The Department of Biomedicine

Collage av BB-bygg, flasker, studenter i auditorium i vrimlearealet

At the Department of Biomedicine, education and research center on the biological mechanisms of human health and disease.

We investigate molecular disease mechanisms and use our knowledge to develop new diagnostic tools and therapies. 
Our broad spectrum of expertise covers the topics of

  • cancer
  • neuroscience
  • physiology
  • protein biology
  • nanotechnology
  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • cell biology

At the Department of Biomedicine, we train future scientists in a master's programme and a PhD research school. Around 200 employees form the core of the ten thematically grouped research groups. We manage three high-technology core facilities that are available to all higher education institutions in Norway. Our public academic lecture series BBB seminars started in 2003 and has become a valuable contribution to the Department's outreach programme.

AMPA-receptors in dendrite

Molecular pathways of Huntingtons’ disesase

In Huntingtons Disease, patients suffer from cognitive deficits and psychiatric disturbance, and later also from a devastating loss of movement control. Researchers at the Department of Biomedicine have identified some of the molecular events that occur in the brain in Huntingtons Disease.

Research prize
Adrian Drazic og Dag Rune Olsen ved Meltzermiddag 2019

Adrian Drazic receives Meltzer prize for young researchers

Adrian Drazic, post doctor at the Department of Biomedicine, is one of the recipients of this years award for outstanding young researchers by the Meltzer Foundation.

Department of Biomedicine - At a glance 2019

At a glance 2019

How many people are we? And what are we working on? Download a flyer with the most important facts and figures about the Department of Biomedicine.

CCBIO Research School course
Microscope photo of cell.
Jun 03

Matrix Biology course

Welcome June 3-7 2019 to the course BMED904 Matrix Biology. Cell Biology and Physiology of the Extracellular Matrix.

Far og sønn Lundervold

Medicine and engineering crossover at this course on artificial intelligence

In the elective subject ELMED219, father and son Lundervold give an introduction to the secret of artificial intelligence and how it can be used in clinical work.


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.