Department of Molecular Medicine
The Department of Molecular Medicine teaches and conducts research on basic mechanisms of normal cell and organ function, and of disease development.
The Department teaches students in medicine, dentistry and nutrition within basic sciences of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology. Teaching is conducted through lectures, group tutoring and advanced laboratory courses.
The Department focuses on basic science in several areas of cell, molecular and developmental biology with the overall aim to understand normal physiology and development of human disease.
Research projects include studies of mechanisms of protein degradation, gene regulation, immunology, neuroscience, metabolic biochemistry and circulatory physiology, as well as the basic biology of stem cells in development, regeneration and disease.
Research relies on cutting edge approaches and tools including molecular/cell biology, advanced imaging, biophysical recording, computational modeling at the cellular, organ and system level, as well as animal models.
The Department aims for high international standards by promoting breakthroughs through a dynamic and state-of-the-art scientific environment. Researchers collaborate within the University of Oslo, with Oslo University Hospital and with leading research institutions worldwide.