New convergence environments

Two convergence environments awarded to CEES: Comparative immunology of fish and humans and The genetic history of Eastern Eurasia.

UiO:Life Science funds convergence environments – interdisciplinary research groups that address major challenges within health and environment. Out of seven convergence environments that will be established in the autumn 2017, two will be led from CEES:

Comparative immunology of fish and humans (COMPARE)

The overarching goal

The overarching goal of the convergence environment is to find out how the peculiar immune system of the codfishes function in detail and what its implications are for human immune disease. The results will affect future aquaculture, human medicine as well as providing a social sciences case for our awareness of the future possibilities of gene modifications of fish and humans.

Consortium

Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Professor, CEES, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (leader)
Sissel Jentoft, Deputy Chair/Project Coordinator, CEES
Ole Christian Lingjærde, Professor, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Shuo-Wang Qiao, Associate Professor, Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR), Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Kristin Asdal, Professor, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), Faculty of Social Sciences

Primary objective

Create an interdisciplinary consortium emerging from two CoE-environments in evolutionary genomics and fish immunology (CEES) and human immunology (CIR) with an overarching goal to disentangle how the peculiar immune system of the codfishes function in detail and its implications for human immune disease.

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The genetic history of Eastern Eurasia (ARCH-GEN)

The overarching goal

The convergence environment will unveil the patterns and processes that have shaped the cultural and genetic landscape of human populations in Eastern Eurasia using a wide range of multidisciplinary tools and approaches.

Consortium

Nils Chr. Stenseth, Professor, CEES, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Jan Bill, Professor, Department of Archaeology, Museum of Cultural History
Chen Yong Zhi, Inner Mongolia Museum

Primary objective

To unveil the patterns and processes that have shaped the cultural and genetic landscape of human populations in Eastern Eurasia using a wide range of multidisciplinary tools and approaches. ARCH-GEN is a unique opportunity for UiO to place itself in the forefront of the human palaeogenomic revolution.

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At this page you can read more about all the new convergence environments.

Published May 11, 2017 3:38 PM - Last modified May 11, 2017 3:38 PM