PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Sofie Navelsaker Thommessen, Department of Paraclinical Sciences (ParaFag), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, will defend her PhD thesis “Selective VDJ rearrangements of antibody genes in Rainbow trout mobilize efficient and protective responses after immunization with VHSV and IPNV antigens- the public response, an ancient defence strategy to direct the adaptive immune responses towards common pathogens and a useful model to measure vaccination success” on 9 December 2021.
English title of thesis
“Selective VDJ rearrangements of antibody genes in Rainbow trout mobilize efficient and protective responses after immunization with VHSV and IPNV antigens - the public response, an ancient defence strategy to direct the adaptive immune responses towards common pathogens and a useful model to measure vaccination success”
Norwegian title of thesis
“Selektiv VDJ rearrangering av antistoffgener i regnbueørret mobiliserer effektiv og beskyttende respons til VHSV og IPNV immuniseringer – en prehistorisk forsvarsstrategi for å rette antistoffresponser mot kjente patogener og et nyttig redskap for å måle vaksinasjonseffektivitet”
Prescribed subject of the trial lecture
“Anti-viral immune mechanisms in vertebrates”
Date: 9 December 2021
- 10.00 Trial lecture
- 10.45 Break
- 11.15 Public defense
- Auditorium Hippocampus, NMBU, Campus Ås
- Zoom: https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/66197186397
All are welcome to attend this event in Auditorium Hippocampus in person. Prior registration is no-longer required.
Alternatively, you may attend the trial lecture and public defense via Zoom. Here are the guidelines:
- Test your equipment and internet connection prior to the public defense
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- If anyone wishes to oppose the candidate Ex Auditorio, please send us a direct message in the Zoom chat BEFORE the 1st opponent finishes his or her opposition.
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First Opponent: Professor Eva Bengten, University of Mississippi Medical Center, United States
Second Opponent: Professor Niels Lorenzen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Committee Coordinator: Associate Professor Preben Boysen, NMBU, Norway
Main supervisor: Professor Øystein Evensen, NMBU, Norway
Co-supervisor: Dr. Hetron Mweemba Munang´andu, NMBU, Norway
Co-supervisor: Dr. Pierre Boudinot, Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (INRAE), France
The doctoral thesis is available for public review. Please request the thesis by sending an email to email@example.com with the information below:
Name of the PhD candidate: Sofie Navelsaker Thommessen; Thesis number: Thesis number 2021:57; ISBN 978-82-575-1829-5