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ClinVir - Clinical Virology

The research group carries out clinical research in virology and clinical vaccine trials. Our main focus is on viral hepatitis, enteric viruses, respiratory viruses, viral infections in immunosuppressed patients and in pregnancy.

ClinVir is a research group of clinical virologists, clinicians and scientist engaged in virus research in and outside laboratories. We collaborate with scientists in various research areas, and supervise PhD candidates.

Our goals

Our goal for the research team is to further develop measurement methods for viral diagnosis, increase insight into mechanisms of virological infections.

Our group is engaged in research on treatment and preventive measures, such as antiviral prophylaxis and vaccination.

We are involved in both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and epidemiological studies.


The research projects are in virology, epidemiology of infectious diseases, efficacy of vaccines against viral infections, pathogenesis of viral infections and viral infections in immunosuppressed patients.

We carry out research projects that will provide results that are important in clinical therapy like antiviral treatment and prophylaxis, as well as preventive health and public health measures such as vaccination, reduction of antibiotic use and resistance.

  •  An effectiveness trial to evaluate protection of pregnant women by a HEV vaccine in Bangladesh and risk factors for severe HEV infection -  funded by GLOBVAC: 2 PhDs
    Project Leader: Susanne G. Dudman
  • Burdens of respiratory infection and consumption of antibiotics in Østfold, Norway - PhD project funded by HSØ
    Project Leader: Christine M. Jonassen
  • Molecular epidemiology and genetic diversity of enteric viruses in children under 5 years of age with acute gastroenteritis in Norway in pre-rotavirus vaccination era - PhD part of vaccine project funded by FHI
    Project Leader: Susanne G. Dudman
  • Intrauterine infections and risk of stillbirths and neurodevelopmental disorders -  PhD project funded by NRC
    Project Leader: Susanne G. Dudman
  • Burden of enterovirus and parechovirus-associated neurological disease across Europe with implications beyond - ENPEN study
    Project Leader: ENPEN
  • Burden of viral infections in immunosuppressed transplant patients
    Project Leader: TBD


The group has a large network of national and international partners and wants to promote research collaboration internationally especially in low-income countries.

We work with:

  • Various clinical departments of The Oslo University Hospital,  like The Department of Fetal Medicine, Division of Paediatric medicine and Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation.
  • Østfold Hospital, St. Olav's University Hospital and other Norwegian hospitals
  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr, b )in Dhaka / Matlab in Bangladesh on HEV vaccine trial project with local coordinator Dr. K. Zaman
  • Walter Reed/AFRIMS Research Unit Nepal (WARUN) with Director Dr. Sanjaya Shrestha
  • European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) and European Non-Polio Enterovirus Network (ENPEN)
Published Dec. 18, 2019 11:21 AM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2021 1:15 PM


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