Espen Melum, head of the "Experimental Hepatology" group at the Research Institute of Internal Medicine, under the Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation, was appointed "Researcher of the Month" for March 2018 by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst RHF).
Melum's research group studies why inflammation occurs in the bile ducts, which in turn can lead to liver failure. His work is presented in a feature article published on the home page of Helse Sør-Øst.
Published in major journals, first or last author from Oslo University Hospital.
Total circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as a prognostic biomarker in metastatic colorectal cancer prior to first-line oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy
Ann Oncol, 29 Suppl 5, v109
An emerging focus on lipids in extracellular vesicles
Adv Drug Deliv Rev (in press)
Skin emollient and early complementary feeding to prevent infant atopic dermatitis (PreventADALL): a factorial, multicentre, cluster-randomised trial
Lancet, 395 (10228), 951-961