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Published Nov. 3, 2019 2:02 PM

The film HUMAN NATURE by Adam Bolt gives insight into the discovery of the CRISPR-technology and how it can be used in human medicine and research.

Marie Rogne. Photo: R. Eskeland
Published Apr. 2, 2019 9:02 AM

We are pleased to announce that Marie Rogne received CanCell's young research project grant 2019 for exploring the single-cell chromatin landscape in Sarcoma cells in collaboration with Leonardo Meza-Zepeda at the Microarray Core Facilities, OUS/CanCell.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We would like to wish our followers all the best for the Christmas Holidays and the New Year with a photo from our creative Christmas lunch.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademiis organising a seminar 18th of January 2017 at 17.30 on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing with Emmanuelle Carpentier who is one of the developers ofthistechnology as keynote lecturer. Ragnhild Eskeland and Olav Gjelsvik will present aspects on use of the technology and ethics. To read more about the seminar visit following link.

Read also an article about the seminar in Titan (in Norwegian).

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are very pleased to receive research funding from The Norwegian Research Council of Norway FRIPRO 2017. Ragnhild Eskeland was one of the 29 that received a research project from a total of 350 applications. This will secure two more group members for the next three years. This research is focused on how genes communicate and the dynamics of these interactions.

We are also grateful for research funding from Wedel Jarlsbergs Fund to our project Safer Medication in Pregnancy, which is part of PharmaTox Strategic Research Initiative at UiO. This is valuable funding for running costs for our study on paracetamol in human embryonic stem cells.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

The University of Oslo Library of Natural Sciences organized an Exhibition presenting women in natural sciences at UiO the last 100 years. The whole event was opened by Kristin Halvorsen (formerly the 78th Minister of Finance and the first woman to serve in this post) followed by very nice presentations by Anne Vaalund and Solveig Kristensen (UiO). Sissel Rogne lead a debate with Unni Olsbye, Anja Røyne Torunn Kjelsdstad and Ragnhild Eskeland. Overall a very nice and inspiring event and a big thank you to Realfagsbiblioteket.

The exhibition is still open to visit. A collage of todays and tomorrows women researchers at UiO can be found here.


Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We have announced a 3-year bioinformatician post-doctoral position to be part of a interdisciplinary team from the Department of Informatics and the Department of Biosciences at University of Oslo. We are looking for a strong and enthusiastic candidate to work on integrative epigenomics. The candidate should have documented experience with bioinformatics and preferably with either large-scale software development or with gene regulation and chromatin. The balance between system development and modeling of gene regulation can to some degree be tuned to the selected candidate, meaning that a span of expertise ranging from generic software development to transcription factor dynamics could potentially be of relevance.

Please visit link to apply, the deadline is 1st of August 2017.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

The University newspaper Titan UiO features an interview titled "Pointless to clone a pretty cat" written by Bjørn Røsjø.

We do not clone cats in the lab, but we are very interested in epigenetics. Did you know that only female cats can have three colours? Learn more about these calico cats in the featured article and why epigenetics is important in deciding the colour patterns of the cat. Ragnhild Eskeland explains why you will never get a carbon-copy of your favourite cat if you wish clone it. 

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are looking for a motivated PhD student for a project in the Chromatome team in the PharmaTox Stategic Research environment, UiO.

The project is entitled: "Drugs in pregnancy – epigenetic outcomes of exposure to pharmaceuticals in human embryonic stem cells "

The project will run from Autumn 2016 for 3 years or 4 years with 25% teaching. 

Please visit link and apply: PhD Research Fellowship in Epigenetics and Stem Cells

The deadline is 15th of April 2016.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM

We are grateful to receive research funding for our study on paracetamol and its the neurodevelopmental effect on the unborn child. This is part of a study in the strategic research environment PharmaTox at University of Oslo. Our study is focusing on the mechanistic understanding of paracetamol using human embryonic stem cells as a model for early human development.