Jørgen Wesche

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1112 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Our group is investigating mechanisms involved in the development and progression of sarcomas, with focus on cell biology and genomics. The Norwegian Radium Hospital is a national centre of competence on this kind of tumours, and our research is done in collaboration with our clinical colleagues.

We aim to unravel new oncogenic mechanisms in sarcomas. Genetic and proteomic screens in sarcoma cells and models lay the basis for the discovery of novel cancer cell programs that can be targeted.


2001:  PhD: Dr. Philos, 01.03.2001
Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Thesis title: “Translocation of proteins across cellular membranes. Entry of anthrax toxin, ricin and aFGF into cells”. Supervised by Prof. Sjur Olsnes, the Norwegian Radium Hospital.

1995: Ingénieur diplomé (Norwegian: “sivilingeniør”, 5 year study) in Biochemistry.
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Toulouse, France.

Current and previous positions

2017: Group leader, Dept. of Tumor Biology, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, OUS, Oslo
2005-2017:  Researcher, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo
2002-2005: Postdoctor, Department of Biochemistry, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo
2001-2002: Postdoctor, Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamics, Institut Curie, Paris
1995-2001: PhD-student, Department of Biochemistry, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo

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