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Center for Diabetes Research

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Welcome to the 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 center has six principal investigators  Professor Stefan Johansson, PhD; Professor Pål R. Njølstad, MD PhD; Professor Valeriya Lyssenko, MD PhD; Professor Simona Chera, PhD; Professor Helge Ræder MD PhD; Professor Anders Molven, 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.

 

The Center for Diabetes Research is a collaboration between different groups at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University hospital. We are located at the Children and Youth Hospital building, 6th floor, Block 2, Haukelandsbakken 15, 5021 Bergen, Norway.

Center for Diabetes Research
Pål Rasmus Njølstad (til venstre) får årets forskingspris på 200.000 kroner. Rolf Kellmann (til høgre) får innovasjonsprisen på 100.000 kroner. Her med Baard-Christian Schem, fagdirektør i Helse Vest.

bt.no: "Full pott til Haukeland: – Det er ei stor ære"

This year two awards from Helse Vest went to coworkers at Haukeland.

Center for Diabetes Research
The genes that cause babies and other children to gain weight differ from those that make adults overweight. Researchers have now found a genetic reason why babies get chubby cheeks, which is actually a healthy sign.

sciencenews.dk: "Researchers find the gene that makes babies chubby and healthy"

The genes that cause babies and other children to gain weight differ from those that make adults overweight. Researchers have now found a genetic reason why babies get chubby cheeks, which is actually a healthy sign.

Publications from the Centre of Diabetes Research can be found here.

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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).