The Hormone Laboratory research group has a primary focus on obesity, diabetes, breast cancer and stem cells. We are particularly interested in identifying biomarkers that can predict disease development and responsiveness to therapy.
We are an interdisciplinary research group consisting of scientists and technicians with background in medicine, endocrinology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and nutrition.
Vestnorsk forskningsbiobank for overvekt (VFO) is an important resource for our group. In addition to a variety of molecular techniques, we develop analyses with highly sensitive liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMSMS)-technology, which is regarded as the gold standard for analytical measurements of small clinically important molecules such as steroid hormones.
The group is integrated with the Hormone Laboratory at Haukeland University Hospital. We are affiliated to the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Bergen and Centre for Nutrition at the University of Bergen and Bergen Stem Cell Consortium at Haukeland University Hospital. Professors Gunnar Mellgren and Jørn V. Sagen are the leaders of the research group. Associate Professor Simon Dankel and researcher Johan Fernø are also leading projects in the group