Centre for Translational Research in Epidemiology (TRACE)

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Centre for translational research in Epidemiology (TRACE) is based on the epidemiological-statistical environment at IGS. The field of epidemiology has developed radically in recent years, partly due to developments in large-scale data analysis and genetics in addition to causal theory for observational data. The centre wants to take the development a step further by establishing new collaborative constellations that involve researchers with a background in biomedicine, bioinformatics, clinic in addition to epidemiology and medical statistics. Researchers in these fields have traditionally had different approaches to issues of causality, biological insight and relevance. The centre works to provide funding for innovative and integrated research across these disciplines to solve current issues.

Contact: Professor Tone Bjørge

Trace seminars
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TRACE Seminars spring 2024

The aims of the TRACE seminars are to provide knowledge into the field of translational research in epidemiology and provide a more robust understanding of the causal mechanisms behind non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The seminars are organised as monthly meetings.

Research project
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The role of pregnancy and perinatal factors in maternal and offspring cancer risk: The impact of women’s complete reproductive histories (CORECA)

The CORECA projects aims to identify patterns and risk factors for maternal and offspring cancer in relation to full maternal reproductive histories, in addition to in utero exposures for the offspring.

Research project

ProBND - Predicting and preventing brain damage in newborns

During birth, most newborns are exposed to a period of shortage of oxygen. Most newborns seem to be well adapted to this shortage, but for some, severe asphyxia appears to disrupt normal brain development. The project aims to identify markers of vulnerability for brain damage that may be used to...

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A TRACE of autoimmunity in pediatric cancer (KidImmune)

The KidImmune project at Bergen University’s Department for clinical science has identified a number of autoantibodies, antibodies directed to the body’s own proteins, that are significantly more frequent in serum from children with cancer of various kinds.

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New research centre aims to find out why we get sick

Through access to unique data and interdisciplinary collaboration, a newly established research centre at UiB aims to understand why people are affected by different cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and diseases of the central nervous system. The centre has been established with support from the...