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Rune Nilsen

Professor, Emeritus, Global health
  • E-mailRune.Nilsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 414 79 217
  • Visitor Address
    Underbergåsen 4, 3810 Gvarv
    3810 Gvarv
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Rune Nilsen was Director of Centre for international health (CIH), University of Bergen and Professor in International Health since 1988, and Associate professor in pathology since 1974, University of Bergen, Gades Institute Previous Deputy Rector of University of Bergen, Head of the NUFU programme boards, and long experience in international higher learning, research policy and governance. Particular experience in doctoral training policies and Open Access publication policies. Main academic background in immunology and pathology of tuberculosis and tobacco and cancer.

Journal articles
  • Breidlid, Anders; Nilsen, Rune. 2017. En kvoteordning fattigere. Klassekampen. 49: 22-23. Published 2017-05-10.
  • Håberg, Siri Eldevik; London, SJ; Ueland, Per Magne; Vollset, Stein Emil; Nilsen, Rune; Nafstad, Per; Nystad, Wenche. 2010. Maternal Folate Levels in Pregnancy and Asthma at 3 Years of Age. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 125: AB128-AB128.
  • Kroglund, Frode; Finstad, Bengt; Pettersen, Kristian; Bjørn, P.A.; Teien, Hans-Christian; Salbu, Brit; Rosseland, Bjørn Olav; Nilsen, Tom O; Stefansson, Sigurd; Ebbesson, Lars; Nilsen, Rune; Kristensen, Torstein. 2010. Forsuringsskader og helbredningsstid for laksesmolt. ?. 1. 6-7.
  • Nilsen, Rune. 2008. Hva kjennetegner vår egen tid? innledning om sosiologiske samtidsdiagnoser. Sosiologi i dag. 38: 3-6.
  • Mfinanga, Sayoki Godfrey M.; Mørkve, Odd; Sviland, Lisbeth; Kaswala, RR; Chande, H; Nilsen, Rune. 2005. Patient knowledge, practices and challeges to health care system in early diagnosis of mycobacterial adenitis. East African Medical Journal. 82: 173-180.
  • Mfinanga, Sayoki Godfrey M.; Mørkve, Odd; Sviland, Lisbeth; Kazwala, Rudovic R.; Chande, Hassan; Nilsen, Rune. 2005. Patient knowledge, practices and challenges to health care system in early diagnosis of mycobacterial adenitis. East African Medical Journal. 82: 173-180.
  • Mfinanga, Sayoki Godfrey M.; Mørkve, Odd; Nilsen, Rune. 2004. Mycobacterial adenitis: Role of mycobacterium bovis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, HIV-infection, and risk factors in Arusha, Tanzania. East African Medical Journal. 81: 171-178.
  • Arnestad, Georg; Nilsen, Rune; Tryti, Anna Elisa; Vatne, Bente. 2003. Det kraftfulle Vestlandet. Bergens Tidende. Published 2003-11-03.
  • Mfinanga, Sayoki Godfrey M.; Mørkve, Odd; Kazwala, Rudovic; Cleaveland, Sarah; Sharp, Mike; Shirima, G; Nilsen, Rune. 2003. The role of livestock keeping in tuberculosis trends in Arusha, Tanzania. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 7: 695-704.
  • Mfinanga, Sayoki Godfrey M.; Mørkve, Odd; Kazwala, Rudovic; Cleaveland, Sarah; Sharp, Mike; Shirima, G; Nilsen, Rune. 2003. Tribal differences in perception of tuberculosis: a possible role in tuberculosis control in Arusha, Tanzania. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 7: 933-941.
  • Mogga, Stanley J.; Mustafa, Tehmina; Sviland, Lisbeth; Nilsen, Rune. 2003. In situ expression of CD40, CD40L (CD154), IL-12, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma and TGF-beta1 in murine lungs during slowly progressive primary tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 58: 327-334.
  • Mogga, Stanley J.; Mustafa, Tehmina; Sviland, L.; Nilsen, Rune. 2002. Increased Bcl-2 and reduced Bax expression in infected macrophages in slowly progressive primary murine mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 56: 383-391.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Bjune, Gunnar; Jonsson, Roland; Hernandez Pando, R.; Nilsen, Rune. 2001. Increased expression of fas ligand in human tuberculosis and leprosy lesions: a potential novel mechanism of immune evasion in mycobacterial infection. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 54: 630-639.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Phyu, Sabai; Nilsen, Rune; Jonsson, Roland; Bjune, Gunnar. 2000. In Situ Expression of cytokines and cellular phenotypes in the lungs of mice with slowly progressive primary tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 51: 548-556.
