A Darwin© Book

About Bjørn Grinde

The author received his education in natural sciences, psychology, and anthropology from the University of Oslo, with a Dr.Scient. (1981) and a Dr.Philos. (1984) in biology. He is presently chief scientist of a research section at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo. He previously served as a professor on the Medical Faculty, University of Bergen, and worked on various research grants in the United States and Japan. His professional work has, in one way or another, addressed the process of evolution, and he has published more than eighty articles in scientific journals in genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and human behavior.
     The question of how biology can help us understand human behavior, and how this understanding may help us improve conditions has been of particular interests for more than three decades. This interest led to the publication in Norway of a popular book, Genene - Din indre guru ("Genes - Your Inner Guru").
     Dr. Grinde is a member of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society and the International Society for Human Ethology. He has also written articles for newspapers and has participated in radio and TV programs for the Norwegian Broadcasting System. He enjoys nature, both in the human form, and in the absence of humans, with a particular fondness for mountains.
     For more information, visit the author's website at http://folk.uio.no/bjoerng/.