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Catharina Olsson

Senior lecturer

Catharina Olsson
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 3677

Postal Address: Box 463, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18A , 41390 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Catharina Olsson

My main research interest is in the control of gastrointestinal motility in vertebrates with focus on fish. My research involves studies on the intrinsic and extrinsic innervation of the gut using e.g. immunohistochemistry and different fluorescent dyes. This is combined with in vitro and in vivo physiological and pharmacological methods.

Recently, our emphasis has been on the characterization of different motility patterns and how they are affected by internal control systems as well as by external factors such as intake of food, ambient temperature or salinity. Using video microscopy method our lab has produced several papers on the control of gut motility during development.

More information (In Swedish)

Short CV

Education and exams
October 1993
MSc Biology, University of Gothenburg

January 2000
PhD in Zoophysiology: "Inhibitory control of gastrointestinal motility – Evolutionary aspects on distribution and effects of PACAP, VIP and nitric oxide", University of Gothenburg

June 2001
Degree in Journalism (short programme), University of Gothenburg

March 2010
Docent in Zoophysiology, University of Gothenburg

Work experiences
November 2001 – December 2003
Senior Research Officer (post-doctoral position), Dept. Human Physiology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

January 2004 – March 2004
Research scientist, Dept. Zoology, University of Gothenburg

April 2004 – February 2005
Scientist Mol. Pharmacology, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal

April 2005 – December 2009
Research scientist, Dept. Zoology, University of Gothenburg

December 2009 –
Lecturer, Dept. Zoology (since 2012 Dept. Biological and Environmental Sciences), University of Gothenburg
Permanent position since May 2011

Coordinator Pharmacy programme (Receptarieprogrammet)

Director of studies in Pharmay


Latest publications

Exposure to seawater increases intestinal motility in euryhaline rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Jeroen Brijs, Grant W Hennig, Albin Gräns, Esmée Dekens, Michael Axelsson et al.
The Journal of experimental biology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Sensory innervation of the guinea pig colon and rectum compared using retrograde tracing and immunohistochemistry.
Bao Nan Chen, Catharina Olsson, D F Sharrad, S J H Brookes
Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Intrisic primary afferents in zebrafish gut, do they exist? Presence of calbindin-immunoreactive nerve cells
Catharina Olsson
Neurogastroenterology and motility; Neurogastroenterology & Motility, Joint international meeting, November 2008, Lucerne Switzerland, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

Postprandial changes in intestinal electric activity and gut blood flow in fish
Fredrik Albertsson, Albin Gräns, Michael Axelsson, Catharina Olsson
Neurogastroenterology and motility; Neurogastroenterology & Motility, Joint international meeting, November 2008, Lucerne Switzerland, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

Radio waves tainted with blood: The latest in fish telemetry
Albin Gräns, Michael Axelsson, Catharina Olsson, Johan Höjesjö, Koullis Pitsillides et al.
8th International Congress on the Biology of Fish, 2008, Portland, USA , Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Structural basis of sensory nerve pathways from the gut.
S.J. Brookes, V.P. Zagorodnyuk, P.A. Lynn, X. Song, N. Chen et al.
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci, Journal article 2008
Journal article


Enteric Control
Anna Holmberg, Susanne Holmgren, Catharina Olsson
Fish Larval Physiology, Eds RN Finn and BG Kapoor, Enfield, NH, USA, Science Publishers, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book


Development of nitrergic control pf gut motility in the zebrafish
Anna Holmberg, Catharina Olsson, Susanne Holmgren
Development of the enteric nervous system. Cells, signals and genes, March 26-29 2006, NY, Conference contribution 2006
Conference contribution

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