Throne Holst Symposium in Honour of Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins has been a staff scientist at the Department of Nutrition since 2002 and is a leading international expert on nutrition and DNA damage.

In honour of Professor Collins’ 70th birthday, we invite you to an international symposium with a wide range of topics that touch on Prof. Collin's areas of scientific interest.

The talks will be 20-30 minutes followed by a discussion for 10 minutes each.

After the symposium and lunch, we will continue with short presentations of recent papers published by young scientists at the department and poster presentation.

An external evaluation committee will select the young scientists that will receive the best paper and poster awards.


09.00 - 09.20 Welcome to the symposium honouring Andrew Collins.

Head of Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, Professor Jan G. Bjaalie

Head of Department of Nutrition, Professor Rune Blomhoff

09.20 – 09.50

Prof. Philip James; "Nutritional drivers of Cancer and Prevention"


Prof. John Hesketh; "Selenium and cancer risk"

10.40 - 11.00 Coffee and fruits

11.00 - 11.30

Prof. Iris Benzie: “Investigating Effects of Natural Products and Lifestyle Factors on DNA Damage and Repair Using the Comet Assay”

11.40 – 12.00

Dr Maria Dusinska: “Nanoparticles in food- a hidden hazard?”

12.10 – 12.30

Dr Gunnar Brunborg: "Andrew's role in assessment of DNA damage"

12.40 - 13.00

Prof. Andrew Collins. “Another kind of Experiment”

13.15 - 14.30 Lunch and poster presentation at Café Eric

Presentation of publications by young scientists


Ingvild Paur:” Coffee inhibits nuclear factor-kappa B in prostate cancer cells and xenografts”


Jacob J. Christensen: “Maternal inheritance does not predict cholesterol levels in children with familial hypercholesterolemia”


Henriette Walaas Krogh “Patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia are characterized by presence of cardiovascular disease at the time of death”


Trine M. Reine “Serglycin in Quiescent and Proliferating Primary Endothelial Cells “


Shirin Pourteymour: “Myostatin in relation to physical activity and dysglycaemia and its effect on energy metabolism in human skeletal muscle cells”


Anine C. Medin: “Evaluation of a Web-Based Food Record for Children Using Direct Unobtrusive Lunch Observations:A Validation Study”


Qiong Fan:  “Liver X receptor regulates hepatic nuclear O-GlcNAc signaling and carbohydrate responsive element-binding protein activity”


Astrid N. Almaas “Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cognition in VLBW Infants at 8 years: an RCT”


Nanna Lien “Changes in adolescents’ and parents’ intakes of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit and vegetables after 20 months: results from the HEIA study   a comprehensive, multi-component school-based randomized trial”

16.10 - 16.30

Presentation of the poster- and paper-awards to young scientists

Published Apr. 18, 2016 12:58 PM - Last modified Sep. 25, 2019 1:16 PM