Background and activities

I am a civil engineer in biotechnology and a PhD in pharmacology. Previously, I have worked in several laboratories both nationally and internationally within different disciplines. Through my PhD I became a specialist in lipid metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity in muscle cells. I also have experience with different live cell imaging techniques and teaching, as well as analysis with big gene expression data sets. 

I work as a post doc at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) at NTNU. Here I am working on revealing the mechanisms behind inflammation and complement system activation in regards to cholesterol crystal accumulation in atherosclerotic plaques and to find new novel treatments against atherosclerosis.15 september 2014 - 1st of june I was in the lab of Prof Eicke Latz, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Bakke, Siril Skaret. (2013) Regulation of energy metabolism in human skeletal muscle cells. Effects of fatty acids, in vitro exercise and extreme obesity with and without type 2 diabetes. Akademika forlag. 2013. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. (1319).