Director – Odd A. Odinsen (1949) Medical Laboratory Engineer MIP (Microbiology, Immunology. Pathology), MSc. Odd has substantial international experience from R&D and routine laboratories and is responsible for several peer reviewed publications in the field of microbiology and immunology. In his career he has among other engagements , been employed as a Senior Supervisor at  AHRI (Armauer Hansen Research Instiute), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (3 yrs.), as well as Scientific Affairs Manager in Abbott Diagnostics Division Europe & US (10 yrs.) and scientist in WHO and UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland (2 yrs.). Odd has achieved a diploma in tropical medicine from Bjørknes University College, Oslo, Norway and TICC, Tanga, Tanzania.