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Courses and supervision at The Influenza Centre

Teaching and Research training are integral activities at the Influenza Center.

The Influenza Centre supervises bachelor, masters and doctoral students conducting influenza and vaccinology research. Prospective postgraduate students wishing to complete the research segment of their degree with The Influenza Centre should contact Professor Rebecca Cox.

The Centre actively contributes to teaching in Virology, Immunology and Vaccinology of undergraduate and postgraduate (masters and Ph.D.) students in medicine, pharmacy, cell biology and molecular biology.

The courses offered for research training are the HUVIR301 Virology and HUVIR320 Vaccinology.

Completed PhD degrees

Long-term immune response after pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccination in healthcare workers. Trieu, Mai-Chi (The University of Bergen, 2018-09-10)

Immune response to influenza after vaccination and infection. Mohn, Kristin Greve-Isdahl (The University of Bergen, 2016-09-23)

H5N1 influenza vaccines - preclinical and clinical studies. Pedersen, Gabriel Kristian (The University of Bergen, 2012-03-12)

Preparing for an influenza pandemic. The immune response after vaccination with seasonal and avian influenza vaccines. Hauge, Solveig (The University of Bergen, 2008-04-18)

Influenza vaccination with focus on the immunbiology of the upper respiratory tract. Eriksson, Jens-Christian Haug (The University of Bergen, 2008-11-28)

Influenza virus - protection and adaption. Mittelholzer, Camilla Maria (Karolinska Institute, 2006)

The effect of influenza virus vaccine formulation : a potential for increased vaccine efficacy. Hovden, Arnt-Ove (The University of Bergen, 2005-12-16)

Characteristics of the humoral immune response after parenteral influenza vaccination. El-Madhun, Abdullah (The University of Bergen, 1998-18-12)

The humoral immune response in the peripheral blood and upper respiratory tract after influenza vaccination. Cox, Rebecca Jane (London Hospital Medical College, University of London, 1995)

Qualitative, quantitative and kinetic aspects of the humoral immune response induced systemically and locally after influenza vaccination. Brokstad, Karl Albert (University of Bergen, 1995)


Completed Master degrees

Antibody Responses in Hospitalised Influenza Patients: Correlation to Clinical Illness. Eide, Linn Haug (University of Bergen, 2018)

IgG subclass antibody responses and their functions to the HA1 and HA2 subunits and hemagglutinin of the Influenza virus after 2009 pandemic influenza vaccination among health care workers at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. Rostami, Sina (University of Bergen, 2016)

Dissecting the hemagglutinin- specific antibody response after pandemic 2009 influenza vaccination. Azimi, Linda (University of Bergen, 2016)

Dynamics of Regulatory T Cells in Palatine Tonsils following Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccination. Heimsæter, Marita (University of Bergen, 2016)

Age Related Differences in Palatine Tonsillar Morphology and Immunity after Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccination. Slettvoll, Steffen (University of Bergen, 2015)

Age Related Differences in Palatine Tonsillar Morphology and Immunity after Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccination. Bergh, Gina (University of Bergen, 2015)

The expression of B & T cell activation markers in children's tonsils following Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine. Panapasa, Jack Alwin (University of Bergen, 2014)

Heterosubtypic immunity in Health Care Workers and Children after influenza vaccination. Sanne, Mari (University of Bergen, 2014)

Early cytokine responses to live and inactivated pandemic influenza virus in cell culture. Aarstad, Sigurd (University of Bergen, 2013)

Characterization of the immune response after pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccination in health care workers from 2009 to 2011. Synnøve, Eidem (Unversity of Bergen, 2013)

Genetic Variability in Primary Isolates of the 2009 Pandemic Influenza Virus from Hospitalized Patients at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. Brattespe, Jarle (University of Bergen, 2011)

Evaluation of the sublingual route for administration of influenza vaccines in a murine model. Gjeraker, Ingrid Hjetland (University of Bergen, 2011)

Preparing for an influenza pandemic: Re-evaluating the use of the whole inactivated virus vaccine formulation. Trondsen, Monica (University of Bergen, 2009)

The immunogenicity of an intranasal adjuvanted pandemic avian influenza vaccine in murine model. Pham, Nam Cong (University of Bergen, 2009)

Preparing for an influenza pandemic: combining the use of whole and split virus vaccine formulations in a mouse model as an alternative prime-boost vaccination strategy. Jacobsen, Hege K (University of Bergen, 2006)

Comparison of the cytokine and antibody responses after influenza vaccination or infection of mice. Szyszko, Ewa Alicja (University of Bergen, 2005)

The humoral immune response after influenza viral challenge of mice previously immunised with inactivated influenza vaccine. Haaland, Inger Marie (University of Bergen, 2004)

Sub-cellular localisation of influenza NP and truncated HA1 EGFP-fusion proteins. Bragstad, Karoline (University of Bergen, 2002)

Sequence studies of the nucleoprotein gene of avian influenza. Jul-Larsen, Åsne (University of Bergen, 2001)

The immune response in mice after vaccination with influenza NP DNA vaccine and viral challenge. Mykkelstveit, Eva (University of Bergen, 2000)

Genetic variation in the HA1 domain of influenza A (H3N2) viruses in Norway (1992-98). Nakkestad, Hanne (University of Bergen, 1998)

Antigenic drift in the HA1 domain of influenza A(H3N2) strains isolated in Norway in 1992-6 and relationship to vaccine and reference viruses. Molnes, Janne (University of Bergen, 1998)

The kinetics and magnitude of the humoral immune response to influenza vaccine in juvenile diabetic patients compared of healthy controls. El-Madhun, Abdullah, Sami (University of Bergen 1996)