About us

Principal  Investigator

Philippe Collas, PhD, Professor

Project leaders

Nolwenn Briand, PhD, Researcher - Adipose tissue biology


Thomas Sæther, PhD, Associate Professor - Transcription regulation


Marie Rogne, PhD, Researcher - Cancer metastasis


The rest of the team

 Sumithra Taraldsen - Administrative Assistant

 Anita L. Sørensen, MSc - Principal Engineer

 Kristin Vekterud, BSc - Principal Engineer

 Mohamed Abdelhalim, PhD - Bioinformatician

Tasmia Jinnurine, MSc - Engineer

 Aurélie Bellanger, PhD - Postdoc

 Natalia Galigniana, PhD - Postdoc

 Julia Madsen-Østerbye, PhD - Postdoc

Damien Dufour, PhD - Postdoc

 Sarah Hazell Pickering, BSc (Hons) - PhD student

Emily Martinsen, MSc - Guest researcher

... and 45 alumni

Our lab retreats

Every two years we go on a retreat somewhere in Europe where one us is from or has family, mixing science, outdoors activities, and good food...