Master's Program
Interviews

Interviews

"I have yet to meet a boring data series."

"I have yet to meet a boring data series."

Janne Cathrin Hetle Aspheim is a MSc student in applied statistics with the BIAS group, researching how students best learn statistics in the introductory course STAT100. She was born and raised in Breim, Nordfjord, where she "spent a lot of time on horses and dogs". Janne is a professional land surveyor by trade from Gjøvik; before that she worked as a stable and dairy farmhand, and later with forestry at Frøysa.

"Life has always fascinated me – it is the most complicated thing there is."

"Life has always fascinated me – it is the most complicated thing there is."

Marius Strand is a master's student in bioinformatics with the BIAS group, and researches network analysis of intestinal bacteria in salmon. He comes from Kristiansund, Nordmøre, and is also a certified lab worker.

"Ever since elementary school, I've been certain that I wanted to follow the path of research."

"Ever since elementary school, I've been certain that I wanted to follow the path of research."

Kristina S. R. Stenløkk comes from Larvik in Vestfold, home to Norway’s largest beech forest. A former BIAS student, she is now a PhD candidate at CIGENE, studying the evolution of salmonid fish. For her, bioinformatics is a window into the world of biology and evolution – a world which first fascinated her as a young girl collecting beetles in the forest with her uncle.