Life sciences include science disciplines that study living organisms and life processes. The core disciplines are biology and medicine, and they are supported by chemistry, physics and mathematical sciences. We invest in a wide range of ground-breaking research and innovation within the life sciences. We have schemes for research organisations, the public sector and industry.
Overall plans (in Norwegian only)
The portfolio plan describes investment objectives, planned activities and expected outcome and impact of the Research Council's total investment in the portfolio area.
The investment plan shall provide an overview of the total calls for proposals and other activities planned with the use of the portfolio board's own funds.
The portfolio board
The portfolio board is responsible for investment decisions within life science for our funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO), as well as for providing scientific advisory services.
The members are:
Agneta Herlitz, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Chair
Trude Helen Flo, NTNU, Trondheim
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, NOFIMA, Tromsø
Inge Jonassen, University of Bergen, Bergen
Gun Peggy Strømstad Knudsen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo
Emilie Lasson, NorthSea Therapeutics, Oslo
Niels Jørgen Olesen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Anne Simonsen, University of Oslo, Oslo
Rune Toftgård, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Pål Jarle Johnsen, University of Tromsø
Simen Rød Sandve, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås