News

– 18.06.2024: The repesentatives/experts of a company have given us a visit for consultation and introducing the latest on mass spec for metabolomics and lipidomics. 

 

– 03.06.2024: Congratulations to our PhD student "Hanne Skogvold" on her successful thesis defence (Link). 

  • Trial lecture: An introduction to inborn errors of metabolism including methodologies for diagnosis in Norway 
  • Thesis: Global metabolomics as a tool in clinical research and diagnostics
Leader of the defence: Astrid Janbu, OsloMet
First opponent: Warwick Dunn, University of Liverpool
Second opponent: Rolf Zetterström, Karolinska University Hospital

 

– 27.05.2024: We welcome "Ida Havikbotn", a new member of our group (Ingeniør). She will be with us for 3 months.

Ida Havikbotn

 

– 23.05.2024:The group has attended in the "2nd Norwegian Symposium on Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry" at Holmen Fjordhotell in Oslo and our "group leader" has given a talk (Link).

Katja Elgstøen

 

– 21.05.2024: Congratulations to our BSc student "Ida Havikbotn" on her successful thesis defence. 

Ida Havikbotn

 

– 03.05.2024: We hosted three other Omics groups, Proteomics Core Facilities (Tuula Anneli Nyman & Bernd Thiede) and Personalized Nutrition and Prevention of Cardiometabolic Diseases (Nasser Ezzatkhah Bastani). After a short lab tour and tasty lunch together, we had a constructive discussion session.

Group members of Tuula Nyman, Bernd Thiede, Nasser Bastani & Katja Elgstøen

 

– 03.04.2024: A method paper resolving technical issues with -omics analyses of tear samples collected on Schirmer strips has been published by us (Gundersen et al 2024).

 

– 19.03.2024: A poster has been presented by "Ida Havikbotn", our visiting student from NTNU, at the conference held in Trondheim for all bachelor students from NTNU studying chemical engineering and material science (Link to poster).

 

– 14.02.2024: The group has attended in the NOR-MPS Symposium in Oslo and our "group leader" has given a talk (Link).

  • Katja Elgstøen, Global metabolomics aims at capturing as many metabolite signatures of a sample as possible

 

– 01.02.2024: Our former Visiting Scholar,"Tara Rolic" from the Osijek University Hospital Centre (Croatia), has published her 3 month-internship experience with us in the January-February issue of EFLM Newsletter (Link).

From left: Tara RolicSonia Distante & Mazyar Yazdani 

 

– 24.01.2024: The webpage of our "Core Facility" for Global Metabolomics & Lipidomics is now available on the server of University of Oslo (Link).

 

– 22.01.2024: The group has given two talks in the chromatography symposium, Sandefjord, Norway (Link).

  • Katja Elgstøen, Implementation of global metabolomics and lipidomics as diagnostic tools in the clinic
  • Hanne Skogvold, Investigating the effects of high-intensity training (HIT) using global LC-MS metabolomics and lipidomics

 

– 15.01.2024: First-ever Review paper on underlying mechanisms of Kearns-Sayre syndrome has been published by us (Yazdani 2024).

 

– 08.01.2024: The group welcomes "Ida Havikbotn", BSc student from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She will be with us for 5 months.

Ida Havikbotn

 

– 15.11.2023: Katja Elgstøen and Nils Bolstad were the heads of organizing committee for this year's "MBK Research Seminar" at Voksenåsen Hotel, Oslo.

Katja Elgstøen

 

– 01.11.2023: We welcome "Sander Johannes Thorbjørnsen Guttorm", our new PhD student.

Sander Guttorm

 

– 19.10.2023: The group has presented three posters in the "3rd Nordic Metabolomics Conference", Trondheim, Norway. Among, "Sander Guttorm" has been invited to the "Speed-presentations" session.

  • Elgstøen et al., Global metabolomics and lipidomics in a university hospital setting (Link to poster)
  • Skogvold et al., Global metabolomics reveals severe 3-nitropropionic acid intoxication in a Norwegian patient (Link to poster)
  • Guttorm et al., Global LC-MS multi-omics for investigating the effects of High Intensity Training (Link to poster)
Sander Guttorm

 

– 10.10.2023: A new page named "Extracurricular Activities" has been added to our group's website.

 

– 02.10.2023: A presentation on "Clinical significance of hepcidin, iron metabolism and trace elements in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer" has been given to us by Tara Rolic.

Tara Rolic

 

– 14.09.2023: We welcome "Tara Rolic", a PhD student at the Osijek University Hospital Centre in Croatia. She will take her 3 month-internship through EFLMLabX with us.

Tara Rolic

 

– 25.09.2023: Congratulations to our MSc student "Sander Johannes Thorbjørnsen Guttorm" on his successful thesis defence.

Sander Guttorm

 

– 27.08.2023: A poster entitled "Bloodlettings in Hemochromatosis Result in Increased Blood Lead (Pb) Concentrations" has been presented by Dr. Sonia Distante at BioIron Conference, Darwin, Australia (Link to poster).

