Jorrit M. Enserink

  • Group leader
  • +47 22 78 19 82

Jorrit is involved in all projects.

Helene Knævelsrud

  • Project Leader, Senior Scientist
  • +47 22 78 19 82

Helene leads her own project group centered around two main goals 1) to understand how autophagy is turned off in a multicellular organism and 2) to identify novel therapies for MLL-rearranged leukemia with the help of a fruit fly model of leukemia.

Nacho García

  • Senior Scientist
  • +47 22 78 19 68

Nacho joined the Enserink group in 2013. In 2017 he obtained a 4 year researcher fellowship to combine classical drug screenings with state-of-the-art computational approaches to find new drugs to treat drug-resistant fungal infections in cancer patients.

Carmen Herrera

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 75
Carmen joined the Enserink group as a post-doc on October 1, 2013. She is working on regulation of transcription using the model organism budding yeast.

Pilar Ayuda-Durán

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 70

Pilar joined the Enserink group as a post-doctoral researcher in January 2014 with a 2-years grant funded by the Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero. She works in a personalized-medicine platform for leukemia patients, testing the sensitivity of primary cells from patients or healthy donors to a panel of anticancer drugs.

Sara Orellana Muñoz

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 67

Sara is independently funded by the Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero. She joined the Enserink group as a post-doc on August, 2017 and she is studying mechanisms of autophagy induction using the model organism budding yeast.

Robert Hanes

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 18 46
Robert joined the Enserink group in October 2017. He is working on the identification and development of novel and personalized treatment strategies for leukemia through computational analysis of high-throughput data from drug sensitivity screens and various omics-based technologies.

Nathalia Chica

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 66

Nathalia's work is to develop and establish a genome-wide study in autophagy using budding yeast to further understand autophagy dynamic response in higher eukaryotes.

Miriam Formica

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 69

Miriam joined the group in July 2020 and is working on elucidating the molecular mechanisms regulating autophagy termination and their implications for human cancer using Drosophila as a model system.

Jonathan Arias

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 58

Jonathan works developing new immunotherapies for cancer patients. For this purpose, he engineers both proteins and functions of immune cells, particularly T, NK and iPS cells.

Benjamin Caulier

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 23 16

Benjamin project is focused on cancer immunotherapy, molecular engineering, cell-based immunotherapy, and cell fate reprogramming.

Amani Al Outa

  • Postdoc
  • +47 22 78 19 76

Amani joined the group in September 2020 and is working on identifying novel regulators of autophagy termination and understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms both in vitro and in vivo using Drosophila as a model.

Yngvar Fløisand

  • Head physician, Ph.D.
  • +47 23 07 24 62

Aram Nikolai Andersen

  • Ph.D. student
  • +47 22 78 19 72

Aram is combining mathematical modeling with various unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning strategies to perform guided exploration in high-dimensional genetic perturbation screens; with primary focuses on characterizing fitness landscapes in cancer and system-control of autophagy dynamics in yeast.

Jeanne G. Corrales

  • Ph.D. student
  • +47 22 78 19 73

Jeanne is working on the development of new antimycotics to treat drug-resistant fungal infections. She started her PhD. project with Nacho Garcia in 2019.

Andrea Moen Brodersen

  • Ph.D. student
  • +47 22 78 19 68

Andrea is looking into improving systems for personalized medicine in lung cancer through the use of 3D cell cultures and machine learning strategies.

Linda Håkensbakken Sønsterud

  • Research assistant
  • +47 22 78 19 68

Linda´s work supports the experimental validation of the genome-wide screening for functional analysis of autophagy response in yeast​.

Julie Aarmo Johannessen

  • Research assistant
  • +47 22 78 19 65

Julie is working on MLL-rearranged leukemia and how proliferating hemocytes can be reprogrammed towards cell death. She started her M.Sc. project with Helene Knævelsrud in 2019.

Niveditha Umesh Katyayini

  • Research assistant
  • +47 22 78 19 36

Niveditha joined the group in May 2021 as Research assistant. She supports the project for the development of new immunotherapies for cancer patients.

Ida Sundsøy Hallstensen

  • Master student
  • +47 22 78 19 75

Ida is characterizing novel combination therapy that prevents resistance in patients after TKI treatments. She started her M.Sc. project with Carmen Herrera in 2019. She obtained her B.Sc. from University of Bergen. 

Eirik-Andreas Vestersjø

  • Master student
  • +47 22 78 19 66

Eirik is working on a project to identify the various clock factors that affect autophagy by manipulating nutrient access in specifically selected yeast mutants. The results will be analyzed using a machine learning approach. He joined the Enserink group as a master student in January 2021.

Alberto Marquez Morales

  • Master student
  • +47 22 78 19 66

Alberto Master projects aim to study autophagy as a dynamic process and to understand how it is affected through system dynamic modelling of underpinning metabolic circuits in the biological regulatory network. The project also has a bioinformatics component including analysis of data and machine learning to map out and try classify such interactions.

Halvor Ullern

  • Medical research student
  • +47 22 78 19 69

Halvor is working on modulating autophagy in the treatment of kidney cancer associated with a rare human syndrome. He joined the project group of Helene Knævelsrud in January 2021.

Feyza Kasikci

  • Medical research student
  • +47 22 78 19 73

Feyza is working on the role of autophagy in kidney cancer. She joined the project group of Helene Knævelsrud in January 2021.

Waleed Mohammed Majeed

  • Internship
  • +47 22 78 19 70

Waleed is working on ...

Jannes Kromhout

  • Internship
  • +47 22 78 19 72

Jannes is working on modeling complex genetic interactions and predicting synthetic lethalities in cancers from CRISPR screen ensemble data.

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