The NO-Age Centre is founded on the integration and synergy of multidisciplinary ageing researchers, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and comprehensive clinical links through the hospitals: The Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), The Telemark Hospital, and the Aldring og helse – Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste (Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health). The NO-Age team comprises an ‘International Advisory Board’, a ‘team of multi-disciplinary members’, and a ‘group of user/patient representatives’.

The ‘International Advisory Board’ consists of international leaders in the broad ageing research fields. The involvement of international network members will maximize an international influence and reputation of the NO-Age Centre. Our ‘team of multi-disciplinary members’ includes members from the UiO, the Oslo University Hospital (OUH), local hospitals and several international leading ageing researchers, with expertise that covers basic aging research and clinical aging research, as well as drug development and clinical trials, among others.  We are fortunate to have several excellent female scientists in our team. We are dedicated to Patient/User involvement, and will invite representatives from the Norwegian Parliament, the Norwegian elderly cohort, and the health care media.

The team and the organizational structure have been made with prudence and much deliberation to ensure the achievement of our mission: ‘A Norwegian integrated, interdisciplinary, world-class centre for human ageing research, with a final goal to empower people to live longer, healthier, and more meaningful lives’.   


Abbreviations: UiO, University of Oslo; Ahus, Akershus University Hospital; OUH, Oslo University Hospital; AHNCS, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health.; UCPH, University of Copenhagen; ULC, University College London; SYSU, Sun Yat-sen University; NIPH, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; NTNU, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, FCI, Francis Crick Institute; UiB, University of Bergen; HUH, Haukeland University Hospital; UCL, University College London; KCL, King’s College London.

Photos: from each PI’s institution(s) or provided by the PI(s).

New members in the ‘No-Age’ network will be updated periodically.

Introduction of User representatives

Kjetil Liknes
Mr. Liknes works at Hønefoss, Norway as a Healthcare practitioner with expertise lies in Laser Phototherapy / Photobiomodulation. He has a passion in understanding the mechanisms of diseases and is willing to improve the quality of health in the general population in Norway.  He is closely working with NO-Age to give comments and feedbacks regarding the focuses and activities of NO-Age in the user representative perspective. He is interested to disseminate the scientific knowledge from NO-Age in layman’s language to the general population.  

Marko Katajisto
Marko’s passion is to enable positive change, inspire people to grow and learn new things. He works as a coach and enterprise architect in Finland. He can be described as a creative problem solver with a techie and human approach. Cross-scientific collaboration, fresh out-side-in viewpoints and new energy are his five cents for this community. Marko’s mom Leena was diagnosed with AD in beginning of 2019. This activated him to be proactive, contact and finally join the group and realize the importance of this mission. He is willing to contribute and to find a creative solution for aging related challenges and discover new areas of interest as well as well being. 
Hobbies: Music production, Trecking in the forest, Floorball, Reading, Self development, Friends and family ❤