From left (group photo): Heinz Zoller, Tomas Ganz, Mayka Sanchez, Linda & Sonia Distante

 

– 17.08.2023 We present Metabolomics at "Arendalsuka" for the medical and political leaders of Norway.

From left: Andreas Matussek, Arne Klungland, Katja Elgstøen, Helge Rootwelt, Hege Russnes & Nils Bolstad

 

– 21.07.2023: The effects of preanalytical factors on metabolomics of rare disorders has been published by us (Skogvold et al 2023). 

 

– 17.07.2023: We are appointed as Core Facility for "Global metabolomics and Lipidomics" at the University of Oslo.

 

– 20.06.2023: We currently have an opening for a PhD position in collaboration with the Oslo Metropolitan University (Deadline: 31.08.2022).

Open Position!

 

– 03.06.2023: A comperhensive methodological review on "Dried blood spot analysis" has been written by us (Skogvold et al., 2023).

 

– 01.06.2023: Metabolomikk – kan man se hele mennesket i en dråpe blod? (Link)

Katja Elgstøen & Steven Wilson

 

– 03.05.2023: A hypothesis article proposing a new function for tear film lipid layer has been published in Eye (Nature Publishing Group) by us (Yazdani 2023).

 

– 30.03.2023: An original paper published by our group (Skogvold et al., 2021) has been listed under the Most Read Articles (All Time) of the Journal of Applied Toxicology.

 

– 16.03.2023: Analysene med forsinket svarrapportering går nå som normalt igjen (Link).

 

– 13.03.2023: A poster presented by our bachelor students, Maria Nguyen & Nurtene Dernjani, has been awarded (Link to poster).

  • Maria Nguyen & Nurtene Dernjani, Global metabolomics as a tool for biomarker detection

 

– 10.03.2023: EKSPERTSYKEHUSET: Metabolomikk - kraftfullt verktøy for persontilpasset medisin (Link).

From Left: Hanne Skogvold, Katja Elgstøen, Sander Guttorm, Helge Rootwelt, Elise SandåsErle KristensenMazyar Yazdani

 

– 07.03.2023: An internal seminar to elaborate a little on what is special about MET.

 

– 06.03.2023: We welcome "Barbora Pisklakova", a PhD student from the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Group at the Palacky University in Czechia. She will take her 3 month-internship with us.

Barbora Pisklakova (front) & the group

 

– 03.03.2023: Forsinket svarrapportering fra Seksjon for medfødte metabolske sykdommer (Link). 

 

– 13.02.2023: A nationwide retrospective observational study on "pyridoxine dependent epilepsy" has been published by Erle Kristensen and collaborators (Jamali et al., 2023).

– 24.01.2023: Utvidet diagnose av kolesterolsyntesedefekter (Link). 

 

– 10.01.2023: The group welcomes "Nurtene Dernjani" and "Maria Nguyen", BSc students from OsloMet. They will be with us for 5 months.

Nurtene Dernjani & Maria Nguyen

 

– 09.01.2023: We welcome "Sander Johannes Thorbjørnsen Guttorm", a new member of our group (Spesialingeniør). He will be with us for a year.

 

– 05.01.2023: Nytt analysetilbud i Norge: Nevrotransmittere i spinalvæske (Link).

Therese Marvik​ Dahl & Cathrin Salvador

 

– 09.01.2023: An original article written by Erle Kristensen and collaborators on "Atorvastatin Metabolite Pattern in Skeletal Muscle and Blood" (Lauritzen et al., 2023) has been listed under the "Selected Publications" of the Division of Laboratory Medicine.

 

– 02.01.2023: Our latest orginal article on biomarker discovery of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (Böhm et al., 2022) has been listed under the "Selected Publications" of the Division of Laboratory Medicine.

 

– 20.12.2022: A new page named "Learning Materials" has been added to our group's website.

 

– 16.12.2022:The discovery of two novel biomarkers for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy has been published by us (Böhm et al., 2022).

 

– 15.11.2022: A presentation on "Global Metabolomics Identified new diagnostic markers in PDE-ALDH7A1" has been given by Hans-Otto Böhm, MBK Research Seminar 2022, Voksenåsen, Oslo.

 

– 15.11.2022: Some of group members have participated in "The MBK Annual Research Seminar", Voksenåsen Hotel, Oslo.

 

– 05.11.2022: We currently have an opening for a Spesialingeniør position (Deadline: 24.11.2022). The selected person will serve for a year until our staff returns from her one year of maternity leave.

Open Position!

 

– 01.11.2022: A few colleagues from Karolinska Institute in Sweden have visited us.

 

– 03.10.2022: A team has been assembeld for the PhD project of "Morten Pensgård Gundersen". 

From left: Hans-Otto Böhm, Øygunn Utheim, Katja Elgstøen, Morten Gundersen & Mazyar Yazdani

 

– 09.09.2022: A review paper published by our group (Yazdani et al., 2021) has been listed under the Most Read Articles (All Time) of Current Eye Research.

