Torill Berg

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Blood pressure physiology
  • Hypertension
  • Sympathetic nervous system

Courses taught

  • Gastro-intestinal physiology 4. semester
  • Respiration 3. semester
  • Leader program for young woman in medical science

Background

  • Professor (with tenure) at Institute of physiology, Medical faculty, Univ. of Oslo (from 1987).
  • Norwegian army college; “Totalforsvarskurs”. 1993.
  • Harvard University School of Public Health: Advanced course in biomedical research management. 1989.
  • Director of research and development Norwegian Hydro a.s. (1988, during leave of absence from my position at the university).
  • Associate professor at Institute of physiology, Medical faculty, Univ. of Oslo (1985 – 1987).
  • Associate professor at Institute of biochemistry and physiology, Dental faculty, Univ. of Oslo (1982 - 1985).
  • Research associate at Institute of biochemistry and physiology, Dental faculty, Univ. of Oslo (1978 - 1981).
  • Doctor odontologia, Univ. of Oslo, 1978.
  • Fellowship from The Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities (1975 - 1978).
  • Fellowship from American Association of University Women (1973), Graduate School in microbiology, University of Alabama in Birmingham.
  • Dental degree, Univ. of Oslo, 1972.

Awards

  • Olav Torgersen's price for research, 1988.
  • 2. price for best poster at Int. symposium on Kinin, Sawannah,Georgia, 1984
  • 3. price for best poster at Int. symposium on Kinin, München, 1991.
  • 1. price for best poster in physiology/patophysiology, Int. symposium on Kinin, Denver, CO, 1995.

Positions held

  • During 1979 - 1985 various periods as member of the faculty council and board at The faculty of Odontology.
  • Member of The medical research council, The Norwegian Research Council (1985 - 1990). During this period, also member or chairman of various steering committees appointed by the council.
  • Member of several administrative committees at The University of Oslo, among them 1. vararepresentative for the University council, i.e., Det akademiske kollegium (1986 - 1988 and 1993 - 1995), The medical faculty council (1986 -1988) and research committee (1986 - 1990), chairman of the faculty Stipend-and fonds committee (1986 - 1988) and Stipend committee (1989 - 1990). Chairman of the faculty Research committee and member of the University Research committee (1990-1993).
  • The Norwegian Cancer Society Research Council, member of the scientific council (1989 - 1990) and Board of representatives (from April 1992, vicechairman from September 1993).
  • Chairman of the board of The Norwegian Radium Hospital Research Foundation (1989 - 1992). Member of the board for Medinnova (The Norwegian National Hospital) (1993-1997), The Research Park (connected to the University of Oslo) (1995-1998), and  FORNY, East-Norway (University of Oslo and the Norwegian Research Council) (1995). These institutions operate as links between academia and industry in developing research programs with a commercial potential.
Tags: Hypertension, Cardiovascular system, Sympathetic nervous system, Renin-angiotensin syste, Adrenorreceptors

Publications

  • Stahl, Katja; Rahmani, Soulmaz; Prydz, Agnete; Skauli, Nadia; MacAulay, Nanna; Mylonakou, Maria-Niki; Torp, Reidun; Skare, Øivind; Berg, Torill; Leergaard, Trygve Brauns; Paulsen, Ragnhild Elisabeth; Ottersen, Ole Petter & Amiry-Moghaddam, Mahmood (2018). Targeted deletion of the aquaglyceroporin AQP9 is protective in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13(3) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194896
  • Berg, Torill (2017). b- and a2-adrenoceptor control of vascular tension and catecholamine release in female normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Neurology.  ISSN 1664-2295.  8 . doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00130
  • Berg, Torill (2016). M-currents (Kv7.2-7.3/KCNQ2-3) are responsible for dysfunctional autonomic control of heart rate and catecholamine release in hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Physiology.  ISSN 1664-042X.  7 (584) . doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00584 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Berg, Torill (2016). α<sub>2</sub>-adrenoreceptor constraint of catecholamine release and blood pressure is enhanced in female spontaneously hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-4548.  10 . doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00130 Show summary
  • Berg, Torill (2015). Altered beta1-3-adrenoceptor influence on alpha2-adrenoceptor-mediated control of catecholamine release and vascular tension in hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Physiology.  ISSN 1664-042X.  6, s 1-12 . doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00120
  • Berg, Torill (2015). Voltage-sensitive K+ channels inhibit parasympathetic ganglion transmission and vagal control of heart rate in hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Neurology.  ISSN 1664-2295.  6(260), s 1- 13 . doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00260 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Berg, Torill (2014). beta1-blockers Lower Norepinephrine Release by Inhibiting Presynaptic, Facilitating beta1-Adrenoceptors in Normotensive and Hypertensive Rats. Frontiers in Neurology.  ISSN 1664-2295.  5(51) . doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00051 Show summary
  • Berg, Torill (2014). β3-adrenoceptors inhibit stimulated norepinephrine release in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Physiology.  ISSN 1664-042X.  5:499 . doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00499 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Berg, Torill (2013). Angiotensin AT1 - alpha2Cadrenoceptor interaction disturbs alpha2A-autoinhibition of catecholamine release in hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Neurology.  ISSN 1664-2295.  4 . doi: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00070 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Berg, Torill & Jensen, Jørgen (2013). Tyramine reveals failing alpha2-adrenoceptor control of catecholamine release and total peripheral vascular tension in hypertensive rats. Frontiers in Neurology.  ISSN 1664-2295.  4 . doi: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00019 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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