Annual Research Seminar, March 9-10, 2017

The annual research seminar of Oslo Diabetes Research Centre gathered researchers from ten different research groups at Thorbjørnrud, March 9-10, 2017. Our researchers assembled to share their experiences in two days of lectures. Ongoing projects, unpublished data and research in progress were discussed. We were also delighted to welcome the invited speakers: Marcel den Hoed, Assistant professor at Uppsala University,  and Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Associate professor at NTNU .




 Torsdag 9. mars

Kl. 12.00-13.00 – Lunsj

Kl. 13.00-13.10

Åpning v/ Knut Dahl-Jørgensen

Kl. 13.10-13.20

Presentasjonsrunde alle deltakere


Møteleder: Kåre I. Birkeland (kl. 13.20-16.30)

Kl. 13.20-13.50 – Keynote lecture

Marcel den Hoed*: On the molecular basis of obesity.
Kl. 13.50-14.10

Paz Ruiz: Diabetes epidemiology from register based data.

Kl. 14.10-14.30

Gunn-Helen Moen: Genetics in the STORK-project.

Kl. 14.30-14.50

Vibeke Gagnum: Mortalitet og nyresvikt ved type 1 diabetes.


Kl. 14.50-15.20 – Pause
Kl. 15.20-15.50

Tore Henriksen: Fetal macrosomia by «well regulated diabetes» in pregnancy.

Kl. 15.50-16.10

Ingun Toftemo: Ethnic differences in thinness and overweight at age 4 years. (Stork G)

Kl. 16.10-16.30

Anh Thi Tran:     Ethnic differences in quality of treatment in type 2 diabetes in Norway.

Kl. 16.30-17.00 – Pause


Møteleder: Lars Christian Stene (kl. 17.00-18.00)

 Kl. 17.00-17.20

Marte Viken:   HLA genetics in patients with coexisting T1D and Celiac disease.
 Kl. 17.20-17.40

Simen Schive: Clinical Outcome after Islet tx.

Kl. 17.40- 18.00

Hanne Scholz: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), therapeutic potential in islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes patients.

Kl. 18.00-19.00 – Pause / Kl.19.00-20.00 – Sosialt samvær  / Kl.20.00 Middag


Fredag 10. mars

Møteleder: Lars Christian Stene (kl. 09.00-10.45)

Kl. 09.00-09.45 – Keynote lecture

Marcel den Hoed*: Systematic identification and characterisation of causal genes for cardiometabolic diseases using zebrafish model systems.

 Kl. 09.45-10.05

German Tapia: Plasma immunological markers in pregnancy and cord blood in relation to childhood type 1 diabetes: results from the PAGE study.

Kl. 10.05-10.25

Lars Krogvold:  News from the DiViD-study. Viral footprints in the endocrine pancreas.

Kl. 10.25-10.45

Martin Heier:   Scientia Fellow in California: HDL-function and type 1 diabetes.


Kl. 10.45-11.15 – Pause


Møteleder: Torild Skrivarhaug (kl. 11.15-13.00)

Kl. 11.15-11.35

Kristin Hodnekvam: Transition from pediatric to adult health care; a quality improvement project.

Kl. 11.35-11.55 

Niels Gunnar Juel: Body stiffness and pain after 50 years with type I diabetes.

Kl. 11.55-12.15

Anne Karin Molvær: Quality of Life after 50 years with type I diabetes.

Kl. 12.15-12.45

Bjørn Olav Åsvold**: Hva kan vi lære om diabetes fra store befolkningsundersøkelser: Erfaringer fra HUNT 1-3 og planer for HUNT4.

Kl. 12.45-13.00   Avslutning

Kl. 13.00-14.00 – Lunsj

*Marcel den Hoed earned his PhD (2009) in health Sciences at Maastricht University, and after a career Development Fellowship at MRC Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge and a post doc at Karolinska, he is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Sciences, Molecular Epidemiology and Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala. His work has centered around genetic and physiological aspects of cardiometabolic traits. Among his main current projects is a systematic evaluation of functional effects of SNPs identified in human genome wide association studies, now in the zebrafish model, where large samples of fish is characterized after “gene editing” using the CRISPR/Cas9 technique. He has authored several papers in high-ranking journals including Nature Genetics, Science Translational Medicine and PLOS Medicine.

** Bjørn Olav Åsvold is associate professor at the Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU. He performs research in epidemiology and is a senior consultant in endocrinology. His epidemiological research is related to the HUNT Study – a longitudinal population health study in Norway. Main research areas are diabetes and endocrinology, complications during pregnancy and cardiovascular diseases.