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.

Researcher's grand prix

Research to develop new antibiotics

Researcher's Grand Prix-cadidate Illimar Hugo Rekand is working to keep us healthy. He is investigating new opportunities for making new medicines in a world where antibiotic resistance is an increasing challenge.

Competence building
Kvinne står på veien og studerer et kart
Oct 04

Career day for PhD-candidates

The career path after obtaining a PhD is an unpaved road, and there are many ways to go. Join the career day for inspiration and guidance.

Workshop october 2018
Oct 17

Andor Acadamy - workshop on Dragonfly confocal and Imaris

Welcome to a 2-days workshop 17.-18. Oct. with the Andor Academy team and Bitplane (Imaris) representatives.

IBM flyers

At a glance 2018

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.

Research / Psychiatry
Jan Haavik og Astri J. Lundervold har bidratt med data til stor internasjonal genstudie om psykiatriske lidelser.

Many psychiatric disorders have a common genetic background

A range of psychiatric disorders have molecular similarities that modern diagnostic tools don't recognize. This shows an international study with 2 million participants. The K.G. Jebsen center for neuropsychiatric disorders has provided Norwegian data and analyses.


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.