Centre for Nutrition

Research and financial support

The centre's primary focus is nutrition research, and this is promoted through a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, entities and institutions. The centre is connected to a network of research institutions and researchers with relevant activities, and has extensive national and international partners that strengthen and develop nutrition research. Centre for Nutrition is also represented in UiB’s marine panel and is part of the marine cluster at Marineholmen.

The main research areas at the centre are the following; overweight and obesity in adults and children, malnutrition including in the elderly, marine research as well as health effects of marine proteins, research on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases, mother and child health, and global nutrition. In addition, in 2019 we have gotten two PhD-positions from two of UiB’s priority areas: marine research and global challenges. The research will focus on “health effects of microplastic from fish and seafood”.

The researchers at the centre have long experience in studies of nutrition epidemiology, randomized clinical trials, molecular and functional studies and experimental studies. We already have outstanding scientists who publish in scientific journals at the highest level. The researchers have a widespread network with strong research institutions, both nationally and internationally. In addition, Mohn Nutrition Research Lab was established under Centre for Nutrition on 1 June 2018, and the new nutrition lab will represent a considerable strengthening of nutrition research in Bergen.

Centre for Nutrition is funded by Bergen Research Foundation (BFS). The researchers at the centre also have financial support from other institutions, including Helse-Vest, The Research Council of Norway (NFR), KG Jebsen and various industrial partners (nutrition PhD's).