The Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2021

Current advances in G-protein coupled receptors - novel ligands and functions in body and brain disease

Drammensveien 78
The Nansen Neuroscience Lectures

The Nansen Neuroscience Lectures (NNLs) are organized in conjunction with Fridtjof Nansen’s birthday to honour his fundamental contribution to neuroscience, and since 10.10.2010 they are part of the Academy’s Nansen-celebration. The NNLs are given by speakers selected from the top tier of science research.

Information on NNL and Nansen Neuroscience lecturers until 2019

Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2020

Nansen's Contribution to Neuroscience

Organizers: Linda H. Bergersen and Jon Storm-Mathisen in cooperation with the University of Oslo, the Nansen Neuroscience Network (NNN), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).


The proteins that keep us 'in tune': G-protein mediated signalling and G-protein-coupled receptors are central in the regulation of the function of all cells. They are major drug targets for fighting diseases.



The lecture will give an overview and the latest advances in the field. 

11:30: Coffee and refreshments
12:00: Opening by Kenneth Ruud, Vice-president of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
12:03: Introduction by Linda Hildegard Bergersen, University of Oslo
12:06: Lecture by Stefan Offermanns, Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
12:46: Discussion and questions from the audience, moderator Jon Storm-Mathisen, University of Oslo
13:00: Coffee and refreshments – Informal discussions

Professor Dr Stefan Offermanns
Professor Dr Stefan Offermanns will give the Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2021.

Professor Dr Stefan Offermanns is the Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Department of Pharmacology, Bad Nauheim, Germany. 

Registration (further below): Please register for physical presence at the Academy (seats limited)
Watch the lectures here. Link will follow.

The meeting is free and open to the public. We ask our visitors to follow given covid-19 restrictions and keep the one meter distance. Due to limited seating we ask our guests to register for physical attendance. 

Abstract and Biography

Arrangører NNl




Norges første hjerneforsker (Foto: Johan v.d. Fehr. Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen. Billedsamlingen)
Fridtjof Nansen ved mikroskopet, Bergens Museum. 26 år gammel skrev han doktorgradsavhandling om virvelløse sjødyrs og slimålens nervesystem - et skjellsettende arbeid, basert på alle dyrerekker. (Foto: Johan v.d. Fehr / Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen. Billedsamlingen).