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Olav Mjaavatten

Senior Engineer, Senior engineer

Olav's main responsibilities are for the maintenance and running of the mass spectrometers and ancillary equipment available at PROBE. He is also involved in method development concerning protein and peptide separation and peptide quantification techniques using mass spectrometry on labelled/unlabelled peptides. In addition, he has responsibilities for handling sample preparation and analysis of service samples sent to PROBE, and performing necessary training in proteomics techniques for students and researchers.



Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Cerebrospinal fluid proteomics in patients with Alzheimer’s disease reveals five molecular subtypes with distinct genetic risk profiles. Nature Aging.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Proteomic analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis: A pilot study from Zanzibar, Tanzania. PLOS ONE. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Quantitative proteomics reveals protein dysregulation during T cell activation in multiple sclerosis patients compared to healthy controls. Clinical Proteomics. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Quantitative proteome profiling reveals molecular hallmarks of egg quality in Atlantic halibut: impairments of transcription and protein folding impede protein and energy homeostasis during early development. BMC Genomics. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Patient Heterogeneity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Leukemic Cell Communication by Release of Soluble Mediators and Its Effects on Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Diseases.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Quantitative proteomic analyses of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells reveal differentially expressed proteins in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls . Clinical Proteomics. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Effect of disease-associated SLC9A9 mutations on protein–protein interaction networks: implications for molecular mechanisms for ADHD and autism. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders. 91-105.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Reliable FASP-based procedures for optimal quantitative proteomic and phosphoproteomic analysis on samples from acute myeloid leukemia patients. Biological Procedures Online. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Freezing effects on the acute myeloid leukemia cell proteome and phosphoproteome revealed using optimal quantitative workflows. Journal of Proteomics. 214-225.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Performance of super-SILAC based quantitative proteomics for comparison of different acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines. Proteomics. 1971-1976.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Minimization of side reactions during Lys Tag derivatization of C-terminal lysine peptides. Analytica Chimica Acta. 101-107.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Epac-induced Alterations in the Proteome of Human SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells. Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics. 244-245.
  • Show author(s) (1993). Distinguishing between populations of the harp seal Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben 1777), by chemometry of the fatty acid profile in selected tissues. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1400-1404.
  • Show author(s) (1992). A multivariate comparison between three NW European populations of Artemisia norvegica (Asteraceae) by means of chemometric and morphometric data. Plant Systematic and Evolution. 21-32.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Overvåking av marinbiologiske forhold ved Statoils raffineri på Mongstad i 1997. .
  • Show author(s) (1998). Overvåking av marinbiologiske forhold ved Norsk Hydros oljeterminal på Sture i 1997. .
  • Show author(s) (1997). Undersøkelse av miljøforholdene ved det gamle sigevannsutslippet fra Rådalen avfallsplass. .
  • Show author(s) (1997). Undersøkelse av miljøforhold utenfor Norsk Blikkvalseverk AS. .
  • Show author(s) (1997). Undersøkelse av marine miljøforhold ved Toraneset renovasjonsplass, Vindafjord kommune. .
  • Show author(s) (1997). Miljøundersøkelse i sjøen utenfor Svartasmoget, Sunnhordland Interkommunale Miljøverk, Fitjar kommune. .
  • Show author(s) (1996). Tungmetall og oljehydrokarboner i blåskjell fra Mongstadområdet i 1996. .
  • Show author(s) (1996). Miljøundersøkelse i Dalabukta og Kristiansund havneområde. 19. 19. .
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (1997). Fatty acid profiles as a source of information in aquatic animals : a multivariate approach. -.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2004). Seasonal distribution, diversity and biochemical composition of appendicularians in Norwegian fjords. 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Quantitative proteomic analyses of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells reveal differentially expressed proteins in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Peptide Side-Products of Lys Tag Derivatization reaction.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Proteomic Unit at UoB (PROBE) The Norwegian Proteomics centre.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Possible side-chemistries with guanidino labeling strategies of C-terminal lysine‐peptides: Effect of different derivatization conditions.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Olav have a PhD in Analytical organic chemistry from the University of Bergen (1997). He has been working with HPLC, GC, MS techniques since then.

Research groups