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Victoria Becker

Doctoral Research Fellow

Louch group

Education

BSc in Biology, University of Copenhagen
MSc in Marine Biology, University of Copenhagen

Academic interests

• Fish eco-physiology
• Cardiovascular and respiratory system in fish
• Cardiac disease mechanisms in fish
• Environmental biology

Research skills

• Respirometry and metabolic measurements of fish
• Thermal preference measurements of fish
• Cannulation, tagging and anesthesia in fish
• Histochemistry techniques
• Behavioral kinematics analysis (Escape response, latency and fin movement)
• Underwater transects
• Field sampling and fish collection

Publications

Schakmann, M., Becker, V., Søgaard, M., Johansen, J. L., Steffensen, J. F., & Domenici, P. Latencies of mechanically-stimulated escape responses in the Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi. Journal of Experimental Biology.

Jessen, S., Becker, V., Rzeppa, S., Backer, V., Bengtsen, K. H., Hullstein, I., … & Hostrup, M. (2020). Pharmacokinetics of salmeterol and its main metabolite α‐hydroxysalmeterol after acute and chronic dry powder inhalation in exercising endurance‐trained men: Implications for doping control. Drug Testing and Analysis.

Kreiberg, M., Becker, V., Jessen, S., Rzeppa, S., Hemmersbach, P., Backer, V., & Hostrup, M. (2017). Influence of exercise in normal and hot ambient conditions on the pharmacokinetics of inhaled terbutaline in trained men. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 27(7), 692-703.

Kreiberg, M., Backer, V., Becker, V., Rzeppa, S., Hemmersbach, P., & Hostrup, M. (2015). Pharmacokinetics of inhaled terbutaline in relation to doping analysis: Impact of exercise and heat

Research area

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Heart failure