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Biljana Stangeland

Biljana Stangeland

Independent expert and consultant

Biljana Stangeland Consulting


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Track

Data Scientist

My New Project

Introduction to DataCamp Projects

My New Course

Introduction to Python

Innovative thinker, shaping the future through data intelligence.

My Work

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Introduction to R


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

Data Camp Data Scientist with R

Microsoft Microsoft Professional Program Data Science Certificate

IBM IBM Watson Explorer Learning Roadmap completed

THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, INCORPORATED Storage101x: Introduction to Data Storage and Management Technologies

University System of Maryland BIF001x: DNA Sequences: Alignments and Analysis

University of Oslo Highthroughput sequencing

SAS Machine Learning with SAS- SAS Enterprise Miner

Data Camp RNA-Seq Differential Expression Analysis

Data Camp Single-Cell RNA-Seq in R

Data Camp Biomedical Image Analysis in Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Alv B AS | Dec 2020 - Oct 2022

Executive Director, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer


Alv AS | Oct 2020 - Dec 2020

Lead Data Scientist

Just after starting in Alv AS I was assigned to the Alv B project. My task was to establish Alv B biotech start up together with Christopher Falchenberg. Molecular analysis of Arabidopsis endosperm and embryo promoter trap lines: Reporter-gene expression can result from T-DNA insertions in antisense orientation, in introns and in intergenic regions, in addition to sense insertion at the 5′ end of genes. Comparison of glioma stem cells to neural stem cells from the adult human brain identifies dysregulated Wnt- signaling and a fingerprint associated with clinical outcome. Abstract B186: Knockdown of a chromatid segregation mediator gene impairs tumor growth in glioblastoma multiforme. Still afraid of The Cloud? Try using it! Combined expressional analysis, bioinformatics and targeted proteomics identify new potential therapeutic targets in glioblastoma stem cells.
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Biljana Stangeland Consulting | Jun 2020 - Present

Lead Data Scientist and Life Science Expert


Mindshift AS | Jan 2020 - Jul 2020

Principal Data Scientist


CGI | May 2019 - Jan 2020

Chief Data Scientist

Sjefskonsulent Data Science

Acando Norge | Aug 2018 - May 2019

Managing Consultant Data Science

Sjefskonsulet Data Scientist

Capgemini | Oct 2016 - Jul 2018

Managing Solution Architect - Insights & Data at Capgemini

Data Science and pre-sales I was responsible for following up the research & innovation initiatives in the life science industry, biomedical research and the healthcare sector. I also worked with cybersecurity chalenges related to use of cloud in healthcare, life sciences and sensitive patient information..

University of Oslo | Mar 2016 - Sep 2016

Research Scientist

I worked on the project entitled "Molecular mechanisms for chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells". This project was related to translational research, tissue regeneration and cell therapy using procedures such as: cell differentiation in the extra-cellular scaffolds, 3D printing, cell expansion using biomaterials and other stem cell techniques. My position was shared between the The Institute for Basic medical Sciences at the University of Oslo and The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research, Department of Immunology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Oslo University Hospital.

Oslo universitetssykehus | May 2009 - Sep 2016

Research Scientist

Scientist within the areas of bioinformatics, molecular biology and cancer research. Initiated, lead and successfully finished several scientific projects (see the publication list for details). Focus on: Stem cell research, Brain Cancer research, Identification of the molecular targets for immune therapy

University of Oslo | Feb 2008 - May 2009


MBV1010 Course in genetics and molecular biology Spring 2007 and 2008

University of Oslo | Apr 2006 - Oct 2008


Project: Flowering time mutants (MBD8), molecular development, genetics PMID 19374717

Oslo universitetssykehus | Sep 2003 - Aug 2005


Research project working on neural stem cells and brain development in mouse.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences | Sep 1999 - Jan 2003


working on endosperm development and seed biology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences | Jan 1999 - Jan 2003


Plant molecular- embryology and development, endosperm research, promoter-trapping, Seed development, Arabidopsis, T-DNA,

University of Copenhagen | Oct 1994 - Aug 1996


working on proton-pumps (ATP+-ases) in Arabidopsis thaliana

MPIPZ - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research | Feb 1991 - Oct 1994

PHD Student

During my PhD characterized T-DNA mutants of Arabidopsis. Skills: genetic engineering, molecular biology, , tissue culture, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry

University of Belgrade | Oct 1985 - Jun 1990

Master Degree Student

Majors in Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Physiology Teaching assistant in Cell Biology Courses

University of Cologne | Aug 1989 - Nov 1989

Exchange Student

Worked in the group of Prof. Lothar Jaenicke, Biochemistry Department

Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) | Jul 1988 - Aug 1988

Exchange Student

Worked in the group of Prof. Andre van Lammeren Plant cell biology

Mladi Istrazivaci Srbije | Jan 1980 - Jan 1985

Member of the Editorial Board

Journalist and member of the Editorial board of MI. http://www.mis.org.rs/vss/pages/sr/naslovna.php

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)/ Dr. Rer. Nat., Molecular Biology, Plant Genetics, Developmental Bio...Max Planck Institute, Cologne, Germany | 1994
PhD courses, Molecular BiologyUniversität zu Köln | 1994
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Molecular BiologyUniversity of Belgrade | 1990
Clinical laboratory technician, Clinical biochemistry and Molecular BiologyGimnazija u Smederevu | 1985
Graduated from the Primary Music School-instrument piano, MusicMusical School "Kosta Manojlovic", Smederevo, Serbia | 1981

About Me

Biljana Stangeland

Experienced Data Scientist with more than 25 years in academic research. Expertise in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biomedical research. Experienced in text analytics, social network analyses and machine learning.

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