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Cell Therapy

Work performed in our group is directed towards the use stem and progenitor cells for tissue engineering of cartilage, bone and cardiovascular tissues.

In the process we aim to unravel molecular mechanisms for cell differentiation and de-differentiation, and to understand the interactions between cells, extracellular matrix and biomaterials.

In addition, we are interested in the possible role for microRNAs as biomarkers and in the treatment of osteoarthritis.


  • Tissue engineering of hyaline cartilage
  • Molecular mechanisms for chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
  • Disease mechanisms and treatment strategies for osteoarthritis
  • Tissue engineering of bone
  • Tissue engineering of cardiovascular tissues
  • Molecular mechanisms for neovascularization
Published May 10, 2011 10:33 AM - Last modified July 23, 2020 4:07 PM


Group leader


  • Jan E. Brinchmann
  • Tommy Aleksander Karlsen
  • Nadine Frerker
  • Rua Nader Al-Modawi
  • Tommy Frøseth Aae
  • Krisztina Szöke
  • Kristian Midtsæter Lian
Detailed list of participants