Speakers NRI-Conference 2017

Anne Grethe Erlandsen

State Secretary
Ministry of Health and Care Services


Anne Grethe Erlandsen represents the Conservative Party. She currently serve as State Secretary for the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services. 

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Jari Partanen

State Secretary
The Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services


Mr Jari Partanen represents the Centre Party of Finland and currently holds the position as State Secretary to the Finnish Centre Party’s group of ministers, including Juha Rehula, the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services.

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Kári Stefánsson



Dr. Stefansson is recognized as a leading figure in human genetics. He has shaped deCODE’s scientific approach and been actively engaged in leading its gene discovery work, serving as senior author on most of the company’s publications in major scientific journals.

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Sir John Burn

Professor of Clinical Genetics
Newcastle University


Sir John Burn is Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University. He is medical director and head of the Institute of Human Genetics, and lead clinician for the National Health Service North East.

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Morten Mau-Sørensen

Head of Phase I unit
Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet


Morten Mau-Sørensen holds a position as Head of Phase I unit, Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Mark Caulfield

Chief Scientist and Board member
Genomics England


Professor Mark Caulfield is Chief Scientist and member of the board at Genomics England.

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Noomi O. Gregersen

Project Manager

Faroe islands

Noomi Oddmarsdóttir Gregersen holds a position as Project Manager at FarGen. FarGen is a project managed by the Genetic Biobank, which is an entity under the authority of the Faroese Ministry of Health and the Interior. 

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Louise Locock

Associate Professor and Director of Applied Research
University of Oxford


Locock is interested in projects using qualitative research methods to understand health and illness experiences, and the use of these experiences to develop more patient-centred policy and practice, including service improvement and commissioning decisions.


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Jane Kaye

Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX)
University of Oxford


Prof. Jane Kaye DPhil, LLB, Grad Dip Leg, BA is the Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford and a Wellcome Trust University Award holder. 

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Charlotte Videbæk

Innovation Fund Denmark


Dr. Videbaek is supporting the Innovation Fund Denmark as a consultant. She has previously worked with personalized medicine and drug development in different roles.

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Shawn Sweeney

Associate director of translational research
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)


Mr Sweeney is the associate director of translational research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), he serves as liaison for the AACR’s Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Committee (CTCRC) and scientific working groups; project lead and content developer for the AACR Cancer Progress Report series; and internal scientific consultant.

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