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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

Øvergård, AC., Midtbø, H.M.D., Hamre, L.A. et al. Small, charged proteins in salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) secretions modulate Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) immune responses and coagulation. Scientific Reports 12, 7995 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11773-w

ModuLus project 

Main supervisor: Aina-Cathrine Øvergård 

Co-supervisors: Gyri Teien Haugland, Renate Hvidsten Skoge, Sindre Grotmol 

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