Vilhelm Magnus Laboratory for Neurosurgical Research

Einar Osland Vik-Mo
Einar Osland Vik-Mo

The Vilhelm Magnus Laboratory (VML) is a section within the Department of Neurosurgery focusing on translational research: exploration of the biology underlying neurosurgical conditions with an ambition of making contributions to novel treatments. Research efforts during the last 15 years have concentrated on stem cells from the adult human brain and brain cancer. The studies on brain cancer are focused on glioblastoma (GBM) which is both the most frequent and most deadly brain cancer (median survival in unselected series ≈10 months).


  • To characterize cell types and cellular mechanisms in GBMs with special attention on GBM stem cells (GSCs)
  • To develop therapeutic strategies against GCSs
  • To characterize human brain stem cells and develop cell types for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders
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