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Fredrik G. Rylandsholm

Doctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Synthesis and Analysis

Job description

I am a Ph.D. candidate in organic chemistry, with Researcher Johan Isaksson as my main supervisor. I have a background in organic chemical synthesis from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), coupled with environmental chemical analysis from the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

My main focus is on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), but I will also work on chemical synthesis and computational chemistry together with my colleagues. The goal of my project is to explore how petides interact with and destroy bacterial membranes. My current position is sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council, and is a part of the Digibiotics group here at UiT. 

The Digibiotics group works with antibacterial peptides in response to the increasing occurrences of multiresistant bacteria; as antibiotics become more inefficient, we work towards new alternatives to tackle the imminent antibiotic-crisis.

I can also be found at Linkedin.

Digibiotics also cooperate with Digital Life Norway and CANS.

  • Dinku, Worku; Isaksson, Johan; Rylandsholm, Fredrik G.; Bouř, Petr; Brichtova, Eva; Choi, Sang Un; Lee, Sang-Ho; Jung, Young-Sik; No, Zae Sung; Svendsen, John Sigurd Mjøen; Aasen, Arne Jørgen; Dekebo, Aman. Anti-proliferative activity of a novel tricyclic triterpenoid acid from Commiphora africana resin against four human cancer cell lines. Applied Biological Chemistry 2020; Volum 63 (1). ISSN 2468-0834.s 16 - 27.s doi: 10.1186/s13765-020-00499-w.
  • Rylandsholm, Fredrik Garnås; Antonsen, Simen Gjelseth; Hansen, Trond Vidar; Nolsøe, Jens Mortansson Jelstrup; Stenstrøm, Yngve H.. Asymmetric Synthesis targeting 3-(R)-HEPE and 3-(S)-HEPE using Brown allylation. Organisk Kjemisk Vintermøte 2018 2018-01-11 - 2018-01-14 2018.
  • Look at all works in CRIStin →

    Publications outside Cristin

    Rylandsholm, Fredrik Garnås. A chemical justification against legalising recreational use of cannabis. NMBU Student Journal of Life Sciences. 2017, 7, 70-73.

    Ilhan, Ali; Ekstrand, Amalie Sofie; Rylandsholm, Fredrik Garnås. Metabolic crosstalk between host and pathogen. 2017, poster.

    Rylandsholm, Fredrik Garnås; Antonsen, Simen Gjelseth; Hansen, Trond Vidar; Nolsøe, Jens Mortansson Jelstrup; Stenstrøm, Yngve H. Synthetic studies towards the oxylipin 3-(R)-HEPE. 2021, Master’s thesis.

    Research interests

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

    Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemical Synthesis


    Computational Chemistry


    Spring 2019: KJE-1002 Organic chemistry

    • Problem solving in group work
    • Seminars
    • Course development/improvement

    Member of research group