Kristian Prydz

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Phone +47-22856753
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

My research projects include:

Intracellular transport routes in epithelial cells.
Changes in epithelial cells in cancer.
Epithelial cells as uptake sites for microorganisms, toxins and medication.
Synthesis and sorting of glycoproteins and proteoglycans.
Structure and function of the Golgi apparatus.


  • MBV3010 - Advanced cell biology (course leader)

  • MBV4270 - Advanced glycobiology

  • MBV4030 - Laboratory methods in cell biology
  • MBV4240 - Biochemical mechanisms in intracellular transport

Higher education and employment history

1976 Eksamen artium, Tromsø gymnas
1980 Cand. mag. natural sciences, University of Oslo
1983 Cand. scient. biochemistry, UiO
1986 Dr. scient. biochemistry, UiO

1987-1989 Postdoc at European Molecular Biology Laboratory
(EMBL), Heidelberg.
1989-1992 Researcher, NFR, Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Cancer Research, The Radium Hospital, Oslo
1992-1994 Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry, UiO.
1994-2003 Professor Department of Biochemistry, UiO.
1998-1999 Sabbatical at EMBL, Heidelberg.
2004- Professor Department of Molecular Biosciences, UiO.


  • Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Member of The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


  • 2010-12: President of The Norwegian Biochemical Society

  • Deputy leader of IMBV, leader of the Cell Biology programme
  • Leader of Glyconor


NFR Collaboration with Professor Jaakko Saraste and PhD Michael Marie, University of Bergen, concerning mechanisms for intracellular transport in the early secretory pathway in epithelial cells.


Tags: Life sciences


  • Vuong, Tram Thu; Rønning, Sissel Beate; Suso, Henri-Pierre; Schmidt, Ralf; Prydz, Kristian; Lundström, Marlene; Moen, Anders & Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth (2017). The extracellular matrix of eggshell displays anti-inflammatory activities through NF-κB in LPS-triggered human immune cells. Journal of Inflammation Research.  ISSN 1178-7031.  10, s 83- 96 . doi: 10.2147/JIR.S130974 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Doowod, Rua Kareem; Adusumalli, Ravi; Tykesson, Emil; Johnsen, Elin Follaug; Lundanes, Elsa; Prydz, Kristian & Wilson, Steven Ray Haakon (2016). Determination of 3′-phosphoadenosine-5′-phosphosulfate in cells and Golgi fractions using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A.  ISSN 0021-9673. . doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.10.001
  • Berven, Lise; Skjeldal, Frode Miltzow; Prydz, Kristian; Zubaidi, Layla Mohammad Khader; Ballance, Simon; Johansen, Harald Thidemann & Samuelsen, Anne Berit C. (2015). Particulate yeast β-glucan is internalized by RAW 264.7 macrophages and reduces the activity of the tumor-associated protease legumain. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre.  ISSN 2212-6198.  6(1), s 15- 23 . doi: 10.1016/j.bcdf.2015.06.003
  • Dick, Gunnar; Akslen-Hoel, Linn Kristin; Grøndahl, Frøy; Kjos, Ingrid; Maccarana, Marco & Prydz, Kristian (2015). PAPST1 regulates sulfation of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in epithelial MDCK II cells. Glycobiology.  ISSN 0959-6658.  25(1), s 30- 41 . doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwu084
  • Prydz, Kristian (2015). Determinants of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) structure. Biomolecules.  ISSN 2218-273X.  5(3), s 2003- 2022 . doi: 10.3390/biom5032003
  • Korpetinou, Angeliki; Skandalis, Spyros S.; Moustakas, Aristidis; Happonen, Kaisa E.; Tveit, Heidi; Prydz, Kristian; Labropoulou, V; Giannopoulou, E.; Kalofonos, H.; Blom, AM; Karamanos, Nikos K & Theocharis, Achilleas D. (2013). Serglycin Is Implicated in the Promotion of Aggressive Phenotype of Breast Cancer Cells. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  8(10), s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078157

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  • Vuong, Tram Thu; Rønning, Sissel Beate; Suso, Henri-Pierre; Kenny, Enda; Schmidt, Ralf; Hart, J; Bell, Andrea; Prydz, Kristian & Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth (2016). Eggshell Membrane – An Equivalent of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) in Avian Egg has Modulating Wound Healing Properties.
  • Heggelund, Julie Elisabeth; Krengel, Ute & Prydz, Kristian (2015). Cholera toxin – carbohydrate interaction as the basis for cholera blood-group dependence. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 1644.
  • Heggelund, Julie Elisabeth; Prydz, Kristian & Krengel, Ute (2014). Cholera blood-group dependence investigated by X-ray crystallography, CaCo-2 cells and ELISA.
  • Heggelund, Julie Elisabeth; Prydz, Kristian & Krengel, Ute (2013). Cholera toxin's blood-group dependence investigated with CaCo-2 cells and ELISA.

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Published Nov. 4, 2010 2:46 PM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2013 4:42 PM