Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen

Stilling

Forsker, PI ERC StG PI og leder for forskningsgruppen BRuSH, PI RHINESSA Bergen, PI ECRHS Bergen

Tilhørighet

Forskning

Jeg er gruppeleder for forskningsgruppen BRuSH ved Klinisk Institutt 2 ved Universitetet i Bergen. Min faglige bakgrunn er fra evolusjonærbiologi og økologi (hovedfag fra UiB) og miljømedisin og epidemiologi (doktorgrad fra Universitetet i Oslo). I 2010 ble jeg tildelt Voksentoppens Forskningspris innen pediatrisk allergologi og lungemedisin og i 2018 Kronprins Haakons forskningspris for astma og allergi.

Min forskning har fokus på miljøeksponering, mikrobiom, astma og allergi. I Unge Forskertalent-prosjektet (Norges Forskningsråd) var måle å undersøke eksponering for antibakterielle kjemikalier, bakterier i munnhule og lungehelse.

Nå videreføres dette i to 5-årige forskningsprosjekter gjennom Norges forskningsråds BedreHelse-programmet (2018-2023) og det Europeiske forskningsrådet (ERC Starting Grant BRuSH) (2019-2024). Vi undersøker hvordan bakterier med lipid A komponenter som fører til høy grad av inflammasjon påvirker lungehelse og sykdom over tid.

Formidling
Undervisning

Har undervist i TPBAMIKR 22V Mikrobiologi og hygiene og OD2MIKR 22V Mikrobiologi.

Årlig undervisning på Allergologi grunnkurs (OUS) med Tema: Allergenmåling: Yrke og innemiljø

Publikasjoner
Vitenskapelig artikkel
Vitenskapelig foredrag
Sammendrag/abstract
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
Brev til redaktøren
Short communication
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
Doktorgradsavhandling

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Publication statistics

  • 75 publications in international peer-reviewed journals; h-index: 23, Citations: 1647 (Web of science, October 2023)
  • 9 publications in Norwegian journals for health personnel (4 as first- or single author)
  • Book chapter: Jensen ET, Bertelsen RJ, Ringel Kulka T.The Microbiota of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Infancy”, book chapter in “The Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology: Implications for Human Health, Prebiotics, Probiotics and Dysbiosis” 1st Edition November 2016. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128040249.
  • 10 popular science interviews (newspapers, TV, radio)

Many of Randi J Bertelsen's publications are Open Access, and her updated publication record can be found at: 

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10 Representative Publications

  1. Røsland A, Bertelsen RJ, Bunaes DF, Drengenes C, Engström G, Klinge B, Lie SA, Nilsson PM, Jönsson D, Malinovschi A. Periodontits is associated with airflow obstruction in the Malmø Offspring Dental Study. J Clin Periodontol. 2023. Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13886. Online ahead of print.
  2. Amin H, Šantl-Temkiv T, Cramer C, Finster K, Real FG, Gislason T, Holm M, Janson C, Jögi NO, Jogi R, Malinovschi A, Marshall IPG, Modig L, Norbäck D, Shigdel R, Sigsgaard T, Svanes C, Thorarinsdottir H, Wouters IM, Schlünssen V, Bertelsen RJ. Indoor Airborne Microbiome and Endotoxin: Meteorological Events and Occupant Characteristics Are Important Determinants. Environ Sci Technol. 2023 15;57(32):11750-11766. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.3c01616.
  3. Vindenes HK, Drengenes C, Hesham A, Bertelsen RJ. The impact of alcohol-based hand sanitiser and hand washing with soap and water on bacterial skin microbiota composition. JEADV Clinical Practice. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1002/jvc2.214
  4. Shigdel R, Johannessen A, Lin H, Peddada S, Gómez Real F, Ringel-Kulka T, Svanes C, Bertelsen RJ. Oral bacterial composition associated with lung function and lung inflammation in a community-based Norwegian population. Respir Res. 2023 Jul 12;24(1):183. doi: 10.1186/s12931-023-02491-6.
  5. Khomich M, Lin H, Malinovschi A, Brix S, Cestelli L, Peddada S, Johannessen A, Eriksen C, Real FG, Svanes C, Bertelsen RJ. Association between lipid-A-producing oral bacteria of different potency and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in a Norwegian population-based adult cohort. J Transl Med. 2023 May 29;21(1):354. doi: 10.1186/s12967-023-04199-z.
  6. Jõgi NO, Svanes C, Siiak SP, Logan E, Holloway JW, Igland J, Johannessen A, Levin M, Real FG, Schlunssen V, Horsnell WGC, Bertelsen RJ (2018) Zoonotic helminth exposure and risk of allergic diseases: A study of two generations in Norway. Clin Exp Allergy; 48(1):66-77. 
  7. Bertelsen RJ, Rava M, Casin AE, Accordini S, Benediktsdottir B, Dratva J, Franklin KA, Heinrich J, Holm M, Janson C, Johannessen A, Jarvis DL, Jogi R, Leyneart B, Norback D, Omenaas ER, Raherison C, Sánchez-Ramos JL, Schlunssen V, Sigsgaard T, Dharmage SC, Svanes C (2017) Parental asthmatic and allergic activity before conception predicts asthma and allergy in the offspring. Clin Exp Allergy; 47(5): 627-638. Citations: 8. Highlighted as Editor’s choice selection (May 2017 Edition)
  8. Bertelsen RJ, Jensen ET, Ringel-Kulka T (2016). Use of probiotics and prebiotics in infant feeding. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol; 30(1):39-48. Citations: 57. Personal invitation for specialty edition
  9. Bertelsen RJ, Brantsæter AL, Magnus M, Haugen M, Myhre R, Jacobsson B, Longnecker MP, Meltzer HM, London SJ (2014) Probiotic milk consumption in pregnancy and infancy and subsequent childhood allergic disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol 133(1):165-171. Citations: 103. 
  10. Bertelsen RJ, Lødrup-Carlsen KC, Calafat AM, Hoppin JA, Haland G, Mowinckel P, Carlsen KH, Løvik M (2013). Urinary Biomarkers for Phthalates Associated with Asthma in Norwegian Children. Environ Health Perspect 121(2):251-256. Featured as a Science Selection in the February Issue of EHP: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2013/02/121-a59/ Citations: 143. I finished this paper as a visiting postdoctoral-fellow at NIEHS. I was invited to contribute with a podcast on phthalates and asthma in Environmental Health Perspective.
Prosjekter

