Nuclear Orphan hormone Receptors in Disease and Gene-regulatory Networks (NORGEN)

NORGEN works to enhance the knowledge of the basic mechanisms underlying nuclear hormone receptor signaling. This may increase our understanding of the genetic and physiological regulation underlying development of metabolic disorders, chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer.

NORGEN is a network of national centres of excellence that aims to exploit new opportunities provided by the excellence of Nordic research groups, in order to visualise Nordic research.

Both basic and clinical scientists from a range of disciplines are involved, including human genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, human and comparative physiology, endocrinology and bioinformatics and the use of state-of-the-art technology platforms.

NORGEN has a strong emphasis on integrated communication between academic groups, and also between academia and industry in the Nordic region.

Facts about the project
Project manager

Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

jan-ake.gustafsson@mednut.ki.se

Duration
2008-2011