Hanne Scholz

Vice director, Senior researcher
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Hanne Scholz is a senior researcher of Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine and the Director of the Human Islet Isolation Facility at Oslo University Hospital.

In 2018 she joined the University of Oslo as principle investigator and vice director at The Hybrid Technology Hub Center of Excellence.

She is active in research in the fields of islet isolation and transplantation, beta cell replacement therapy, 3D bioprinting, tissue engineering, diabetes, stem cell biology, cellular therapy, and organ on a chip technology and has contributed to over 60 peer-reviewed publications. She works in a multidisciplinary research environment of basic scientists, medical clinicians, surgeons and bioengineering technicians.

Hanne Scholz holds a Bachelor Degree in Bioengineering from Bergen College of Engineering (1994) and a Master of Science in Human Physiology from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (2000) at UiO followed by a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine (2006).



  • Courses in Medicine and PhD programm, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Yearly between 5-10 lectures at different national/international meetings



  • Councillor 2017-2021 International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (IPITA)
  • Councillor 2019-2023 European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
  • 2017-present Members of Scandia Transplant Nordic Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Group (NPiTG)
  • 2012-present Board member Nordic Network for Clinical Islet Transplantation (NNCIT)
  • 2018-present MC member of COST Action CA17116 (SPRINT)
  • 2015-present Primary Investigator, Oslo Diabetes Research Centre



Dr. Hanne Scholz has supervised the following PhD student at UiO to examination: Tormod Lund (2009), Afaf Sahraoui (2016), Kristine Kloster-Jensen (2018), Shadab Abadpour (2018), Simen W. Schive (2019), in addition to 2 Medical students, and 2 Master students.

She is supervising the following PhD students: Chencheng Wang (2020-), Kristine Fasting (2020-), Essi Niemi (2019-), and the following postdoctors: Shadab Abadpour, PhD (2019-2021), and Øystein Stakkestad, PhD (2019)

Tags: 3D bioprinting, diabetes, stem cell biology, organ on a chip, transplantation


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  • Olsen, Christine; Scholz, Hanne; Wilson, Steven Ray Haakon & Lundanes, Elsa (2020). Towards online reduction and protein digestion of secreted proteins from pancreatic islets of Langerhans related to diabetes mellitus type I.
  • Shi, Jihua; Scholz, Hanne Bjørnson & Line, Pål Dag (2012). "Recurrence" of Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Surgery: Experimental Evidence for Participation of Hepatic Progenitor Cells. Liver transplantation. ISSN 1527-6465. 18, p. S160–S160.
  • Wu, M.; Du, M; Jenkins, A.; Nankervis, AJ; Hanssen, Kristian Folkvord & Scholz, Hanne Bjørnson [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2010). CIRCULATING CYTOKINES PREDICT PRE-ECLAMPSIA IN TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS. Journal of Investigative Medicine. ISSN 1081-5589. 58(2), p. 392–392.
  • Azar, Madona; Lyons, Timothy J.; Wu, Mingyuan; Jenkins, Alicia; Scholz, Hanne & Aston, Christopher E. [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2010). VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND PREECLAMPSIA IN PREGNANT WOMEN WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS. Journal of Investigative Medicine. ISSN 1081-5589. 58(2), p. 385–385.
  • Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Halvorsen, Bente; Schulz, Hanne; Aukrust, Pål; Ose, Leiv & Nenseter, Marit Sofie (2003). Enhanced expression of lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of hyperhomosysteinemic subjects; effect of folic acid treatment.
  • Schulz, Hanne; Yndestad, Arne; Aukrust, Pål; Hall, Christian & Halvorsen, Bente (2002). 8-iso-prostaglandin F2a stimulates interleukin-8 expression in human THP-1 derived macrophages.
  • Schulz, Hanne; Halvorsen, Bente & Hall, Christian (2001). 8-iso-Prostaglandin F2alpha reduces productin of TIMP-1 in human macrophages (THP-1 cells). A potential role of 8-iso-prostaglandin F2alpha in plaque rupture.
  • Scholz, Hanne (2006). Human macrophage function in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Unipub forlag. ISSN 82-8072-213-0.

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Published Mar. 13, 2018 3:31 PM - Last modified May 18, 2021 12:12 PM