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Academic interests

I am a microbiologist working on the project "Applied DNA metabarcoding: Towards a streamlined approach for DNA based profiling of indoor mycobiomes (IndoorMyco)". The aims of the project are to improve the knowledge about the indoor mycobiome by implementing high throughput sequencing analyses and investigate the potential for commercial applications. During my PhD, I hope to find out more about the indoor microbiome and how it impacts human health.


I have a Bachelor of Science in biology (2013), with focus on physiology, cell - and molecular biology and a Master of Science in microbiology (2015), with focus on pathogenic microorganisms, gut microbiota, antibiotic resistance and molecular microbiology - both from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). During my Master Project, I investigated the association of necrotizing enterocolitis with integrons and antibiotic resistance genes in the gut microbiota of preterm infants. This was mainly done by combining quantitative PCR with different DNA sequencing approaches (Sanger sequencing, Illumina 16S rRNA metagenome sequencing and Illumina shotgun metagenome sequencing). From 2016, I have been working as a PhD student at the University of Oslo (UiO) at the Department of Biosciences, mainly focusing on high throughput sequencing of the indoor microbiome.


Mycoteam AS

Centre for Digital Life Norway

Tags: DNA sequencing, High-throughput sequencing, Metabarcoding, Fungi, Bacteria, DNA sekvensering, Sopp, Bakterier


  • Estensmo, Eva Lena Fjeld; Maurice, Sundy Ursula Mary Jane; Morgado, LN; Martin-Sanchez, Pedro Maria; Skrede, Inger & Kauserud, Håvard (2021). The influence of intraspecific sequence variation during DNA metabarcoding: A case study of eleven fungal species. Molecular Ecology Resources.  ISSN 1755-098X. . doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.13329 Show summary
  • Martin-Sanchez, Pedro Maria; Estensmo, Eva Lena Fjeld; Morgado, LN; Maurice, Sundy Ursula Mary Jane; Engh, Ingeborg Bjorvand; Skrede, Inger & Kauserud, Håvard (2021). Analyzing indoor mycobiomes through a large‐scale citizen science study in Norway. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083. . doi: 10.1111/mec.15916 Show summary
  • Ravi, Anuradha; Estensmo, Eva Lena Fjeld; L'Abee-Lund, Trine Marie; Foley, Steven L; Allgaier, Bernhard; Martin, Camilia R; Claud, Erika C & Rudi, Knut (2017). Association of the gut microbiota mobilome with hospital location and birth weight in preterm infants. Pediatric Research.  ISSN 0031-3998.  82(5), s 829- 838 . doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.146

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Published Dec. 12, 2016 10:29 AM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2019 12:28 PM