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1994 …2024

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Extensive experience of translational and multidisciplinary research in cerebrovascular disease, neurorehabilitation and headache mechanisms. This includes research from bench to bedside with implementation of findings in the clinic.

The research focus is on pathophysiology, neurorecovery and neurorehabilitation in cerebrovascular disease, brain and spinal cord injury in a multidisciplinary setting. 

Techniques in the research group includes but not limited to vascular pharmacology, protein chemistry, cell signalling, vascular reactivity in vitro and in vivo, stroke models, cerebral imaging modalities, application of AI, and clinical stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurorehabilitation.

Main research areas

Research done as:

Head of Research, Dept Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Neuroscience Center, Rigshospitalet.


Head of Neurovascular research Unit, currently located at both Dept of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rigshospitalet, and Dept Neurology Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.

Multidisciplinary and translational research in pathophysiology, neurorestoration and neurorehabilitation in cerebrovascular disease, brain and spinal cord injury.

Current research

Ongoing projects:
-Endothelial function and dysfunction in stroke

-Biomarkers in stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

-Pathophysiology and treatment of small vessel disease stroke

-Neuroinflammation in neurorecovery

-Effects of GLP1 in stroke and neurorecovery

-Effects of specific PDE inhibitors in neurorecovery and stroke

-High intensive training in stroke and traumatic brain injury

- Effect of early mobilization and rehabilitation training in stroke and traumatic brain injury

-Use of artificial intelligence (AI) soultions in stroke detection and identification

Potential conflicts of interest


External positions

Research Senior Consultant Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev and Gentofte, Dept Neurology

1 Sept 2023 → …

University of Copenhagen

2005 → …


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