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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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Aakre KM, Ottesen AH, Strand H, Faaren AL, Alaour B, Torsvik J, Sylte MS, Marber M, Christensen G, Røsjø H, Omland T (2021)
Biological variation of secretoneurin; a novel cardiovascular biomarker implicated in arrhythmogenesis
Clin Biochem
PubMed 34624255 DOI 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2021.09.014
Rypdal KB, Erusappan PM, Melleby AO, Seifert DE, Palmero S, Strand ME, Tønnessen T, Dahl CP, Almaas V, Hubmacher D, Apte SS, Christensen G, Lunde IG (2021)
The extracellular matrix glycoprotein ADAMTSL2 is increased in heart failure and inhibits TGFβ signalling in cardiac fibroblasts
Sci Rep, 11 (1), 19757
PubMed 34611183 DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-99032-2
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, 67 (6), 889-898
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
Myhre PL, Ottesen AH, Faaren AL, Tveit SH, Springett J, Pyylampi J, Stridsberg M, Christensen G, Høiseth AD, Omland T, Røsjø H (2021)
Performance of a Novel Research-Use-Only Secretoneurin ELISA in Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: Comparison with an Established Secretoneurin Radioimmunoassay
Cardiology, 146 (5), 566-574
PubMed 34284402 DOI 10.1159/000517444
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