Welcome to the Research Institute of Internal Medicine (RIIM)

The research profile of the Institute is to combine clinical medicine and molecular biology to establish a bridge between bench and bedside. This is of utmost importance in order to exploit in clinical medicine the recent development in immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology with the ambitious aim to develop novel treatment modalities and new diagnostic tools. Our profile includes all phases of this research, ranging from characterization of inflammatory profiles in various patient populations and in vitro experiments in various cells and cell lines to experimental studies in animal models, including gene modified mice, and interventional proof of concept studies in various patient populations.

Head of the Institute is Bente Halvorsen.

Organizational chart


 Section of Inflammatory Research

Professor Pål Aukrust is leading the Section of Inflammatory Research comprising the following four research groups:
Immunopathogenic Mechanisms in Immunodeficiency and Infectious Disorders Inflammatory and Molecular Mechanisms in Atherosclerosis and Related Metabolic Disorders
Børre Fevang
Group Leader
Bente Halvorsen
Group Leader
Immunological and Molecular Mechanisms in Myocardial Remodeling and Heart Failure Inflammatory Biomarkers in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease
Trine Ranheim
Group leader
Pål Aukrust
Group leader
Thor Ueland
Group leader

Section of Thrombosis, Haemostasis and Vascular Biology 

Prof. Per Morten Sandset is leading the Section of Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology comprising the following two research groups.
Per Morten Sandset
Haemostasis and Bleeding Disorders  Coagulation Factors: Role in the Development of Thrombosis, Inflammation and Cancer
Pål André Holme
Group Leader
Benedicte Stavik
Acting group leader

Section of Molecular Hepatology

Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen is leading the Section of Molecular Hepatology comprising the following two research groups.
Tom Hemming Karlsen
Genomics and Metagenomics in Inflammatory Disorders Experimental Liver Research
Johannes Hov
Group Leader
Espen Melum
Group Leader


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