Nils Halberg

BFS-project: “The Obesity-Cancer Connection: Malignang Cell Exploitation of the altered Metabolic Landscape of Obese Cancer Patients”
Period: 2014-2017
Institute: The Department of Biomedicine

Dr. Halberg completed his graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen in 2009. Working in the laboratory of Dr. Philipp Scherer at the UT Southwestern Medical Center he studied the functional role of hypoxia and fibrosis in obese white adipose tissue. He did postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Sohail Tavazoie at the Rockefeller University where he studied the mechanisms of metastatic secretory programs in aggressive breast cancers.

In 2015, he moved to the University of Bergen to start his academic laboratory in the Department of Biomedicine. His laboratory seeks to better our understanding of the mechanistic connection between obesity and cancer.