Background and activities

Pål Sætrom works to develop and use computational models to predict how changes in gene regulation can control development and cause disease.

Research

Sætrom’s research focuses on non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and their roles in gene regulation and disease. Three major areas of research are (i) developing and validating computer models that can predict how genetic variation affects gene regulation (Nucleic Acids Res, 2011; PLoS Comput Biol, 2012; Bioinformatics, 2014); (ii) understanding the roles of ncRNAs in epigenetics and cell cycle regulation (Nucleic Acids Res, 2013; DNA Repair, 2015); and (iii) designing artificial RNAs for targeted gene regulation and therapy (Mol Ther, 2010; RNA, 2010; Hepatology, 2014).

Biographical Sketch

Education/training

YEAR(s) INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE FIELD OF STUDY
2005 NTNU, Trondheim, Norway DPhil Computer science (bioinformatics)
1996-2001 NTNU, Trondheim, Norway M.Sc. Computer science (algorithms)

Positions and Employment

2013-present Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, University of Nordland, Norway
2012-present Professor in bioinformatics, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2011-present Professor in bioinformatics, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2011 Guest researcher, Unit for Clinical Systems Biology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden with Dr. Mikael Benson
2008-2011 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2007-2011 Post doctoral fellowship (Career development fellowships from NTNU and the Norwegian Research Council), Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2007 Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
2006-2007 Post doctoral fellowship (Leiv Erikson research scholarship from the Norwegian Research Council), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA (12 months) with Prof. John J. Rossi
2002-2006 Research scientist, Interagon AS, Trondheim, Norway
2001-2002 Software Developer, Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Trondheim, Norway

Honors

2014 Outstanding Academic Fellow, NTNU
2008 PNAS Cozzarelli Prize in Biological Sciences (with D.H. Kim, O. Snøve, Jr., and J.J. Rossi)
2007-2010 Career research fellowship, Norwegian Functional Genomics Program (FUGE), Norwegian Research Council (NRC)
2007-2009 Career fellowship in Medical Technology, NTNU
2006 Research scholarship, FUGE, NRC
2006 Leiv Erikson research scholarship, NRC

Publications listed in publication databases

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