The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research


The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research is a national facility dedicated to basic and translational stem cell research, technical training, and public education.

Contact information for general requests:
Phone: +47 22851578 / +47 92287650 

Media inquiries:
Inquiries from the media should be made to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad by email or telephone.

Patient inquiries:
All patient inquiries should be made by email to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad. The Center can not administer patient inquiries made through any other channels.


Stem Cell Center International Seminar Series

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iPS cell research at the Stem Cell Center featured on Norwegian national news broadcast


A project involving the generation of iPS cells from Norwegian patients with Parkinsons disease was featured on the evening news broadcast from NRK on September 13, 2017. This project, a collaboration between neurologist Mathias Toft, head of the Neurogenetics Laboratory at Oslo University Hospital, and Gareth Sullivan, group leader at the Stem Cell Center, aims to generate neurons from the patient-derived iPS cells and to investigate disease mechanisms in these. The project is an example of the activities supported by The Neuron Factory platform at the Stem Cell Center.

See the news story here:



Conference at Soria Moria - Second Announcement and Call for Registration

14th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Networking Meeting October 30-31, 2017


Open to all researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, patient groups and others with an interest in stem cell biology, research and applications.

The program for this year´s conference will feature scientific sessions covering a range of exciting topics including  

° In vitro neurological disease models
° Early zygotic development and stem cell pluripotency
° 3D cell culture models
° Preclinical and clinical stem cell research

As usual, the program will feature primarily short presentations from PhD students and postdocs, and the best PhD student presentation will again be awarded with a cash prize (and a handsome certificate and trophy).

The conference concludes with a gala dinner on the evening of October 31 (Halloween costumes not required).

In addition, we are pleased to have 2 international keynote speakers on the program: 

In-Hyun Park
Associate Professor of Genetics, Yale Stem Cell Center, Child Study Center, Yale University

Park will be speaking about his research into the mechanisms of iPS cell reprogramming and their use in modeling brain disease. (For more information about In Hyun Park´s research see )

Tilo Kunath
Parkinson’s UK Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Kunath will be speaking about his use of iPS cells to create in vitro models of Parkinson´s disease. (For more information about Tino Kunath´s research see

Registration is required and the registration deadline is August 30 – so don´t delay!

Conference and housing registration forms can be downloaded here.