Elin Rolén, M. Sc.


Toxinology Research Group
Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Elizabeth Stephansens vei 1
1433 Ås

Tel.: +47 4803 6275
Mob: +47 4803 6275
E-mail: elin.rolen@vetinst.no


Research interests

Toxigenic and pathogenic fungi. Azole resistance, saprolegniose (testing of different treatments), crayfish plague (developing of molecular methods for detection and quantification). Development of molecular methods for detection of pathogenic fungi.


MSc degree in mycology at University of Oslo, Norway, 2001. Work experience from indoor mycology (2002-2003) and Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Oslo University Hospital (2003-2006).

2020: Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands: “International Course Medical Mycology”

2018: Westerdijk Fungal biodiversity Institute, Utrecht Nederland: “Food and Indoor Mycology” & “DNA based identification of fungi”

2011: Mycored, Bari Italy: “Detection techniques for mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in the food chain”

Morphological identification and molecular identification and detection of fungi (PCR, qPCR, Sanger sequencing).



  • E. Øya, A. K. J. Afanou, N. Malla, S. Uhlig, E. Rolen, I. Skaar, A. Straumfors, J. O. Winberg, B. E. Bang, P. E. Schwarze, W. Eduard, J. A. Holme. Characterization and pro-inflammatory responses of spore and hyphae samples from various mold species. Indoor Air 2018: 28: 28-39.
  • E. Thoen, E. Rolèn, T. Vrålstad, R. Kristensen, Ø. Evensen and I. Skaar. Saprolegnia species in Norwegian salmon hatcheries: field survey identifies S. diclina sub-clade IIIB as the dominating taxon. Dis Aquat Org 2015: 114: 189-198.
  • T. Vrålstad, S. Uhlig, E. Rolén, A. Bernhoft. Meldrøyekontroll av fôrkorn – Claviceps purpurea og ergotalkaloider. 2013. Veterinærinstituttets rapportserie 6-2013
  • S. Uhlig, D. Petersen, E. Rolen, W.M. Jacobsen, & T. Vrålstad. Ergosedmine, a new peptide ergot alkaloid (ergopeptine) from the ergot fungus, Claviceps purpurea parasitizing Calamagrostis arundinacea. Phytochemistry Letters 2011. ISSN 1874-3900. 4(2), s 79- 85. doi:10.1016/ j.phytol.2010.09.004
  • S. Uhlig, C.J. Botha, T. Vralstad, E. Rolen, C.O. Miles. Indole-diterpenes and ergot alkaloids in Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass) infected with Claviceps cynodontis from an outbreak of tremors in cattle. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2010: 57 (23): 11112-9
  • T. Vrålstad, E. Myhre, T. Schumacher. Molecular diversity and phylogenetic affinities of symbiotic root‐associated ascomycetes of the Helotiales in burnt and metal polluted habitats. New Phytologist 2002 Vol 155, Issue 1