  • Arnestad, Georg; Arnestad, Georg; Nilsen, Rune; Tryti, Anna Elisa; Vatne, Bente. 1999. Det kraftfulle Vestlandet. Bergens Tidende. Published 1999-11-02.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Lillehaug, Johan; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Liavaag, P. G.; Nilsen, Rune; Vasstrand, Endre N. 1999. Expression of biomarkers (p53, transforming growth factor alpha, epidermal growth factor receptor, c-erbB-2/neu and the proliferative cell nuclear antigen) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Oral Oncology. 35: 302-313.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Lillehaug, Johan; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Liavaag, Per Gunnar; Nilsen, Rune; Vasstrand, Endre N. 1999. Expression of biomarkers (the p53, transforming growth factor alfa, epidermal growth factor receptor, c-erbB-2/neu and the proliferative cell nuclear antigen) in oropharyneal squamous cell carcinomas. European Journal of Cancer. 35: 302-13.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Idris, AM; Magnusson, B; Nilsen, Rune; Lillehaug, Johan. 1999. Mutations of the p53 gene in oral squamose-cell carcinomas from Sudanese dippers of nitrosamine-rich toombak and non-snuff-dippers from the Sudan and Scandinavia. International Journal of Cancer. 81: 527-534.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Idris, Ali M; Magnuson, B.; Nilsen, Rune; Lillehaug, Johan. 1999. Mutations of the p53 gene in oral squamous cell carcinomas from sudanese dippers of notrisamine rich toombak and non-snuff-dippers from the Sudan and Scandinavia. International Journal of Cancer. 81: 527-534.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Liavaag, Per Gunnar; Nilsen, Rune. 1999. Expression of biomarkers (the p53, transforming growth factor alfa, epidermal growth factor receptor, c-erbB-2/neu and the proliferative cell nuclear antigen)in oropharyneal squamous cell carcinomas. European Journal of Cancer. 35: 302-313.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Phyu, Sabai; Nilsen, Rune; Bjune, Gunnar; Jonsson, Roland. 1999. Increased expresson of Fas ligand on Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected macrophages: a potential novel mechanism of immune evation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis? Inflammation. 23: 507-521.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Phyu, Sabai; Nilsen, Rune; Jonsson, Roland; Bjune, Gunnar. 1999. A mouse model for slowly progressive primary tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 50: 127-136.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Phyu, Sabai; Nilsen, Rune; Jonsson, Roland; Bjune, Gunnar. 1999. A mouse model for slowly proressing tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 50: 127-136.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Bertelsen, B.I.; Kalvenes, M.B.; Idris, Ali M.; Hirsch, Jan-M.; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Nilsen, Rune; Johannessen, Anne Chr. 1998. Expression of keratin 13, 14 and 19 in oral squamous cell carcinomas from Sudanese snuff dippers: Lack of association with human papilloma virus infection. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 106: 959-969.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Bertelsen, Bjørn Inge; Kalvenes, May Britt; Idris, Ali M; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Nilsen, Rune; Johannessen, Anne Chr. 1998. Expression of keratin 13, 14 and 19 in oral squamous cell carcinomas from Sudanese snuff dippers: lack of association with human papillomavirus infection. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 106: 959-969.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Bertelsen, Bjørn Inge; Kalvenes, May Britt; Idris, Ali M; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Nilsen, Rune; Johannessen, Anne Chr. 1998. Expression of Keratin 13,14 and 19 in oral squamous cell carcinomas from Sudanesh snuff-dippers: Association with human papilloma virus infection. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 106: 959-969.
  • Idris, A.M.; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Lillehaug, J.R.; Magnusson, B.; Wallstrøm, M.; Hirsch, J.-M.; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. The Swedish Snus and the Sudanerse Toombak: are they different? European Journal of Cancer. 34: 558-566.
  • Idris, A.M.; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Lillehaug, J.R.; Magnusson, B.; Wallstrøm, M.; Hirsch, J.-M.; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. The Swedish Snus and the Sudanese Toombak: are they different? European Journal of Cancer. 34: 558-566.
  • Idris, Ali M; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Lillehaug, Johan; Magnusson, B; Wallström, M; Hirsch, J-M; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. The Swedish Snus and the Sudanese Toombak: are they different? European Journal of Cancer. 34: 558-566.
