Background and activities

I work with high-throughput sequencing (exome sequencing) to identify unknown genetic causes of familial colorectal cancer.

My motivation

Genetics has always fascinated me and the way different traits are inherited through generations is very exciting to me.  As much as 20-25% of all colorectal cancer cases seem to have familial predispositions of cancer developments, but the genetic causes for these predispositions are largely unknown. Only approximately 5% of all colorectal cancers are due to known inherited mutations. I hope that my doctoral work can contribute to identifying genetic cause of cancer development in a larger part of these colorectal cancer cases and thereby improving the follow-up and treatment of this group of patients.

Work experience

  • 2013-dd: NTNU, The faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health. Phd Candidate
  • 2010-2012: St. Olavs Hospital, Department of Pathology and Medical Genetics. Moleculargeneticist
  • 2008-2009: SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Department of Biotechnology. Master of Science
  • 2008-2008: Statoil Rotvoll Research center. Biotechnology laboratory, Research assistant
  • 2006-2008: St. Olavs Hospital, Department of Medical Microbiology. Bioengineer


  • 2006-2008: NTNU, The Faculty of Medicine, Master in Molecular Medicine
  • 2003-2006: Sør-Trøndelag University College, HiST, Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology


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