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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

ERC-funding

ERC consolidator grant to Thomas Arnesen

Thomas Arnesen is one of five Norwegian researchers who will receive a prestigious consolidator grant from the European Research Council in 2017.

Research

New study may find a cure for malaria

Researchers at the Department of Biomedicine participate in an international research project that has now found a promising compound which could turn into an effective drug against malaria.

Research

An old drug may prevent cancer

A new study performed at UiB shows that the blood-thinning drug warfarin may prevent the development of cancer

Computational and Personalized Medicine

Bergen Research Foundation awards funding to Professor Arvid Lundervold

Bergen Medical Research Foundation (BFS) has announced to award funding for 4-years to Professor Arvid Lundervold for his project „Computational Medical Imaging and Machine Learning».

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.

Core Facilities

MIC (Microscopic Imaging Centre)
PROBE (Proteomics Unit at the University of Bergen)
BiSS (Biophysics, Structural Biology, and Screening) 

Core facilities that are open 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.