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Helena Marie Doherty Midtbø

PhD Candidate

I am studying the immunological response of Atlantic salmon towards salmon louse. I am characterising salivary gland proteins of salmon louse, and study how they affect immune cells of salmon. I use methods such as in situ hybdridisation, RNAi, recombinant proteins, leucocyte isolation and sorting of leucocytes with mangetic beads and flow cytometry. 

MOL221 Experimental Molecular Biology I

MOL300 Practical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Small, charged proteins in salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) secretions modulate Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) immune responses and coagulation. Scientific Reports. 16 pages.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). LsLGP3 Causes Cell Death in Atlantic Salmon Leukocytes.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Does Salmon louse Have an Immune Dampening Effect on Atlantic Salmon? .

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

I am involved in ModuLus and CRISPResist project financed by FHF – Norwegian Seafood Research Fund.

Main supervisor: Aina-Cathrine Øvergård 

Co-supervisors: Gyri Teien Haugland and Andreas Borchel 

BSc Biotechnology specialized in Molecular Biology, Norwegian university of science and technology, Trondheim

Exchange: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

MSc Biomedical Science specialized in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia