Disorders of chronic inflammation affect a large fraction of the population and frequently leads to severe dysfunction, fibrosis and organ failure.
About the centre
With the goal of improving treatment, the vision of The K.G. Jebsen Inflammation Research Centre (JIRC) is to address some simple, but big and yet unresolved questions essential for understanding mechanisms of chronic inflammatory diseases.
- Why does inflammation not resolve? - what determines whether inflammation is transient or becomes chronic?
- How does inflammation progress to fibrosis? - to what extent do disease-specific factors and individual patient susceptibility drive chronic inflammatory processes to tissue destruction and scarring rather than to repair
School of Health Innovation is launched
Nov. 23, 2016 1:12 PM
School of Health Innovation was recently launched and the aim is to teach young researchers practical innovation and entrepreneurial skills. It is an initiative by the University of Oslo, NTNU, Karolinska Institute and the Nansen Neuroscience Network. Registration is now open and the deadline is 12 December 2016. You can find more information on their webpages.
Identified key player in the communication between the gut and body
Nov. 23, 2016 1:06 PM
An international group of researchers, including Tom Hemming Karlsen and his team at the Norwegian PSC Research Centre, have worked on identifying the key to the communication betwen the gut flora and the body.
Norwegian Cancer Society funds two JIRC group leaders
Nov. 23, 2016 12:51 PM
We congratulate two JIRC group leaders, Johanna Olweus and Kjetil Taskén, on receiving funding from the Norwegian Cancer Society. The two projects combined received a sum of 13.5 mill NOK.