K.G. Jebsen Inflammation Research Centre

The centre conducts research on chronic inflammatory diseases, a group of diseases that cause considerable suffering and disability for those affected and that have very large costs for families and for society at large.

Inflammation is the body’s response to infection or injury. It usually ends when the body’s immune system has eliminated the threat, but it persists in many cases for reasons that we do not understand. Such chronic infections lead to the destruction of healthy tissue, scar formation and, over time, loss of function. The establishment of the centre means that the research groups can produce new, important knowledge that will form the basis for developing new forms of treatment.

Group  leaders:

Guttorm Haraldsen (centre leader)
Professor at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Professor Pål Aukrust og forsker Arne Yndestad
University of Oslo and Oslo university Hospital

Tom H. Karlsen
Professor at University of Bergen and Oslo University Hospital.

Dag Kvale
Professor at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Benedicte A. Lie
Professor at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Tom Eirik Mollnes
Professor at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Johanna Olweus
Professor at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.

Professor Kjetil Taskén og forsker Einar Martin
Aandahl, NCMM, University of Oslo

The centre in brief:

Leader: Guttorm Haraldsen
Start: 2013
Host institution: University of Oslo
Funding: 16 MNOK
Home page: K.G. Jebsen-senter for betennelsesforskning

Contact information:


Visiting address:
Department of pathology,
Oslo Universitetssykehus – Gaustad
Sognsvannsveien 20

Postal address:
Avd. for patologi
Oslo Universitetssykehus
Rikshospitalet, Postboks 4950 Nydalen
0424 Oslo


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