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K.G. Jebsen Centre for Influenza Vaccine Research

The centre was established after a generous donation by Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and is headed by Professor Bjarne Bogen.The aim for the centre is to develop a single shot flu vaccine that protects the population against all present and future influenza viruses.

Influenza causes high levels of annual morbidity and mortality in the population. Current treatments have limited effectiveness, and prophylactic vaccines remain the most important counteractive measure against influenza.


  • jebsensamling-andsnes Meeting with the Norwegian K.G. Jebsen Centres Nov. 2, 2016 12:38 PM

    The recent meeting with Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and the Norwegian K.G. Jebsen Centres displayed excellence in science, music and food. Like science, excellent cooking and piano playing necessitates hard work and passion. So does development of an inspirational haven, as found in Austevoll.

  • group-picture3 JIV Retreat at Finse Nov. 2, 2016 10:38 AM

    This September we were reminded of nature's splendor during our Retreat at Finse. We met for two days of fun scientific lectures and discussions. Two of our scientific advisors, Adolfo Garcia-Sastre and Guus Rimmelzwaan, were also able to join us, contributing both keynote lectures and relevant feedback to the different JIV projects presented. This year we are in our 4th year as a K.G. Jebsen Centre, and this is visible both by the number of joint scientific endeavours and the social unity that was apparent during the Retreat. Thank you to all participants for a great time!

  • ane-bilde2 Novel concept for broad immunity against influenza Nov. 18, 2015 4:08 PM

    On November 17, medical student Ane Marie Anderson had her exam for the medical research programm. This is a programm where medical students spend a full year on research, and then continues the research in parallell with the medical studies. Anderson's research was supervised by Bjarne Bogen and Gunnveig Grødeland, and demonstrated a novel concept for how broad immunity against influenza can be achieved. Congratulations, Ane!