KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research

Welcome to KG Jebsen center for Diabetes research

Our aim is to uncover novel disease mechanisms in diabetes development and to establish tools for differentiating specific subgroups of patients, thus facilitating individualized care. 

The head of the group is Professor Pål R. Njølstad, MD PhD. and contains 6 nodes leaded by Co-Principal investigators: Professor Anders Molven, PhD; Professor Gunnar Mellgren, MD PhD; Professor Ottar Nygård, MD PhD; Professor Rolv Terje Lie, PhD; Professor Helge Ræder MD PhD.

The main objectives of the group are:

1) find new genetic risk factors for diabetes and its complications

2) reveal novel disease mechanisms in diabetes development

3) develop and implement improved targeted treatment of diabetes.

KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research is a collaboration on diabetes reseach between the University of Bergen, Haukeland University hospital. We are located at the Children and Youth Hospital building, 6th floor, Block 2, Haukelandsbakken 15N-5021 Bergen, NORWAY.

External Collaborators

Professor C. Ronald Kahn MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Professor Tiinamaija Tuomi MD PhD, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Consultant physician Torild Skrivarhaug MD PhD, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Ass. Professor Daniel Macarthur PhD, Massachussets General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Professor Leif Groop MD PhD, Researcher Ola Hansson, Lund University, Malmø, Sweden

Professor Mark I. McCarthy MD PhD, Professor Anna L. Gloyn PhD, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Professor Andrew Hattersley MD PhD, Professor Sian Ellard PhD, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Ass. Professor Jose Florez MD PhD, Researcher Jason Flannick PhD, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Professor Camilla Stoltenberg MD PhD, Researcher Lars Christian Stene PhD, Researcher Gun Peggy Knutsen PhD, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway


Diabetes research gets extended support

This week the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research received the joyful news that it has been granted extended support from Stiftelsen Kristian Gerard Jebsen.


New fusion gene identified

Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a gene variant that increases the risk of chronic pancreatitis

Jacobæus award and lecture

Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposium: Jacobæus award and lecture

The 2016 Jacobæus prize by the Novo Nordisk Foundation was awarded to Marc McCarthy for his research over many years on the links between the human genome and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. He was invited to give a lecture at the symposium titled "Genomics of diabetes–What’s next?"


Pål Rasmus Njølstad received The Norwegian Diabetes Association's Research Prize 2017

New award for outstanding diabetes Research from The Norwegian Diabetes Association.


Research in front: Solving diabetes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?

Available PhD and Postdoc positions at the center. Job advertisement to be released in week 11.


We Thank the KG Jebsen Foundation for supporting important diabetes research in Bergen. We also thank UoB, Helse Vest, RCN, BFS, Novo Nordisk and ERC (EU).