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Newly graduated PhD students

Newly graduated PhD students

Congratulations to the newly graduated PhD students

The following PhDs have graduated from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences within the past three months.

March 2019

The Academic Council has on 2 March 2019 awarded Philip Henrik Brainin Jensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Postsystolic Deformation by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography- Normal Values, Clinical Characteristics and Prognostic Value". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.


The Academic Council has on 1 March 2019 awarded Malene Nørskov Bødker a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Negotiating Needs, Negotiating Old Age- An ethnographic study of reablement in the everyday home care practices of a Danish municipality". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Medicine, Culture and Society.


The Academic Council has on 1 March 2019 awarded Alexander Munk a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Skeletal muscle O-GlcNAc transferase- Implications for glucose handling and whole-body insulin sensitivity". The author was attached to: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.


The Academic Council has on 1 March 2019 awarded Niels Højsager Bennike a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Contact Allergy to Fragrance Substances- Epidemiological Aspects and Experimental Investigations". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

February 2019

The Academic Council has on 27 February 2019 awarded Morten Alder Schulz a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Precise gene editing of a Chinese Hamster Ovary cell line enables glyco-optimized therapeutic proteins". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 27 February 2019 awarded Johan Høy Jensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Organizational Change at Work, Employee Turnover, and Health- a longitudinal study among employees in the Capital Region of Denmark". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 27 February 2019 awarded Meral Ilçim Thestrup a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The Control of Hepatopancreatic Duct Morphogenesis". The author was attached to: The Danish Stem Cell Center and to the Graduate Programme: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

The Academic Council has on 27 February 2019 awarded Sabrina Khan a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "MRI investigations of migraine without aura in an experimental human model". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 22 February 2019 awarded Stine Broch Clemmensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Glyco-engineering and formulation optimization to modulate immune response to vaccines". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 20 February 2019 awarded Laurits Juulskov Holm a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Sphingolipids and the development of type 1 diabetes". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 20 February 2019 awarded Ida Elisabeth Viller Tuxen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Precision Oncology-  The clinical utility and potentials of molecular profiling in the early trial setting". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Cancer Research.

The Academic Council has on 20 February 2019 awarded Dorte Helenius Mikkelsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Traits and Disorders". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Psychiatry.

The Academic Council has on 16 February 2019 awarded Nanna Maaløe a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Assisting Birth Attendants in Providing Acceptable Care under Unacceptable Clinical Realities- The PartoMa Intervention Study at Zanzibar's Tertiary Hospital". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 16 February 2019 awarded Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Real-world evidence on the safety and effectiveness of drugs and vaccines in pregnancy". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 13 February 2019 awarded Ole Lindgård Dollerup a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Nicotinamide Riboside and metabolic health in humans". The author was attached to: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 13 February 2019 awarded Markus Hodal Drag a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Genomics and systems biology of boar taint in pigs". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 13 February 2019 awarded Dan Taksony Solyom Høgdall a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Biomarkers of the stromal and paraneoplastic compartments in patients with biliary tract cancer". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Cancer Research.

The Academic Council has on 12 February 2019 awarded Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Investigating the role of dopamine and noradrenaline in regulating mouse behaviours relevant to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder- Behavioural, pharmacological and chemogenetic studies in the 5-choice serial reacton time task". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design And Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 12 February 2019 awarded Ferhat Alkan a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Computationally efficient large-scale prediction of RNA interactions-  methods and applications". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

The Academic Council has on 12 February 2019 awarded Kajsa Kirstine Ugelvig Petersen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Adverse occupational health effects in firefighters- mortality, cancer and infertility". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 12 February 2019 awarded Thomas Blauenfeldt a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Immunodiagnosis of M.tb infection- Investigations into antigens, assay platforms and biomarker physiology". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 12 February 2019 awarded Wenqi Wu a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "On the role of co-formers in co-amorphous systems". The author was attached to: Department of Pharmacy and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 9 February 2019 awarded Gregers Brünnich Damgaard Rasmussen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Functional imaging and tissue-based biomarkers in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma- The value of combining data from different modalities". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Cancer Research.

The Academic Council has on 9 February 2019 awarded Simone Krog Christensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The myocardium in porcine and non-human primate models with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals.

The Academic Council has on 9 February 2019 awarded Shuying Ji a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Physical and Chemical Stability of Protein Formulations Produced by Spray Drying- Effect of Ethanol-Water Feeds". The author was attached to: Department of Pharmacy and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 7 February 2019 awarded Lambang Buwono Nusantoro Arianto a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Multiple Breath Washout for Diagnosing Asthma in Children". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 7 February 2019 awarded Laura Kofoed Hvidsten Ørstrup a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Effects of high-fat diet, growth hormone and growth hormone deficiency on the insulin receptor, insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor and their hybrid receptor". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals.

