1993 …2024

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Specialist in gastroenterology as well as in internal medicine. Expert Advisor to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority in internal medicine.

Main research areas

Management of medical gastroenterological disorders - especially inflammatory bowel disease - with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation with relevance for clinical and pharmacological improvement of treatment hereof.

Current research

Current research focuses on improved diagnosis and pharmacological management of inflammatory bowel disease. In collaboration with national (BRIC and Statens Serum INstitut) and international research groups (Leuven, Amsterdam, Zürich and Ottawa) the importance of the intestinal barrier maintenance of homeostasis / development of inflammation is studied, including the importance of intestinal stem cells. Additionally, epidemiological cohort studies are performed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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External positions

University of Copenhagen

2005 → …


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