Marit Renée Myhre
Position: Research associate, PhD
Phone: +47 22 78 23 18


2004 – 2010: PhD in Virology (Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway)
“A study of the Human Polyomavirus BK Replication and the Role of its Agnoprotein”

1997 – 1999: MSc in Microbiology (Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Tromsø, Norway) “Vancomycin-Resistand Enterococci”

1993 – 1997:  BSc in Biology (University of Tromsø, Norway)


Research interests/projects:

Pre-clinical study, analysis, and validation of immune treatments mechanisms and effects, as well as in-vivo modelling and verification of novel cell-based therapies

    • Therapeutic TCR discovery and pre-clinical validation
    • Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) discovery and pre-clinical validation
    • Discovery and pre-clinical validation of vaccination targets
    • Development of novel technologies to improve cell-based therapy

Work experience

2013 – present: Research Fellow, Dept. of Cellular Therapy, OUS-Radiumhospitalet, Oslo, Norway

2009 – 2013:   Research Fellow, Dept. of Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, OUS-Radiumhospitalet, Oslo, Norway

1999 – 2004:   Research assistant, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Tromsø, Norway




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Publications 2017

Inderberg EM, Wälchli S, Myhre MR, Trachsel S, Almåsbak H, Kvalheim G, Gaudernack G (2017)
T cell therapy targeting a public neoantigen in microsatellite instable colon cancer reduces in vivo tumor growth
Oncoimmunology, 6 (4), e1302631
PubMed 28507809

Publications 2015

Almåsbak H, Walseng E, Kristian A, Myhre MR, Suso EM, Munthe LA, Andersen JT, Wang MY, Kvalheim G, Gaudernack G, Kyte JA (2015)
Inclusion of an IgG1-Fc spacer abrogates efficacy of CD19 CAR T cells in a xenograft mouse model
Gene Ther, 22 (5), 391-403
PubMed 25652098

Publications 2009

Myhre MR, Olsen GH, Gosert R, Hirsch HH, Rinaldo CH (2009)
Clinical polyomavirus BK variants with agnogene deletion are non-functional but rescued by trans-complementation
Virology, 398 (1), 12-20
PubMed 20005552

Publications 2008

Johannessen M, Myhre MR, Dragset M, Tümmler C, Moens U (2008)
Phosphorylation of human polyomavirus BK agnoprotein at Ser-11 is mediated by PKC and has an important regulative function
Virology, 379 (1), 97-109
PubMed 18635245

Publications 2003

Rinaldo CH, Myhre MR, Alstad H, Nilssen Ø, Traavik T (2003)
Human polyomavirus BK (BKV) transiently transforms and persistently infects cultured osteosarcoma cells
Virus Res, 93 (2), 181-7
PubMed 12782366

Publications 2000

Simonsen GS, Myhre MR, Dahl KH, Olsvik O, Sundsfjord A (2000)
Typeability of Tn1546-like elements in vancomycin-resistant enterococci using long-range PCRs and specific analysis of polymorphic regions
Microb Drug Resist, 6 (1), 49-57
PubMed 10868807