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The BIOTEK2021 programme is the Research Council of Norway’s most comprehensive research initiative in the field of biotechnology. The programme will run from 2012 through 2021.
The BIOTEK21 programme succeeds the Programme on Functional Genomics in Norway (FUGE), which was concluded in 2011.

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  • My optimization story – biomarkers from microvesicles

    "You will see your research from a different perspective. You will have the possibility to test your idea and build on it!" says Alicia Llorente from Oslo University Hospital as she tells us about her experience from leading an optimization project.

  • The 4th annual optimisation workshop

    The 25th – 26th of April BIOTEK2021 arranged the 4th annual workshop for members of all active optimisation projects.


    New methods for diagnosing and treating cancer

    The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Cancer Society are joining forces to ensure that results from Norwegian cancer research make it from the laboratory to the market more quickly – for the benefit of the patients.

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