We congratulate Jan Brinchmann and Lars Engebretsen News 2019: Prestigious grant awarded to Stem Cell Center researchers

Group leader Jan Brinchmann and associate member Lars Engebretsen, together with Helena Brisby of the University of Gothenburg, have been awarded 10 million NOK by the Olav Thon Stiftelsen to support their translational studies employing genetic manipulation of cartilage to prevent the progression of arthrosis, and stem cells and tissue engineering to generate laboratory-made cartilage for the clinical repair of damaged cartilage in the knee joint.

We congratulate project leader Lars Engebretsen and Jan Brinchmann for this prestigious award!

More about the project can be seen here: https://www.ntbinfo.no/pressemelding/olav-thon-stiftelsen-annonserte-arets-priser-33-millioner-til-forskning-og-undervisning?publisherId=8983491&releaseId=17858945

Announcement: Conference at Soria Moria 15th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Networking Conference September 17-18, 2018

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 15th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Networking Conference to be held at Soria Moria Hotel on September 17th-18th, 2018, Oslo.

This is the premiere conference for stem cell and regenerative medicine research in Norway, and provides an excellent opportunity for stem cell researchers throughout the country to interact both scientifically and socially.

The conference is organized by the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research and the Center of Excellence Hybrid Technology Hub, and sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo Life Science Program.

The scientific program will include presentations by participating PhD candidate, postdocs, and by our invited international speakers. In addition, there will be several company exhibitions.

The best PhD student presentation will be awarded with a plaque and a NOK 1000 prize!

Registration deadline is 15th of August. Please note that only a limited number of hotel rooms will be available for participants from outside Oslo. 

For registration please follow the link below:



On behalf of the organizing committee,

Naiyereh Nelly Mohammadzadeh

+47 93 99 69 41



Announcement: Conference at Berge Bergen Stem Cell Consortium Annual Meeting, August 29-30, 2018

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Bergen Stem Cell Consortium Annual Meeting in the center of town on August 29th-30th. A special grant will cover all the expenses for PhD students and post-doc candidates who will present their projects. Please note that there will be an interactive oral session instead of a traditional poster presentation this year.

Registration deadline is Aug 22.

For further information and registration please follow the link below:


Best wishes – and welcome! Tor Hervig, project leader