A kick-off seminar focusing on how to improve recruitment and facilitate career building within the field of health research will be held in the new research building at the Norwegian Radium Hospital at Montebello June 21st. Main target groups for the seminar are leaders and heads of research from hospital trusts, universities and colleges within South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst). The programs represent a regional effort from Helse Sør-Øst.
Anja Nilsen (photo) from Arne Klungland's group at the Department of Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, is shared first-author on a collaborative work entitled "ALKBH4-dependent demethylation of actin regulates actomyosin dynamics", recently published in Nature communications.
Kristian Berg at the Department of Radiation Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research played a key role in when the technique of "photochemical internalization" (PCI) was developed. This method was introduced in 1995.
The story behind PCI is widely presented in a popularized form on the web page of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) as well as on the much visited Norwegian popular science web site "forskning.no".
Rolf Skotheim (photo) is the site responsible in Oslo, and says that across all types of cancer, testicular cancer is now the type for which known susceptibility genes explain the largest fraction the genetic risk.
Title of his talk: “Translational research and clinical activities on human stem cells at Department of Cellular Therapy, Radiumhospitalet”.
Time and place: 12 - 13 in the Auditorium, New Research Building, Montebello.