Background and activities

I am doing my PhD at DMF, NTNU, where I research molecular mechanisms of inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease(IBD). Specifically the molecules CCL20 and CCR6. 

I am doing my research in the IBD group at IKM, and Arne K Sandvik, Atle Granlund and Jan Kristian Damås are my supervisors. My research is on moleculare mechanismes in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel disease(IBD). The project of the research program in medical school, which is now continued in the PhD, has the title "Innate immunesystem and chronic Inflammatory Bowel disease". 

Background 2017 with the Research program

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Skovdahl, Helene Kolstad; Østvik, Ann Elisabet; Granlund, Atle Van Beelen; Damås, Jan Kristian; Sandvik, Arne Kristian. (2014) Expression of CCL20 and its corresponding receptor CCR6 is located to epithelium and infiltrating cells in the mucosa of IBD patients. ECCO . European Crohns and Colitis Organisation; København. 2014-02-20 - 2014-02-22.