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Department of Biochemistry

Staff at the Department of Biochemistry provide teaching in medical biochemistry and cellular biology, and are engaged in a wide range of research projects within the same fields.

Teaching at the Department

The Department of Biochemistry is responsible for teaching medical, nutrition and dentistry students. Typical topics of instruction are carbohydrate metabolism, cell cycle regulation, signal transfer and gene transcription, carcinogenesis and nutrition, and enzyme kinetics.

Several of the Department's employees are also involved in teaching research education to members of the medical Faculty, including through courses organized by the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research.

The Department's lecturers are in high demand, and several teach at prestigious national and international institutions.

Research at the Department

The Department's research projects focus on basic processes of normal cellular metabolism as well as mechanisms for development of illness. The Department is home to the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research, and several of the Department's employees are members of this Center.

The Department's research is characterized by a close collaboration with national and international institutions. Researchers and clinicians at  Oslo University Hospital are among the most frequent collaborative partners; collaboration occurs as well with researchers from prestigious universities in the USA, Europe and Australia.


Postal address P.O.Box 1112 Blindern 0317 Oslo Visiting address Domus Medica Gaustad Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo Phone: 22 85 11 73 Org. Unit ID: 511200