Catharina Olsson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 7 B
41390 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 463
40530 Göteborg

About Catharina Olsson

My main research interest is in the control of gastrointestinal motility in vertebrates with focus on fish. My research involves studies on the intrinsic and extrinsic innervation of the gut using e.g. immunohistochemistry and different fluorescent dyes. This is combined with in vitro and in vivo physiological and pharmacological methods.

Recently, our emphasis has been on the characterization of different motility patterns and how they are affected by internal control systems as well as by external factors such as intake of food, ambient temperature or salinity. Using video microscopy method our lab has produced several papers on the control of gut motility during development.

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Short CV

Education and exams October 1993 MSc Biology, University of Gothenburg

January 2000 PhD in Zoophysiology: "Inhibitory control of gastrointestinal motility – Evolutionary aspects on distribution and effects of PACAP, VIP and nitric oxide", University of Gothenburg

June 2001 Degree in Journalism (short programme), University of Gothenburg

March 2010 Docent in Zoophysiology, University of Gothenburg

Work experiences November 2001 – December 2003 Senior Research Officer (post-doctoral position), Dept. Human Physiology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

January 2004 – March 2004 Research scientist, Dept. Zoology, University of Gothenburg

April 2004 – February 2005 Scientist Mol. Pharmacology, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal

April 2005 – December 2009 Research scientist, Dept. Zoology, University of Gothenburg

December 2009 – Lecturer, Dept. Zoology (since 2012 Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences), University of Gothenburg Permanent position since May 2011

2007-2016 Coordinator Pharmacy programme (Receptarieprogrammet)

2012- Director of studies in Pharmay