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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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A new mouse model gave surprising findings about Folling Disease

A new study from the University in Bergen may shed light on the comorbidities found in adults suffering from this rare disease.

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New discoveries on deadly fungus – might be a key for treatment

Scientists at the University of Bergen (UiB) have discovered a new enzyme on the deadly fungus Aspergillus fumigatus that might unlock new treatment. The fungus kills around one million people per year worldwide, and is found “everywhere”.

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Children of two parents with ADHD have the highest risk of getting the diagnosis themselves

Research conducted by ADHD researcher Berit Skretting Solberg shows a strong connection between ADHD in children and parents. The sons had the highest absolute risk, but the daughters had the highest relative risk.

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical brain cancer trials

2020 evolved into an annus horribilis for everyone, manifested by physical distancing and social isolation, disrupted work routines and for many, tragic loss of livelihood and loved ones.

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The medical students' teaching award

Petri Kursula receive the prize for best teacher in preclinical medicine 2020.

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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.