The University of Tromsø aims to be an academic institution of high international standing and with a special commitment to developing the North, combining quality and relevance, cutting-edge research and a wide range of educational opportunities
The University of Tromsø aims to be at the international forefront in research and education pertaining to the Northern region.
Particular emphasis shall be given to research in fields where the university has a comparative advantage due to its geographical location.
The overall aim of the NOWAC postgenome cohort is to include transcriptomics (mRNA and miRNA) as part of the globolomic design in a population-based prospective study in order to explore systems epidemiology
Transcriptomics in a globolomic design could be a measure of exposure , an intermediate in the carcinogenic process or classifying the outcome
Supported by an Advanced Investigator Grant from The European Research Council in 2008