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IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Cell lineage and developmental gene networks in body plan evolution of mollusks

Comparative studies of developmental genes provide critical information about morphological evolution in Metazoa. Mollusks offer a perfect model system to perform evolutionary developmental biology studies due to their morphological diversity, abundance and extensive fossil record. This proposa...

Tildelt: kr 54 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Cognitive Phenomenology and Its Consequences for the Content Internalism/Externalism Debate in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

The default view in philosophy of mind and cognitive science is a separatist one, seeing consciousness and mental content as two separate facets of the mental. Whereas the connection between the two has largely been explored by attempting to reduce consci ousness to its intentional character (wha...

Tildelt: kr 33 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Emission of Methane from Eurasian Arctic Thawing Permafrost: State-of-the-Art and Projection for 21st Century

The general objective of this project is to assess a positive feedback "permafrost - climate" (emissions of methane) and to study the influence of methane emission on the Arctic climate. The principal methodology of this project is the modeling of methane emissions from permafrost under the glob...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Analysing spatio-temporal changes in bird communities and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in arctic Siberia

The arctic is changing under the impact of climate warming and human activities such as oil/gaz exploitation and reindeer grazing. The Yamal Peninsula, which extends over more than 700km from the northern boreal forest to the arctic tundra, represents an excellent setting for studying changes of...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Civil organizations and political parties in modern Russia: interaction aims and models

Political parties and civil organizations are the structural elements of civil society. As the interest of both actors are close, so parties and organizations will tend to interact with themselves to attain theirs goals more effective. But in Russia civil organizations (social movements, initiat...

Tildelt: kr 0,13 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

A comparitive political ecology of migration in highland Ethiopia

This project will explore the relationship between environmental change and human migration. Work on this relationship is pertinent due to the dramatic changes in the physical environment thought likely to accompany anthropogenic climate change. Understan ding the mechanics of the relationship be...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Identification of concealed antigens in fish ectoparasites.

The present project application aims at identifying novel concealed antigens in monogenean fish ectoparasites. Identified antigens will be important candidates for inclusion in future specific vaccines. Efforts will be focused on detecting parasite substa nces that interfere with, or inhibit, the...

Tildelt: kr 0,13 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Functionality of the taurine transporter (TauT) in the digestive tract of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) larvae

This application plans a 6 months stay for Wilson Pinto, from CCMAR and Univ. Algarve to visit Univ. Bergen and complete analysis and publication on the taurine transporter (TauT) in Senegalese sole. The project targets critical bottlenecks in the knowled ge bases for successful production of fis...

Tildelt: kr 95 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Food consumption practices of children in Russia and Norway

The aim of the project is to visit the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO), and to realize 3 interlinked purposes: 1. To complete my PhD thesis, where access to literature and Norwegian researchers within relevant areas is crucial. PhD researc h project «Food consumption practices of ...

Tildelt: kr 93 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Detection of decadal climate change based on consistent satellite observation of the Nordic Seas aquatic ecosystem

During the last decades there has been a significant warming trend over the Arctic. The aquatic environments respond to the ongoing changes in the Earth System. Decadal time series of satellite observations of aquatic ecosystems, combined with in situ sam pling and a dynamic ocean model, allow us...

Tildelt: kr 0,13 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

MethoTelemed - Methodology to assess telemedicine applications

Telemedicine, the use of ICT to exchange health information and to provide healthcare services across geographic, time, social, and cultural barriers, is expected to become a key component of ongoing healthcare. There have been many telemedicine projects since the 90s, but these have often faile...

Tildelt: kr 81 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Social Policy in the Context of Risk Society

In our age, post-industrial society is evaluated as risk society in the context of the phenomenon of risk that becomes one of the principal factors on societal foundation. The conception of Risk Society was put forward at first in 1986 by German sociologi st Ulrich Beck within his book Risikogese...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Law enforcement between centralisation and devolution: centre-provincial relations and and policing in Pakistan

This research project investigates the relationship between central and provincial government in Pakistan by focussing on the institution of the police. Police and policing both mirror the fraught relationship between the centre and the provinces in moder n Pakistan as well as indicate the fault-...

Tildelt: kr 0,14 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Do behavioural and neurological asymmetries go hand in hand?

A dominant view in developmental neuropsychology is the "functionality through specialization and integration" hypothesis. Brain areas become more functionally specialized with age as the brain matures. Functionality is typically addressed in the context of communication between brain areas. As ...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

An investigation of magnetoresistance and current-induced spin transfer torque in nanoscale magnetic structures by scanning probe microscopy

The principle objective is to study the magnetoresistive properties of nanostructured materials and to raise our fundamental understanding of magnetoresistivity in nanoscale magnetic systems with predefined properties and behavior using a scanning tunneli ng microscope (STM) for point contact mea...

