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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.

The Department of Biomedicine holds one of the largest biomedical research communities in Norway and is of significant size in an international context.

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

Master's theses          PhD research school          Research groups      Core facilities        BBB seminars

New research group

The NAT-group has moved to the Department of Biomedicine

The Department of Biomedicine is glad to welcome the research group lead by Thomas Arnesen, who is currently moving into their new offices and laboratories.

High-resolution crystallography

An SH3 domain like no other at the post-synaptic density

The Shank family of proteins functions as a molecular scaffold in the neuronal post-synaptic density, enabling numerous protein-protein interactions. Shanks are large multi-domain molecules, and one of the conserved domains is an SH3 domain. Using high-resolution X-ray crystallography, we show that...

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.

News

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.

Technology platforms MICPROBE and BiSS are core facilities, available to any higher education institution in Norway.

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.