Hanne Røland Hagland

Førsteamanuensis i biokjemi

Måltidets og Havets hus, Innovasjonsparken I8
Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for kjemi, biovitenskap og miljøteknologi
I8 D-112


My research interest area is cancer cell metabolism. Cancer cells can be highly hetereogenous with regards to DNA mutations and gene expression, but still have a common ability to adapt and grow in challenging tumour growth environments. We are interested in studying the mitochondrial contribution to growth adaptation in cancer cells and how this influence cancer treatment response. We are working in close collaboration with clinicians in the field of translational oncology, adapting protocols to real patient samples to give more targeted treatment to cancer patients. Our lab facilities entails state of the art equipment for studying mitochondrial oxidative capacity in various cell models, as well as gene and protein expressions. 

I have been fortunate to have led a research network in health and technology here at UiS, where the aim was to facilitate meetings with people from different expertise areas to collaborate on solving health challenges. Our lab has just recently invested in 3D bioprinters and regular 3D printers to support our current research with regards to using more advanced cell models (organoids, tumour spheroids) in our study of mitochondrial fitness in cancer. I am always interested in new collaborations and thrive in learning about new technologies to see how they can be used in our research to better tailor treatments for cancer disease.