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.
E-mail for general requests: email@example.com
Phone: +47 22 85 11 35 Fax: +47 22 85 10 58
Inquiries from the media should be made to Franziska Hartmann by email or telephone.
All patient inquiries should be made by email to Franziska Hartmann. The Center can not administer patient inquiries made through any other channels.
The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research was established in 2009 at the Oslo University Hospital-National Hospital (Rikshospitalet) through a directive from the Norwegian Ministry of Health, with funding administered by the Norwegian Research Council.
The Center’s principal objectives are to increase the pace of existing stem cell research in Norway, establish a platform for human pluripotent stem cell research, and build translational bridges that facilitate the clinical use of stem cells to treat patients.
An article about current research at the center - entitled "Norwegian expertise in stem cell research" by Joel C. Glover has recently been published in "Public Service Review Science & technology 06". Link to the journal: click here
The article is found on page 216-217 (use the "Go to page" function)
In addition to being a driving force for Norwegian stem cell research, the Center is to play a national role in training researchers, disseminating knowledge about stem cells to researchers, clinicians, and the general public, and increasing collaboration between Norwegian and international stem cell research communities.
Housed in facilities located at Domus Medica, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, within the Department of Biochemistry, the Center contains several individual research laboratories and a core facility for the production and characterization of stem cells.
The Center is headed by Director Joel C. Glover, Professor at the Department of Physiology, University of Oslo, and Vice-director Philippe Collas, Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oslo.
International Advisory Board:
Professor Anthony Atala
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Professor Outi Hovatta
Professor Ian Duncan
University of Wisconsin Madison
Professor Catherine Verfaillie
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Professor Ariel Ruiz i Altaba
University of Geneva Medical School