I studied biotechnology at NTNU where I did my masters on horizontal gene transfer and conjugation as method for DNA transfer from bacteria to the algae Nannochloropsis oceanica. I moved to Oslo for only 3 months where I worked as a research engineer in the National Centre for Stem Cell Research (UIO/OUS), before I was offered my current PhD position (December 2019). My research group is interested in C1 metabolism and work mainly with methylotrophic bacteria, metabolic engineering and creating cell factories. My main interest is establishing synthetic methanotrophy in industrially relevant microbes for utilization of methane as feedstock.