The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research


The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research is a national facility dedicated to basic and translational stem cell research, technical training, and public education.

Contact information for general requests:
Phone: +47 22851578 / +47 92287650 

Media inquiries:
Inquiries from the media should be made to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad by email or telephone.

Patient inquiries:
All patient inquiries should be made by email to Hege Brincker Fjerdingstad. The Center can not administer patient inquiries made through any other channels.


Stem Cell Center International Seminar Series


Immunomodulation of Stem Cells Workshop December 10th - 11th 2015


Immunomodulation of Stem Cells Workshop, which will be held at the Academy of Medical Sciences, London. The Workshop will begin at 9 am on December 10th and will conclude on December 11th at 5pm.

Leaders representing industry and academia will discuss the impact of the immune system in regenerative medicine. The workshop will provide a platform for international oversight and networking within and between the stem cell and the immunology communities.

At the end of the event, delegates will have a better understanding of the main issues concerning the immune system and regenerative medicine strategies as well as the different approaches that industry has adopted to take cell therapies from bench to clinic.

Our Speaker list includes:
Irving Weissman, Hans Dieter Volk, David Mooney, Joseph Wu, Matthew Albert, Fiona Powrie, Frederic Geissmann, Caetano Reis e Sousa, Allan Bradley, Hongkui Deng, Stuart Forbes, Robert Deans, Kai Pinkernell, Kathryn Wood, Stefan Bornstein, Robert Lechler, Kevin Shakesheff, Mark Lythgoe, Alicia El Haj, Marcelo Rivolta.

10 min talks and poster presentation from submitted abstracts are accepted.

This workshop is suitable for those in academia and industry.

For registration details, please see here.


12th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Networking Meeting Sept 29-30th 2015


The Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Networking Meeting this year will be held at Soria Moria Hotel and Conference Center from September 29-30th 2015.

Open to all researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, patient groups and others with an interest in stem cell biology, research and applications.

The program will include presentations by participating PhD students and postdocs and the following lectures by our invited international speakers:

Pierre Bagnaninchi, University of Edinburgh
“Real time monitoring of stem cell based disease models on a chip”

Karim Si-Tayeb, Nantes University
“Generating hepatocytes from iPS cells”

See this link for registration and for more information about the conference on the Norwegian Research Council's website.


Bergen Stem Cell Consortium Annual Meeting Aug 31th - Sep 1st 2015


Bergen Stem Cell Consortium ( is a research initiative that is intended to function as a catalyst for stem cell research in Western Norway, led by and located in the Helse Bergen health trust. The initiative is a collaboration between six local research groups that work in the field of stem cell research and share the goal of generating basic scientific knowledge about the use of stem cells and introducing personalised stem cell-based treatment.

For more info see here.