Postal address

Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7491 Trondheim Norway

Background and activities

I hold a master’s degree in biophysics and medical technology and a PhD in molecular genetics. Since 2009 I have done research in barophysiology, focusing on genetic responses in the circulatory system.

In my current employment as principal investigator for the project Fitness to dive – a translational approach to physiological challenges in the hyperbaric working environment, I participate in studies of how the cardiovascular and central nervous system of humans and rats react and adapt to saturation diving. The primary objective of this project is to provide physiological knowledge that may be applied in preparing and protecting divers from injury. The work is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and Statoil ASA as part of the Petromaks programme for health, safety and work environment in the petroleum sector.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Møllerløkken, Andreas; Eftedal, Ingrid. (2009) Individual risk of decompression sickness: Possible effects of genomic or epigenomic variation altering gene expression. The future of diving: 100 years of haldane and beyond.


  • Eftedal, Ingrid. (1993) Heterogeneity in the incorporation and excision of uracil in DNA. 1993. ISBN 82-7119-591-3. Doktor ingeniøravhandling (1993:12).
  • Eftedal, Ingrid; Brubakk, Alf O. (1989) Automatization of pressure chamber : Monitoring & control of hyperbaric environment for animalresearch. 1989.