OUR TEAM

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We are a team of scientists, engineers, and MDs. We have founded several successful companies, and have a deep understanding in aging, genetics and predictive analytics. We collaborate closely with world-leading experts on building prediction algorithms based on epigenetics and DNA methylation measurement techniques and have gathered an interdisciplinary team of accomplished researchers and developers - both in the company Age Labs and among our collaborators from the private and public sector.

ESPEN RISKEDAL

‍Chief Executive Officer

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Espen holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and has experience in the field of Bioinformatics. He is a cofounder of Age Labs and has previous experience from business development as founder and CEO of Cutehacks
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ARNE SØRAAS

Chief Scientific Officer

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Arne is a Medical Doctor with a specialist degree in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and holds a PhD in microbiology. He is a cofounder of Age Labs and has previous experience in business development as founder and CEO of Boklisten
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KARL TRYGVE KALLEBERG

Chief Technical Officer

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Karl Trygve is a Medical Doctor with experience within the field of Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has extensive experience in Predictive Analysis and holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is a cofounder of Age Labs and has extensive experience in business development, as co-founder of KolibriFX, Sensonomic and Quantility
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CATHRINE HADLEY

Head of Clinical Development

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Cathrine is a Medical Doctor with clinical experience within the fields Internal Medicine and Cardiology, She has experience in running large clincial multicenter trials and holds a PhD in Acute Medicine. She has studied Business, Administration and Marketing at Oslo Business School
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COLLABORATORS

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JOHN ARNE DAHL

Scientific Advisor (OUS)

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John Arne is a research group Leader at the Clinic for Laboratory Medicine at Oslo University Hospital. His group works on genome and epigenome regulation in embryo development, ageing and disease (Dahl et al., Nature 2016; Søraas et al., Aging Cell 2019). Aging related projects focus on stem cell aging, rejuvenation after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in healthy humans, and cancer. He holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Oslo.
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HÅKON BØÅS

Research Collaborator (NIPH)

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Håkon is employed at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and works 60% on our common R&D projects. Håkon holds a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology, and a PhD in molecular epidemiology. He has worked on several national and international research projects, focusing on infectious respiratory diseases, and on development of autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes
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METTE ISTRE

Research Engineer (OUS)

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Mette is employed at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet and is a close collaborator in our R&D projects. Mette holds a Masters Degree in Biotechnology with a primary interest in the field of Molecular Biology. She has previous experience with data collection for clinical trials, in addition to various DNA extraction methods from human samples and their analysis
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NILS REINTON

Research Collaborator
(Fürst Medical Laboratories)

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Nils works as the R&D lab manager at Fürst Medical laboratories and acts as liason on our common R&D projects. Nils holds a master’s degree in genetic counseling, and a PhD in molecular biology. Nils founded the molecular biology department at Fürst and has since been responsible for both daily managment and business development, for the molecular biology activities in Fürst. He publishes scientific articles regularly in laboratory fields such as clinical chemistry, microbiology and genetics
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JENNIFER RUTH HARRIS

Research Collaborator (NIPH)

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Jennifer is a research collaborator on several studies with AgeLabs.  She is the Director of Research in the Division of Health Data and Digitilsation at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) where she is also a researcher in the Centre for Fertility and Health.  She has interdisciplinary training in life-span development and genetics. Much of her research has exploited the twin design to conduct studies on a wide range of research questions  including epigenetic studies, and research into cancer, body mass index, studies of social factors and health.  Through a series of EU projects in genetic epidemiology she has also been highly active in developing strategies and initiatives for international biobank harmonization.

ASTANAND JUGESSUR

Research Collaborator (NIPH)

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Jugessur is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Bergen. He has multidisciplinary training in the genetic epidemiology of complex traits and has contributed numerous insights to this field of research through his many fruitful collaborations with major European consortia. His research team has been successful in securing several grants from the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which have helped spearhead a rich portfolio of research into the role of telomere biology and biological/epigenetic age in a host of outcomes. One of the NRC grants is with Age Labs AS, where the aim is to develop a measurement of biological age in humans based on DNA methylation to accelerate the development of new and effective therapies for age-related disease. The current NRC grant leverages expertise and experience from all these ongoing projects to find timely answers to the pressing questions raised by COVID-19

INVESTORS

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