Therese Stork Høiem
Background and activities
Hi! I am a PhD student in Medical Technology connected to May-Britt Tessems ERC Project ProstOmics at MR Cancer Centre, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
My PhD focuses on prostate cancer research, where the goal is to find biomarkers for aggressive types of prostate cancer. Today, indolent cases are treated the same way as life-threatening cancer which is a burden for the patient and the society. The way we are looking for severe cancer is by applying -omics investigation on donated cancer tissue. Using MR imaging (metabolomics), RNA sequencing (transcriptomics), gene expression (genomics) and MALDI MS imaging (proteomics) we can come closer by finding the spatial distribution of potential markers of aggressive disease.
Before starting my PhD, I worked one year as a staff engineer researching the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on colorectal cancer cell in the research group of Svanhild Schønberg/Caroline Pettersen at IKOM, NTNU. From my master degree in Molecular Medicine, I have previous experience in animal experiments and proteomics on pancreatic cancer from the research group of Experimental Surgery, IKOM, NTNU, led by MD PhD Duan Chen.
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