KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research

Welcome to KG Jebsen center for Diabetes research

Our aim is to uncover novel disease mechanisms in diabetes development and to establish tools for differentiating specific subgroups of patients, thus facilitating individualized care. 

The head of the group is Professor Pål R. Njølstad, MD PhD. and contains 6 nodes leaded by Co-Principal investigators: Professor Anders Molven, PhD; Professor Gunnar Mellgren, MD PhD; Professor Ottar Nygård, MD PhD; Professor Rolv Terje Lie, PhD; Professor Helge Ræder MD PhD.

The main objectives of the group are:

1) find new genetic risk factors for diabetes and its complications

2) reveal novel disease mechanisms in diabetes development

3) develop and implement improved targeted treatment of diabetes.

KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research is a collaboration on diabetes reseach between the University of Bergen, Haukeland University hospital. We are located at the Children and Youth Hospital building, 6th floor, Block 2, Haukelandsbakken 15N-5021 Bergen, NORWAY.

External Collaborators

Professor C. Ronald Kahn MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Professor Tiinamaija Tuomi MD PhD, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Consultant physician Torild Skrivarhaug MD PhD, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Ass. Professor Daniel Macarthur PhD, Massachussets General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Professor Leif Groop MD PhD, Researcher Ola Hansson, Lund University, Malmø, Sweden

Professor Mark I. McCarthy MD PhD, Professor Anna L. Gloyn PhD, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Professor Andrew Hattersley MD PhD, Professor Sian Ellard PhD, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Ass. Professor Jose Florez MD PhD, Researcher Jason Flannick PhD, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Professor Camilla Stoltenberg MD PhD, Researcher Lars Christian Stene PhD, Researcher Gun Peggy Knutsen PhD, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Insulin goes viral

Talk by Prof. C. Ronald Kahn

Professor C. Ronald Kahn from Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School is a world recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research, as well as a preeminent investigator in the area of insulin signal transduction and mechanisms of altered signaling in diabetes and metabolic disease. ...


New fusion gene identified

Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a gene variant that increases the risk of chronic pancreatitis

Searching for mechanisms that link diabetes and obesity

PhD to Marie Holm Solheim

Marie Holm Solheim held her Public defence April 19th 2018 for PhD degree at the University of Bergen with titel: "PI 3-kinase regulation of mice and men: Novel aspects of insulin and growth factor signaling".


Pål Rasmus Njølstad received The Norwegian Diabetes Association's Research Prize 2017

New award for outstanding diabetes Research from The Norwegian Diabetes Association.


Research in front: Solving diabetes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?

Available PhD and Postdoc positions at the center. Job advertisement to be released in week 11.


We Thank the KG Jebsen Foundation for supporting important diabetes research in Bergen. We also thank UoB, Helse Vest, RCN, BFS, Novo Nordisk and ERC (EU).