Collaborations & Partners
The Institute’s close collaboration with the clinic, its interdisciplinary approach in the intersection of computer science, biology and medicine, and innovative development of new research tools created in cooperation with the industry, all come together to form a unique set of strengths.
National and international
We collaborate extensively with other clinical and diagnostic departments at Oslo University Hospital (oncology, gynecology, surgery, pathology), and we have several clinicians employed part-time at the Institute. The need for patient material and clinical input also forms the basis for some of our collaborations with national (Akershus University Hospital, Haukland University hospital, Vestfold Hospital) and international groups (Oxford, UCL, Karolinska, MD Anderson, LSHTM). On a less systematic level, we also collaborate with many groups in need of cytogenetic analyses, DNA ploidy analysis or application of our other methods to materials they work with.
Since its creation, the ICGI has closely collaborated with the Institute of Informatics (IFI) at the University of Oslo on the development of new analytical approaches in computational textural analysis, and several PhD students have been recruited from IFI in recent years.
The ICGI is a partner in the following organizations:
- CCB - Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, a Centre of Excellence established by the Norwegian Research Council in 2007. Got to www.med.uio.no/ccb for more information.
- MEDIMA - Multimodal medical imaging and image analysis, a strategic research initiative funded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. MEDIMA focuses on development of new and improved techniques for medical imaging and analysis. Go to www.mn.uio.no/medima for more information.
- CRC Network – The Colorectal Cancer Network, an international collaboration working towards increased understanding of genetic mechanisms behind colorectal cancer with the aim of improving treatment options. Håvard E. Danielsen serves as chair of the panel of expertise, which includes representatives from the highest-ranked universities in Europe. Go to www.crcnetwork.net for more information.