Collaboration is essential in science

In order to achieve are goals we are working together with several experts in our field. These include partners in Norway and several laboratories around the world.

National partners in Norway

Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Stem Cell Consortium (BSCC). I have contributed significantly to the establishment of BSCC which has been constituted as a formalized collaborative group consisting of six research groups working with stem cell activities with dual goals – to obtain basic scientific knowledge and to implement cellular therapy in personalized patient-specific clinical activities.Prof. Kristin Syverud, Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI) and NTNU Department of Chemical Engineering, Trondheim. Topic – development of a novel nanocellulose scaffold.

Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL). Topic – designing scaffolds through computational modeling

Prof. Jan E. Brinchmann, Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research. Topic – Optimisation of clinical grade protocols for expanding mesenchymal stem cells for clinical applications.

Prof. Håvard J. Haugen, Head of Department of Biomaterials, University of Oslo. Topic – production and characterization of scaffolds used in regenerative medicine.

Prof. Helge Ræder, University of Bergen (UiB), Department of Clinical Science. Topic – Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their potential for regenerative medicine.

Prof. Kjell-Morten Myhr and Prof. Lars Bø, Department of Clinical Medicine, UiB. Topic – Treatment of MS by cell therapy (MSC).

Prof. Anne Chr. Johannessen and Prof. Daniela Costea, UiB, Gade Laboratory for Pathology. Topic – Tumorgenicity of biomaterials and tissue engineered constructs.

Prof. Bjørn T Gjertsen, Haukeland University Hospital, Haematology Section. Topic – Liquid Biopsy, a new technology which can be used to follow the fate of transplanted cells. Haukeland University Hospital, Unit for Adult Clinical Trial. Topic – harvesting bone marrow aspirates for clinical applications.

Prof. Einar Kristoffersen and Prof. Tor Hervig, Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital. Topic – Allogenic stem cells and platelet lysate as a growth factor.  

Assoc Prof. Yngvar KrukhaugHaukeland University Hospital, Orthopedic Clinic. Topic – Clinical trials. Topic – Clinical Trials for treating long bone defects.

Scandinavia & Finland

University of Tampere, Finland

Prof. Susanna Miettinen

Topic - Stem cell therapy for bone regeneration.

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Prof. Susanna Miettinen

Topic – development of polymer scaffolds for bone regeneration.

University of Southern Denmark

Prof. Else Marie Pinholt

Topic – Clinical trial using stem cells for reconstruction of alveolar bone

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Dentistry, Sweden

Prof. Ann Wennerberg

Topic – Surface characterization of biomaterials


University of ULM, Germany

Prof. Hubert Schrezenmeier

Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Topic - Stem cell production for clinical applications, EU projects.

Policlinico Milano, Italy

Dr. Rosaria Giordano

Milano Hospital, Cell factory.
Topic – Stem cell therapy.

Fraunhofer Institute, Department Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Wuerzburg, Germany

Prof. Jan Hansmann

Topic – Novel bioreactor system.

University of Wuerzburg, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Germany

Prof. Anke Krüger

Topic – Use of nanodiamond particles in biomedical applications.

EnvisionTEC GmbH, Germany


Topic – 3D printing of scaffolds.

University of Nantes, France

Prof. Pierre Layrolle

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médical, INSERM
Topic – Cell therapy for bone regeneration, common EU projects.

US & Japan

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Cell Therapy and Transfusion Medicine, USA

Prof. Michele Cottler Fox

Cell Therapy and Transfusion Medicine.
Topic - cell therapy and culturing stem cells.

Forsyth Institute, Boston, USA

Prof. Michele Cottler Fox

Topic – Periodontal regeneration.