Bakgrunn og aktiviteter
Present position: Professor, MI Lab director
Degrees: MD, PhD [dr. med.]
1992. PhD in Medicine [dr. med.], NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Thesis: “NMR spectroscopy of cerebral ischemia and reperfusion in rat”
1984. Medical Doctor, University of Bergen.
2007 Director of medical imaging centre (SFI) “MI Lab”
1998 - Professor in MR, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2006 - 07 Dean for research, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU
2005 - 05 Head of Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU
2002 - 05 Vice-head of Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU
1991 - 97 Research scientist, Sintef, Trondheim, Norway
1988 - 91 Research fellowship, the Research Council of Norway
1985 - 87 Hospital physician, Harstad and Trondheim, Norway
Appointed by European Science Foundation to be main author of a Science Policy Briefing on “Medical Imaging for Improved Patient Care” (2007).
Appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health as member of one of the working groups in [HelseOmsorg21], a national process aimed at developing a National Research and Innovation Strategy on Healthcare for the 21st Century in Norway (2013).
Appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health as member of one of the working groups to develop a strategic report on the implementation of personalized medicine in Norway (2014).
Research consultant, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Olavs University Hospital.
Leader of “Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging” (MedIm).
Partner in the RCN appointed national research infrastructure in neuroscience, NORBRAIN.
Leader of MR Core Facility at NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital.
Leader of working group for research on new MR-PET system at NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital.
Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the ESFRI infrastructure EATRIS.
Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the ESFRI infrastructure Euro-BioImaging.
NTNU contact person for the European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine.
Main Research Interests
Clinical and preclinical application of new functional and molecular MR methods for information about tissue physiology and organ function in brain, heart and cancer research.
Innovation of new ultrasound technology for non-expert users at initial point of care.
Multi-functional and multi-modal nanoparticles for image guided drug delivery.
Image guidance in regenerative medicine.
Establish better environments for collaboration between university, hospital and industry to promote industrial innovation and translational research in the area of medicine and health.
80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
h-index of 26