Frode Vartdal

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Mobile phone +47 99700152
Visiting address Klaus Torgårds vei 3 Sogn Arena 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1078 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Management Section

Main goal

The Deputy Deans and I aim to improve the quality of research and teaching at the faculty. A key task for us in order to achieve this goal, is to enable our co-workers to develop both themselves and their fields of expertise.

Academic interests

My main area of research has been within the fields of neuroimmunology and transplantational immunology, with a focus on B-lymfocytes, bone marrow cells, multiple sclerosis and T-lymfocytes.


Elected Dean at The Faculty of Medicine 2011 - 2014.

  • Head of Institute of Clinical Medicine (2010)
  • Head of Faculty Division Rikshospitalet (2006 - 2009)
  • Specialist in Immunology and Transfusion Medicine
  • Professor of Immunology since 1990
  • MD in 1975, PhD in 1984 at University of Oslo

I have published more than 100 articles and supervised eight PhD candidates.

Since 1978 I have worked at Rikshospitalet in various positions, among other things as Research Fellow, Head of Department and Head of Clinic. I have been member of numerous adjudication committees evaluating PhD dissertations and academic positions.

Positions held

  • Member of The Novo Nordic Foundation (2000 - 2009)
  • President of The Norwegian Society for Immunology (1999 - 2002)
  • Member of EU Expert Committee on Biomedical Research (1989 - 1992)
Tags: Management, Immunology, Multiple sclerosis, Central nervous system, Autoimmunity, Transplantion immunology


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  • Sollid, Ludvig Magne; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Leivestad, Torbjørn; Spurkland, Anne & Vartdal, Frode (2021). Erik Thorsby (1938-2021). Immunogenetics. ISSN 0093-7711. 73(3), p. 203–205. doi: 10.1007/s00251-021-01218-5.
  • Vartdal, Frode (2018). Gratulerer med studievalget! Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN 0029-2001. 138(12).

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:34 PM - Last modified Jan. 7, 2019 8:46 AM

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