Centre for Digital Life Norway at NTNU
Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is a national center for biotechnology training, research and innovation.
DNL is a response to the strategic initiative “Digital Life – convergence for innovation” funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC). DLN is a virtual center, currently involving twelve major research projects, and managed by a joint leadership network from NTNU, UiB and UiO.
Research projects led from NTNU
- 3D Life
The project works on simulated and experimental 3D tissue models.
Project leader: Berit Løkensgard Strand, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science.
The project works on microbial production of omega-3 fatty acids.
Project leader: Per Bruheim, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science.
- Double Intraperitoneal Artificial Pancreas
The project works on making an artificial pancreas for continuous monitoring and regulation of blood sugar in diabetes patients.
Project leader: Sven M. Carlsen, MH faculty administration.
The project works on making an accurate, inexpensive and quick diagnostic tool for liquid patient samples.
Project leader: Astrid Aksnes, Department of Electronic Systems.
NTNU is also well represented in several of the other research projects within DLN.
NTNU leads the national Centre for Digital Life Research School where Per Bruheim – Department of Biotechnology and Food Science and Heidrun Åm – Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture serves on the research school board.
Centre management (networking Project):
- Leadership and governance
Centre leader: Trygve Brautaset
Centre coordinator: Marie H. Aune
- Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Group leader: Heidrun Åm
Coordinator/Professor II: Roger Strand
- Training and recruitment
Group leader: Olav Haraldseth
Coordinator for DLN research school: Liv E. Falkenberg