Tone Tønjum

  • Professor (Group leader) PhD, MD
  • +47 23074065/90152936

Seetha V. Balasingham

  • Research scientist PhD
  • +47 23079019

Studies of components that are involved in genome maintenance of two major bacterial pathogens; Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitidis, to understand the precise roles of these components in bacterial adaptation, fitness for survival and pathogenesis, as well as for immune escape and drug resistance development.

Afsaneh V. Benam

  • PhD student MD
  • +47 23079031

Getachew Tesfaye Beyene

  • PhD student M.Sc.
  • +47 23079031

I am working on Neisseria meningitidis, the Meningococcus (Mc) DNA damage repair enzymes specifically helicases. I am interested to see the role of Mc DNA repair helicases in genome maintenance and in transformation.

Alemayehu Godana Birhanu

  • PhD student M.Sc.
  • +47 23079031

 

I am working on the proteomic, epiproteomic, lipidomic and transcriptomic profile of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their secreted vesicles (exosomes).

Trond Espen Detlie

  • PhD student MD
  • +47 23079031

Stephan A. Frye

  • Research scientist Dr. rer. nat.
  • +47 23079019

  

Stephan works with transformation in Neisseriaceae.
Academic interests:
- Transformation
- Neisseriaceae

Helge Leander B. Jensen

  • The Medical Student Research Program Medical student

 

Marta Gómez Muñoz

  • PhD student
  • +47 23079031

I am a PhD student mainly working with protein purification and super-resolution microscopy.

Håvard Homberset

  • Principal engineer M.Sc
  • +47 23079035

I am a research technician working with a variety of the projects in the Genome Dynamics group, in addition to trying to keep the lab running as smoothly as possible. My main methodological focus is cloning, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. The characterization involves sometimes structural studies as well as protein interactions and enzyme activities. I’m currently involved in projects on DNA repair in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitidis and in projects studying the mechanisms for horizontal gene transfer in Neisseria meningitidis.

Meryl Sønderby Lillenes

  • Postdoc PhD
  • +4723079020

 

I am presently working on DNA repair in ageing and Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a focus on base excision repair and genetics.

Dorna Mishagian

  • Divisional engineer M.Sc.
  • +47 23079020

I work on DNA repair in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) together with Meryl S. Lillenes. I am also involved in our proteomics core facility. My background is organic analytical chemistry with focus on development of new nano high performance liquid chromatography columns for identification of proteins and peptides and development of open tubular trypsin columns for online digestion.

Amine Namouchi

  • Postdoc PhD
  • +47 23079020

Tahira Riaz

  • PhD student M.Sc.
  • +47 23079035

 

Works with proteomics and identification by mass spectrometry. Scientific interest is proteomics.

Mari Støen

  • Divisional engineer
  • +47 23079020

I am a “multitasker”, working with a variety of the projects in our group. Mainly focused on DNA repair in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) together with Meryl S. Lillenes. I am also involved in proteomics and mass spectrometry, in our core facility The Clinical Proteomics Lab. 

Solomon Yimer

  • Postdoc PhD
  • +47 23079031

 

My area of work is-Tuberculosis molecular epidemiology and my interests are: Infectious diseases with a particular focus on tuberculosis and Tuberculosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus epidemiology.