Sissel Rogne is the Managing Director of the Institute of Marine Research. She took up her position in January 2016. The Institute of Marine Research is Europe’s second largest marine research institution. Rogne previously led the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, and her experience includes ten years in medical research and ten years in agricultural and aquaculture research. She obtained a professorship in biotechnology in 1992, after taking a degree in cell biology and a PhD in molecular genetics. She has been a member of a wide range of boards and committees in the field of research and development, both in Norway and internationally.