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The Department of Biomedicine

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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.

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Bildekonkurranse

Biomedical Imaging Contest

We are looking for the best pictures from researchers at the Department of Biomedicine.

Student exchange
Kinesiske studenter i forelesningssal

Modern Chinese Medicine

This summer, the Department of Biomedicine organized a joint summer school with the Cheeloo College of Medicine at Shandong University in China.

Research
Plasmodium aktin

Secrets of the malaria parasite

Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine describe the atomic details responsible for the short length of actin filaments in the malaria parasite.

CCBIO Research School course
doctor balancing on a wire which is a stetoscope, high up in the air.
Dec 09

CCBIO903 course Dec 2019/Jan 2020

CCBIO903 Cancer research: Ethical, economic and social aspects focuses on ethical, economical and societal aspects of cancer and cancer research and aims to equip PhD candidates with tools for systematic reflection on their own and related research as well as methods for assessing the cost benefit...

International research collaboration
Crystal structure of an enzyme. Background animal and plant shapes

Why evolution invented a paradoxical enzyme that eats up vitamin B3

Mathematical modeling and systems biology explain the evolutionary transition from a four-step to a two-step pathway for the synthesis of NAD from vitamin B3.

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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.