The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research is a national center dedicated to basic and translational stem cell research, technical training, and public education.
Contact information for general requests:
Phone: +47 22851578
Inquiries from the media should be made to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad by email or telephone.
All patient inquiries should be made by email to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad. The Center can not administer patient inquiries made through any other channels.
The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research was established in 2009 at the Oslo University Hospital-National Hospital (Rikshospitalet) through a directive from the Norwegian Ministry of Health, with funding administered by the Norwegian Research Council.
The Center’s principal objectives are to increase the pace of existing stem cell research in Norway, maintain a state-of-the-art platform for human pluripotent stem cell research, and build translational bridges that facilitate the clinical use of stem cells to treat patients.
In addition to being a driving force for Norwegian stem cell research, the Center plays a national role in training researchers, disseminating knowledge about stem cells to researchers, clinicians, and the general public, and increasing collaboration between Norwegian and international stem cell research communities.
Housed at Domus Medica, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, the Center comprises research laboratories and a national core facility for the production and characterization of human pluripotent stem cells.
The Center is headed by Director Joel C. Glover, Professor at the section of Physiology, University of Oslo, and Vice-director Philippe Collas, Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oslo.
International Scientific Advisory Board:
Professor Anthony Atala
Wake Forest University
Professor Outi Hovatta
Professor Ian Duncan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Catherine Verfaillie
Catholic University Leuven
Professor Ariel Ruiz-i-Altaba
University of Geneva