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Centre for Digital Life Norway at NTNU

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.

Centre management (networking Project):

Leadership and governance
Centre leader: Trygve Brautaset
Centre coordinator: Marie H. Aune (on leave)
Administrative support: Brage Hansen
Coordinator: Ragnhild I. Vestrum

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Coordinator/Professor II: Roger Strand

Training and recruitment
Group leader: Olav Haraldseth
Coordinator for DLN research school: Liv E. Falkenberg

DLN board

NTNU is represented in the DLN board by Tor Grande – Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

 

Research projects led from NTNU

  • DrugLogics
    The project works on combinatorial drug treatment for cancer.
    Project leader: Astrid Lægreid, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine.
     
  • 3D Life
    The project works on simulated and experimental 3D tissue models.
    Project leader: Berit Løkensgard Strand, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science.
     
  • Auromega
    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.
     
  • Lab-on-a-chip
    The project works on making an accurate, inexpensive and quick diagnostic tool for liquid patient samples.
    Project leader: Astrid Aksnes, Department of Electronic Systems.
     
  • Listening to the patients
    The project works on listening to the patients gut to improve the lives of people with type I diabetes.
    Project leader: Sven Magnus Carlsen, MH faculty administration.
     
  • PROVIZ
    The project works on developing AI-based software to identify prostate cancer in MR images.
    Project leader: Tone Frost Bathen, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging.
     
  • Res Publica
    The project works on responsibility, practice and the public good across Digital Life.
    Project leader: Heidrun Åm, Department of Sociology and Political Science.

NTNU is also well represented in several of the other research projects within DLN.

 

Centre for Digital Life Norway Research School

NTNU leads the national Centre for Digital Life Research School where Per Bruheim (Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science), Olav Haraldseth (Professor at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging) and Emil Karlsen (PhD student at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science) serves on the research school board.