Mogens Holst Nissen – University of Copenhagen

Mogens Holst Nissen

Date of Birth 28 February 1954
Mogens Holst Nissen

Education
1993 Doctor of Medical Sciences by the thesis: "Proteolytic Modification of ß-2-Microglobulin in Human Serum", University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1981 Graduated as M.D. from the Medical School, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Positions
1981 – 1982 Internship. Department of Oncology, State University Hospital, University of Copenhagen (6 months)
1982 – 1985 Research Fellow, Danish Cancer Society, Department of Clinical Chemistry, State University Hospital, University of Copenhagen
1985 – 1986 Research Fellow, Danish Medical Research Council, Department of Clinical Chemistry, State University Hospital, University of Copenhagen
1986 – 2007 Assistant Professor / Associate Professor in Cellular Immunology, Department of Medical Anatomy / Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, except from three years of internships and residencies at Copenhagen Hospitals
2008 – 2016 Professor with special duties in Ocular Immunobiology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
2016 – Professor in Ocular Immunobiology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
2006 – 2017 Head of PhD Research Program at Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Present employment and positions
• Deputy Head of Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen
• Member of the Academic Counsel, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
• Part of the committee preparing the meeting in Academic Counsel together with the Dean
• Chair of committee appointing evaluators of doctoral thesis submitted for evaluation at the Faculty
• Coordinator of Immunology Section, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
• Head of Research Programme in ‘Immunology and Infectious Diseases’ at Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
• Member of study board for Master of Health Sciences
• Course director Master of Health Sciences. 1st integrated course in cell, tissue and organ.
• Member of ‘The Faculty Art committee’, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
• Board member of the Committee to Protection of Scientific Work (UBVA) as representative for ‘Foreningen af speciallæger (FAS)’. The committee is part of AC (Akademikernes Centralorganisation).
• Appointed as adjunct Professor at 3rd Medical Hospital, University of Peking, Bejiing, China.

Publications: Author and co-author on more than 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals, with focus on ophthalmology, immunology and cell biology. Primary inventor on two patents.

Awards
2009 Synoptik Foundations honorary grant with 100.000 Dkr to
Mogens Holst Nissen, The Immune System of the eye
2014 MEDIVIT honorary grant 2014 with 50.000 Dkr to Mogens Holst Nissen, The immunological factors involved in the development of AMD

Previous positions
2007 and 2008 Member of Faculty Collaboration Committee (FSU), Faculty of Health Sciences
2007 and 2008 Member of General Collaboration Committee, University of Copenhagen (HSU)
2007 and 2008 Member of Personnel Policy Committee (HSU), University of Copenhagen
2002 to 2006 Leader of section and member of department council of Medical Anatomy, University of Copenhagen
2005 to 2008 Union representative for Medical Doctors at the Faculty of Health Sciences and at University of Copenhagen.

Editorial boards:
National editor from 1997 - 2003 National editor for the international journal APMIS. Section editor for Immunology.

Reviewer on Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Scandinavian Journal of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Experimental Eye Research and APMIS.

Evaluation of scientific grades and positions
Evaluator of more than 30 PhD-thesis and 3 doctoral thesis.
Evaluation of applications for positions as professor at the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and University of Southern Denmark.
Evaluation of applications for positions as associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, University of Århus and University of Southern Denmark.

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