The Department of Biomedicine

Biomedical research is developing biological concepts and methods, helps to clarify disease mechanisms and is central to the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics.

At the Department of Biomedicine we train students and researchers in the fields of:

  • neuroscience
  • physiology
  • protein biology
  • cancer
  • nanotechnology
  • tooth development
  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • cell biology


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9,5 million from the Norwegian Research Council

Finding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

The research group around Karl Johan Tronstad at the Department of Biomedicine has been granted 9.5 million to investigate the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalopathy CFS/ME.


Linking obesity and cancer

Nils Halberg heads a research group to find out how obesity is connected to cancer.


Erna Solberg's source of inspiration

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg highlighted James Lorens and his company BerGenBio in her New Year's Address as an example of excellent cancer research and source of inspiration


Pluvia attracts interest from new governmental seed funding

Sarsia Seed recently announced their new seed funds in Bergen consisting of 300 million NOK. Initial investment can be in the biotechnology company Pluvia founded by Prof. Aurora Martinez according to Sarsia officials.

Bergen Biomedical Research School

The overall aim of the research school is to facilitate a PhD education of high quality. The school organizes courses and seminars that are relevant and of interest to the candidates.

Technology platforms MIC and PROBE are available to any and all Norwegian higher education institutions.

MIC and PROBE is organized as core facilities. The idea behind the core facility concept is to make sophisticated scientific equipment and highly specialized personnel available to a wide range of users. In turn, core facility users contribute financially to operational expenses through paying a set fee for services rendered.