We have a broad basis of knowledge in biology, nutrition and medicine. This provides the opportunity to collaborate with several different groups of scientists nationally as well as internationally.

We also have a solid basis in lipid biology making it possible to search for mechanisms behind the original in vivo phenomena we describe (Caesar R et al. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7):e11525; Haugen F et al. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010; 298:C807-16).

We are very productive concerning number of publications (235 in PubMed) in high impact journals (BMJ, New England J Med, Pediatrics, Am J Clin Nutr, J Nutr, Am J Epidemiol, Am J Physiol), citation frequency (4941 citations since 1996, 2561 last 5 years, H-factor 39), and ability to educate doctoral candidates; I have supervised 24 (21 as the main supervisor) to their PhD and I am presently supervising 8 students, of which I am the main for 4 of them.

Some of our observations are very clinically important; The risk of fetal development of lip clefts is reduced by 40 % when the pregnant mothers ingest 400 ug/day of folic acid (Wilcox AJ et al. BMJ. 2007; 334(7591):464) and the risk of having an infant with cleft palate is reduced by 40 % among women with the highest intake of retinol (Johansen AM et al. Am J Epidemiol. 2008; 167:1164-70). Both these observations are new and partly in conflict with previous data based on much smaller studies with lower methodological standards.

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