Cecilie Bucher-Johannessen

Phd-candidate, Research Department

Responsibilities and interests:

In March 2020 Cecilie started her PhD-degree at the Research Department looking into microbiome and colorectal screening.

Cecilie has worked at the Cancer Registry since 2016 and has experience working in the laboratory, mainly isolating and sequencing small non-coding RNA using samples from the Janus Serum Biobank.

She also has experience with bioinformatics analyses working with methylation and microbiome data using R and Unix. 


Cecilie has a Bachelor in Nutrition from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland and a Master in Human Nutrition from Copenhagen University.

In her master thesis she looked into microbiotic changes during weight-loss.




The microbiome as a colorectal cancer screening biomarker

Previous projects:

Small non-coding TNA as early detection cancer biomarker

Small non-coding RNA forum



Umu SU, Langseth H, Bucher-Johannessen C, Lauritzen M, Rounge TB et al (2018)

A Comprehensive profile of circulating RNAs in human serum.

RNA Biology 15 (2): 242-250 

Bucher-Johannessen C, Wojewodzic M, Grotmol T, Rounge TB (2019)

Cisplatin treatment of testicular cancer introduces long-term changes to the epigenome.

Clinical Epigenetics 11(179)