Magdalena Winklhofer

Doctoral Research Fellow - Section for Physiology and Cell Biology
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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic Interest

I am part of the adaptation and comparative respiratory group of Sjannie Lefevre Nilsson. Here, I work with crucian carp, which endure long periods of anoxia, with minimal or no tissue damage after re-oxygenation. My project will focus on the involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in anoxia tolerance of crucian carp. My goal is to identify if DNA methylation loci are altered during anoxia, to examine if specific genes are under epigenetic regulation. Obtained data can help to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injuries and optimize organ transplantation procedures.

I am originally from Germany and have a background in cancer studies, cell- and neurobiology. I did my Bachelor and Master degree at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. I combine a broad array of tools in molecular and cellular biology ( e.g. qPCR) and microscopy-based techniques ( e.g. immunohistochemistry) to investigate various levels of biological organization. I am currently acquiring profound skills in bioinformatic, to broaden my set of analytical skills.

Higher Education and Employment History:

  • 2022 - present: Ph.D. Fellow, Dept. of Biosciences, Univ. of Oslo, Norway.
  • 2019 - 2022: M.Sc., Gene expression profile of retinal pigment epithelium derived from mouse embryonic stem cells, KIT, Germany.
  • 2019: ERASMUS+ program, Semester abroad, Univ. of Oslo, Norway.
  • 2015 - 2018: B.Sc., Rutheniumkomplexe als Zytostatika, KIT, Deutschland.
Tags: crucian carp, anoxia, epigenetic, re-oxygenation, methylation


  • Winklhofer, Magdalena (2022). Poster presentation at the Epigenetic Symposium in Oslo .
  • Winklhofer, Magdalena (2022). Poster at the conference in Montpellier (05.07.2022 - 08.07.2022).

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