Magnus Aronsen 5x7

Doctoral Thesis: 8. mars 2018 Jan Magnus Aronsen will defend his thesis for the degree of Ph.D. (philosophiae doctor): "Molecular mediators of chronic heart disease - A search for novel, specific cardioprotective therapies"

Trial lecture: "Treatment modalities and prognosis in heart failure patients with and without preserved left ventricular ejection fraction"

Trial lecture: 8. mars 2018 10:30,
Seminarrom A3.3067, Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (A), Sognsvannsveien 20

Dissertation: 8. mars 2018 13:15,
Blått auditorium (3), Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Rikshospitalet (B), Sognsvannsveien 20

Supervisor: Professor Ivar Sjaastad


LOGO Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Latest publication (February 2018)

Raffaele Altara, Fouad A. Zouein, Rita Dias Brandão, Saeed N. Bajestani, Alessandro Cataliotti and George W. Booz

In Silico Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Three Common Rat Models of Diastolic Dysfunction

Read the article in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 21 February 2018

doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00011

Matrix Biology

Latest publication (January 2018)

Geir Christensen, Kate M. Herum, Ida G. Lunde

Sweet, yet underappreciated:
Proteoglycans and extracellular matrix remodeling in heart disease

Read the article in Matrix Biology

PMID: 29337052
DOI: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.01.001

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NCMM Young Associate Investigator (YAI )

Ida Gjervold Lunde is newly appointed as NCMM Young Associate Investigator (YAI).

The final candidates were chosen on the basis of their scientific excellence, translational merit and/or the ability to build networks that bridge from basic science to clinical medicine. The standard and quality of candidates was very competitive, with excellent applications.

Young Associate Investigators continue working at their host institutions, and are credited with an affiliation to NCMM. Nominations are made for three years.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) is an international biomedical research centre, with the overall objective of translating basic medical research into clinical practice, and is a part of UiO's interdiciplinary focus on life sciences.

Current Heart Failure Reports 2017

Latest publication

Anett H. Ottesen,A.H, Geir Christensen, Torbjørn Omland and Helge Røsjø

Glycosylated Chromogranin A: Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of Heart Failure

Read the article published in Current Heart Failure Reports

doi: 10.1007/s11897-017-0360-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Arthritis Care cover 2017

Latest publication

Zoltan Barth, Birgit N Witczak, Berit Flatø, Akos Koller, Ivar Sjaastad and Helga Sanner

Microvascular Abnormalities Assessed by Nailfold Capillaroscopy In Juvenile Dermatomyositis After Medium to Long-Term Follow-Up

Read the article published in Arthritis Care & Research

DOI: 10.1002/acr.23338
Online ISSN: 2151-4658

Monica Thallinger

Doctoral Thesis: 27th of October 2017 Monica Thallinger ved Institutt for klinisk medisin vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Newborn resuscitation in low-resource settings. Improved methods of bag-mask ventilation at birth.

Trial lecture: 27. okt. 2017 10:15

Dissertation: 27. okt. 2017 13:15

Venue: Auditoriet øyeavdelingen, Oslo universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Kirkeveien 166

Supervisor: Ketil Størdal, Folkehelseinstituttet, Oslo


Prize winners of the Poster Session, CHFR 2017

Presentations from our Institute which got first prize during the 15th Annual CHFR Symposium:

Naiyereh-Nelly Mohammadzadeh winner of Session II presented:"Lack of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan lumican in mice exacerbates left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction upon pressure overload"

Ingrid Albert winner of Session IV presented: "Development of high-affinity SERCA2 activating peptides acting through disruption of the PDE3A-SERCA2 complex"

Other posters from our Institute which were ranked top 3 in their sessions, were presented by Andreas Romaine and Kine Andenæs.


See all the Prize winners at Center for Heart Failure Research

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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.


The new K. G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research at University of Oslo

Official opening Thursday August 31, 2017.
Venue: Rødt auditorium, Building 25, Ullevål Sykehus, Oslo.

Download seminar program (PDF)

K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research is directed by Professor Ivar Sjaastad: "Our primary objective is to better understand the mechanisms of heart failure. Specifically, we will identify mechanisms regulating myocardial stiffness, and new therapeutic targets of diastolic dysfunction."

The centre comprises six research groups at University of Oslo; of which three are located at Ullevål Hospital, two at Rikshospitalet and one at Radiumhospitalet.

Group leaders: Ivar Sjaastad (Centre leader), Geir Christensen, (Deputy leader), William E. Louch, Camilla Raiborg, Thor Edvardsen and Lars Gullestad
Associated partners: Alessandro Cataliotti, Llewelyn Roderick (University of Cambridge), Joakim Sundnes (Simula) and Kjetil Taskén
Administrative coordinator: Emil Espe

Read more about the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research


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