Research Focus


The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) does research on the beneficial effects physical exercise has on the heart, blood vessels and skeletal muscle. The aim of the research is to develop new and better ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, and contribute in the fight against the major public health challenges our society faces, such as inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

The group consists of eminent scientists, doctors and promising research talent at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital. 

CERG was established in January 2008 with funding from The Research Council of Norway (Program for outstanding young researchers), National Association for Public Health, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). From 2011, the group was given the status as one of the four new KG Jebsen centers for medical research. The group is led by Professor Ulrik Wisløff.