Josef Thingnes

Faculty of Education
Norwegian version of this page Position
Associate Professor
Contact
+4769608391
+4790206836
Study place
Halden
Office nr.
F1-085

Academic interests

  • Science education
  • Quantitative education research
  • Assessment, especially in science education
  • School and technology 

Courses taught

  • Science for teacher students
    • Human biology
    • Physics
    • Chemestry

Background

Wooden boat builder (1990 – 1998), student at UiO (1998 – 2004), researcher at Ullevål University Hospital (2004 – 2006), PhD-student (2006 - 2012). Postdoc at Oslo University Hospital (Radiumhospitalet) (2012 - 2013). Also worked as a farm keeper, teacher (from first grade up to university level), carpenter, in an amusement park, in the abattoir, as a sailing instructor, and as a social worker.

I finished my master studies at University of Oslo in 2004 and proceeded directly to a full time job at Ullevål University hospital as a researcher in bioinformatics. After one and a half year I started my PhD-project at CIGENE, UMB in March 2006.

My master thesis was on search algorithms for finding homolog sub sequences to non-coding RNA genes in genome sequences. I studied Covariance Models developed by Jean Eddy.

At Ullevål University Hospital (now a part of Oslo University Hospital) I developed a program for finding patterns in genome sequences employing a genetic algorithm.

My PhD-project was on mathematical modelling of skin pigmentation. This is of particular interest to understand the function of pigmentation in malignant melanoma. This project was a collaboration between the institutions CIGENE and Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology at Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital.

2012 -2014 I worked part time as Postdoc at Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital and part time as self employed garden worker in possession of a chain saw, a PhD, and a tractor.

I am currently Employed by Høgskolen i Østfold, Halden, Norway as a science teacher at the teacher program.

Publications

  • Thingnes, Josef (2014). Mathematics and Biological Process of Skin Pigmentation, In Bernard Querleux (ed.),  Computational Biophysics of the Skin.  Pan Stanford Publishing.  ISBN 978-981-4463-84-3.  Part 1, Chapter 3.  s 63 - 91
  • Thingnes, Josef; Lavelle, Timothy J.; Gjuvsland, Arne Bjørke; Omholt, Stig W & Hovig, Eivind (2012). Towards a quantitative understanding of the MITF-PIAS3-STAT3 connection. BMC Systems Biology.  ISSN 1752-0509.  6 . doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-6-11
  • Thingnes, Josef; Lavelle, Timothy J.; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W (2012). Understanding the Melanocyte Distribution in Human Epidermis: An Agent-Based Computational Model Approach. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  7(7) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040377
  • Thingnes, Josef; Omholt, Stig W; Hovig, Eivind; Øyehaug, Leiv & Gjuvsland, Arne Bjørke (2012). Towards a quantitative understanding of melanocyte behaviour. Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) Thesis. 15.
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W. (2009). The mathematics of tanning. BMC Systems Biology.  ISSN 1752-0509.  3(0,166666667), s 14 Show summary
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Omholt, Stig W. & Hovig, Eivind (2008). The Mathematics of Tanning. Show summary
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W. (2007). The mathematics of Tanning. Show summary
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Omholt, Stig W. & Hovig, Eivind (2007). The mathematics of tanning. Show summary

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  • Thingnes, Josef; Lavelle, Timothy J.; Gjuvsland, Arne Bjørke; Omholt, Stig W & Hovig, Eivind (2012). Towards a quantitative understanding of the MITF-PIAS3-STAT3 connection. BMC Systems Biology.  ISSN 1752-0509.  6 . doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-6-11
  • Thingnes, Josef; Lavelle, Timothy J.; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W (2012). Understanding the Melanocyte Distribution in Human Epidermis: An Agent-Based Computational Model Approach. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  7(7) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040377
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W (2009). The mathematics of tanning. BMC Systems Biology.  ISSN 1752-0509.  3 . doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-3-60
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W. (2009). The mathematics of tanning. BMC Systems Biology.  ISSN 1752-0509.  3(0,166666667), s 14 Show summary

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  • Arstorp, Ann-Thérèse; Amdam, Synnøve Hedemann; Thingnes, Josef; Nagel, Ilka; Aagaard, Toril; Andreasen, Johan Kristian; Bergan, Ingvild; Røkenes, Fredrik Mørk & Letnes, Mari-Ann (2019). Drøftelser rundt og erfaringsdeling fra to nasjonale tiltak: Den teknologiske skolesekken & Digitalisering i lærerutdanning.
  • Nagel, Ilka & Thingnes, Josef (2019). DigiLU - Digitalisering i Lærerutdanningene.
  • Rasmussen, Adrian Kristinsønn; Aae, Rune; Braaten, Bjørn Espen Pontus; Båtvik, Jan Ingar Iversen; Halstvedt, Camilla Blikstad; Helberg, Morten; Pilskog, Hanne Eik; Thingnes, Josef & Widerøe, Ina Kirsten Sundal (2019). Naturfag i framtidens skole: Inn med teknologi, ut med uteskole?. Utdanningsnytt.no.
  • Thingnes, Josef (2019). Kva tenkjer lærarstudentar om vurdering av utforskande arbeid?.
  • Nagel, Ilka & Thingnes, Josef (2018). Digitalisering i Lærerutdanningene (DigiLU)- Presentasjon av prosjektet.
  • Thingnes, Josef (2014). Mathematics and Biological Process of Skin Pigmentation, In Bernard Querleux (ed.),  Computational Biophysics of the Skin.  Pan Stanford Publishing.  ISBN 978-981-4463-84-3.  Part 1, Chapter 3.  s 63 - 91
  • Thingnes, Josef; Omholt, Stig W; Hovig, Eivind; Øyehaug, Leiv & Gjuvsland, Arne Bjørke (2012). Towards a quantitative understanding of melanocyte behaviour. Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) Thesis. 15.
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Omholt, Stig W. & Hovig, Eivind (2008). The Mathematics of Tanning. Show summary
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Hovig, Eivind & Omholt, Stig W. (2007). The mathematics of Tanning. Show summary
  • Thingnes, Josef; Øyehaug, Leiv; Omholt, Stig W. & Hovig, Eivind (2007). The mathematics of tanning. Show summary

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