Section of Endocrinology Research – University of Copenhagen

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Section of Endocrinology Research

The section focuses on the importance of intrauterine programming, mitochondrial dysfunction in association with insulin-resistance, the incretin function with adipositas and diabetes, lipoprotein metabolism and adipositas aetiology and pathogenesis, and cytokine-induced β-cell death.

The section consists of the following research groups:

Translational Metabolic Physiology
Our research is focused on four main areas.

Research group leader: Professor Jens Juul Holst

Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

Immuno-endocrinology Lab
We work to prevent and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes by targeting the inflammatory pathways.

Research group leader: Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

Hannelouise Kissow

Gut Hormone Biology Lab
We work with the extra-pancreatic effects of GLP-1 in relation to pulmonary and intestinal diseases.

Research group leader: Assistant Professor Hannelouise Kissow

Klaus Qvortrup

Structural Pathobiology
Research in the section of pathobiology is focused primarily on the application of morphological techniques.

Research group leader: Professor Klaus Qvortrup

Carolyn Deacon

Deacon Group

Research group leader: Associate Professor Carolyn Deacon

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Clinical Translational Metabolism

Research group leader: Associate Professor Signe Sørensen Torekov

Andreas Kjær

Cluster for Molecular Imaging

Research group leader: Professor Andreas Kjær

Gut Hormones and Bone Remodeling

Research group leader: Associate Professor Bolette Hartmann