The Research Group of Immunology and Rheumatology is composed of several smaller closely collaborating groups from the Broegelmann Research Laboratory (BRL) and the Bergen group of Epidemiology and Biomarkers in Rheumatic Disease (BEaBiRD).
BRL is located at Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen and BEaBiRD at Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital. The groups are composed of biologists, molecular biologists, and clinicians with a shared mutual interest in translational research on chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Research performed spans from epidemiology, molecular, genetic and cellular studies to experimental models and studies on clinically well-characterized patient samples. Our ambition is to understand the molecular mechanisms active in different diseases and their subgroups, the underlying risk factors, and triggers. We believe research will pave the way to better, personalized treatment and ultimately to prevention of disease.
To facilitate this endeavour we support the development and training of junior researchers in offering ECTS accredited courses and workshops through The Bergen Research School in Inflammation (BRSI).