The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Centre for MS Research

Welcome to the KG Jebsen Centre for MS Research


Mail address:
KG Jebsen Centre for MS Research, Dept. of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital N-5021 Bergen NORWAY

e-mail: ms-senter@helse-bergen.no 

Norway is a high prevalence area of MS with about 10.000 patients, and so presents a unique opportunity, as well as a special responsibility, to establish high quality MS research in the country.

Thanks to a generous donation from the KG Jebsen Foundation, and support from the University of Bergen, the KG Jebsen Centre for MS-Research was established at the University of Bergen in September 2010. The centre strenghtens research efforts at the Norwegian Multiple Scleroris Competence Centre at Haukeland University Hospital and at the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen.

The assignment of the K.G. Jebsen Centre for MS-Research is to identify biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity for multiple sclerosis. The overall strategy is to take advantage of the unique Norwegian MS Registry and Biobank that include about 5.000 patients, 2.500 blood samples, 300 CSF samples, and tissue samples from about 80 patients.



The KG Jebsen Centre is located at the Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Competence Centre, Department of Neurology at Haukeland University Hospital, and at Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Biomedicine, Section for Medical Biochemistry, PROBE, University of Bergen.

New study in Nature Biotechnology and Proteomics

New study in Nature Biotechnology: Better visualization of protein analyses and new bioinformatics tools contribute to medical research

Two ground-breaking articles in medical biotechnology from KGJ Centre for Medical Research and National Competence Centre for MS have recently been published in the well acknowledged journals Nature Biotechnology and Proteomics.

The research

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the leading non-traumatic cause of nervous system disability in young adults, and represents a major burden to individuals and the society.

With Professor Gavin Giovannoni on Mount Ulriken

With Professor Gavin Giovannoni on Mount Ulriken


The Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Competence Centre is a nationwide service for patients, family, health care personnel and other with a need for information about MS. The centre is located at Haukeland University Hospital.