The Academic Council has on 5 February 2019 awarded Theresa Louise Boye a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Annexins is Plasma Membrane Repair". The author was attached to: Department of Biotech Research Innovation Centre and to the Graduate Programme: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

The Academic Council has on 5 February 2019 awarded Martin Schultz a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Introducing a prognostic biomarker for risk stratification in emergency departments- Testing the clinical impact of suPAR". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.


The Academic Council has on 5 February 2019 awarded Kasper Højgaard Thybo a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Rational Postoperative Pain Management for Total Hip Arthroplasty". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.


The Academic Council has on 2 February 2019 awarded Marie Kjær a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Collagen and Biomechanics in Early Surgical Wound Healing". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 2 February 2019 awarded Tanja Majbrit Gram Petersen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Risk factors for cerebral palsy in children born in Denmark and Norway- Exploring maternal thyroid disorder, use of analgesics, and ethnicity in association with the risk of cerebral palsy". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 2 February 2019 awarded Anne Grønborg Vedel a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Effects of blood pressure level during cardiopulmonary bypass on cerebral complications in cardiac surgery patients". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 2 February 2019 awarded Ásthildur Árnadóttir a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Established biomarkers of myocardial ischemia- differences in diagnostic and prognostic performances". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 2 February 2019 awarded Rikke Langballe a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Contralateral Breast Cancer- Preventive Therapy and Survival". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 1 February 2019 awarded Caroline Marie Voss a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Roles of AMP-activated protein kinase and glutamate dehydrogenase in brain energy metabolism". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design And Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

January 2019

The Academic Council has on 31 January 2019 awarded Julie Abildgaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Lipid metabolism and insulin resistance in pre- and postmenopausal women". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 30 January 2019 awarded Hanin Al-Salem a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Psychological late effects in parents of children with cancer". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Psychiatry.

The Academic Council has on 29 January 2019 awarded Christina Byrne Faurholt Aagaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Myocardial perfusion in patients with non-ischemic systolic heart failure and different additive factors- A crosssectional study using Rubidium-82 PET/CT". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 29 January 2019 awarded Thomas Skamris Pedersen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "An investigation into the physiological and pathological actions of α-synuclein". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 29 January 2019 awarded Jane Alrø Bøtkjær a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Regulation of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A and Insulin-like Growth Factor activity in human ovaries and its importance for a successful pregnancy". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 26 January 2019 awarded Carolina Noble a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Approaching new synthetic drugs from three different perspectives- metabolism, pharmacology and detectability". The author was attached to: Department of Forensic Medicine and to the Graduate Pr ogramme: Forensic Medicine and Anthropology.

The Academic Council has on 26 January 2019 awarded Bo Sonnich Rasmussen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Cell-enriched fat grafting- translational studies of optimal dosage in a novel porcine model". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 26 January 2019 awarded Hanne Birke a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Chronic non-cancer pain and opioid use- population-based studies". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 25 January 2019 awarded Malene Vinther Christensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Exploring fluorination as an alternative labeling to fluorophore labeling of cell-penetrating peptides". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design And Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Wenna Gleyce Araújo Nascimento Melsted a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Immune markers in malignant melanoma and breast cancer including studies of the interaction between the JEG-3 cell

line and human PBMCs". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Katrine Vasehus Schou a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Bipolar umbilical cord occlusion in monochorionic twin pregnancies- Perspectives of short- and long-term outcome". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Maria Isabel Maicas Gabas a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Dendrons as delivery vectors for oligonucleotide drugs". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Martin Bæk Blond a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Determinants for exercise-induced changes in peripheral insulin sensitivity- Exercise regime, genetic predisposition,

and gut microbiota". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Marie Krogh Nielsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Systemic immunological profile in geographic atrophy: implications for neurodegeneration and progression". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Anne Orholm Nielsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Genetic variants in ADRB2, use of β-blockers, and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Pernille Kongsbak-Wismann a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Intestinotrophic actions and therapeutic implications of glucagon-like peptide 1 and glucagon-like peptide 2". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Lina Rouyouf Khoury a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Exploring the effects of patient-centred healthcare delivery in patients with psoriasis". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Tina Nybo a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Oxidation of extracellular matrix proteins- Structural analysis and role in atherosclerosis". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 24 January 2019 awarded Marie Deen Christensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "PET investigations of brain serotonin receptor binding in migraine patients". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.

The Academic Council has on 17 January 2019 awarded Magnus Spangsberg Boesen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Incidence and diagnostic criteria of pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes in Denmark". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 17 January 2019 awarded Antonios Giannopoulos a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Cell-matrix interaction in tendon constructs". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 17 January 2019 awarded Anders Sode West a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The effects of Naturalistic Lighting in stroke patients". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 17 January 2019 awarded Eva Gravesen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Pathophysiology and reversibility of uremic vasculopathy". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

December 2018

The Academic Council has on 29 December 2018 awarded Troels Elmer Jeppesen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Radiolabelling of Active Site Inhibited Factor VII for PET Imaging of Tissue Factor Expression". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Medical and Molecular Imaging.

