Presentation of candidates for Institute Council – Group B

I am postdoctoral in the Martens group (psychosis research) with special interest in biological mechanisms related to psychotic disorders. I am a molecular biologist and have broad research background from cancer research, stem cells and biotechnology. I graduated from the Department of Biomedicine in 2012 and worked for 4 years as a researcher in SINTEF before I started in current position at K2 in May 2017.

Regards Anja Torsvik


Randi J Bertelsen is a biologist at the University of Bergen and holds a PhD in Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology from the University of Oslo. Bertelsen was previously affiliated with the National Institute of Public Health and had a 2-year visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS / NIH) in the United States. The main focus of research is chemical exposure seen in the context of the development of asthma and allergy. In her current research position associated with K2 (research project funded by the NFR), Bertelsen looks at how exposure to antibacterial chemicals can affect bacterial chlorine in the oral cavity and lung health.



My name is Karianne Fjeld and I am a molecular biologist. I did my PhD in 2006 and have since then been affiliated with the Bergen Diabetes Group at K2, first as a postdoc and now as a researcher. During these years my overall research goal has been to elucidate the underlying disease mechanisms of the pancreas, with a special interest in pancreatitis.




Luiza Ghila is a postdoctoral fellow working on pancreatic islet cell plasticity and factors involved in diabetes onset in the MODY research group, under the supervision of Pål Njølstad and Helge Ræder.

Luiza obtained her Bachelor’s degree from University of Bucharest, Romania and her PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from University of Geneva, Switzerland. For the last 8 years, she has been working in the field of pancreas biology and regeneration.


The other candidates are:

Marie H Solheim

Caroline Engen

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