Kristian Prydz

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Phone +47 22856753
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

My research projects include:

Intracellular transport routes in epithelial cells.
Synthesis and sorting of glycoproteins and proteoglycans.
Structure and function of the Golgi apparatus.

Proteoglycans and related molecules in perineuronal nets (PNNs).

Ephrins and their receptors - interactions with proteoglycans.


  • BIOS 3700 - Cell biology II (course leader)

  • MBV 4320-9320 Advanced physiology and cell biology

  • MBV4030 - Laboratory methods in cell biology
  • MBV4240 - 9240 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.

2013- Professor at Department of Biosciences, UiO


  • Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


  • 2010-12: President of The Norwegian Biochemical Society

  • Deputy leader of IMBV, leader of the Cell Biology programme 2009-2013.
  • Leader of department PhD committee, 2016-2019.
  • Department educational leader, 2017-
  • Editor of NBS-nytt, 2019-


CINPLA member since 2018. Internal collaborations.

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

Collaboration With Professor Hans-Christian Åsheim, Institutt for oral biologi on ephrin biology.



Tags: Life sciences, glycobiology, biochemistry, Cell biology
Published Nov. 4, 2010 2:46 PM - Last modified Mar. 27, 2019 4:02 PM