GenØk researcher Fern Wickson appointed to the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board

19.12.2013

Fern WicksonThe Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board is an independent body consisting of 21 members appointed by the Norwegian government. Each member has a background and/or education which makes him/her competent to discuss questions regarding modern biotechnology. Eight members of the board represent different public organisations. The main tasks of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board is to evaluate the social and ethical consequences of modern biotechnology and to discuss usage which promotes sustainable development.

Former Minister Kristin Halvorsen has been appointed Chair of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board as of 1 January 2014.  Halvorsen replaces Lars Ødegård, who has chaired the Board since 2004. New Deputy Chair is Bjørn Myskja, professor at NTNU.

The following members and deputy members have been appointed for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017:

Chair: Kristin Halvorsen, Oslo

Deputy Chair: Professor Bjørn Kåre Myskja, Trondheim

Members:

Science Director Nils Vagstad, Ås

Researcher Fern Elizabeth Wickson, Tromsø

Researcher Arne Holst-Jensen, Oslo

Director Bernadette Nimal Kumar, Oslo

Chief Physician Torolf Holst-Larsen, Haugesund

Professor and Chief Physician Benedicte Paus, Oslo

Professor Gunnar Heiene, Oslo

Professor Raino S.E. Malnes, Oslo

Chief Advisor Bente Sandvig, Bærum

Former Member of Parliament Sonja Irene Sjøli, Eidsvoll

Student Birgit Lovise Røkkum Skarstein, Oslo

Science Director Petter Frost, Bergen

Professor Inge Lorange Backer, Oslo

Varamedlemmer:

Professor Dag Inge Våge, Ås

Associate Professor Terje Mesel, Kristiansand

Researcher Cathrine Bjorvatn, Bergen

Professor Ole Christian Fauchald, Bærum

Professor May Thorseth, Trondheim