The Cell Metabolism group

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The Tronstad lab studies how changes in cell metabolism and mitochondrial function may disturb energy homeostasis and cause disease. The lab combines multimodal approaches to investigate energy metabolism in experimental models and clinical samples. The Cell Metabolism group (Tronstad lab) belongs to the Metabolism and Cancer research unit.

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ME associated with cellular energy strain

Professor Karl Johan Tronstad at the University of Bergen has supervised a study which found biochemical changes in the blood of ME patients. The results support the hypothesis that the disease involves impaired cellular energy metabolism.

9,5 million from the Norwegian Research Council
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Finding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

The research group around Karl Johan Tronstad at the Department of Biomedicine has been granted 9.5 million to investigate the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalopathy CFS/ME.