Sen Zhao
Position: Postdoc, PhD
Phone: +47 2278 1703

Research focus:

1) Discovery of gene fusion enriched in human prostate cancer using next generation RNA sequencing

2) Module development for quantifying and comparing the expression of gene fusion between tumor and benign tissues

3) The detection of novel fusion transcript in testicular germ cancer cell lines by RNA-seq data


Academic degrees:

2013: PhD in Micorbiology, University of Oslo, Norway

2008: Msc in Ecology, Beijing Normal University, China


Publications 2016

Moen LV, Ramberg H, Zhao S, Grytli HH, Sveen A, Berge V, Skotheim RI, Taskén KA, Skålhegg BS (2016)
Observed correlation between the expression levels of catalytic subunit, Cβ2, of cyclic adenosine monophosphate-dependent protein kinase and prostate cancer aggressiveness
Urol Oncol (in press)
PubMed 27838142

Ramberg H, Grytli HH, Nygård S, Wang W, Ögren O, Zhao S, Løvf M, Katz B, Skotheim RI, Bjartell A, Eri LM, Berge V, Svindland A, Taskén KA (2016)
PBX3 is a putative biomarker of aggressive prostate cancer
Int J Cancer, 139 (8), 1810-20
PubMed 27273830

Publications 2015

Hoff AM, Alagaratnam S, Zhao S, Bruun J, Andrews PW, Lothe RA, Skotheim RI (2015)
Identification of Novel Fusion Genes in Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
Cancer Res, 76 (1), 108-16
PubMed 26659575

Hoff AM, Johannessen B, Alagaratnam S, Zhao S, Nome T, Løvf M, Bakken AC, Hektoen M, Sveen A, Lothe RA, Skotheim RI (2015)
Novel RNA variants in colorectal cancers
Oncotarget, 6 (34), 36587-602
PubMed 26474385

Kumar S, Krabberød AK, Neumann RS, Michalickova K, Zhao S, Zhang X, Shalchian-Tabrizi K (2015)
BIR Pipeline for Preparation of Phylogenomic Data
Evol Bioinform Online, 11, 79-83
PubMed 25987827

Sheng X, Arnoldussen YJ, Storm M, Tesikova M, Nenseth HZ, Zhao S, Fazli L, Rennie P, Risberg B, Wæhre H, Danielsen H, Mills IG, Jin Y, Hotamisligil G, Saatcioglu F (2015)
Divergent androgen regulation of unfolded protein response pathways drives prostate cancer
EMBO Mol Med, 7 (6), 788-801
PubMed 25864123

Publications 2013

Liang Z, Demko V, Wilson RC, Johnson KA, Ahmad R, Perroud PF, Quatrano R, Zhao S, Shalchian-Tabrizi K, Otegui MS, Olsen OA, Johansen W (2013)
The catalytic domain CysPc of the DEK1 calpain is functionally conserved in land plants
Plant J, 75 (5), 742-54
PubMed 23663131

Zhao S, Shalchian-Tabrizi K, Klaveness D (2013)
Sulcozoa revealed as a paraphyletic group in mitochondrial phylogenomics
Mol Phylogenet Evol, 69 (3), 462-8
PubMed 23973893

Publications 2012

Zhao S, Burki F, Bråte J, Keeling PJ, Klaveness D, Shalchian-Tabrizi K (2012)
Collodictyon--an ancient lineage in the tree of eukaryotes
Mol Biol Evol, 29 (6), 1557-68
PubMed 22319147

Zhao S, Liang Z, Demko V, Wilson R, Johansen W, Olsen OA, Shalchian-Tabrizi K (2012)
Massive expansion of the calpain gene family in unicellular eukaryotes
BMC Evol Biol, 12, 193
PubMed 23020305

Publications 2010

Liu Y, Hu W, Wang H, Lu M, Shao C, Menzel C, Yan Z, Li Y, Zhao S, Khaitovich P, Liu M, Chen W, Barnes BM, Yan J (2010)
Genomic analysis of miRNAs in an extreme mammalian hibernator, the Arctic ground squirrel
Physiol Genomics, 42A (1), 39-51
PubMed 20442247

Zhao S, Shao C, Goropashnaya AV, Stewart NC, Xu Y, Tøien Ø, Barnes BM, Fedorov VB, Yan J (2010)
Genomic analysis of expressed sequence tags in American black bear Ursus americanus
BMC Genomics, 11, 201
PubMed 20338065