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Cand. Scient., molecular biology and gene technology,Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ph.D., molecular biology and gene technology, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Educational theory and practice (PPU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences
University pedagogy (UniPed), University of Agder
Current work (since 2011):
Associate professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder
Project manager, Research Unit, Sørlandet Hospital Health Enterprise
Currently supervising or co-supervising the following PhD-students:
Benedikte Nevjen Pedersen, New and emerging tick-borne diseases
Academic interests lie within molecular biology and gene technology, ticks, tick-borne pathogens and tick-borne human and animal diseases, as well as human anatomy and physiology.
Currently teaching or co-teaching the following courses at UiA:
BIO104, Human Physiology and Anatomy
NAT104-G, Natural Science 1B
NAT109-G, Natural Science
BIO406, Scientific Writing and Communication
BIO408, Special syllabus
BIO300-1, Bachelor’s Thesis, Biology
ML-312-1, Bachelor’s Thesis, Biomedical Laboratory Science
BIO500, Master Thesis, Aquatic ecology / Coastal ecology
ML-302-1, Medical Microbiology
Participates in several research projects with emphasis on ticks and tick-borne pathogens. One of the projects is ScandTick Innovation: www.scandtick.com.
2015 - : ScandTick Innovation (role: project managment). ScandTick Innovation (STI) (www.scandtick.com) is a project supported by the EU programme Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak. STI is a collaborative project between Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The project aims to reduce the number of tick borne disease cases through the joint efforts of specialists in veterinary medicine, ecology, molecular biology, microbiology, medicine, health economy and environmental modelling.
2014 - : National Advisory Unit for tick-borne diseases (NKFS) (role: member of the regional and the national reference group)
2012 – 2014: ScandTick (role: project management):ScandTick was an Interreg IV A project in the Øresund, Kattegat and Skagerrak (ØKS) region, and was a collaborative project between Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The background for the project was the increasing problems related to ticks and tick-borne diseases in the Scandinavian countries, especially within the ØKS-region.
2012 - : ESGBOR (role: member of planning group):ESGBOR is a European network for researchers, and a study group under«the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases» (ESCMID). ESGBOR consists of two subgroups; «Ecological risk and prevention» and «Diagnostics and treatment».
2011 - : NorTick (role: member of the organizing committee): NorTick is a Norwegian network for researchers covering all aspects of ticks and tick-borne pathogens and diseases.
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