Ludvig M. Sollid is the Director of the KG Jebsen Centre for Coeliac Disease Research and the UiO FOCIS Center of Excellence. He is also a Professor at the University of Oslo and a Senior Consultant at the Oslo University Hospital – Rikshospitalet. He has a research interest in the genetic basis of autoimmune diseases. His group has made important contributions to the understanding of the molecular basis of celiac disease, in particular the association between the HLA-DQ genes and celiac disease, the existence of gluten reactive (HLA-DQ restricted) T cells in the celiac intestinal lesion, and the functional involvement of the primary autoantigen, transglutaminase 2, in this disorder. His group is currently working on the characterization of the antigen receptors of T cells and B cells that recognize the disease relevant antigens gluten and transglutaminase 2. Sollid has been recognized for his scientific contributions by numerous international awards. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Mucosal Immunology, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Tissue Antigens, Genes and Immunity and Gastroenterology.