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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Our group performs research on pregnancy complications, gynaecological cancer and urogynaecology.

The group organizes

  • anyone with a PhD project and anyone with a PhD who is performing research within the Department of Gynaecology and Department of Obstetrics at Oslo University Hospital, localization Ullevål.
  • formal and informal research education
  • quality assurance of clinical studies and internal procedures
  • staff and support functions for the research group (human resources, economy and administration)
  • maintains web pages for research activities
  • web editing for the Research Handbook (Published by Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with Haukeland)


The group leader also works part time as consultant at the Department of Gynecology at Oslo University Hospital. Her research projects involve 12-14 members of the total group of 24-28 center members.

The projects include translational research studies, biomarker and epidemiological studies, combining clinical and basic research within:

  • Molecular understanding of pregnancy complications (including preeclampsia and diabetes) and placental dysfunction
  • Pregnancy complications and future maternal cardiovascular health
  • Molecular understanding of ovarian cancer development (including borderline tumors) as well as other gynaecological malignancies

Clinical Studies

  • Urogynaecology
  • Obstetrical outcomes and perineum health

In addition, there are 12-14 other researchers at PhD level or above within the Research Center, involved in research projects concerning:

  • Endoscopic surgical techniques in gynaecology
  • Myoma uteri (fibroids)
  • Endometriosis
  • RCT (Randomized Controlled Studies) within gynaecology
  • Thrombosis during pregnancy
  • Intrauterine fetal dealth
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Published Dec. 4, 2015 10:49 AM - Last modified June 7, 2016 1:13 PM


Group leader


  • Anne Cathrine (Annetine) Staff
  • Erik Qvigstad
  • Nina Julie Verket
  • Gro Leite Størvold
  • Marit Lieng
  • Hely Katariina Laine
  • Lise Øhra Levy
  • Meryam Sugulle
  • Guro Mørk Johnsen
  • Mathias Onsrud
  • Tone Haug
  • Rune Svenningsen
  • Kathrine Fodstad
  • Aase Serine Pay
  • Espen Berner
  • Kirsten Hald
  • Jeanne-Mette Goderstad
  • Nina Harsem
  • Sissel Oversand
  • Michael Pilemand Hjørnholm
  • Ana de Sousa
  • Hanne Guldsten
  • Ole-Aleksander Dyrkorn
  • Tina Tellum
  • Iren Borgen
  • Kjartan Moe
  • Patji Alnæs-Katjavivi
  • Kristina Alme Gardli
  • Amalie Bjerke Rieber-Mohn
Detailed list of participants