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Norwegian: Nytt om navn: Thea Midtun

Jeg heter Thea Midtun, og er ny semesterkoordinator for MED9.

Jeg er 27 år og kommer fra en liten bygd i Hardanger, men har bodd i Bergen de siste 7 årene. Siden 2018 har jeg jobbet på UiB i Studieavdelingen og ved det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet. På SA arbeidet jeg med studentinformasjon og studentmobilitet inn, og på SV var jeg fast ansatt i informasjonssenteret og var gruppekoordinator for studentmottaket høsten 2020.

Jeg har aldri jobbet på institutt før, så jeg gleder meg veldig til å komme ordentlig inn i det og ikke minst bli kjent med mange nye kollegaer!

New name

My name is Jonelle Dickow Villar and I am delighted to join the wonderful group of people at K2. My professional experience in Norway has focused on psychiatric nursing.  Last year I was fortunate to complete my master’s degree in the Epigenetics and Multiomics group with Stéphanie Le Hellard and the Martins group with Vidar Steen.  On July 1st this year I returned as a PhD student and will be continuing the work on identifying epigenetic modifications following different environmental exposures, including the antipsychotic drug olanzapine. You can find me on the 2nd floor or by email



New name – Håkon Reikvam

Håkon Reikvam is associate professor at K2. He has been associated to the Leukemia Research Group (Bruserudgruppa) since 2008, with major research interest in malignant hematology, stem cell transplantation and transfusion medicine. He is a consultant in internal medicine and hematology, and he also work as a physician at the hematology section, medical department, HUS. He is also responsible for the teaching in hematology, leader for semester board for 12th semester and member of the program committee medicine (PUM). He has an office at Armauer Hansen’s House.

New name: Cathrine Ebbing

Cathrine Ebbing started working 1.9 2019 in a 50% position as associate professor at K2. I am a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and have been working at the Women’s Clinic in Bergen since 1999. My specialty is fetal medicine and ultrasound. My research area is both clinical research in fetal and perinatal medicine, but also epidemiological research with data from the Medical Birth Register of Norway. I have been assigned the task of leading the research group “Pregnancy, fetal development and childbirth” under K2 in my position as 50% amanuensis. I am looking forward to that, and to teaching medicine students. She can be contacted on email:




New name: Jan Anker

Jan Anker Jahnsen started working in a 20% position as associate professor in July 2019, with academic responsibility for FARM395, a course in pharmacotherapy for fifth year pharmacy students. The main employer is RELIS Vest, the medicines information and pharmacovigilance centre servicing the counties Hordaland, Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane, which is situated on the 9th floor in the Laboratory-building (Laboratoriebygget). He is cand. pharm from The University of Copenhagen, has a PhD in pharmacology from UiB and will be affiliated with The Bergen Pharmacology & Pharmacy Research Group (G4).

You can get in touch with Jan Anker through e-mail:


New name: Elham Baghesta

Elham Baghesta started in a permanent 50% position as associate professor 01.09.19 at K2. She have worked at the women’s clinic since 2001 and still work 50% as a general consultant at KK. Her work and research is in obstetrics and on a daily basis she is working mostly with patients with pelvic floor injuries as a result of childbirth.

Email address:


New name: Maria Omsland

Maria Omsland Enrolled in a CCBIO Post Doc position at the research group headed by Prof. Bjørn Tore Gjertsen (The signaling-targeted therapy group). Omsland has a BSc in biomedical laboratory sciences and MSc and PhD in Medical Cell Biology which was completed in the same research group in 2017. She just returned from a 2-year long research stay as a visiting fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and enrolled in the new position at K2 20.08.2019. In her new Post Doc project, she will focus on cell-to-cell communication and signaling in the bone marrow compartment of chronic myeloid leukemia before and during treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The main methods will be the new imaging mass cytometer (IMC) and 2-photon microscopy of living organisms. E-mail:




A farewell letter from Marius Alvheim

After 2 fantastic years as an apprentice at K2, with a diploma in hand, I set off for uncharted waters. I have met many wonderful people and learned a lot of useful things that I now carry with me in life. It’s hard to say goodbye to a job I’ve enjoyed so much, but sometimes in life, goodbye is something you have to say and change is not something you can prevent. So thank you for my time here everyone, and thanks for 2 amazing years. I’m going to miss K2 in its entirety and all the wonderful people here. With UiB mail disabled and phone delivered to K2’s new apprentice Tonje whom I hope you take good care of, I leave you with one quote from my favorite CEO Elon Musk.
“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”

I also leave my private email address if anyone needs it.

Thanks for the time K2. You’re going to be missed.

New Names

K2 presents our new apprentice and receptionist Tonje Lomheim.
She has taken over for Marius and has had her first week at K2 this week.
If you have any questions, she can be reached by mail (
or phone (55 58 30 50/55 97 30 50). Or you can contact her if you’d like to welcome her to K2. She has office space at the K2 reception at the 8th floor in the  lab building.

