Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (NTNU)
Lead contact: Professor Duan Chen
NTNU is a centre for science and technology education and research in Norway. It is the second-largest national university, consisting of 53 departments, seven faculties, and 4800 employees. 2600 of which are in research positions. NTNU participated in more than 150 projects in the European Commission's 5th, 6th, and 7th Framework Programmes.
Professor Duan Chen has two research laboratories that are located at a joint laboratory centre of NTNU and St. Olav's University Hospital, and at the animal facility of the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. His laboratories are equipped with a comprehensive laboratory animal monitoring system (CLAMS) for rats and mice, and state-of-the-art equipment for microsurgery, microinjection, histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarray), biochemistry and molecular biology. His research group has a free or low costing access to common research facilities and services provided at the centre, including national platforms for functional genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and atom force microscopy. All animal studies are carried out in specific pathogen free conditions.
Short profile of the staff members who will be undertaking the work:
Prof. Duan Chen (MD, PhD) is Principal Investigator of Experimental Surgery Research Group at NTNU, and has been a full professor since 1999 at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU. He is author or co-author of 99 original research articles and 29 invited reviews in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters, mainly in the field of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Bård Kulseng (MD, PhD) is the Head of Obesity Centre at St. Olavs University Hospital at Trondheim, with 25 years of research and clinical experience in Endocrinology and Obesity.
Dr. Chun-Mei Zhao (PhD) is a Histologist with 20 years experience of GI endocrine cells.
Dr. Carl-Jørgen Arum (MD) is a Senior Consultant Surgeon at St. Olavs University Hospital at Trondheim.