Background and activities
I am employed as a senior researcher by the Norwegian Health Association and works in the research group CERG at K.G. Jebsen Center for Cardiovascular Health. My research focus is genetics, exercise and cardiac health.
I am a PI for 2 large international projects aiming to:
1. Find early serum risk markers for coronary artery disease using new omics technology (small-RNA transcriptomics and lipidomics) in large population-based cohort studies as well as smaller well-controlled clinical studies
2. Find the genetic signature of aerobic fitness and test the potential as a tool to determine cardiac health and future risk of cardiovascular diseases.
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
- (2016) Circulating microRNAs predict future fatal myocardial infarction in healthy individuals - The HUNT study. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. vol. 97.
- (2015) A small molecule activator of AKT does not reduce ischemic injury of the rat heart. Journal of Translational Medicine. vol. 13 (1).
- (2015) The effects of high intensity interval training in women with rheumatic disease: a pilot study. European Journal of Applied Physiology. vol. 115 (10).
- (2014) Prognostic value of circulating microRNA-210 levels in patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis. PLoS ONE. vol. 9 (3).
- (2014) Remote ischemic preconditioning preserves mitochondrial function and activates pro-survival protein kinase Akt in the left ventricle during cardiac surgery: A randomized trial. International Journal of Cardiology. vol. 177 (2).
- (2013) Circulating MicroRNAs and Aerobic Fitness - The HUNT-Study. PLoS ONE. vol. 8 (2).
- (2013) Pi3k modulates cardiomyocyte phenotype in rats selected for low aerobic capacity. European Heart Journal. vol. 34.
- (2012) Choline and phosphatidylcholine are associated with aerobic capacity: the HUNT-Study. Cardiovascular Research. vol. 93.
- (2012) Serum Levels of Choline-Containing Compounds Are Associated with Aerobic Fitness Level: The HUNT-Study. PLoS ONE. vol. 7 (7).
- (2011) Time course of endothelial adaptation after acute and chronic exercise in patients with metabolic syndrome. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. vol. 25 (9).
- (2009) Aerobic interval training reduces cardiovascular risk factors more than a multi treatment approach in overweight adolescents. Clinical Science. vol. 116 (3-4).
- (2009) Transcriptional changes in blood after aerobic interval training in patients with the metabolic syndrome. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. vol. 16 (1).
- (2009) Aerobic interval training versus continuous moderate exercise after coronary artery bypass surgery: A randomized study of cardiovascular effects and quality of life. American Heart Journal. vol. 158 (6).
- (2008) ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN HIGHLY ENDURANCE-TRAINED MEN: EFFECTS OF ACUTE EXERCISE. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. vol. 22 (2).
- (2008) Both aerobic endurance and strength training programs improve cardiovascular health in obese adults. Clinical Science. vol. 115 (9).
- (2008) Gene expression profiling of skeletal muscle in exercise-trained and sedentary rats with inborn high and low VO2max. Physiological Genomics. vol. 35 (3).
- (2008) Aerobic capacity-dependent differences in cardiac gene expression. Physiological Genomics. vol. 33.
- (2008) Carbon monoxide levels experienced by heavy smokers impair aerobic capacity and cardiac contractility and induce pathological hypertrophy. Inhalation Toxicology. vol. 20 (7).
- (2008) Heat shock increases survival in rats exposed to hyperbaric pressure. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. vol. 38 (4).
- (2008) Aerobic Interval Training Versus Continuous Moderate Exercise as a Treatment for the Metabolic Syndrome A Pilot Study. Circulation. vol. 118 (4).