Centre for Cancer Biomarkers
CCBIO's årlige symposium på Solstrand

4th Annual CCBIO Symposium

Centre for Cancer Biomarkers' 4th CCBIO Annual Symposium will be at Solstrand 10.-11. May 2016. The symposium at Solstrand facilitates that students and researchers can make new contacts and catch up on the latest cancer research in their field. Don't miss out!

Collage of photos from the CCBIO Annual Symposium in 2015.
Illustrations from the CCBIO Annual Symposium in 2015.
Ingvild Festervoll Melien



The Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence established at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013. CCBIO works on cancer biomarkers and tailored treatment. The researchers have a special focus on tumor-microenvironment interactions and their importance for metastatic spread and aggressive disease.

Fourth annual symposium

CCBIO organizes its fourth annual symposium at Solstrand 10th-11th May 2016. The CCBIO symposium is a combination of invited, renowned international and national speakers and two long poster sessions during which younger researchers present their research. The selection of which participants that can present their posters is done on the basis of the submitted abstracts.

The program of the CCBIO Annual Symposium is currently being finalized, and we promise a content that is as interesting as the 2015 Symposium, if not more! You can find the program here.

International speakers include:

Marsha A. Moses,  from Harvard Medical School and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, USA.

Ritva Heljasvaara, Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Collagen Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland.

Thorsten Schlomm of the prostate cancer clinic Martini-Klinik, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany.

Brunangelo Falini, Institute of Hematology, University of Perugia, Italy.

Meenhard Herlyn, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center, Philadelphia, USA.  

Hani Gabra, from the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at the Imperial College London and the Cancer Division (Division 1) of the NIHR Clinical Research Network for North West London, UK.

Michael A. Curran, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Rolf Brekken, UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, USA.

Salem Chouaib, the Tumor Immunology Unit, Cancer Gustave Roussy Institute, France


In addition you will get to hear from CCBIO researchers and other national cancer researchers, as well as young and upcoming investigators:

Siver Moestue, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Guro Lind, Oslo University Hospital, Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Molecular Oncology

Karl Johan Malmberg, Oslo University Hospital, the Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Immunology

Lars A. Akslen, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Medicine

Bjørn-Tore Gjertsen, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Scence

Emmet McCormack, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Science

Dana Costea, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine

Ingfrid Haldorsen, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine

Elisabeth Wik, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Medicine

Anne Blanchard, the University of Bergen, CCBIO and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Camilla Krakstad, the University of Bergen, Department of Biomedicine

Xisong Ke, the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Science

Kelly Seo, the University of Bergen and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

International networking

There are normally about 200 participants so this is a great opportunity for international networking within the field of cancer research.

In order to enable us to accommodate 200 participants in the 135 rooms available, we are wholly dependent upon as many as possible sharing rooms (up to four).  So, please indicate if and with whom, you are willing to share your room when you register online.


Red about earlier symposia

Read here about last year's symposium

and also the article World leading cancer researchers met at Solstrand

Click here for more information about the CCBIO symposia.