Biomarkers in research symptoms

The Division of Critical Care invites you to a conference on "Biomarkers in research symptoms" at Laboratoriebygget, Ullevål, Oslo University Hospital.


  • 10:00-10:05 Welcome by professor Tone Rustøen
  • 10:05-11:00 The Next Generation in Symptom Management Science, by Brad Aouizerat*, MAS PhD
  • 11:00-11:20 Coffee break
  • 11:20-11:40 Genetic Factors in Psychiatric Disorders - from Categories to Dimensions, by Ole Andreassen, MD PhD Psychiatry
  • 11:40-12:00 Biomarkers and Symtpoms after Cancer Therapy, by Cecilie Kiserud, MD PhD Oncology
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch is served
  • 13:00-13:30 Longitudinal Wellness Profiling, by Linn Fagerberg, PhD Proteomics, Toxicology
  • 13:30-13:50 Protein Biomarker Discovery and Development, by ÖrjanLindhe, PhD Proteomics, Toxicology
  • 13:50-14:10 Chronic Pain - the Invisible Disease? Analysis of inflammtory Biomarkers for Better Understanding og Pain Pathophysiology, by Torsten Gordh, MD PhD Professor emeritus Clinical Pain Research, Uppsala
  • 14:10-14:20 Coffee Break
  • 14:20-14:40 Biomarkers in epidemiology, by Christopher Nielsen, PhD Psychology Epidemiology
  • 14:40-15:00 How to Choose the Right Biomarkers, by Bente Halvorsen, PhD Biochemistry
  • 15:00-15:20 Biomarkers and Acute Pain: Lessons Learned from Studies on Knee Surgery Patients, by Leiv Arne Rosseland, MD PhD Anesthesiology

*About Brad Aouizerat, guest professor, UiO

Brad Aouizerat is dually trained as a basic scientist and molecular epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in the dissection of complex traits.

His research has focused on the role of inflammation in common multi-factorial diseases (e.g., cancer, HIV progression) and common sequelae associated with chronic diseases (e.g., persistent pain, fatigue).

Most recently, his team was one of the first groups to demonstrate the contribution of host genetic risk factors to intra-individual variability in commonly occurring symptoms, including fatigue and persistent pain.

Aouizerat is a Professor at New York University and the Deputy Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University, working to support clinical and molecular research. His work on the symptoms of fatigue and pain have most recently focused on additional biological systems.


On Wednesday October 16th, 2019, you are all invited to present ideas, discuss protocols or consult Dr. Aouizerat about your research. Please contact the coodinator Sigrid Skare who will set up a meeting for you.


E-mail Sigrid Skare by October 8th the latest to sign up for the seminar.

Participation is free of charge. The seminar is held at Grønt auditorium, OUS Ullevål, Laboratoriebygget (Bygg 25)

Tags: biomarkers, research, psychiatric disorders, genetics, cancer therapy, chronic pain, acute pain, epidemiology
Published Sep. 20, 2019 1:18 PM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2019 1:57 PM