Background and activities

Currently I am working as a researcher at ISM. I am assist different research groups involved in the HUNT-genes All-in project by defining phenotypes related to their disease domain.

I am also working as a PhD-candidate where I am investigating genetical differences in blood between healthy subjects and patients with lung cancer


  • Gene expression analysis
  • Isolate totalRNA from blood and biopsies
  • Establish a method to isolate totalRNA (both mRNA and miRNA) from PAXgene and Tempus tubes for RNA profiling
  • Sequencing
  • SNPlex
  • Establish a SNPlex platform
  • Find interesting single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA repair genes using databases
  • PCR optimization for amplification of very low concentrations of DNA


Work Experience:

  • 2016, June - present, Researcher at NTNU
  • 2010, September - present, PhD student at NTNU
  • 2007 June - 2010, August, Scientific Assistant, NTNU
  • 2007, February - May, Engineer, NTNU
  • 2006, June, Engineer, NTNU
  • 1997 - 2008, Proxy, Sør-Trøndelag Police


Lectures and popular dissemination:

  • November 2011; Children's University. Lectured about DNA for children between 8 and 11 years.
  • June 2009; Organized and represented a stand called "Body, cells, DNA, DNA" with the "DNAniacs" - Where we presented molecular biological research at the faculty of Medicine to the public during the opening of the new hospital St.Olavs.
  • 25 September 2009 - 26 September 2009; Organized and represented a stand called "Body, cells, DNA, DNA" with the "DNAniacs" at the National Science Week in Trondheim. We won the award for best stand.
  • November 2009; Held a lecture entitled: "miRNAs as clinical biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of response therapautic "
  • 14 October 2008 - 16 October 2008; Held a lecture entitled: "Local facility: SNPlex analysis"
  • 29 October 2007 - 30 October 2007; Held a lecture entitled: "SNPlex genotyping for Analyzing EPOS materia "
  • 12 September 2006 - 19 September 2006; Held a lecture entitled: "Polymerase chain reaction for amplification of ultrasmall quantities of DNA - Significance of DNA quality for efficiency and fidelity."


Education and training:

  • 2009 spring; PhD courses: Medical Statistics II (KLMED8005)
  • 2008, autumn; PhD courses: Medical Statistics I (KLMED8004)
  • 2008, autumn; PhD courses: Introduction to research (SMED8004)
  • 2008, March; PhD courses: Microarray technology and data analysis - laboratory exercises (MOL8003)
  • 2008, March; " Special Conference of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW): The Role of DNA polymorphisms in complex traits and diseases"
  • 2007, spring; PhD courses: Protein Structures (BT8108)
  • 2007, February; Super User by Tecan Freedom EVOware. Practical and theoretical understanding of Tecan Tecan robot and Freddeom EVOware standard software.
  • 2005 summer; ENLINO (EN = environment, LI = Lithuania, NO = Norway); A Lithuanian - Norwegian master's program for master students. Environmental Science that included biodiversity and environmental management, genetic and evolutionary toxicology and molecular methods in ecology
  • 2001 - 2006; Master of Science in Biotechnology, "Polymerase Chain Reaction for Amplification of Ultra Small Quantities of DNA - DNA Significance of Quality of Efficiency and Fidelity"
  • 2000 - 2001; Microbiology , ecology , chemistry
  • 1999 - 2000; Philosophicum Examen , Examen Facultatum ; Ethics and Social Anthropology

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Skogholt, Anne Heidi. (2016) A Modified Protocol Reduces the Gene Expression Differences Between the RNA stabilizing blood tubes PAXgene- and Tempus. NBS ; 2016-04-06 - 2016-04-07.
  • Sliper Midling, Anne; Skorpen, Frank; Klepstad, Pål; Skogholt, Anne Heidi. (2016) 50.000 nordmenn trenger mer morfin. Gemini [Avis]. 2016-07-06.
  • Skogholt, Anne Heidi. (2015) Gene expression differences in PAXgene and Tempus Tubes are reduced by the use of a modified protocol. Annual Meeting of NORBIS ; 2015-10-28 - 2015-10-30.
  • Elvestad, Maiken Bratt; Gjerde, Anne Heidi; Hanssen-Bauer, Audun; Fladvad, Torill; Gilljam, Karin Margaretha; Bergstrøm, Bjarte; Rye, Morten Beck; Muiser, Iwe; Junker, Asbjørn; Hu, Yi; Rakvag, Trude Teoline; Gundersen, Astrid; Olsen, Guro Dalheim; Mundal, Siv Boon; Løset, Mari. (2009) Forskningsdagene 2009. Forskningstorget [TV]. 2009-09-25.
  • Gjerde, Anne Heidi. (2008) SNPlex. Genomic approaches in human diseases (mol8007) . NTNU, Rigmor Austgulen; Trondheim. 2008-10-14 - 2008-10-16.
  • Gjerde, Anne Heidi. (2007) SNPlex genotyping for analyzing EPOS material. Smerte og Palliasjons gruppemøte ; 2007-10-29 - 2007-10-30.
  • Gjerde, Anne Heidi. (2006) Polymerase chain reaction for amplification of ultra small quantities of DNA - Significance of DNA quality for efficiency and fidelity. NBS Høstmøte . Norsk Biokjemisk Selskap (NBS); Røros. 2006-09-12 - 2006-09-19.