I am at present employed both as a post doc in the
group of Kjetill
Jakobsen at the Center for
Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo, and as a researcher
at the at the Oslo University Hospital, in Torbjørn
I was educated at the University of Bergen, where I took my Master in bioinformatics with Rein Aasland and Ingvar Eidhammer. I ended up with bioinformatics mostly because I never could decide whether biology or informatics was more fun. My education is thus within both fields, and in practice I have a bachelor's degree within both fields.
I got my doctorate from the University in Oslo in December of 2009, working within Rognes group. My Ph.D. project was on ribosomal RNAs. I developed a program called RNAmmer in collaboration with Professor David Ussery and Peter Hallin at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark. Using this program we mapped and characterized rRNAs in prokaryotic organisms.
My offices are at the 2th floor of the Kristine Bonnevie Building at the main University Campus. Look at this map if you want to visit.
My email address is karin.lagesen at bio.uio.no .
My phone number is +47 91 57 59 16.
Lagesen K, Ussery DW, Wassenaar TM. Genome update: the 1000th genome--a
cautionary tale. Microbiology. 2010 Mar;156(Pt 3):603-8. Epub 2010 Jan 21. PubMed
Vesth T, Wassenaar TM, Hallin PF, Snipen L, Lagesen K, Ussery DW. On the
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Ussery DW, Kiil K, Lagesen K, Sicheritz-Pontén T, Bohlin J, Wassenaar TM. The
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Thomassen GO, Rowe AD, Lagesen K, Lindvall JM, Rognes T. Custom design and
analysis of high-density oligonucleotide bacterial tiling microarrays. PLoS One.
2009 Jun 17;4(6):e5943. PubMed PMID: 19536279; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2691959.
Ambur OH, Davidsen T, Frye SA, Balasingham SV, Lagesen K, Rognes T, Tønjum T.
Genome dynamics in major bacterial pathogens. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2009
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consistent and rapid annotation of ribosomal RNA genes. Nucleic Acids Res.
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Ussery DW, Hallin PF, Lagesen K, Wassenaar TM. Genome update: tRNAs in
sequenced microbial genomes. Microbiology. 2004 Jun;150(Pt 6):1603-6. PubMed
Ussery DW, Hallin PF, Lagesen K, Coenye T. Genome update: rRNAs in sequenced
microbial genomes. Microbiology. 2004 May;150(Pt 5):1113-5. PubMed PMID:
Davidsen T, Rødland EA, Lagesen K, Seeberg E, Rognes T, Tønjum T. Biased
distribution of DNA uptake sequences towards genome maintenance genes. Nucleic
Acids Res. 2004 Feb 11;32(3):1050-8. Print 2004. PubMed PMID: 14960717; PubMed
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Last updated: 2010-05-28