Hanne Cecilie Winther-Larsen
Molecular microbiology with emphasis on host-pathogen interactions of bacterial species causing disease in humans and in fish species important for aquaculture. We mainly study the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae and the fish pathogens Francisella noatunensis, Piscirickettsia salmonis and Yersinia ruckeri. For our research we use zebrafish, both embryos and adults, in addition to mice as model organisms.
We try to translate our basic research into applied sciences. We have a research project for the use of extracellular vesicles, secreted from the bacterial body, as a vaccine for fish in aquaculture. We collaborate with several industrial partners within the fish farming industry.
We are also interested in studies within antimicrobial resistance development and the effect the use of antimicrobials has on the gut microbiome and the environment. We collaborate with several partners in investigations of potentially new antimicrobials. Here we explore, amongst others, the large potential of Norways marine resources such as marine microalgae.
Higher education and employment history
- Head of Section, Section of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2017-2020.
- Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2015-present.
- Associate professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2010-2016
- Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, 2009-2010
- Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 2008
- Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2004-2008
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Bacteriology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2002
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 1999-2003
- Ph.D. studentship at UNIGEN Centre for Molecular biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1993-1999
- Research assistant in molecular biology and biochemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1994-1997.
I teach the following subjects in the five year pharmacy masters curriculum:
- FARM1150 – Pharmaceutical based biochemistryi
- FARM2140 – Pharmaceutical microbiologyi
- FRM-MBV4860 – Molecular and pharmaceutical mikrobiologi
- FRM9905 - NFIF - Molecular microbiology in pathogenesis and evolution
Publication prizes 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008, University of Oslo