Hva er persontilpasset medisin?

I januar la regjeringen frem en revidert strategi for persontilpasset medisin med en visjon om at «persontilpasset medisin er en integrert del av forebygging, diagnostikk, behandling og oppfølging i helsetjenesten med mål om bedre helse og mestring gjennom livet».

Professor Niclas Karlsson og førsteamanuensis Mari Myhrstad gjester podkasten og snakker om hvorfor det er et stort behov for persontilpasset medisin i helsetjenesten.

I samtalen snakker programleder Thea Ørnseidet forskerne om fordeler og ulemper ved bruk av omikk-teknologien som er sentral i utviklingen av persontilpasset medisin.

Rapporten finner du her: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/strategi-for-persontilpasset-medisin/id2959463/

Les mer om Intelligent helse: https://www.oslomet.no/om/intelligent-helse

What happens when volcanoes erupt?

Returning to the podcast is Associate Professor and head of the Mathematical Modeling academic group, André Brodtkorb. Occasional podcast host Carla Hughes welcomed André back to the pod to talk about his exciting work on ash detection and eruption altitudes of volcanoes. In this episode, Carla and André discuss the recent Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami as well as André’s personal experiences during the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption.

To learn more about André’s work, you can visit his website.

You can read a pre-print of a paper André co-authored with Håvard Heitlo Holm on this subject: Real-World Oceanographic Simulations on the GPU
using a Two-Dimensional Finite-Volume Scheme

Further reading

Source code: https://github.com/babrodtk/VolcanicAshInversion

Mathematical modeling webpage: https://uni.oslomet.no/matmod/

Jenter og Teknologi

On 15th February, it is the jenter og teknologi (girls and technology) inspiration day. So, today we are joined by two students who have been selected as role models for the Jenter og teknologi Oslo 2022 – OsloMet event.

Firstly we have, Sunniva Marie Grotnes is currently studying Dataingeniør – OsloMet (Software Engineering) and has a background in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. In this episode she also discusses her work as the Deputy Chairman of Oslo Tekniker Samfund (OTS) Jentegruppa, and her previous work on the board of the Environmental Committee and her role as the Sponsor Responsible for the OTS buddy board. This is also in addition to her exchange through European Project Semester (EPS).

We are also joined by Hava who studies Anvendt datateknologi – OsloMet (Applied Computer science) and works as a mentor at OsloMet Makerspace. Makerspace is an open workshop where you can get help with everything from 3D printing, sewing, laser cutting, electronics, t-shirt printing and woodworking. Hava truly demonstrates what opportunities you can find by just engaging yourself.

In today’s episode, we talked about what it means to be a girl in technology, what career paths can be found after education and share words of inspiration to aspiring students.

Norway’s first ever quantum computer

Before OsloMet unveiled Norway’s first ever quantum computer, we talked with Gustavo Mello, head of Artificial intelligence group at the department of Computer science, and CEO of the AI lab and Andre Brodtkorb, head of mathematical modelling group at the department of Computer science. Both Gustavo and Andre is from the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.

At this historical moment in time, both Gustavo and Andre explain how OsloMet selected the quantum computer in the first place, what this means for OsloMet and Norway as a whole – as well as how quantum computers can change the world!

Other podcast episodes:

OsloMet’s New Ocean Lab

After the opening of OsloMet’s new Ocean Lab, Professor Alex Alcocer and The Dean for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design Carl Thodesen sit down and discuss how the Ocean Lab came to be, and what it will become in the future.

In this episode, Alex and Carl talk about OsloMet’s current ocean research and technology, as well as how ocean research and fjord access has changed at OsloMet since the opening in September.

Read more:

Oceanlab – havlaboratoriet – https://www.oslomet.no/om/tkd/oceanlab

What is carbon storage?

– It makes sense to clean up after yourself, says Associate Professor Rebecca Allen in this episode.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) can be an important solution to reach our goals in the Paris agreement. Rebecca Allen from Canada has done research on CCS. In this episode you will get a good explanation on how we can store carbon and why Norway is special within this field.

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COVID-19: A New Age of Intelligent Surveillance?

Governments across the globe, from China, India, to Norway, are developing intelligent surveillance technologies, often in close collaboration with private tech companies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. But is it safe to use these contact tracing apps? What could be the consequences for society in the long run?

In this podcast episode, Hallvard talks with Tereza Kuldova, a social anthropologist and Senior Researcher at the Work Research Institute. Tereza is currently working on the topics of algorithmic governance, surveillance, and artificial intelligence in policing and the welfare state. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology. For more information, please visit: www.tereza-kuldova.com.

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What is quantum computing?

In this episode of the podcast, Associate Professor Sergiy Denysov and Professor Sølve Selstø of the Department of Computer Science explain quantum computing. In order to better understand quantum computing, according to the reseachers, it helps to compare it to classic computing. 

Students interested in learning more about quantum computing should check out the Master’s Degree in Applied Computer and Information Technology (ACIT).

Read more:

Kvantedatamaskina kjem, kvifor skal vi bry oss? – https://forskersonen.no/data-fysikk-kronikk/kvantedatamaskina-kjem-kvifor-skal-vi-bry-oss/1572529


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Saving lives with new and open technology

The student-led startup, Cozin, is all about saving lives. 3 billion people in the world are exposed to lethal gases from solid fuel. This is gases that might be hard to detect, but technology can help. Cozin is a new kind of sensor which can be installed in homes and can detect dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in the air. The sensors can be set up in networks and warn through wearables, toys or other ways.

In this episode we talk with Assistant Professor George Anthony Giannoumis and master student Musoro King Asa Tamugri about the Cozin project, how it all got started, how it is build on universal design principles, how it is being developed and the future of Cozin.

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