Ella Thoen

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Room 4124
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

I am a mycologist with a special interest in ectomycorrhiza, a symbiosis between plants and fungi at root level. During my PhD, I hope to find out more about the putative functions of ectomycorrhizal species using both experimental setups and field studies.

Courses taught

  • BIO1000 - Elementary biology: I will be teaching laboratory exercises in mycology and botany
  • BIO1200 - Biodiversity: I will be teaching at the field courses in alpine and lowland mycology


I did both my BS (2012) and MSc degree (2014) at the University of Oslo. During my master I looked at the fine-scale spatial structure of the root associated fungi of the ectomycorrhiza-forming plant Bistorta vivipara. After my masters I worked a few months as a research assistant, working with fungal cultures and extracting DNA from soil samples, before I started my PhD in February 2015.


Published May 4, 2015 1:01 PM - Last modified May 4, 2015 1:22 PM