The Academic Council has on 29 December 2018 awarded Asbjørn Børch Hasselager a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Paediatric Basic Life Support training for laypersons". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 29 December 2018 awarded Sara Louise Dahl a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Dissecting the Role of Innate Immune Cell Populations in Controlling Pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 29 December 2018 awarded Mette Nygaard Einfeldt a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The Impact of Levothyroxine Treatment on Cardiovascular Risk and Mortality in Patients with Thyroid Dysfunction- Epidemiological studies". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Henrik Holten-Rossing a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Digitalization in pathology- Diagnostics of cancer in a faster and safer way". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Medical and Molecular Imaging.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Line Lund Kårhus a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Screening for celiac disease in a general adult population". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Anja Christine Birk Kuhlman a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The influence of statin use, CoQ10 supplementation and exercise on glucose homeostasis". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Anne Louise Lylloff a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "S100A8/A9 (calprotectin) in chronic inflammatory conditions- Methodological and clinical aspects in obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Rafael Bayarri Olmos a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Collecting the collectins of complement". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Andreas Kraag Ziegler a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Effect of exercise training and ageing upon systemic and local inflammation in adipose and muscle tissue". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Thor Bechsgaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "In vivo Vector Flow Imaging of Venous Flow in the Lower Extremities of Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Chronic Venous Disease". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Medical and Molecular Imaging.

The Academic Council has on 26 December 2018 awarded Maja Jessen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Modulation of glutamate NMDA receptors by glycine site ligands". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 22 December 2018 awarded Trine Hilkjær Petersen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Filaggrin deficiency and immune responses- In the context of interleukin-1beta, interleukin-17A and nickel allergy". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 22 December 2018 awarded Michael Tvilling Madsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The effect of primary prophylactic antidepressant interventions to patients following acute coronary syndrome". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 22 December 2018 awarded Anne Kathrine Nielsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Conformational Dynamics of the Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporters- A structure/function study by hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry". The author was attached to: Department of Neuroscience and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.

The Academic Council has on 22 December 2018 awarded Niels Mejer a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Antiviral effects of ribavirin on hepatitis C virus". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 21 December 2018 awarded Rasmus Feld Frisk a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Contributing factors to reduced plantar flexor muscle activation in adults with cerebral palsy". The author was attached to: Department of Neuroscience and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.

The Academic Council has on 21 December 2018 awarded Evelina Martinenaite a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Preventing immune inhibition in cancer: characterization of immune responses against immune regulatory proteins". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.


The Academic Council has on 21 December 2018 awarded Elsa Johanna Louise Stéen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Toward pretargeted PET imaging of tumor targeting polymers using the tetrazine ligation". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Anna Katri a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Dual Amylin and Calcitonin Receptor Agonist as a Treatment for Arthritic Diseases". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals.


The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Casper Lund-Andersen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Electrical Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.


The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Josephine Viereck Rothman a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Outcome and quality of cholecystectomy can be improved with consideration of risk factors and timing of surgery". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.


The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Kamma Sundgaard Lund a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms- Development and validation of a patient-reported outcome measure, and the efficacy of acupuncture for bothersome menopausal symptoms". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Lars Joachim Lindberg a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Towards Optimized Management of Hereditary and Familial Colorectal Cancer- risk estimates and impact from surveillance". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Malin Glindvad Ahlström a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Nickel allergy- effect of repeated exposures and skin barrier integrity". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Marie Moth Henriksen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Occurrence and consequences of asymptomatic hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Nima Tanha a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Clinical and immunological factors associated with the development of lupus nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 19 December 2018 awarded Valérie Bodemeyer a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Ambra1-based signalling in melanoma development". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

The Academic Council has on 18 December 2018 awarded Manasi Sayilekshmy a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Distribution of Nerves in Human Bone under Malignant and Non-malignant Conditions". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.

The Academic Council has on 18 December 2018 awarded Yong Zhao a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "High-Resolution Bioactivity-Profiling Combined with LC-HRMS and NMR Spectroscopy for Accelerated Drug Lead Discovery from Plants". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 15 December 2018 awarded Ho Tan Thanh Binh a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Causes of death in hospitalized neonates in Vietnam with emphasis on asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 15 December 2018 awarded Søren Madsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Regulation of microRNA processing machinery under metabolic stress". The author was attached to: Department of Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 14 December 2018 awarded Eik Dybboe Bjerre a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Physical Activity, Exercise and Football in Men with Prostate Cancer". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Academic Council has on 14 December 2018 awarded Maria Amat Foraster a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Modulating NMDA receptors in the thalamo-cortical system- a novel approach to treat major depression". The author was attached to: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.

The Academic Council has on 14 December 2018 awarded Mikkel Morsing a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Characterization of multiple fibroblasts in the human breast". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 14 December 2018 awarded Niels Damkjær Olesen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The lower limit of cerebral autoregulation and its relevance for anaesthesia". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 13 December 2018 awarded John Birger Hjalmar Hintze a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The potential of regulating O-GalNAc type glycosylation in a cell". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 13 December 2018 awarded Shilin Song a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Study of cooperative tumorigenesis using a Drosophila epithelial tumor model". The author was attached to: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cellular and Genetic Medicine.

The Academic Council has on 12 December 2018 awarded Cæcilie Krogsgaard Tolstrup a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The Manchester-Fothergill procedure versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in the treatment of vaginal apical prolapse- From a clinical and economic perspective". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 12 December 2018 awarded Helle Josephine Pelant Lahrmann a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "TAIL BITING OUTBREAK IN PIGS- PREVALENCE, EARLY DETECTION AND TARGETED INTERVENTION". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

The Academic Council has on 11 December 2018 awarded Bonna Leerhøy a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis-  Prophylaxis and long-term consequences". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.

The Academic Council has on 11 December 2018 awarded Kathrine Bach Søndergaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Aspects of bystander intervention, consciousness status at hospital arrival and long-term outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest- a register-based approach". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.

The Academic Council has on 8 December 2018 awarded Anna Carola Krämer a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Oxidation- and glycation-induced changes in protein structure". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

The Academic Council has on 7 December 2018 awarded Anna Kirstine Ringgaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The insulin receptor antagonist S961 as a tool to investigate beta-cell proliferation and insulin resistance". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Basic Metabolic Research.

The Academic Council has on 7 December 2018 awarded Annelaura Bach Nielsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Impact of long-term disease history in critical care- Predicting patient prognosis by modeling temporal patterns of multi-morbidity". The author was attached to: Department of Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research and to the Graduate Programme: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

The Academic Council has on 7 December 2018 awarded Ditte Nørbo Sørensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Causal proportional hazards estimation in the presence of an instrumental variable". The author was attached to: Department of Public Health and to the Graduate Programme: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

The Academic Council has on 7 December 2018 awarded Iain Bo Bressendorff a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Magnesium and Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Cardiovascular Research.


The Academic Council has on 6 December 2018 awarded Camilla Boslev Bårnes a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)- A Disease Entity or Co-Existing Asthma and COPD?". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Clinical Research.


The Academic Council has on 6 December 2018 awarded Jonas Christoffer Fordsmann a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Stroke-induced changes in neuronal and astrocytic Ca2+ signaling in the penumbra of aged mice". The author was attached to: Department of Neuroscience and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.


The Academic Council has on 6 December 2018 awarded Thomas Nordahl Christensen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Work and education among people with severe mental illness in Denmark- Incidence rates, employment trends and effects of Individual Placement and Support (IPS), cognitive remediation and work-related social skills training". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Psychiatry.


The Academic Council has on 4 December 2018 awarded Ditte Vestbjerg Ellersgaard a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Psychopathology, psychotic-like experiences, quality of life, and self-perception in seven-year-old children with familial high risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorderThe Danish High Risk and Resilience Study – VIA7 a population-based cohort study". The author was attached to: Department of Clinical Medicine and to the Graduate Programme: Psychiatry.


The Academic Council has on 4 December 2018 awarded Malte Selch Larsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Pharmacometric Modelling in Haemophilia- Implications for translational pharmacokinetics, clinical study optimisation and monitoring of bleeding risk". The author was attached to: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.


The Academic Council has on 4 December 2018 awarded Michael Lückmann a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "In Silico-Guided Discovery and Development of Novel Tool Compounds for Metabolite and Viral GPCRs- Towards Knowledge-Based Drug Discovery Strategies". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Pharmaceutical Sciences.


The Academic Council has on 4 December 2018 awarded Peter Roos a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Clinical and molecular aspects of frontotemporal dementia linked to chromosome 3 (FTD-3)". The author was attached to: Deapartment of Neuroscience and to the Graduate Programme: Neuroscience.


The Academic Council has on 4 December 2018 awarded Rebecca Wendelboe Olsen a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "Dissecting the Role of a Newly Discovered Binding Epitope Associated with Cerebral Malaria". The author was attached to: Department of Immunology and Microbiology and to the Graduate Programme: Immunology and Infectious Diseases.


The Academic Council has on 1 December 2018 awarded Adam Ali Holm Ghotbi a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences for the project "The Role of Rubidium-82 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the post-Myocardial Infarction Setting: preclinical and clinical studies". The author was attached to: Department of Biomedical Sciences and to the Graduate Programme: Medical and Molecular Imaging.

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