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Professor Valeriya Lyssenko

MD, PhD 

Valeriya Lyssenko is Professor of Medicine at University of Bergen. Her research field is pathophysiology of diabetes and associated complications with focus on underlying genetic susceptibility. Research combines large population-based studies with functional in vivo and in vitro investigations. Together with the Broad Institute (MIT/Harvard), Novartis and Lund University, she worked on a first Diabetes Genetic Initiative - a SNP atlas for type 2 diabetes published in Science 2006. She was a visiting scientific researcher at the Broad Institute/MIT in Boston (2007-2008). Dr. Lyssenko is a principal investigator and scientific leader of PROLONG and DOLCE clinical studies. She received a number of prestigious awards, SSSD Young Investigator Award (2008), Rising Star at the EASD (2009), Bagger-Sorensen Young Talent Award (2013), UiB and Bergen research foundation award (2015). She is serving on a number of international scientific review boards. Dr. Lyssenko is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.