OUS Research Seminar on May 2, 2017


The Insulin producing beta cell in health and disease

Welcome to the next Oslo University Hospital (OUH) research seminar entitled “The Insulin producing beta cell in health and disease”.

We are pleased to present a program with outstanding international and national researchers.

The seminar is open to all.


12.30   Welcome by chairman

12.40   The beta cell in health and disease – An overview.
            Olle Korsgren, Professor of Cell Transplantation,
            Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University

13.10   Pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders. What can we learn from celiac disease?
            Ludvig Sollid, Professor, Director of Centre for Immune Regulation, UiO and OUH

13.30   Discussion

Type 2 diabetes

13.45   Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes.
            Kåre I. Birkeland, Professor of Internal Medicine,
            Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Medicine and Transplantation, UiO and OUH

14.10   Coffee break

Pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes

14.30   The natural history of prediabetes in children. Results from the DIPP-study.
            Mikael Knip, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Helsinki

14.50   The pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes:
            Lessons from pancreatic biopsies in the DiViD study.

            Lars Krogvold, Associate Professor, Consultant,
            Department of Paediatrics, UiO and OUH

15.20   The inflammation of the islets of the Langerhans at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
            Noel Morgan, Professor of Endocrine Pharmacology and
            Director at the Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Science, University of Exeter

15.40   Discussion

15.50   Coffee break

The future is here?

16.10   Antiviral treatment at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes – The DiViDInt Trial.
            Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, UiO and OUH

16.25   The development of a vaccine preventing type 1 diabetes.
            Heikki Hyöty, Professor of Virology, University of Tampere

16.40   Intra lymphatic GAD Antigen vaccination –
            A new treatment principle for type 1 diabetes?

            Johnny Ludvigsson, Senior Professor, Division of Paediatrics, Linköping University

16.55   Islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes- indications and results.
            Hanne Scholz, Senior Researcher, Institute for Surgical Research, UiO and OUH

17.10   Discussion and closing remarks

Everybody is welcome!


  • Professor Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Chairman of Oslo Diabetes Research Centre