Background and activities

Born:                          1956
Present position:     Professor, MI Lab director
Degrees:                    MD, PhD [dr. med.]


  • 1992. PhD in Medicine [dr. med.], NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Thesis: “NMR spectroscopy of cerebral ischemia and reperfusion in rat”
  • 1984. Medical Doctor, University of Bergen.

Work experience

2007 -              Director of medical imaging centre (SFI) “MI Lab” 
1998 -              Professor in MR, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
 2006 - 07        Dean for research, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU
2005 - 05        Head of Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU
2002 - 05        Vice-head of Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, NTNU
1991 - 97        Research scientist, Sintef, Trondheim, Norway
1988 - 91        Research fellowship, the Research Council of Norway
1985 - 87        Hospital physician, Harstad and Trondheim, Norway

Special assignments 

  • Research leader, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Olavs Hospital 
  • Leader of “Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging” (MedIm).
  • Leader of MR Core Facility at NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital 
  • Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the Preparatory phase of the ESFRI infrastructure “Euro-BioImaging”.
  • Norwegian contact person for Medical Imaging in the ESFRI infrastructure EATRIS
  • Leader of “Whole animal imaging network” in the national FUGE technology platform in Molecular Imaging (NorMIC)
  • NTNU contact person for European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine.
  • Member of National User Committee for the PET Centre in Oslo
  • Appointed by European Science Foundation to be main author of a Science Policy Briefing on “Medical Imaging for Improved Patient Care” (2007)  

Main Research Interest

  • Clinical and preclinical application of new functional and molecular MR methods for information about physiology and organ function in brain, heart and cancer research.
  • Multi-functional and multi-modal nanoparticles for imaging and image guided drug delivery.
  • Image guidance in regenerative medicine. 


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