Welcome to BioCat

The National graduate school in biocatalysis, BioCat, is established to provide expertise and tools for research and education within biocatalysis in Norway. 

BioCat offers a grant to cover registration fee of the NBS contact meeting, 23-26 January 2020.

Phd, postdocs and MS students can apply for a grant to the NBS-meeting by registering at this link and sending an e-mail to biocat@uit.no. BioCat covers the NBS fee only. According to the BioCat policy we cover only accommodation in the shared double room.

Early bird registration deadline for the NBS meeting: 17 December

Upcoming courses – spring 2020

C3 – Structural Biology Techniques – 5 ECTS, KJM5320 – Biocat course C3 “Techniques in structural biology” at UiO in week 17 (20-24.April), 2020. A one week course at UiO offers an introduction to experimental methods for structure determination and structure prediction. Open for application! 

C8 BIOCAT – Molecular modelling – 10 ECTS, Bergen week 10 ( 2-6. March) and Tromsø, week 14 (30. March-3.April) 2020. Two weeks course – offered in two parts at UiB and UiT – presents central methods in molecular modeling for the analysis of enzyme structure-function relationship and the modeling of their catalytic activity. Open for application! 

C10 Protein Red-ox chemistry – 4 ECTS, week 22 (May 25-29), 2020. One week course at NMBU aims to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in biological red-ox chemistry. The course reserved for 10 students due to limited lab capacity. Open for application! 

Summer 2020

1-3 June 2020 Academic Writing Workshop by Dr. Daniel Soule at Hurdalsjøen Hotel. This workshop is arranged as a pre-event to the BioCat Annual Conference. Application is open!

4-6 June 2020 BioCat’s 4th Annual Conference at Hurdalsjøen Hotel – save the date! The registration form is already available here.

BioCat’s 3rd Annual Conference 5-7th of June 2019 

The 3rd annual BioCat conference has ended. It was wonderful to see all of you, and we hope to see you through the year at the various BioCat courses and workshops.  

Interested in BioCat? Become a Member Today!

BioCat has the PhD-student in focus, and we offer PhD-level courses related to biocatalysis. The courses are held by specialsts in the field at the partner universities here in Norway (UiT, UiS, NTNU, UiO, NMBU and UiB). BioCat also arranges an annual conference aimed at networking and development of essential skills needed to succeed as a researcher. For more information, see our become a member’ information page, or contact your local BioCat ambassador! For more information on research and transferable skills courses, see our PhD courses page. 

Our goal is to educate researchers with trandisciplinary training.  We aim to include elements from bioinformatics, molecular biology, organic chemistry, biotechnology, structural biology, systems biology, bioprocessing and computational modelling. See our ‘about BioCat‘ page for more information on BioCat. 

You can apply to upcoming courses by emailing us at biocat@uit.no