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Education
1978-1982    University of Oslo, cand.mag. (=BSc)
1983-1985    University of Oslo, cand.scient. (=MSc)
1986-1992    University of Oslo, Dr.philos. (=PhD)

Employment
1983-1985    Master thesis:  “Mineral fibres and cell transformation. Effects of asbestos fibres and glass fibres in the Syrian hamster embryo cell transformation assay“. Performed at The Norwegian Radium Hospital Oslo, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Cancer. Supervised by professor Tore Sanner and Dr. Edgar Rivedal.

1986-1991    Doctoral fellowship from the Norwegian Cancer Society. Dr.philos. thesis. “Cell transformation and intercellular communication. Testing of non-genotoxic carcinogens and mechanistic considerations with special reference to hepatic peroxisome proliferators”. Affiliation: The Norwegian Radium Hospital Oslo, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Cancer. Supervised by professor Tore Sanner.

1992-1994    Postdoctoral fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council. Affiliation: The Norwegian Radium Hospital Oslo, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Cancer.

1995-2009    Scientist at The Norwegian Radium Hospital Oslo, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Cancer. The department and the hospital have changed their formal names and organization. The department is today called Department of Cancer Prevention. The hospital has fused with the other hospitals in the Oslo area, and is now formally named Clinic for Cancer Medicine, Surgery and Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital.

2009-present    Professor in molecular biology, Department of Science and Technology, Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands.