Lars Heggelund is MD from the University of Trondheim, 1992. He is a specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases, the head of research and senior consultant at the Drammen Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust and associate professor at the University of Bergen. His research interests include etiology and immune responses in infectious diseases. He has a Ph.D entitled “Innate immunity and human immunodeficiency infection” from the University of Oslo, 2005. He is leader of a longitudinal pneumonia study in Buskerud county and partner in a broadly planned new pneumonia study in cooperation with the University of Bergen.