Tildelt: kr 54 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Hormone-dependent cancers in the female: Comparative genomics approaches in breast, ovarian, cervix and endometrial cancers

Cancer is said to be a genetic disease based on the large number of genome variations present in cancer cells. Cancers specific for women - breast, ovarian, cervical and endometrial - represent a major health problem due to their high incidence and mortal ity rates. DNA copy number alterations ...

Tildelt: kr 34 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

In vitro digestion of donkeys' milk proteins

In the context of non bovine milk, goats and equidae represented, since early ages, useful milk providers in those cases when the replacement of human milk was compelling and/or when bovine milk leaded to food adverse reactions. In the biotechnology era, the systematic analysis of milk component...

Tildelt: kr 25 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

A Right of Return?: Ethnic Return Migration Policy, Practice and Consequence in Contemporary Europe

My research will investigate ethnic return migration in modern Europe, with the objective of producing a seminal and holistic country-by-country theoretical overview of the phenomenon in three core areas: why states establish an ethnic return migration re gime in the first place (policy), how suc...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The human, the language, the world. On language and world concepts in the contemporary Scandinavian literature

Language has always been a subject for rhetorical or poetical discussions that reach back to Plato and Aristotle. A logical-philosophical tradition grew in tandem with the rhetorical tradition and from the former many intellectual conflicts arose that are still debated today. Novels also discove...

Tildelt: kr 0,13 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Assisted Repatriation in Italy: an opportunity or another victimization?

In this proposal I set out to build on my docotral work on the integration process activated by Article 18 of the italian immigration law, by looking at a particular aspect of the protection programmes for victims of trafficking: the Voluntary Assisted Re patriation (VAR) of victims of traffickin...

Tildelt: kr 0,16 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Dynamic Modelling of Gully Initiation and Development

Erosion is an environmental concern for both its on-site and off-site effects. Changing land use and climate dynamics call for ongoing adaptations of land users and land use planners. Gully erosion is a significant soil degradation phenomenon that is sti ll poorly redictable. Quantification unde...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Methodology of temporal animated maps for presentation of environmental changes. Case study Animated map of genesis of the Kampinoski Forest

Interactive animated maps with their wide range of functions are important aids in performing the research tasks. Although there have been many achievements in various aspects of development of animated maps difficult and challenging goals still remain. Due to a broad range of scientific proble...

Tildelt: kr 0,16 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Contributions to Type-2 Fuzzy Sets Theory and Applications in Control Engineering and Robotics

In this research, type-2 fuzzy-neural systems will be implemented to a robotic system, i.e. robotic manipulator. The reason is that the robots are highly nonlinear. They have also some uncertainties and it can be challenging to control a robotic manipulat or accurately. Because of the reasons men...

Tildelt: kr 41 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Investigating Isocurvature Perturbations and non-Gaussianities in a Two-Field System with Generalised Kinetic Terms

The physics of the very early universe is well described by the inflationary paradigm, a period of accelerated expansion of the universe driven by vacuum energy. Quantum fluctuations give rise to curvature perturbations that act as the seed for large-scal e structure. One of the simplest models o...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Religious Sense and Sense of the Sacred. The Role of Julien Ries' Phenomenology of Religion by "Communion and Liberation"

In recent years, science of religions is profoundly reflecting on its own history and its own social and political function. At the same time, within it gains increasingly ground the sector of Catholic Studies, a sphere little considered in the past. The research project that I propose means to ...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Comparison of the synaesthetic metaphor structure in English, Polish, and Dutch

The project consists in collecting instances of synaesthetic metaphors occurring in non-poetic written texts in English, Polish, and Dutch. The metaphors would be then analysed with respect to their structure, i.e. the preference for respective senses as source or target domains, and correlatio...

Tildelt: kr 46 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Bayesian analysis of age-period-cohort models

This research project addresses two main areas of research. First, methodology on integrated model selection in multivariate Bayesian age-period-cohort models for count data will be discussed and developed. Modern inference techniques, in particular effic ient Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) meth...

Tildelt: kr 22 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Voluntary environmental actions in protected areas: An economic and institutional perspective

This project adopts an economic and institutional approach to understand how institutions affect the behavior and outcomes achieved by recreational users of natural protected areas. The responsibilities and tasks of the applicant researcher in the Nordlan d Research Institute (NRI) are defined ac...

Tildelt: kr 55 000

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2009

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The role of DNA (cytosine-5)- methyltransferases in the epigenetic regulation of sexual maturation and growth in Atlantic cod

It is well established that the reproductive cycle of teleosts is regulated by pituitary gonadotropic hormones produced by the adenohypophysis, which correspond to follicle stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone from mammals. These hormones and their receptors are responsible for the struct...

Tildelt: kr 0,16 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Exploring the interplay between the sustainability agenda and market-driven innovation in the Cod farming sector in Norway

In the course of the 20th century, advances in technology have made capture fisheries more efficient and increased production levels dramatically. Scientists and policymakers alike now recognize that this has led to a serious over-exploitation of fishery resources and the destruction of the mari...

Tildelt: kr 69 999

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2010

Sted: Ukjent Fylke