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1st Open MoBa Research Forum

Welcome to the first Open MoBa Research Forum.


Welcome to the first Open MoBa Research Forum.

29. sep | 2022

Clarion Hotel the HUB, Biskop Gunnerus gate 3, 0106 Oslo

The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort study (MoBa) is delighted to welcome you to the first Open MoBa Research Forum on September 29th, 2022 at Clarion Hotel the HUB in Oslo.

The purpose of the Open MoBa Research Forum is to bring together researchers interested in MoBa to share findings, learn about the latest updates, and provide an opportunity for the scientific community to discuss new ideas and directions for MoBa going forward. Camilla Stoltenberg, Director-General of the NIPH, will open the seminar and Professor George Davey Smith will hold the keynote lecture. 



0830  Registration and coffee

Morning session

Chair: Anne Lise Brantsæter, NIPH

0900  Opening and welcome

Camilla Stoltenberg, Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

0915  MoBa – the latest updates

Ragnhild Brandlistuen, Scientific Director of MoBa, NIPH

0930  Using cohorts to understand the COVID-19 pandemic

Per Magnus, Scientific Director at Centre for Fertility and Health (CeFH), NIPH

0945  Keynote lecture - Pre-registered triangulation of evidence: the role of birth cohorts  

Professor George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, Scientific Director at Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and their Children (ALSPAC)

1030  Coffee break

Session 1 

Chair: Helga Ask, NIPH

1100  Recent findings from MoBa 1

  • Charting the genetic landscape of mental traits and disorders. Professor Ole A. Andreassen, Director CoE NORMENT, University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

  • Untangling the genetics of gestational duration – a MoBa journey 2004-2022. Professor Bo Jacobsson, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • The genetic architecture of childhood growth. Professor Stefan Johansson, University of Bergen (UiB) and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen.
  • Epigenetics and fertility. Siri E. Håberg, Director of CeFH, NIPH.

1200  Panel Discussion – “MoBa going forward – new perspectives” 

Panel members: Camilla Stoltenberg (NIPH), Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio (NIPH), Gloria Traina (HOD), Johan Øvrevik (NIPH)

Moderator: Jennifer Harris, NIPH

1300  Lunch  

Session 2

Chair: Pétur Benedikt Juliusson, NIPH              

1400 MoBatools: software to facilitate efficient and reproducible use of MoBa data

Dr. Laurie Hannigan, Nic Waals Institute, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital; Department of Mental Disorders, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; & Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol.

1415   Recent findings from MoBa 2

  • Early influence on the brain in a lifespan perspective; the case of birth weight. Professor Kristine Beate Walhovd, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), UiO.
  • COVID-19 and impact on mental health (C-Me). Johanne Hagen Pettersen PhD Candidate, Department of Mental Health, NIPH
  • Safe pregnancies in women with epilepsy, from pharmacoepidemiology to pharmacoepigenetics. Associated Professor and Senior consultant Marte Helene Bjørk, UiB and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen.
  • Social background effects in light of modern genetic science, Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

1515    Closing remarks and farewell

Ragnhild Brandlistuen, Scientific Director of MoBa, NIPH



Registration is free and includes attendance at the forum and lunch.

Registration is closed.

​Please contact  if you have any questions regarding the event.