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 Krukhaug, Haukeland University Hospital, Orthopedic Clinic. Topic – Clinical trials. Topic – Clinical Trials for treating long bone defects.