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Background and activities

Born:                          1956
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.

Work experience

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

Special assignments 

  • Research leader, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Olavs Hospital 
  • Leader of “Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging” (MedIm).
  • Leader of MR Core Facility at NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital 
  • Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the Preparatory phase of the ESFRI infrastructure “Euro-BioImaging”.
  • Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the ESFRI infrastructure EATRIS
  • Leader of “Whole animal imaging network” in the national FUGE technology platform in Molecular Imaging (NorMIC)
  • NTNU contact person for European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine.
  • Member of National User Committee for the PET Centre in Oslo
  • Appointed by European Science Foundation to be main author of a Science Policy Briefing on “Medical Imaging for Improved Patient Care” (2007)  

Main Research Interest

  • Clinical and preclinical application of new functional and molecular MR methods for information about physiology and organ function in brain, heart and cancer research.
  • Multi-functional and multi-modal nanoparticles for imaging and image guided drug delivery.
  • Image guidance in regenerative medicine. 


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

Postal address

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