Heidi Kiil Blomhoff

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Phone +47-22851012
Room 3171
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1112 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

The focus of my research is to elucidate mechanisms involved in regulation of proliferation and death of cells in the immune system, in order to identify new targets for treatment of cancer and immune disorders.

Courses taught

  • MED/ODONT/ERN 2 (Cell Biology Semester)


  • Professor, Inst of Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Faculty, UiO, 1997 -present
  • Senior Scientist, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, 1993-1996
  • Scientist/Reseracher, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, 1986-1992
  • PhD in Immunology/Cell Biology, UiO 1987
  • PhD student, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, 1983-1986
  • Dr.scient in Biochemistry, UiO, 1984
  • Dr Scient student, Inst of Biochemistry, UiO, 1981-1982
  • Cand Scient in Biochemistry, UiO, 1981

Positions held

  • Expert panel Member, The Norwegian Cancer Society, 2010 -present
  • Vise chair of the Steering Committee for Interfaculty Molecular Life Science at University of Oslo, 2009 -present  
  • Vice-head of Dept of Biochemistry, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University  of Oslo, 2008 -present
  • Member of the Board, EMBL-node in Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo, 2008 -present
  • Chair of Expert panel - The regional Health Organization, Oslo, 2007-2009
  • Member of the Board, PhD School in Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo, 2007 -present
  • Member of the Board of Betanien Hospital, Skien, Norway, 2007 -present


  • Head Physician Pål Aukrus, Oslo Universitetssykehus RH
  • Professor Bjarne Bogen, Oslo Universiy Hospital RH
  • Professor Rune Blomhoff, UiO, Inst Basic Medical Sciences (IMB)
  • Professor Philippe Collas, UiO, IMB
  • Head Physician Ellen Ruud, Oslo University Hospital RH
  • Professor Anders Sundan, NTNU
  • Professor Kjetil Taskén, UiO Biotechnology center, UiO
  • Professor Anne Spurkland/postdoc Tone Berge, UiO, IMB
  • Professor David Lane, STAR, Singapore
  • Professor Harry Findley, Emory University, Atlanta USA
Tags: Biochemistry, Cell biology, Life science


  • Holm, Kristine Lillebø; Syljuåsen, Randi G.; Hasvold, Grete; Alsøe, Lene; Nilsen, Hilde Loge; Ivanauskiene, Kristina; Collas, Philippe; Shaposhnikov, Sergey; Collins, Andrew Richard; Indrevær, Randi Larsen; Aukrust, Pål; Fevang, Børre & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2017). TLR9 stimulation of B-cells induces transcription of p53 and prevents spontaneous and irradiation-induced cell death independent of DNA damage responses. Implications for Common variable immunodeficiency. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12(10) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185708 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lopez Soop, Graciela; Rønningen, Torunn; Rogala, Agnieszka; Richartz, Nina; Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil; Thiede, Bernd; Collas, Philippe & Küntziger, Thomas M. (2017). AKAP95 interacts with nucleoporin TPR in mitosis and is important for the spindle assembly checkpoint. Cell Cycle.  ISSN 1538-4101.  16(10), s 947- 956 . doi: 10.1080/15384101.2017.1310350
  • Holm, Kristine Lillebø; Indrevær, Randi Larsen; Myklebust, June; Kolstad, Arne; Moskaug, Jan Øivind; Naderi, Elin Hallan & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2016). Myeloid cell leukaemia 1 has a vital role in retinoic acid-mediated protection of Toll-like receptor 9-stimulated B cells from spontaneous and DNA damage-induced apoptosis. Immunology.  ISSN 0019-2805.  149(1), s 62- 73 . doi: 10.1111/imm.12629
  • Kolberg, Marit; Pedersen, Sigrid; Mitake, Maiko; Lillebø Holm, Kristine; Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud; Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil; Carlsen, Harald; Blomhoff, Rune & Paur, Ingvild (2016). Coffee inhibits nuclear factor-kappa B in prostate cancer cells and xenografts. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.  ISSN 0955-2863.  27, s 153- 163 . doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2015.08.028
  • Eriksen, Agnete Bratsberg; Berge, Tone; Gustavsen, Marte Wendel; Leikfoss, Ingvild Sørum; Bos, Steffan Daniel; Spurkland, Anne; Harbo, Hanne Flinstad & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2015). Retinoic acid enhances the levelels of IL-10 in TLR-stimulated B cells from patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimmunology.  ISSN 0165-5728.  278, s 11- 18 . doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2014.11.019
  • Eriksen, Agnete Bratsberg; Torgersen, Maria Lyngaas; Lillebø Holm, Kristine; Abrahamsen, Greger; Spurkland, Anne; Moskaug, Jan Øivind; Simonsen, Anne & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2015). Retinoic acid-induced IgG Production in TLR-activated human primary B cells involves ULK1-mediated autophagy. Autophagy.  ISSN 1554-8627.  11(3), s 460- 471 . doi: 10.1080/15548627.2015.1009797
  • Follin-Arbelet, Virginie; Misund, Kristine; Naderi, Elin Hallan; Ugland, Hege Katrin; Sundan, Anders & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2015). The natural compound forskolin synergizes with dexamethasone to induce cell death in myeloma cells via BIM. Scientific Reports.  ISSN 2045-2322.  5:13001 . doi: 10.1038/srep13001 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Indrevær, Randi Larsen; Moskaug, Jan Øivind; Paur, Ingvild; Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud; Jørgensen, Silje Fjellgård; Blomhoff, Rune; Aukrust, Pål; Fevang, Børre & Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2015). IRF4 is a critical gene in retinoic acid-mediated plasma cell formation and is deregulated in common variable immunodeficiency-derived B cells. Journal of Immunology.  ISSN 0022-1767.  195(6), s 2601- 2611 . doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500250

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  • Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2017). Mechanisms of immune regulation by vitamin A, In Philip C Calder (ed.),  Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection.  CRC Press.  ISBN 9781482253979.  kapittel 10.  s 159 - 181
  • Blomhoff, Heidi Kiil (2017). Vitamin A in plasma cell formation and IgG production.

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified Mar. 29, 2012 3:25 PM

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