Portrait of Ole M. Sejersted painted by Ross Kolby, 2017

A life in research and academia

Professor Ole M. Sejersted's 70th birthday June 6th 2017, was celebrated with family, friends and colleagues at Voksenåsen Kultur- og Konferansehotell. The symposium named "Control of the heartbeat" was arranged in his honor by Institute for Experimental Medical Research together with University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. After 26 years as head of the Institute, he now steps back to enjoy retirement.
As a student fellow he came to the Institute in 1968 with interest in physiology, and he has since then been a scientist with focus on kidney, muscle fatigue and heart failure. Ole M. Sejersted has published about 200 articles, and been supervisor for a number of students.
During his leadership our Institute has grown from 20 employees to approximately 60 people with different background and nationality. He will continue his work within science as president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps Akademi). The Norwegian Association of Physicians in Science (NAPS) awarded Ole M. Sejersted with Orkidéprisen 2017.

Portrait of Ole M. Sejersted painted by Ross Kolby, 2017 (to the left).

Read also the OUS-interview "Et privilegium"
Biography Ole M. Sejersted

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Winner of Idéprisen 2017

Jonas Skogestad is the winner of Idéprisen 2017.
Inven2 nominated 3 candidates among 60 projects from the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, and Jonas Skogestad was voted as the winner.
Project idea: “Ny behandling av alvorlige hjerterytmeforstyrrelser (ventrikkeltakykardi)”.
Brief description: “Forskerne har oppdaget en ny signalvei for regulering av hjertets saltbalanse, og gjennom å påvirke reguleringen av bestemte proteiner i denne signalveien har man oppnådd antiarytmiske effekter i celler. Forsøk i hjertesyke mus viser at behandlingen også har effekt i dyremodeller: mens 80 % av de hjertesyke musene fikk livsfarlig hjerterytmeforstyrrelse uten behandling, så var det ingen av musene i studien som fikk slike farlige rytmeforstyrrelser dersom de fikk behandlingen. Neste steg er å teste ut behandlingen på pasienter, og førstepremien på 250.000 kr vil eventuelt kunne gå til videre utvikling av prosjektet.”

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Cardiovasc Res. 2017 May 4

Latest publication

Increased passive stiffness promotes diastolic dysfunction despite improved Ca21 handling during left ventricular concentric hypertrophy

Åsmund T. Røe, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Kristine Skaårdal, Nazha Hamdani, Wolfgang A. Linke, Haåvard E. Danielsen, Ole M. Sejersted, Ivar Sjaastad and William E. Louch

Read the article in Cardiovascular Research
doi:10.1093/cvr/cvx087

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15th Annual CHFR Symposium on Heart Failure

Wednesday 20 September NORHEART seminar.
Thursday 21 to Friday 22 September Annual CHFR Symposium.

Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway

The symposium arranged by Center for heart failure research is open to all clinical and basic researchers, and provides a unique meeting place for regional, national and international interaction.

All seminar attendees must register. There is no registration fee.

Click here for more information and registration.

Submission of abstracts before Tuesday 6th of June.
Registration before 14th August.
Submission of presentation before Friday 15th of September.

Tandiekile L. Hafver nov2015

Doctoral Thesis: 1st of June 2017

MScMedSc Tandekile Lubelwana Hafver will defend her thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): "The Sodium-Calcium Exchanger 1: Novel Regulatory Mechanisms and Interacting Partners." Trial lecture: "Electrical activity in the heart and arrhythmias"

Trial lecture: 1st of June 2017 09:15

Dissertation: 1st of June 2017 12:15

Venue: Store auditorium (midtblokken), Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166

Supervisor: Cathrine Rein Carlson

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Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research

Latest publication (May 2017)

The Notch ligands DLL1 and periostin are associated with symptom severity and diastolic function in dilated cardiomyopathy

Norum HM, Broch K, Michelsen AE, Lunde IG, Lekva T, Abraityte A, Dahl CP, Fiane AE, Andreassen AK, Christensen G, Aakhus S, Aukrust P, Gullestad L & Ueland T

Read the article in Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
First Online: 04 May 2017

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Doctoral Thesis: 31st of March 2017

Anett Hellebø Ottesen will defend her thesis for the degree of
Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor):

"Functional aspects of granin proteins in cardiac disease"

Trial lecture: kl. 10:15, auditorium nye nord, 5. etg (Nye nord-bygget)

Dissertation: kl. 13:15, store auditorium (Hovedbygget)

Venue: Akershus University Hospital,
Sykehusveien 25-27, 1478 Lørenskog

Supervisors: Helge Røsjø, Geir Christensen, Torbjørn Omland

American Journal of Physiology Heart Circ Physiol

Latest publication (February 2017)

Non-invasive stratification of postinfarction rats based on degree of cardiac dysfunction using magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography

Jan Magnus Aronsen, Emil Knut Stenersen Espe, Kristine Skårdal, Almira Hasic, Lili Zhang & Ivar Sjaastad

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol (February 10, 2017). doi:10.ajpheart.00668.2016

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American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Published 1 May 2017 Vol. 312 no. 5, H932-H942 DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00668.2016

Circulation: Heart Failure

Latest publication (January 2017)

Glycosylated chromogranin A in heart failure. Implications for processing and cardiomyocyte calcium homeostasis

Anett Hellebø Ottesen, Cathrine R. Carlson, William E. Louch, Mai Britt Dahl, Ragnhild A. Sandbu, Rune Forstrøm Johansen, Hilde Jarstadmarken, Magnar Bjørås, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Jon Brynildsen, Ivar Sjaastad, Mats Stridsberg, Torbjørn Omland, Geir Christensen & Helge Røsjø

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE. 116.003675

Read the article in Circulation: Heart Failure

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Prize winners of the Poster Session, CHFR 2016

Presentations from our Institute which got first prize during the 14th Annual CHFR Symposium:

Ida Gjervold Lunde: II-8 Titin A-band truncation mutation in mice causes stress-induced dilated cardiomyopathy

Åsmund Treu Røe: IV-13 Elevated ventricular wall stress disrupts diastolic calcium homeostasis of the cardiomyocyte

Mari Elen Strand: VI-7 The heparanase-syndecan-4 axis in the heart: upregulation in response to immune activation indicates a role in cardiac inflammation

Other posters from our Institute which were ranked top 3 in their sessions, were presented by:

Jonas Skogestad, Xin Shen and Henriette Marstein

Congratulations!

See all the Prize winners at Center for Heart Failure Research

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