Maiken Elvestad Gabrielsen
Background and activities
I have been working with data from Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag since 2006. My area of research has been genetic variation related to disease and health. During the past five years I have gone from active research to research administration. I am now the research coordinator at the K.G. Jebsen center for genetic epidemiology. The main objective for the centre is to improve understanding of human health and disease by studying genomic variation in populations and to exploit these insights for new and more effective prevention and treatment regimens.
As the research coordinator at K.G Jebsen center for Genetic epidemiology I coordinate more than 60 studies run by the centre. Running more than 60 different studies through our centre requires collaborations with a large number of researchers and data retrieval is done in collaboration with participating researchers and clinicians.
The K.G Jebsen center for Genetic epidemiology is responsible for the PhD course in Genetic epidemiology (SMED8020) where we aim to give the students a broad introduction to the field of genetic variation and analyses.