Lars O. Baumbusch's research profile

Lars O. Baumbusch graduated with an M.Sc. (diploma) degree in biology from the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. (Dr. scient.) from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2001. In his thesis, he analyzed genes controlling embryogenesis and embryo dormancy in plants, including chromatin-modulating SET domain genes.

A post-doc career stipend, awarded from the Norwegian Research Council, provided him with the opportunity to study gene regulation and dysregulation in breast tumor development and progression at the Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital Radiumhospitalet. He continued his scientific career (as a post-doc, scientist, and project group leader) at the same institution, applying advanced bioinformatic tools for copy number analysis. Moreover, he examined genomic instability in primary breast and ovarian tumors and molecular signatures of circulating or disseminated tumor cells (micrometastasis) in breast cancer. One of his projects, focusing on long non-protein coding RNAs profiles in breast cancer, was honored with the EACR Presidential Session Research Award at the EACR-21 in 2010.

               In addition, he was engaged as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Oslo from 2006 to 2010. During the spring semesters 2018 until 2021, has been employed as an associate professor and full professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University, teaching a Bsc course in molecular biology. Today, he holds an adjunct professor (professor II) position at the Østfold University College, Fredrikstad, Norway.

 Since 2012, he is working at the Dep. of Pediatric Research, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet investigating oxidative stress models and novel biomarkers for asphyxia damages. His scientific interests cover also how modern single cell and sequencing technologies can be applied to explore childhood cancers, in particular high-risk neuroblastoma. To this end, he is one of the co-founders of the Norwegian childhood cancer biobank. (More details about his scientific career, projects, and publications).

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