Center leader Kristian Hveem, MD, professor in clinical epidemiology and medicine at the Dept. of Public Health and Nursing. Hveem's recent research involvement includes discoveries on MI, T2D, lipids, BMI, blood pressure, and various cancers. He led the establishment of the state-of-the-art HUNT biobank facility in 2006 where he has been the leader for more than a decade. He has also been instrumental in the design and establishment of the Danish National Biobank at SSI, Copenhagen. Hveem brings scientific expertise in cohorts, registries, biobanks, genotyping, data handling and analysis of new genetic variation.
Bjørn Olav Åsvold, MD, internist and endocrinologist, associate professor in epidemiology at the Dept. of Public Health and Nursing, is together with Sætrom one of few young researchers at NTNU selected for the Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. Åsvold brings expertise in epidemiological methodology, in particular the identification of modifiable causes of disease in population and Mendelian randomization approaches.
Pål Sætrom, professor in bioinformatics at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science and Dept. of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, is leader of NTNU’s bioinformatics core facility (BioCore) and an NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellow. Sætrom works towards an improved understanding of gene regulation in human disease, bringing extensive experience in both managing and analyzing high dimensional data and in developing tools for integrating these different data types to discover functional genetic variants, relevant for the bioinformatic prioritization.
Eivind Almaas, professor in systems biology at Dept. of Biotechnology. Almaas works towards an improved understanding of systems-level interplay and design principles of metabolic, gene-regulatory, and protein-interaction networks in cells, bringing extensive experience in both complex network analysis and high performance computing.