Our Team

Principle Investigator

Kamal Babikeir Eln Mustafa

Professor, PI


Professor Kamal Mustafa is the Leader of the Tissue Engineering Group and the Research Laboratory at the Department of Clinical Dentistry (IKO), Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen in Norway since 2010. He has extensive management experience from life science and participation and coordination of European projects. Prof. Mustafa’s main research activities were incorporated in the large EU projects financed by the FP7 and H2020 and several projects financed by national funding agencies. He is currently leading and sponsoring a European multicenter clinical trial to reconstruct alveolar bone using stem cells and biomaterials, which is among few trials in Europe using advanced cell therapy (MAXIBONE H2020 project).

His laboratory combines chemistry, biology, engineering with medicine to bring basic research findings from the lab bench to the clinic and commercial applications. He is one of the founders of Bergen Stem Cell Consortium and a committee member of the Research Council Board at IKO. He received his PhD from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Prof. Mustafa was a post-doc at Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and associate professor at University of Bergen as well as visiting scientist in NIOM, Scandinavian Institute of Dental Materials, Oslo and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA and visiting professor in University of Malmo, Sweden. During the last 5 years, his research increasingly focused on the development of toolbox for bone regeneration according to the concept of tissue engineering. He is a frequently invited speaker at international events and has published >200 scientific papers.



Department:Department of Clinical Dentistry


Telephone:+47 55 58 60 97

Visiting address:Årstadveien. 19, Bergen

Group Members



• Shuntaro Yamada
• Siddharth Shanbhag
• Espen Helgeland
• Cecilie Gudveig Gjerde
• Ahmad Rashad Elsebahy
• Samih Mohamed Ahmed
• Mohammed Yassin
• Niyaz Al-Sharabi
• Salwa Sulima
• Sunita Sharma
• Mohamed Ibrahim
• Dagmar Bunæs
• Sushma Bartaula-Brevik
• Hasaan Mohamed
• Sun Yang
• Polbhat Tripuwabhrut
• Torbjørn Østvik Pedersen
• Zhe Xing
• Ying Xue
• Staffan Dånmark
• Shaza Idris
• Mawan Khadra



  • Siddharth Shanbhag
  • Mariann Bentsen
  • Cecilie Gudveig Gjerde
  • Ahmad Rashad Elsebahy
  • Samih Mohamed Ahmed
  • Mohammed Yassin
  • Niyaz Al-Sharabi
  • Salwa Sulima

PhD Candidates

  • Øyvind Goksøyr
  • Hassan Ali
  • Elisabeth Carlstrom
  • Mohamad Nageeb Hassan
  • Jannika Paulamaki
  • Neha Rana
  • Francesco Torelli
  • Theo Luciani
  • Masoumeh Jahani Kadousaraei
  • Eylem Baysa
  • Natalia Fiesco Arango


Master students

  • Yusra Adil A. Salih
  • Arooj Munir
  • Omer Abedelfattah
  • Wegdan Hasha
  • Hassan Raouf

Undergraduate students

  • Jonnar Hagenes
  • Karoline Haugen
  • Camilla Heyerdahl Arnesen