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A passionate mentor looks back: Professor Geir Christensen retires

Just one month shy of 38 years with the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), Professor Geir Christensen adds the word Emeritus to his title. To everyone at IEMR and to Norwegian heart research, it is the end of an era.  

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New publications

Peptides used for transport of cargo over the cell membrane can have unwanted effects on calcium handling.

Per Kristian Lunde, Ornella Manfra, Thea Parsberg Støle, Marianne Lunde, Marita Martinsen, Cathrine Rein Carlson and William E. Louch

Polyarginine Cell-Penetrating Peptides Bind and Inhibit SERCA2

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New publications

New editorial on the “forgotten” heart chamber

Emil EspeMathis Korseberg Stokke

Editorial for “MRI Assessment of Myocardial Deformation for Risk Stratification of Major Arrhythmic Events in Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Eligible for Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators”

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Seminars and conferences

IEMR – Project meeting
Godfrey Smith

1. March 2024

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New publications

Understanding the stiff heart: Versican in cardiac fibrosis development

Athiramol SasiAndreas RomainePugazendhi Murugan ErusappanArne Olav MellebyAlmira HasicChristen Peder DahlKaspar BrochVibeke Marie AlmaasRosa Doñate PuertasH Llewelyn RoderickIda Gjervold LundeIvar SjaastadMaria VistnesGeir Christensen

Temporal expression and spatial distribution of the proteoglycan versican during cardiac fibrosis development

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Doctoral Thesis

Public Defence: Kristine Andreassen

M.Sc. Kristine Andreassen at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “On exercise training and fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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Doctoral Thesis

Public Defence: Henriette Schermacher Marstein

M.Sc. Henriette Schermacher Marstein at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “Associations between inflammatory markers and organ involvement in long-term juvenile dermatomyositis” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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General

Research Strategy 2011-2022

The IEMR research strategy was updated in 2023. See new strategy here.

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People

Professor Godfrey Smith joins the IEMR team

Collaboration is key. That is why Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Godfrey Smith, joins forces with the research team at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) in Oslo. 

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In focus

Old hearts provide new knowledge

Explanted hearts that have been replaced by new are not going to waste at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) in Oslo. By studying them, before and after the transplant, scientists hope to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

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