Department of Molecular Medicine
The Department of Molecular Medicine provides teaching and conducts research on the fundamental mechanisms of normal and cell and organ function and of disease development.
Teaching at the department
The Department is responsible for teaching students in medicine, dentistry and nutrition and the basic sciences of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology. Teaching is conducted through lectures and group tutoring, as well as advanced laboratory courses.
Research at the department
The Department of Molecular Medicine focuses on basic science, conducting research in several areas of cell, molecular and developmental biology with an overall goal to understand normal physiology and development of human disease.
Research projects include studies of mechanisms of protein degradation, chromatin biology, immunology, neuroscience, metabolic biochemistry and circulatory physiology, as well as understanding of the basic biology of stem cells in development, regeneration and disease.
The Department utilizes up-to-date research methods ranging from molecular biology and transgenic animal models to advanced imaging, biophysical recordings and computational modeling at the cellular, organ and system level.
The Department aims for high international standard by promoting real impact and breakthroughs, and a dynamic and advanced scientific environment. Researchers have active collaborations within the University of Oslo and the Oslo University Hospital, as well as with researchers at most leading research centers worldwide.