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Solveig Løkhammer

Fagkonsulent, Medical School Research Programme
  • E-mailSolveig.Lokhammer@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

As a Medical Student attending the Medical School Research Programme at the 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. 

  • "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