Research groups at CORE

There are six main areas of research at Centre for organelle Research.

  • Peter Ruoff in the lab, studying circadian rythms

    Cellular metabolism and circadian systems

    Studies of cellular metabolism and circadian systems using both molecular biology and computational methods. This research group is lead by Professor Peter Ruoff.

  • Grass growing in India

    Development of plant organelles and chlorophyll transfer reactions

    Photosynthesis is the fundamental metabolic process on earth that has successfully enabled organisms to sustain evolutionary extinction. Molecular machines operating in photosynthetic organisms could provide human society with a blueprint for a corresponding technology development to balance climate change.

  • Illustration of DNA base repair

    DNA base exision repair

    This research group, lead by Professor Svein Bjelland, studies DNA base excision repair (BER). The main research interest is DNA base excision repair (BER), mainly focusing on the initiating enzyme, that is different DNA glycosylases, of this repair pathway. 

  • Working Group on Biological Effects of Contaminants

    Ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring

    Our research mainly focuses on the development of biological markers using molecular biology techniques for the purpose of environmental monitoring. 

  • Illustration from Hanne Hagland's phd thesis

    Metabolic flexibility in cell systems

    The Hanne Hagland research group studies how metabolic pathways contribute to cancer growth and how metabolites are directly involved in gene regulation. Tumors are generally very heterogeneous in gene and protein expression.

  • Protein PP2A

    Protein Phosphatases and Signalling

    PP2A and PP4 (Protein Phosphatase 2A and Protein Phosphatase 4) are conserved enzymes found in all eukaryotes and are in fact crucial for biological functions in all kinds of eukaryotic cells.

  • Other research groups

    The research activity at CORE is not limited to the six main research groups. Researchers and collaborators at the centre are also contributing to other related topics.