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UiO:Life Science shall strengthen quality and interaction in research. Our primary instrument to achieve this goal is the funding of convergence environments – interdisciplinary research groups that address major challenges related to health and environment/sustainability. We established six groups, convergence environments I, after the application round in 2016/2017 and eight groups, convergence environments II, after the application round in 2018/2019. Another application round for funding of convergence environments III took place in 2020/21.

Convergence environments I

The convergence environments that were established in 2017 study man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development, personalised cancer therapies and new technologies to handle both disease and pollutants.

Convergence environments II

The convergence environments that were established in 2019 will study diabetes, organ donation, consciousness, the immune system, evidence in rape cases, mental illnesses, medicinal plants and cancer

Interdisciplinary health research

The convergence environment PERCATHE has a new approach to cancer therapy.

Interdisciplinary environmental research

The convergence environment AnthroTOX has an interdisciplinary approach to deal with e-waste.