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Senter for Diabetesforskning

Center for Diabetes Research is an interdisciplinary research center that integrates clinical investigations with large-scale genetic analyses and different model systems. The center collaborates with various groups at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital in an effort to find new diabetes genes and map new mechanisms involved in diabetes development. The main aim is to develop new diagnostic tools that can be tested in population-based registries and biobanks before being used in clinical practice, thus facilitating individualized diabetes care.

The center has six principal investigators: (1) Professor Pål R. Njølstad, MD PhD; (2) Professor Helge Ræder, MD PhD; (3) Professor Simona Chera, PhD; (4) Professor Anders Molven, PhD; (5) Professor Stefan Johansson, PhD; Professor Valeriya Lyssenko, MD PhD.

The groups work together to:

      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

We are located at the Children and Youth Hospital building, block 2, 6th floor, Haukelandsbakken 15, 5021 Bergen, Norway.

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TRUST-AI4D: TRUSTworthy AI models in Diabetes

Lyssenko Group is excited to commence their TMF-project TRUST-AI4D: TRUSTworthy AI models to predict progression to complications in patients with Diabetes.

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Appetite genes control how children grow

Researchers at Center for Diabetes Research, UiB, have found that the weight of babies is controlled by their genes. The findings provide insight into the mechanisms that control appetite and energy metabolism early in life and can help us find better treatment for obesity in adolescence and adulthood.

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2022: Nordic DIABESITY at Solstrand

The Nordic DIABESITY meeting held on March 9-11 at Solstrand (Norway) gathered top diabetes and obesity experts from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as international scientists from abroad to discuss new approaches and ways of thinking for subsegmentation of diabetes and obesity.


2022: Our findings may help explain some cases of type 1 diabetes

New results described by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Bergen show how digestive enzymes produced in the pancreas may have a negative effect on insulin production.

Publications from the Center for Diabetes Research can be found here.

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We thank the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation (KGJ) for supporting important diabetes research in Bergen. We also thank the University of Bergen (UoB), Helse Vest, The Research Council of Norway (RCN), the Trond Mohn foundation (former BFS), Novo Nordisk Fonden and the European Research Council (ERC).