SPARK Norway projects

UiO:Life Science's innovation programme SPARK Norway for health related life sciences has a portfolio of 18 active teams and 9 alumni teams.

Active teams

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Targeting transcriptional addictions in glioblastoma

  • Project leader: Dr. Deo Pandey, Dept. of microbiology, Oslo University Hospital
  • Team members: Silje Lier, UiO

Blueskin Image may contain: Person, Forehead, Nose, Hair, Smile.

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Håvard Jostein Haugen, Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry, UiO 
  • Team members: Dr. Dung Tien Nuygen, Dr. Claudio Mortier, Prof. Jonathan J. Blaker and Ståle Petter Lyngstadaas

A solution to the kneecap fracture problem Image may contain: Nose, Cheek, Ear, Jaw, Neck.

  • Project leader: MD PhD Hendrik Frølich Stange Fuglesang, Orthopaedic department, Akershus University Hospital
  • Team members: MD Max J. Temmesfeld

A Novel Biomarker for Antibody Drug Conjugates Image may contain: Forehead, Nose, Cheek, Smile, Lip.

  • Project leader: Dr. Anette Weyergang, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • Team members: Dr. Kristian Berg and Dr. Olav Engebråten, The Radiumhospital Research Foundation

Broadly reactive vaccines against seasonal infectious disease Image may contain: Smile, Eyebrow, Black, Gesture, Style.

  • Project leader: Kristin Lunder Klausen PhD candidate, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital
  • Team member: Dr. Gunnveig Grødeland, UiO

Tankyrase inhibition for therapy of fibrotic diseases Image may contain: Nose, Hair, Smile, Mouth, Eyelash.

  • Project leader: Shoshy Alam Brinch, Hybrid Technology Hub, UiO and Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Oslo University Hospital
  • Team members: Jo Waaler (OUS/UiO) and Stefan Krauss (UiO/OUS)

Novel Treatment for Patients with GlioblastomaImage may contain: Woman, Face, Hair, Photograph, Facial expression.

  • Project leader: Postdoc Aleksandra Dukic, Institute of Clinical Medicine, UiO and Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital
  • Team members: Professor Kjetil Taskén, Associate Professor Rafi Ahmad and Inven2

Development of a new product to relieve the symptoms of dry mouth

  • Project leader: Professor Marianne Hiorth, Department of Pharmacy, UiO
  • Team members: PhD student Julie Frigård, Professor Gro Smistad, Professor Janicke Liaaen Jensen and Professor Hilde Kanli Galtung

Image may contain: Face, Hair, Eyebrow, Forehead, Facial expression.MyFood – a decision support system to prevent and treat disease-related malnutrition

  • Project leader: PhD student Mari Mohn Paulsen, Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, UiO
  • Team members: Professor Lene Frost Andersen, Dagfinn Bergsager and Gard O. S. Thomassen

Image may contain: Man, Face, Forehead, Head.Inhibition of aortic valve calcification

  • Project leader: Professor Kåre-Olav Stensløkken, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, UiO
  • Team members: Professor emeritus Jarle Vaage and Dr. Arsenii Zabernyk

Image may contain: Face, Hair, Forehead, Eyebrow, Chin.A medical device for obesity treatment

  • Project leader: Christer Tønnesen, Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED), The Institute of Health and Society, UiO and Oslo University Hospital
  • Team members: Njål Høstmælingen, Professor Michael Bretthauer, Associate Professor Magnus Løberg, Professor II Lars Aabakken, Marianne Lyngra and Yuichi Mori

A novel vaccine technology platform

  • Project leader: Malin Bern, postdoc, Oslo University Hospital (OUS)
  • Team members: Jan Terje Andersen (UiO) and Inger Sandlie (UiO)

Human antibodies for therapeutic, selective Notch targeting in rheumatoid arthritis

  • Project leader: Guttorm Haraldsen, center leader, UiO
  • Team members: Anita Kavlie, Stig Krüger and Katarzyna Marciniak

High-Performance Cyclotron Target for Gallium-68

A biologic therapeutic for pulmonary fibrosis

  • Project leader: Ole Jørgen Kaasbøll, researcher, Inst. clin. med., UiO
  • Team member: Håvard Attramadal, Inst. clin. med. (UiO)

Novel treatment for heart failure                                          

IVF FitTM: Optimising in vitro fertilisation hormone dosage 

Healthy soils for a healthy life 

Graduated teams - SPARK Norway alumni

A novel strategy to tailor the pharmacokinetics of IgA antibodies          

Tankyrase inhibition in cancer immune therapy                                     

  • Project leader: Jo Waaler, Faculty of Medicine, UiO
  • Team member: Stefan Krauss, (UiO and OUS)


Novel therapy for currently untreatable hypertension

Restoration of a functional urinary bladder using cutting-edge technology

Novel therapy for ischemic reperfusion injury                                        

RACeR: Improvement of A Genetic Tool that Enhances Homology Dependent Gene Repair

Petomics: a commercial Norwegian microbiome service for performance animals and pets

  • Project leader: Pål Trosvik, UiO
  • Team member: Eric Jacques de Muinck

Influenza vaccine that can be rapidly produced to counter an emerging pandemic threat

Targeted pharmacological treatment of ventricular arrhythmias

Published Feb. 1, 2019 5:56 PM - Last modified Dec. 21, 2021 4:42 PM