Research at Oslo University Hospital

 

Oslo University Hospital is a merger of three former university hospitals in Oslo. Biomedical research is one of the hospital's core activities. Research at the hospital is closely interlinked with research undertaken at the University of Oslo. More than 50% of all biomedical research in Norway is published by researchers affiliated with the hospital. Research undertaken cover both basic rsearch, translational research, and clinical research.

Oslo University Hospital has a central role in developing and supporting biomedical research within the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The hospital also pursues international research collaborations.

 

Latest news

Chronicle on personalised cancer medicine in Aftenposten

 
Illustration photo: Aftenposten
Illustration photo: Aftenposten

Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten recently printed a chronicle on personalized cancer medicine, entitled "Should every cancer patient become their own research project"? Here, leader of the National Cancer Genomics Consortium, professor Ola Myklebost, and colleagues professors Per Eystein Lønning, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen and Ragnhild A. Lothe point out that in "personalized medicine", cancer patients remain the largest and increasing group that may benefit most from new treatment strategies.
The authors emphasize the importance of increase in national clinical trials and participation in high quality international studies for the benefit of the Norwegian cancer patient and to strengthen the Norwegian professional development and research.

 
 

Training course August 25:

Preparing for the upcoming health calls for Horizon 2020

 

New calls for EUs Work Programme 2016–2017 - "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" - will be published in September/October 2015. The first deadlines for proposal submissions are most likely in Q1 2016. The call text has a wide scope but also clear priorities. It is a challenge to interpret the text and decode how individual ideas and research can match the text.
A training course will be held by The external funding team at the Dept for Research Administration & Biobank at OUS on Tuesday August 25th.
The Norwegian Research has published an article containing useful advices for the application process, based on experiences from SINTEF during the first round of Horizon 2020 calls.

 
 

Novel method reveals new knowledge about G1-phase

 
First author Tine Weise Håland
First author Tine Weise Håland

A recent collaborative study from the Department of Radiation Biology (Håland, Boye, Stokke, Grallert, Syljuåsen) describes a novel method to simultaneously measure minichromosome maintenance proteins (MCMs) loading and passage through the RB1-dependent restriction point in single cells.
The results are recently (August 6th) published in Nucleic Acids Research (journal impact factor 9.1).

 
 

H.M. the King's Gold Medal to Sigrid Bratlie Thoresen

 
S.B. Thoresen
S.B. Thoresen

Sigrid Bratlie Thoresen in Harald Stenmark's group at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine has been awarded His Majesty the King's Gold Medal 2015 for the best PhD thesis at the Faculty of Medicine

The Medal will be awarded at a Prize Ceremony at the Annual Celebration of the University of Oslo on 2nd September.

 
 

Llorente and coworkers report promising prostate cancer biomarkers in urinary exosomes

 
First author Anders Øverby (left) and Alicia Llorente
First author Anders Øverby (left) and Alicia Llorente

Alicia Llorente and coworkers from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research recently published in Oncotarget detailed mass spectrometry analyses of exosomes purified from urine of 16 prostate cancer patients and 15 healthy volunteers that revealed upregulation of 221 proteins in the patient samples. At 100% specificity, 17 of these proteins displayed individual sensitivities between 60 and 94%. Combination of two of the upregulated proteins (TM256 and LAMTOR1) resulted in 100% specificity and 100% sensitivity for these samples.

 
 

Microscopy infrastructure funded by the Norwegian Research Council

 

The Norwegian Advanced Light Microscopy Imaging Network, NALMIN, coordinated by Harald Stenmark at Institute for Cancer Research and Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, has been funded by 49.5 MNOK by the Research Council of Norway. This is good news for Norwegian researchers who use light microscopy in their studies.