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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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New centre on brain-research to open in Bergen

The University of Bergen and NTNU have joined forces to establish a new research-centre on the brain. On Wednesday October 13th, the centre will officially open in Bergen.

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ME associated with cellular energy strain

Professor Karl Johan Tronstad at the University of Bergen has supervised a study which found biochemical changes in the blood of ME patients. The results support the hypothesis that the disease involves impaired cellular energy metabolism.

Congratulations
Prof. Meg Veruki

Top List of Excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

Prof. Meg Veruki of the Retinal Microcircuits research group has been selected to the "Top List" of Excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

Best paper 2020
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The research group for neurotargeting wins prize for Best Paper 2020

Fundamentally new discoveries in biology or medicine are rare. The mentioned article is an example of such a discovery. The findings of this study will probably soon be found in standard textbooks in biochemistry and physiology.

Visionaries of the Quarter
Meg and Espen have been chosen as Visionaries of the Quarter

European Vision Institute selects Meg and Espen as Visionaries of the Quarter for summer 2021

Meg Veruki and Espen Hartveit from the Retinal Microcircuits Research Group at the Department of Biomedicine have been chosen to be the Visionaries of the Quarter for the European Vision Institute.

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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.