Jan Brinchmann's group Cell Therapy Research Group

Jan Brinchmann

Work performed in our group is directed towards the use of stem and progenitor cells for tissue engineering of cartilage, bone and cardiovascular tissues. In the process we aim to unravel molecular mechanisms for cell differentiation and de-differentiation, and to understand the interactions between cells, extracellular matrix and biomaterials. In particular, we are interested in the possible role for microRNAs as biomarkers and in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Link to Cell Therapy Research Group home page at UiO


  • Tissue engineering of hyaline cartilage
  • Molecular mechanisms for chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
  • Disease mechanisms and treatment strategies for osteoarthritis
  • Tissue engineering of bone
  • Molecular mechanisms for bone generation
  • Tissue engineering of cardiovascular tissues
  • Molecular mechanisms for neovascularization 

Group Leader
Jan E. Brinchmann
Department of immunology
Tel: +47 22840489
E-mail: jan.brinchmann@rr-research.no