Kristian Hveem is a Professor in Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a senior consultant at St. Olav’s University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
He is PI of HUNT Biobank (The European Biobank of the year 2013) and of the national biobank for major population studies in Norway (CONOR). As the National Node Director of “Biobank Norway” (BBMRI.no), funded by the Research Council of Norway, he represents Norway on the BBMRI-ERIC management committee. From 2010-2013 he served as the first director of the Danish National Biobank (DNB) and is the present leader of the Nordic Biobank Network. His main research interest is in molecular, genetic and clinical epidemiology, and since 2016 he has been the Scientific Director of the K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology, a center of excellence in translational medicine.