, NMBU, Norway

The doctoral thesis is available for public review. For those who would like to have access to the thesis please send an e-mail to: phd.radgiver.vet@nmbu.no.
Name of PhD candidate: Håvard Bjørgen; Thesis number 2021:82; ISSN 1894-6402; ISBN 978-82-575-1859-2.

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