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Geir Christensen

Group Leader & Professor

Christensen group

Education
– MD 1982
– PhD 1993
– Master of Health Administration 2004

Positions (selected)
– Professor of Medicine 2003-
– Founder and Head, Norwegian PhD School of Heart Research ( NORHEART) 2013-
– Head, Centre for Heart Failure Research 2003-2018
– Visiting Scientist, University of California, San Diego 1996-1997
– Postdoctoral Researcher 1993-1996
– PhD Student 1986-1992
– Resident, Internal Medicine 1982-1986

Awards, committees and memberships
– Award for Outstanding Research, Norwegian Health Association presented by King Harald V 2011
– Head of Organizing Committee, Annual Symposium on Heart Research 2003-2020
– Elected Member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters 2018-

Research area

  • Cell signaling
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart failure

Latest publications

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Rutkovskiy A, Lyngbakken MN, Dahl MB, Bye A, Pedersen MH, Wisløff U, Christensen G, Høiseth AD, Omland T, Røsjø H (2021)
Circulating MicroRNA-210 Concentrations in Patients with Acute Heart Failure: Data from the Akershus Cardiac Examination 2 Study
Clin Chem
PubMed 33783502 DOI 10.1093/clinchem/hvab030
Nordén ES, Bendiksen BA, Andresen H, Bergo KK, Espe EK, Hasic A, Hauge-Iversen IM, Veras I, Hussain RI, Sjaastad I, Christensen G, Cataliotti A (2021)
Sacubitril/valsartan ameliorates cardiac hypertrophy and preserves diastolic function in cardiac pressure overload
ESC Heart Fail, 8 (2), 918-927
PubMed 33497525 DOI 10.1002/ehf2.13177
Berge K, Lyngbakken MN, Myhre PL, Brynildsen J, Røysland R, Strand H, Christensen G, Høiseth AD, Omland T, Røsjø H (2020)
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in acute heart failure: Data from the ACE 2 study
Clin Biochem, 88, 30-36
PubMed 33245872 DOI 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2020.11.009
Mathiesen SB, Lunde M, Stensland M, Martinsen M, Nyman TA, Christensen G, Carlson CR (2020)
The Cardiac Syndecan-2 Interactome
Front Cell Dev Biol, 8, 792
PubMed 32984315 DOI 10.3389/fcell.2020.00792
Rønning SB, Carlson CR, Aronsen JM, Pisconti A, Høst V, Lunde M, Liland KH, Sjaastad I, Kolset SO, Christensen G, Pedersen ME (2020)
Syndecan-4-/- Mice Have Smaller Muscle Fibers, Increased Akt/mTOR/S6K1 and Notch/HES-1 Pathways, and Alterations in Extracellular Matrix Components
Front Cell Dev Biol, 8, 730
PubMed 32850844 DOI 10.3389/fcell.2020.00730
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