– 05.09.2022: A presentation on "Metabolomics study on human 3-nitropropionic acid intoxication" has been given by Hanne Bendiksen Skogvold, The 25th Norwegian Symposium in Chromatography.

 

04.09.2022: Best poster prize has been awarded to "Sander Guttorm", The 25th Norwegian Symposium in Chromatography, Sandefjord, Norway (Link). 

 

– 01.09.2022: Some of group members have participated in "The SSIEM Annual Symposium", Freiburg, Germany.

 

– 06.07.2022: A presentation on "Long-term storage has minor effects on biobanked neonatal dried blood spot metabolome" has been given by Katja Elgstøen, DBS Workshop, the UK.

 

– 13.05.2022: Congratulations to our MSc student "Tharsana Sellathurai" on her successful thesis defence.

Tharsana Sellathurai

 

– 01.04.2022: A review paper published by Mazyar Yazdani and colleagues (Tashbayev et al., 2020) has been listed under the Most Downloaded Articles (All Time) of The Ocular Surface (Q1 journal).

 

– 07.03.2022: After COVID19 pandemic, we have re-started our "Metabolomics Club" once every two weeks. In addition to our members, we are honoured hosting Steven Ray Haakon Wilson, Frode Rise and their group members.

 

– 04.03.2022: A thought-provoking review paper, as a wake-up call, for evaluating the nature of oxygen levels in "retinal pigment epithelium" in vitro and the potential impact on cell pathophysiology has been written by us (Yazdani, 2022).

 

– 01.01.2022: We welcome "Hans-Otto Böhm", a new member of our group (Spesialingeniør). He will be with us for a year.

Hans-Otto Böhm

 

– 15.10.2021: We currently have an opening for a Spesialingeniør position (Deadline: 01.11.2021). The selected person will serve for a year until our staff returns from her one year of maternity leave.

Open Position!

 

– 02.10.2021: A novel metabolomics study of human 3-NPA intoxication, reporting the first case in Norway and the second in Scandinavia, has been published by us (Skogvold et al., 2021).

 

– 10.08.2021: EpilepsiNett has highlighted our lately published PDE review paper (Yazdani and Elgstøen, 2021) on its facebook account (Click here).

 

– 02.08.2021: A pioneer Review article on "Eye Make-up Products and Dry Eye Disease" has been written by us (Yazdani et al., 2021).

 

– 23.07.2021: A new Method Paper, adding valuable information to the field of Clinical Metabolomics, has been published by us (Skogvold et al., 2021).

 

– 17.07.2021: For the first time, "the role of oxidative stress in pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy" has been written by us (Yazdani and Elgstøen, 2021).

 

– 17.06.2021: Congratulations to our MSc student "Marielle Storbråten" on her successful thesis defence.

Marielle Storbråten

 

– 25.05.2021: Metabolomics day of our group! A forum to share ideas, discuss detailed issues, review ongoing projects, etc.

 

– 21.04.2021: Group's blog is now available: Metabolomikk - et detaljert øyeblikksbilde av pasienten.

From Left: Tharsana Sellathurai, Helge Rootwelt, Marielle Storbråten, Elise SandåsMazyar Yazdani, Katja Elgstøen, Hanne Skogvold & Anja Vassli

 

– 26.03.2021: VG Newspaper has published a report on Eyelash Growth Serums written by Mazyar Yazdani and Tor Paaske Utheim.

 

– 12.03.2021: A joint PhD Funding Application written by Mazyar Yazdani and a group at Oslo Metropolitan University has been granted.

 

– 01.01.2021: We welcome Mazyar Yazdani, a new member of our group (Senior Scientist).

Mazyar Yazdani

 

– 10.12.2020: Congratulations to our 2020 MSc graduates: Hege Sofie Haugan, Katrine Pettersen and Monica Akashnor Kaur.

 

– 15.11.2020: We currently have an opening for a Senior Scientist position (Deadline: 01.11.2020).

Open Position!

 

– 19.11.2020: Metabolomikk; Kunsten å se hele biokjemien (Link).

From left: Katja Elgstøen, Helge Rootwelt, Elise Mørk Sandås & Anja Østeby

 

– 22.10.2020: Å lede er å forstå (Link).

 

– 30.09.2019: We are grateful to Dr. Kjell Gunnar Gundersen, the founder of IFOCOUS EyeClinic, for donating NOK 4 million and Professor Tor Paaske Utheim for donating NOK 1.3 million to purchase the top-of-the-line Orbitrap Fusion™ Tribrid™ Mass Spectrometer.

Tor Paaske Utheim, Dr. Kjell Gunnar Gundersen & the group with the new instrument

 

– 05.08.2019: Our latest review article on Tear Metabolomics (Yazdani et al., 2019) has been listed under the "Selected Publications" of the Division of Laboratory Medicine.

 

– 30.07.2019: First-ever Review Paper on "Tear Metabolomics in Dry Eye Disease" has been published by us (Yazdani et al., 2019).


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