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Professor, PhD


Academic degrees


1995: B.Sc. in molecular cell biology, Odense University, DK.
1997: M.Sc. in molecular cell biology, Odense University, DK.
2000: Ph.D. in experimental medical neurobiology, Odense University, DK.



1995-97: Research Assistant, Dept. of Neurosurgery University Hospital of Berne, CH.
2000-04: Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Inst. of Medical Biology, University of Southern Denmark, DK.
2004-21: Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology Research, Inst. of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, DK.

2021-present: Professor (full), PI, Department of Neurobiology Research, Inst. of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, DK.
Since 2016 affiliated as external researcher at Dept. of Neurology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, DK and since 2020 affiliated as researcher at Department of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, DK.

Management experiences and other qualifications


2004: Educated in research management, Copenhagen Business School, DK.
2015 - present: Partner and Steering Group member in BRAINSTEM - Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Neurology ( - Innovation Fund Denmark).
2018 - present: Member the research council in the Danish Parkinson Foundation.

Co-founder and partner in the previous Danish Stem Cell Research Center (DASC) and member of the national faculty of Danish Stem Cell Research Doctoral School (DASCDOC) (financed by the Danish MRC).
PI in the previous stem cell consortium EuroSTELLS (financed by the ESF).
Previous member of steering committees, Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR) and Society for International Neural Transplantation and Repair (INTR).
Previous member of the steering committee of Danish Society for Neuroscience.
Member of national and international appointment/search committees.
Organizer of scientific meetings/symposia.
Reviewer for several international scientific journals and foundations, including the ESF.



2004-present: Lectures and practical exercises in gross anatomy, cellular neurobiology, general histology and embryology for medical, biomedical, pharmacy students. Supervision of several BSc, MSc and PhD students (Parkinson’s disease and stem cell-related research projects).

International relations


Collaboration with several national and international universities and companies on projects related to stem cell technologies and Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis.

Oral presentations and publications


More than 115 oral presentations at national and international conferences and meetings.
Currently 111 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

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