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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Chinese delegation on official visit to the University of Bergen

06 July 2016 the University of Bergen welcomed a Chinese delegation from the Shandong Province.


Discovered a protein that spreads cancer

Nils Halberg at the University of Bergen has identified a protein that makes it possible for cancer cells to spread.


Linking obesity and cancer

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


K.G Jebsen partner participates in a JPND funded research grant

The challenge of neurodegenerative disease focusing on Alzheimer’s is the topic in the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), and also the largest effort of its kind. Clive Bramham has as a partner in a currently funded project received support to study the role of two key...

Disputation: Kaya Kvarme Jacobsen

PhD-candidate Kaya Kvarme Jacobsen will defend her thesis: “Genetic susceptibility across neuropsychiatric disorders - genome-wide, candidate gene and interaction analyses”

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.