Main Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, UiO.
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Josefine Eilsø Nielsen was born in Oslo, Norway, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oslo in 2015. During her master project she worked with characterizing physical-chemical properties of hydrogels for the application of drug delivery in a collaboration between the SiteDel group at the School of Pharmacy and the Polymer research group at Chemistry Department. After she finished her masters she worked 1 year as a pharmacist in a pharmacy, and one year as a Scientific Officer at the Norwegian Medicines Agency. Now she holds a Doctoral Research Fellow position in Physical Chemistry in the Soft Matter group at the University of Oslo.
The current PhD project focuses on research into the microscopic mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides and their interaction with model biomembranes. This includes investigating how antimicrobial peptides affect the structure of model membrane systems, as well as dynamical processes in the membranes. For this work she utilizes mainly small angle x-ray and neutron scattering methods as well as neutron reflectometry.