Josefine Eilsø Nielsen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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Mobile phone +47 950 65 683
Room Ø 215
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1033 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Antimicrobial peptides interaction with bacteria cell membranes (model systems based on lipid vesicles/bilayers)
  • Soft matter and biomaterials based on polymers, lipids and peptides.
  • Surface activity: structure, absorption and interactions with bio-membranes (cells). 
  • Neutron- and synchrotron-based techniques.
  • Small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering (SANS/SAXS) and theoretical modelling
  • Structural characterisation of surfaces (neutron reflectivity and QCM-D)
  • Light scattering and rheology
  • Thermal analysis of lipid vesicles (Differential scanning calorimetry)


  • Doctoral Research Fellow. Department of Chemistry. University of Oslo. 2017-current position
  • Scientific Officer. Norwegian Medicines Agency. 2016-2017.
  • M.Sc. Pharmacy. University of Oslo. 2010-2015.



Tags: Soft Matter


  • Lone, Abdullah; Thomsen, Thomas T; Nielsen, Josefine Eilsø; Thulstrup, Peter W; Klitgaard, Rasmus N; Løbner-Olesen, Anders; Lund, Reidar; Jenssen, Håvard & Hansen, Paul Robert (2019). Structure-activity study of an all-D antimicrobial octapeptide D2D. Molecules.  ISSN 1420-3049.  24(24) . doi: 10.3390/molecules24244571
  • Nielsen, Josefine Eilsø; Lind, Tania Kjellerup; Lone, Abdullah; Gerelli, Yuri; Hansen, Paul Robert; Jenssen, Håvard; Cardenas, Marite & Lund, Reidar (2019). A biophysical study of the interactions between the antimicrobial peptide indolicidin and lipid model systems. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes.  ISSN 0005-2736.  1861(7), s 1355- 1364 . doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2019.04.003
  • Nielsen, Josefine Eilsø; Bjørnestad, Victoria Ariel & Lund, Reidar (2018). Resolving the structural interactions between antimicrobial peptides and lipid membranes using small-angle scattering methods: The case of indolicidin. Soft Matter.  ISSN 1744-683X.  14(43), s 8750- 8763 . doi: 10.1039/c8sm01888j
  • Nielsen, Josefine Eilsø; Zhu, Kaizheng; Sande, Sverre Arne; Kováčik, Lubomír; Cmarko, Dusan; Knudsen, Kenneth & Nyström, Bo (2017). Structural and Rheological Properties of Temperature-Responsive Amphiphilic Triblock Copolymers in Aqueous Media. Journal of Physical Chemistry B.  ISSN 1520-6106.  121(18), s 4885- 4899 . doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b01174

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