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Anett Hellebø Ottesen

Postdoctoral fellow

Christensen group

Phone: +47 98 45 2582

Anett has worked in close collaboration with researchers at IEMR for several years studying the role of secretoneurin in heart and its usefulness as a biomarker for diagnosing heart diseases. She is employed by Akershus University Hospital, and is currently co-supervisor for PhD student Ilde Rugolo at IEMR and Ahus.


– MSc in Immunology/Molecular Biology (UiO)
– PhD in Heart Failure (UiO, AHUS & Ullevål) (Funded by Nasjonalforeningen for Folkehelsen)


– Norwegian Research Council

Committees and memberships

Leader of the PhD forum for Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Faculty of Medicine, UiO (2014-2018).
Member of MedDocs, the PhD steering group at the Medical Faculty, UiO (2014-2017).
Organizer of the NORHEART Nature Masterclass in 2016-2021.


Awarded several national and international awards incl.
American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar (2017)
& best article at AHUS (2015) & Ullevål (2015).

Research area

  • Advanced light microscopy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Clinical research
  • Excitation contraction coupling
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging

Latest publications

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Myhre PL, Ottesen AH, Faaren AL, Tveit SH, Springett J, Pyylampi J, Stridsberg M, Christensen G, Høiseth AD, Omland T, Røsjø H (2021)
Performance of a Novel Research-Use-Only Secretoneurin ELISA in Patients with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: Comparison with an Established Secretoneurin Radioimmunoassay
Cardiology, 146 (5), 566-574
PubMed 34284402 DOI 10.1159/000517444
Brynildsen J, Petäjä L, Myhre PL, Lyngbakken MN, Nygård S, Stridsberg M, Christensen G, Ottesen AH, Pettilä V, Omland T, Røsjø H (2019)
Circulating Secretoneurin Concentrations After Cardiac Surgery: Data From the FINNish Acute Kidney Injury Heart Study
Crit Care Med, 47 (5), e412-e419
PubMed 30730440 DOI 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003670
Ottesen AH, Carlson CR, Eken OS, Sadredini M, Myhre PL, Shen X, Dalhus B, Laver DR, Lunde PK, Kurola J, Lunde M, Hoff JE, Godang K, Sjaastad I, Pettilä V, Stridsberg M, Lehnart SE, Edwards AG, Lunde IG, Omland T, Stokke MK, Christensen G, Røsjø H, Louch WE (2019)
Secretoneurin Is an Endogenous Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Inhibitor That Attenuates Ca2+-Dependent Arrhythmia
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 12 (4), e007045
PubMed 30943765 DOI 10.1161/CIRCEP.118.007045
Ottesen AH, Christensen G, Omland T, Røsjø H (2017)
Glycosylated Chromogranin A: Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of Heart Failure
Curr Heart Fail Rep, 14 (6), 478-488
PubMed 28975588 DOI 10.1007/s11897-017-0360-x
Ottesen AH, Carlson CR, Louch WE, Dahl MB, Sandbu RA, Johansen RF, Jarstadmarken H, Bjørås M, Høiseth AD, Brynildsen J, Sjaastad I, Stridsberg M, Omland T, Christensen G, Røsjø H (2017)
Glycosylated Chromogranin A in Heart Failure: Implications for Processing and Cardiomyocyte Calcium Homeostasis
Circ Heart Fail, 10 (2)
PubMed 28209766 DOI 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.116.003675
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