Professor Harleen Grewal is Professor of Microbiology (2002) and Global health (2013) (University of Bergen, Norway) and Consultant Physician at the Haukeland University Hospital, also in Bergen. An MD (1987, University of Maharashtra, India), she trained in medical microbiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1991) and the Haukeland University Hospital (2000). In 1995, she obtained a PhD in molecular microbiology (University of Bergen).
Prof. Grewal conducted research on the molecular pathogenesis of diarrhoeal and respiratory pathogens. Since 2002, she focused on tuberculosis-related research: e.g. building site capacity for TB vaccine efficacy testing, antimicrobial resistance and rapid point-of-care diagnostics to improve personalised therapy. She received the Schering-Plough prize (microbiology) and the Søren and Sigurd Falch award (medical research).