2023  Research project funding from NordForsk for project: Tracking of Antimicrobial Resistant Genes in Environmental reservoirs in the Nordic countries (2-year project)

2022  TMS Foundation (CAMRIA-network) researcher project (grant ID TMS2021TMT03): Surveillance and Metagenomic tracking of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes IN environmental and clinical samples using machine learning approaches (4 year project)

2021 Researcher project "Oral health in adults: predictors, social gradients and correlation with cardiovascular health in women and men" - WP PI - Research Council of Norway; project owner: Oral Health Centre of Expertice/TKVestland (5 year project)

2019 ERC Starting Grant: “Oral bacteria as determinants for respiratory health” - Principal investigator (PI) - European Research Council (ERC); Project owner: University of Bergen (5,5 year project)

2018 Researcher project: “Oral and Environmental Microbiome, Endotoxin and Lung Health; the ‘United Airways’ concept extended” - PI - Research Council of Norway; Project owner: University of Bergen (5 year project)

2017 Reseracher project: “Housedust mite prevalence in Western Norway” - PI - The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation; Project owner: Haukeland University Hospital

Priser

Awards

2018  Kronprins Haakons Research Award for Asthma and Allergy Research; the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation, Oslo, Norway (5 000 Euro); annual prize for special merits in the field

https://www.naaf.no/tjenester/prosjektstotte/forskningsfondet-for-astma-og-allergi/kronprins-haakons-forskningspris-for-astma-og-allergi/kronprins-haakons-forskningspris-for-astma-og-allergi-2018/

2011   Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange for research in Medical Sciences at NIEHS/NIH, North Carolina, USA

2010  Voksentoppen Research Award within paediatric allergology and pulmonology awarded for outstanding research within paediatric respiratory medicine and allergology; Voksentoppen, Oslo University Hospital, Norway (5 000 Euro); annual prize for special merits in the field

Verv

Commision of trust/Professional Commitments

2021-    Appointed member, representative for the Faculty of Medicine at the EU forum at UiB2019 -  Vice Chair, Management Committee, COST Action CA18131: Statistical and machine learning techniques in human microbiome studies

2018-   Member, Scientific Advisory Board: Leibniz ScienceCampus for Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung (EvoLung), Germany. http://evolung.fz-borstel.de/index.php

2017 -  Associate editor, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (Elsevier)

2015 -  Founding member, International Society for Children's Health and the Environment

2014-   Committee member of the National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (NEM), appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

2013-   Member, working group for recommended technical standards for indoor environment: «Anbefalte faglige normer for inneklima» Rapport 2013: 7, NIPH, Norway

2011-   Norwegian representative, WHO expert meeting on Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe; Bonn, Germany. Report contribution: Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe; Assessment report; WHO 2012; ISBN: 978 92 890 0260 8

Organization of international conferences

Organiser – Seminar: “Analyses of the human microbiome; challenges and opportunities”, invited international and national speakers (35 participants), University of Bergen, Norway (3rd March 2019)

Organiser - 31st annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2019), Proposing and organizing symposium: “Interaction between environmental chemicals and toxicants and the human microbiome” (50 participants), Utrecht, the Netherlands

Chair of meeting planning committee - ISCHE. Name of event: “The Future of Children’s Environmental Health – Translating Knowledge into Action” (70 participants), Cuernavaca, Mexico (January 5-10, 2016).