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Solveig Løkhammer

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailsolveig.lokhammer@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland universitetssykehus, Laboratoriebygget
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

As a PhD candidate at University of Bergen, I work directly under Professor Stephanie Le Hellard in the group “Epigenetics and Multiomics”. 

My main interest is in the field of genetics, epigenetics and functional genomics. I am curious about how environmental factors interact with our DNA, and how this plays a role in the development of psychiatric disorders. In our research, we use methods within the field of biostatistics and bioinformatics. 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). An epigenetic association analysis of childhood trauma in psychosis reveals possible overlap with methylation changes associated with PTSD. Translational Psychiatry.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • "Childhood trauma in severe mental disorders: effects at the epigenetic level" (Medical Student Research Programme project). In this project we are aiming to identify DNA-methylation patterns in patients with severe mental disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder) which is specific for childhood trauma.

  • "Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the level of distress in the BRYDEG2020: a Norwegian cohort". In this project, we are aiming to map the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, with a special focus on young adults. Read more about the BRYDEG2020 study here: https://www.uib.no/en/takecare2020 

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