Lars O. Baumbusch
Dr. Lars O. Baumbusch is a molecular biologist working as a senior scientist and project group leader at the Dep. of Pediatric Research, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Norway. In his career, he investigated genomic instability, molecular signatures of circulating and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs), and long non-coding RNAs in breast cancer applying modern molecular biology methods and applied bioinformatics. Since 2012, he is working at the Dep. of Pediatric Research, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet on the molecular biology of oxidative stress and childhood cancer. Together with colleagues and his team, he examines genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and epigenomic changes using animal models of perinatal asphyxia and patient samples. During the last years, he focused on the characterization of the genomic profiles of primary tumors and DTCs of high-risk neuroblastoma patients applying different single cell and sequencing techniques. In addition, he was engaged as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Oslo from 2006 to 2010 and as an associate professor/professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway from 2018 to 2021. Perspectives: Progress in medical research requires sample collections like the Norwegian Childhood Cancer Biobank (NCCB). These modern biobanks provide the opportunity to combine clinical information with state-of-the art biotechnology and analytical techniques enabling a translation research approach. For more details about the scientific projects, publications, and perspectives of LOB please see https://ous-research.no/baumbusch.