1985: Master in biology, special field microbiology
1885-1990: Ph.D. student
1/1-91-31/7-91: Projects for the Norwegian oil company, Statoil.
1/8-91- 31/7-92: Research fellow: "Nordic Minister Council Energy Research Program”
November 1992: Dissertation, Ph.D. at the University of Bergen, Norway
June 2011 Project management, Handelshøyskolen BI (7.5 st.p) BIK 6600
Since 1993 Employee at Nofima (Former Norconserv), Research scientist at Microbiological Laboratory.