K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology

  • The Nidelven (river) in Trondheim

The overall aim of the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology is to better understand human health and disease by studying genomic variation in populations. The center primarily works on the translational axis between population-based and laboratory-based research.

The center formalize collaborations between four strong local research groups and a world leading team of international collaborators at the interface of medicine, epidemiology, genetics, applied statistics, bioinformatics and system biology. 

Young scientist of the month

Mari Løset

Mari is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the K.G Jebsen Center and a Clinical Resident at the Department of Dermatology, St. Olavs Hospital. Her work includes genetic studies using data from HUNT in combination with regional- and national health registries, and RNA sequencing data from psoriasis-related skin samples. She aims to reveal novel mechanisms for inflammatory skin diseases and to translate these insights into prevention strategies and treatments.

Previous "Young scientists"

Ben Brumpton

Ben´s research involves understanding the genetics of complex traits and diseases and the use of genetic data within epidemiological frameworks to make causal inference. His methodologies are Genetic Epidemiology and Mendelian Randomization.

Brooke Wolford

Brooke is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics and Master of Arts in Statistics at the University of Michigan. She studies the genetics of cardiovascular and metabolic traits in large genetic datasets using statistical methods and high-throughput computing.