Gro Bjerga born in Stavanger, Norway, received a PhD degree in epigenetics from the University of Bergen, Norway, in 2009. She studied the human transcriptional co-activator p300 and its regulation. Bjerga obtained the master degree in molecular biology, also from the University of Bergen in collaboration with Biosense Laboratories AS in 2004. During her master she studied marine toxin-inhibited protein ser/thr phosphatases. Since 2010 Bjerga has been affiliated at the Department of Chemistry, were she is a researcher in the MARZymes bioprospecting group.