Background and activities

My PhD is a part of the project "Taskforce salmon lice", and my primary field of study is the molecular interactions between salmon (Salmo salar) and the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) upon early infection. Working with chemical ecology (metabolite studies) and immunological studies (host immune response and parasite immune evasion).

Background: Finished my bachelor as a biomedical laboratory scientist in 2015, where I worked for Apurgo As with developing an ion exchanger for the removal of silver and copper ions from drinking water. In 2017 I finished my masters in molecular medicine where I studied the innate immune system upon viral infections. 

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


  • Johnsen, Ingvild Bjellmo; Østerhus, Stine. (2017) Regulation of the Vitamin D–induced antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin in human macrophages during respiratory virus infection. 2017.