Kristian Berg at the Department of Radiation Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research played a key role in when the technique of "photochemical internalization" (PCI) was developed. This method was introduced in 1995.
The story behind PCI is widely presented in a popularized form on the web page of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) as well as on the much visited Norwegian popular science web site "forskning.no".
Rolf Skotheim (photo) is the site responsible in Oslo, and says that across all types of cancer, testicular cancer is now the type for which known susceptibility genes explain the largest fraction the genetic risk.
Title of his talk: “Translational research and clinical activities on human stem cells at Department of Cellular Therapy, Radiumhospitalet”.
Time and place: 12 - 13 in the Auditorium, New Research Building, Montebello.
Llorente and coworkers publish detailed lipidomic analyses of exosomes released from prostate cancer cells
Project group leader Alicia Llorente, working in the group of Kirsten Sandvig, has recently published the lipid composition of a prostate cancer cell line and of the exosomes released from these cells.
The work was performed in collaboration with two Finnish research groups and published in Biochim. Biophys. Acta (Mol. Cell Biol. Lip.; journal impact factor 5.3). The study, based on the quantification of 280 molecular lipid species, provides the most extensive lipid analysis of cells and their released exosomes to date.
The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) aims to profile ongoing excellent research in the region by calling special attention to a "Scientist of the Month".
For the month of April 2013, this honor goes to Annetine Staff from the Department of Gynaecology at the Women and Childrens Division at Oslo University Hospital.