Maja A. Sommerfelt is Chief Scientific Officer at Bionor Pharma AS. She has a BSc. in microbiology from the University of London and a PhD in virology from the Institute of Cancer Research at the University of London, UK. She has carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and at the University of Bergen where she became professor. She has over 30 years research experience within HIV, virology, immunology, vaccines and infectious disease, where the last 15 years have been in industry.