Artem Fayzullin

  • Visiting Scientist; MD, PhD


2012-2018:  PhD in Cancer Biology & Neurosurgery (University of Oslo & Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway) - "The Study of Glioblastoma’s Invasion and Hypoxic Tolerance at Anatomical, Cellular and Transcriptional Levels. A Focus on Real-time Single Cell Observations”.

1999-2004:  PhD in Immunology & Neurosurgery (Bashkir State Medical University & Regional Neurosurgical Center, Republican Clinical Hospital, Ufa, Russia) - “The Immune Status of Patients with Hydrocephalus”.

2001-2003:  Clinical residency in neurosurgery, Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russia.

2000-2001:  Clinical internship, Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russia.

1994-2000:   MD, Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russia.

Research interests/projects:

  • Cancer biology: cancer invasion, tumor microenvironment, live time-lapse of tumor/immune cells’ interactions
  • Reparative/regenerative cell biology: stem cells based tissue repair, organoids
  • Neuroscience: brain plasticity, brain-computer interfaces in neuro-rehabilitation, stem-cell based approaches in restoration of injured central nervous system
  • Clinical neurosurgery – brain and spinal tumor surgery, multidisciplinary neuro-oncology, reconstructive neurosurgery

Work experience:

2020-present:  Researcher, Department of Cellular Therapy, Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway

2020-present:  Visiting researcher, RITMO - center, "Brain-Computer Interface" – project,   University of Oslo, Norway

 2017-2018:     Medical doctor, Drammen Hospital, Drammen, Norway

 2010-2017:     Research-fellow and PhD-student, Vilhelm Magnus Laboratory for Neurosurgical Research, Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital &  University of Oslo

2016-2017:    Medical doctor, A-Medi Medical Center, Asker, Norway

 2015-2015:  Medical doctor, Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

 2007-2010:  Assistant professor, Bashkir State Medical University, Faculty of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Ufa, Russia

2003-2010:   Medical doctor (specialist in neurosurgery), Regional Neurosurgical Center, Republican Clinical Hospital, Ufa, Russia

2001-2002:     Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology, Eastern Humanitarian University, Ufa, Russia


-  Travel research fellowship grant, University of Oslo, Institute of Surgical Research, Oslo, Norway, 2010-2011

-  Travel clinical fellowship grant, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway, 2010

-  Travel clinical fellowship grant, Open Medical Institute, American-Austrian Foundation, University of Vienna, Algemeines Krankenhaus, Austria, 2010

-  Travel grant, Open Medical Institute, American-Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria, 2006 & 2007

- Prize for the best presentation at the V-th Congress of Neurosurgeons, Russia, Ufa, 2009

-  Prize for innovations in neurosurgery, Russia, Ufa, 2008

-  First class degree (Diploma with high honors) for the excellent study, Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russia, 2000

- Golden Medal for excellent study at High School, Ufa, Russia, 1994


Publications 2019

Skaga E, Kulesskiy E, Fayzullin A, Sandberg CJ, Potdar S, Kyttälä A, Langmoen IA, Laakso A, Gaál-Paavola E, Perola M, Wennerberg K, Vik-Mo EO (2019)
Intertumoral heterogeneity in patient-specific drug sensitivities in treatment-naïve glioblastoma
BMC Cancer, 19 (1), 628
DOI 10.1186/s12885-019-5861-4, PubMed 31238897

Publications 2018

Fayzullin A, Sandberg CJ, Spreadbury M, Saberniak BM, Grieg Z, Skaga E, Langmoen IA, Vik-Mo EO (2018)
Phenotypic and Expressional Heterogeneity in the Invasive Glioma Cells
Transl Oncol, 12 (1), 122-133
DOI 10.1016/j.tranon.2018.09.014, PubMed 30292065

Mughal AA, Zhang L, Fayzullin A, Server A, Li Y, Wu Y, Glass R, Meling T, Langmoen IA, Leergaard TB, Vik-Mo EO (2018)
Patterns of Invasive Growth in Malignant Gliomas-The Hippocampus Emerges as an Invasion-Spared Brain Region
Neoplasia, 20 (7), 643-656
DOI 10.1016/j.neo.2018.04.001, PubMed 29793116

Publications 2016

Fayzullin A, Tuvnes FA, Skjellegrind HK, Behnan J, Mughal AA, Langmoen IA, Vik-Mo EO (2016)
Time-lapse phenotyping of invasive glioma cells ex vivo reveals subtype-specific movement patterns guided by tumor core signaling
Exp Cell Res, 349 (2), 199-213
DOI 10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.08.001, PubMed 27515001

Skjellegrind HK, Fayzullin A, Johnsen EO, Eide L, Langmoen IA, Moe MC, Vik-Mo EO (2016)
Short-Term Differentiation of Glioblastoma Stem Cells Induces Hypoxia Tolerance
Neurochem Res, 41 (7), 1545-58
DOI 10.1007/s11064-016-1868-2, PubMed 26915110

Publications 2015

Mughal AA, Grieg Z, Skjellegrind H, Fayzullin A, Lamkhannat M, Joel M, Ahmed MS, Murrell W, Vik-Mo EO, Langmoen IA, Stangeland B (2015)
Knockdown of NAT12/NAA30 reduces tumorigenic features of glioblastoma-initiating cells
Mol Cancer, 14, 160
DOI 10.1186/s12943-015-0432-z, PubMed 26292663

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