  • Idris, Ali M; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Lillehaug, Johan; Magnusson, B; Wallström, M; Hirsch, J-M; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. The Swedish Snus and the Sudanese Toombak: are they different? European Journal of Cancer. 34: 558-66.
  • Idris, Ali M; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Lillehaug, Per Gunnar; Magnusson, B; Wallström, M; Hirsch, J-M; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. The Swedish Snus and the Sudanesh Toombak: are they different? European Journal of Cancer. 34:: 558-566.
  • Idris, Ali M; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Warnakulasuriya, K.A.A.S.; Cooper, J; Johnson, NW; Nilsen, Rune. 1998. Toombak and cigarette smoking in the Sudan: Estimates of prevalence in the Nile State. Preventive Medicine. 27: 597-603.
  • Idris, Ali M; Warnakulasuriya, K.A.A.S.; Ibrahim, YE; Harley, R; Paterson, K; Patel, B; Nilsen, Rune; Johnson, NW. 1998. Characterization of an amorphous deposit in the lamina propria in oral snutt users in the Sudan as altered collagen. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. 27: 157-162.
  • Phuy, S; Mustafa, Tehmina; Hofstad, Tor; Nilsen, Rune; Fosse, Richard; Bjune, Gunnar. 1998. A mouse models for latent tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 30: 59-69.
  • Phuy, Sabai; Mustafa, Tehmina; Hofstad, Tor; Nilsen, Rune; Fosse, Richard; Bjune, Gunnar. 1998. A Mouse Model for Latent Tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 30: 59-68.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Idris, Ali M; Hirsch, J.M; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Magnusson, B; Nilsen, Rune. 1997. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 in non-malignant and malignant oral lesions associated with snuff dipping in the Sudan and Sweden. International Journal of Cancer. 68: 749-753.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Lillehaug, J.R.; Nilsen, Rune. 1997. Immunochemical detection of p53 in archival formalin-fixed tissues of lip and intraoral squamous cell carcinomas from Norway. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 105: 757-764.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Lillehaug, J.R; Nilsen, Rune. 1997. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 in archival formalin-fixed tissues of lip and intraoral squamous cell carcinomas from Norway. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 105: 757-764.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Lillehaug, JR.; Liavaag, Per Gunnar; Nilsen, Rune. 1997. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 in archival formalin fixed tissue of lip and intraoral squamous cell carcinomas from Norway. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS). 105: 757-764.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Idris, Ali M; Hirsch, J-M; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Magnusson, B; Nilsen, Rune. 1996. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 in non-malignant and malignant lesions associated with snuff dipping in the Sudan and Sweden. International Journal of Cancer. 68: 749-753.
  • Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Johannessen, Anne Chr.; Idris, Ali M; Hirsch, J.-M.; Vasstrand, Endre N.; Magnusson, B; Nilsen, Rune. 1996. Immunohistochemical detection of p53 in non-malignant and malignant lesions associated with snuff dipping in the Sudan and Sweden. International Journal of Cancer. 68: 1-5.
  • Nunes, Ivana Pereira; Nilsen, Rune; Kristofferson, T; Jonsson, Ronald. 1995. Spontaneous gingival antibody production to Fuscobacterium nucleatum outer membrane in adult periodontitis. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 103: 77-83.
  • Ali, Raouf Wahab; Bakken, Vidar; Nilsen, Rune; Skaug, Nils. 1994. Comaparative detection frequency of 6 putative periodontal pathogens in Sudanese and Norwegian adult periodontitis patients. Journal of Periodontology. 65: 1046-1052.
  • Ali, Raouf Wahab; Skaug, Nils; Nilsen, Rune; Bakken, Vidar. 1994. Microbial associations of 4 putative periodontal pathogens in Sudanese adult periodontitis patients determined by DNA probe analysis. Journal of Periodontology. 65: 1053-1057.
Reports and theses
  • Nilsen, Rune. 2011. Costs of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a general population. University of Bergen.
  • Nilsen, Rune. 1981. Cellular reactions and mineralization in induced heterotopic bone formation in guinea pigs. UiB.
Book sections
  • Jonsson, Roland; Nilsen, Rune. 2007. Forskerutdanningen ved Broegelmanns Forskningslaboratorium. Kapittel 16, pages 153-162. In:
    • Isaksen, Runo Andre; Jonsson, Roland. 2007. Immunologisk forskning i Bergen, Broegelmanns Forskningslaboratorim 1957-2007. 184 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7128-434-3.

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