The Department of Biomedicine

50 Years Anniversary Symposium

Preclinical Institutes / Department of Biomedicine

19th September 2013, BBB, Auditorium 1

History – Main research areas – Future

8:30 Opening

  • Rolf K. Reed, Head of Department, Department of Biomedicine
  • Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen
  • Nina Langeland, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

8:55 “The early days”
Chair: Rolf K. Reed

  • Karen Blaauw Helle, Department of Biomedicine
  • Torgeir Flatmark, Department of Biomedicine
  • Stener Kvinnsland, Managing Director, Haukeland University Hospital

Guest lectures related to the main research areas at the department

Chair: Clive Bramham

  • Terje Lømo, Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
  • Long-term potentiation (LTP): From humble beginnings to major significance

9:55 Coffee break

Chair: Rolf Bjerkvig

  • Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Department of Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo
  • Integrating omics data for better prognostication of breast cancer
  • Simone P. Niclou, NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health (CRP-Santé), Luxembourg
  • NorLux Neuro-Oncology: Collaborative efforts to fight brain tumors
  • Angelo Corti, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
  • Chromogranin A and the endothelial barrier function; implication forangiogenesis, inflammation and cancer

12:00 Lunch and poster viewing

Chair: Helge Wiig

  • Kirsti Ytrehus, Cardiovascular Research Group, Department of Medical Biology, University of Tromsø
  • Role of mitochondria in cardioprotection
  • Taina Pihlajaniemi, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Multiplexin collagens as microenvironmental regulators

14:25 Coffee break

Chair: Aurora Martinez

  • Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen
  • Protein phosphorylation from bench to bedside: How knowledge about protein modifications will make personalized medicine happen
  • Rein Aasland, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen
  • “DNA makes RNA makes protein” – Where does chromatin fit in?

16:00 “The next 50 years”

Chair: Rolf K. Reed

17:00 End of symposium

  • Rolf K. Reed
  • Closing remarks


Karen B. Helle, Aurora Martinez, Rolf K. Reed, Beate Stern and Helge Wiig.