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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Pluvia attracts interest from new governmental seed funding

On Friday the new governmental seed funds in Bergen consisting of 300 million NOK was announced. Initial investment can be in the biotechnology company Pluvia founded by Prof. Aurora Martinez.


IBM receives 7 out of 9 grants

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry received a total of 9 the Research Council of Norway’s FRMEDBIO grants last week. 7 of them go to researches at the Department of Biomedicine.


Agnete Engelsen receives mobility stipend

Agnete Engelsen is one of seven young researchers at UiB receiving financial support during this years' FRIPRO announcement from the Research Council of Norway.


Linking obesity and cancer

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


Bio3D-web: New online tools for protein structure analysis

Bio3D-web is a new online tool for the analyses of sequence, structure and conformational heterogeneity of protein families. The tool is developed by researcher Dr. Lars Skjærven, member of the the Biorecognition group, in collaboration with Prof. Barry J. Grant at the University of Michigan.

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.