MIRG - Molecular Inflammation Research Group IKM

The Molecular Inflammation Research Group (MIRG) at the University of Tromsø (UiT) – the Arctic University of Norway is allocated to the Department of Clinical Medicine (IKM), and conducts research on human inflammatory conditions ranging from rheumatology diseases to degenerative disorders and cancer.

Research disciplines within our interest encompasses rheumatology diseases, with emphasis on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE);  stem cells and regenerative medicine, with focus on joint disorders; and cancer, with emphasis on the tumor stroma and its role in regulating tumor immunity and responses to therapies. In the context of cancer, basic and clinical radiobiology represent a fundamental research field in our group. 

The Molecular inflammation Research Group at IKM currently has 11 members:  The permanent scientific staff consists of 1 Professor, 2 Assistant Professors and 1 senior researcher. The non-permanent scientific staff consists of 1 postdoctoral fellow, 3 PhD students and 1 Master student.  In addition, 2 senior laboratory engineers are allocated to the research group