Background and activities


-          Bachelor in Biochemistry (FCTUC, Coimbra, Portugal, 1997-2001)

-          Undergraduate research project (Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, København, Denmark, 2000-2001): “Putative preconditioning effect of kainate on neocortical neuron cultures.”


Technical Interests:

-          Optical microscopy

-          Confocal microscopy

-          Digital Image Processing

-          Electrophysiology in vitro

-          Programming and data analysis (MatLab, Python)

-          Laser HSE

Other skills/interests:

-          Hiking, running and cross-country skiing

-          Traveling

-          History, Philosophy, Science, World Literature

-          Writing

-          Language learning

Language skills:

-          Portuguese (C2)

-          English (C2)

-          Norwegian (bokmål) (C2)

-          German (B2)

-          Can read and understand conversational Spanish, Danish and Swedish.




Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Johannessen, Helene; Revesz, David; Kodama, Yosuke; Cassie, Nikki; Skibicka, Karolina P.; Lyle, Robert; Bettencourt, Girao Paulo Jorge; Popovic, Miroljub; Witter, Menno; Barrett, Perry; Dickson, Suzanne L.; Holst, Jens J.; Rehfeld, Jens F.; Takeuchi, Koji; Kulseng, Bård; Thorlin, Thorleif; Ben-Menachem, Elinor; Zhao, Chun-Mei; Chen, Duan. (2013) Role of the vagus nerve in the gut-brain axis revealed by stimulation and blockade of the gastric vagus nerve. The 1st National PhD Conference in Neuroscience . NRSN; Stiklestad. 2013-09-10 - 2013-09-11.