New names

Name: Christian Magnus Thaulow. Began as a PhD candidate Spring 2019 and working on a project that maps and analyses Antibiotic use and resistance patterns on children. Antibiotic resistance is “Climate crisis.” The project is a partnership with KAS (Competence Centre for antibiotic use in specialist health services). He can be contacted on email:


(Norwegian) Nytt om navn

Silje Skrede begynner 01.07. i stilling som professor i farmakologi ved K2. Hun er cand. med. fra UiB, har PhD innen psykofarmakologi og blir nå tilknyttet forskningsgruppen i farmakologi og farmasi (G4), som holder til i 9. etasje i laboratoriebygget. Samtidig blir hun ny fagansvarlig for undervisning i farmakologi ved medisinstudiet. Arbeidsplass blir i 9. etasje ved laboratoriebygget, og hun kan nås på

(Norwegian) Nytt om navn

Anne-Lise Bjørke Monsen er spesialist i barnesykdommer og medisinsk biokjemi. Hun arbeider med vitaminer, sporelementer og miljøgifter, med et spesielt fokus på betydningen av mors status for spedbarnets nevrologiske utvikling. Hun har frem til nå hatt en 100% overlegestilling ved Avdeling for medisinsk biokjemi og farmakologi og en 20% stilling som førsteamanuensis på Klinisk institutt 2. Fra 1. oktober har hun en 100% førsteamanuensis stilling ved K2.

New names

Benedicte Sjo Tiselvoll is a PhD fellow at K2. She started in the fall of 2018 and was before this a research line student and completed her medical studies in the spring of 2018. She works at Bjørn Tore Gjertsen’s research group (Ths signaling-targeted therapy group), focusing on early treatment response in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) using mass cytometry (CyTOF) ). If you want to say hello, she can be contacted by email:

New names

Ingvild Vistad

Ingvild Vistad has been employed as part-time professor since March 2019. Her main workplace is Sørlandet Hospital Kristiansand. She is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics, and her research fields are primarily quality of life and follow-up after gynecological cancer. Her e-mail address is:

New names

Olivera Bozickovic started working in April as a biobank engineer in the Bergen Gynecological Cancer Research Group at the Women’s Clinic. She is a part of an exciting multinational study MoMaTEC2 on gynecologic cancer biology and the life quality of patients. Her office is situated on the 4th floor of the Women’s clinic or you can contact her on the following e-mail address:

New Names

Synnøve Yndestad started as a Postdoc at K2, at the KG Jebsen Center for Genome-Directed Cancer therapy in desember 2018. She works in the Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory located in 1M in the laboratory building. There she focuses on triple negative breast cancer, and how the cancer cells ability to repair DNA affects treatment outcome. Fell free to stop by, or email: Synnø

New Names

Rebecca Wangen started as a chief engineer for the Precision Oncology Research Group 01.02.19, with focus on leukemia. She has a BSc and MSc in molecular biology from UoB, and her special field is proteomics. Her office is located at third floor in the Lab building, room 3160. You can get in touch with her on mail:


New names

Hi! My name is Elise Orvedal Leiten. I started as a PhD student in September 2018.
In medical school, I took part in the Medical Student Research Programme, and became involved in the Micro COPD study where I have
investigated the complications and discomfort associated with bronchoscopy.
Now my work is focused on the microbiome of the lung, and its relation to exacerbations of COPD.
I can be contacted at my office in BUS1, or you can email me:

New names

Burhan began as a substitute in the fall of 2018 as senior executive in the finance department of K2. Now we can finally present him as a permanent employee at the department in the same position.

K2 welcomes him as a permanent adition to the administration team.

If you want to  contact Burhan he can be found at the 8th floor in the lab building or by mail: 

New names

My name is David Forsse, I started as a PhD candidate in the Bergen Gynecologic Cancer Research Group in September 2017. I’m a Gynecologist and currently on leave from my clinical employment. It’s exciting to learn new research methods and explore different facets of my field.

New names

My name is Einar Marius Hjellestad Martinsen. I started as a ph.d. student at the Clinical Respiratory Research Group at Department of Clinical Science (K2) in September 2018. My ph.d. project aims to characterize the fungal community (mycobiome) in the lungs of healthy people and COPD patients, and to report motives for participation in our project. My office is located at fifth floor in the Lab building (Laboratoriebygget). You are welcome to meet me there for a (scientific) chat, or you can send me an e-mail to

New names

K2 presents Amund Holte Berger.
Amund is a Phd-student at K2 and started 01.09.18.
He has a BSc in Biotechnology from NMBU and a MSc in Biomedicine from UiB where the master-project was performed at K2
In his phd-project Amund will look at the gene expression of APS-1 and Addison’s disease using bulk and single cell RNAseq with his supervisors Stefan Johansson, Eirik Bratland and Per Knappskog.
Amund is a part of the K.G. Jebsen Center for autoimmune diseases and the Genomics Group at the MGM.
He is currently located at the 2nd floor of the lab-building in office 2254.
If you would like to contact him his email is: