Research at BMI – University of Copenhagen

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Research at BMI

The aim of our research is to generate new knowledge that can be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer.

Research groups

The research is conducted in the many research groups at

the Department. In the menu to the left, you will find an overview of research groups and research topics.


  • Basic molecular and cell-biology studies
  • Physiological and metabolic studies of organs
  • In vitro and in vivo in the intact organism
  • Healthy and pathological states


Interdisciplinary research

Our researchers are committed to a series of inter-organisational research initiatives relevant to the research fields at the Department og Biomedical Sciences.

Research centres and networks

Researchers at BMI are part of the following research centres and networks:

» Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Metabolic Research
» Nordea Foundation Centre for Healthy Aging
» Center for Medical Research Methodology
» Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy  (DaCRA)
» LOM - The UCPH strategic platform for lifestyle, obesity and metabolic research


Researchers at BMI are part of the following 2016-projects and large EU projects.

» Living with Statins (SUND, SAMF, HUM)
» Governing Obesity (SUND, SCIENCE, HUM, JUR)
» Dynamical Systems (SCIENCE, SUND, SAMF)
» Copenhagen Women Study (SUND, SCIENCE, HUM)

EU projects

» AFib TrainNet

Core facilities

Core facilities are facilities with special equipment and competences. They are available for research groups at the University of Copenhagen and researchers from other universities and hospitals. Researchers at BMI are part of the following core facilities:

» Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM)

» Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Center

» Core Facility for Zebra Fish