PhD dissertation: Tor Kristian Andersen
On March 2nd 2018, Tor Kristian Andersen successfully defended his thesis for PhD entitled “APC-targeted DNA vaccines against pandemic influenza.” Tor Kristian’s work was supervised by Bjarne Bogen and Gunnveig Grødeland. The thesis covered a study of an APC-targeted DNA vaccine against avian influenza H7 and a mechanistic study of the underlying immunological responses to antigen targeted to antigen presenting cells (APCs). By targeting these essential cells of the immune system, the immune response was enhanced, which could translate to protection against avian influenza H7 in mice. Congratulations and well done, Tor Kristian!