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Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7491 Trondheim Norway

Trude Helen Flo

Senior Research Scientist and Co-director of CEMIR

Background and activities

Co-Director Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research, head of research group on Molecular Mechanisms of Mycobacterial Infections, teaching immunology, cell bio


  • Co-director of CEMIR : Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research, a center of excellence at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU

  • Senior Research Scientist at Dept. of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, 2004 - present

  • Associate Professor II in Immunology at Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, NTNU, 2011 - 2013

  • Post doctoral position at Dept. of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, 2001-2002
  • PhD (Dr.Philos) in Immunology/Cell Biology at Dept. of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU, 2001

  • MSc (sivilingeniør) in Biotechnology at The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH, later NTNU), 1995


Research activities and interests

My research is focused on host-pathogen interactions between innate immune cells and bacterial pathogens, e.g. mycobacteria and uropathogenic E. coli. The focus on mycobacteria comes from an interest in Global Health issues, in particular infectious diseases like tuberculosis where the world is in great need for new medications and vaccines, and where our basic research may contribute in revealing new therapeutic or vaccine targets. The macrophage is always in focus, but since the discovery of the anti-bacterial functions of lipocalin 2, I have initiated and contributed in projects exploring the role of lipocalin 2 in infectious diseases or use as a biomarker in diverse conditions.

My research group is part of a larger intitiative on molecular mechanisms of inflammation research, CEMIR.


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