Endocrinology – University of Copenhagen

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Section of Endocrinology Research

The section focus 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.

For the past 30 years the Section Manager Professor Jens Juul Holst has researched in abdomen gut hormones. What started as a research project at Bispebjerg hospital has led to numerous new preparations for the treatment of type-2 diabetes.

The section consists of the following research groups:

Translational Metabolic Physiology

Our research is focused on four main areas.


Group leader: Professor Jens Juul Holst

Thomas Mandrup

Immuno-endocrinology Lab

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


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.


Group leader: Assistant professor Hannelouise Kissow

Niels Bindslev

Human Gut Transport Lab

We seek to characterize especially functional receptor subtypes for serotonin and prostaglandins in human duodenum and colon.


Group leader: Associate professor Niels Bindslev

Niels Bindslev

Synagics Lab

We develop tools to analyze dose-response effects at equilibrium in pharmaco-dynamics and combinatorial drug therapy.


Group leader: Associate professor Niels Bindslev

Klaus Qvortrup

Structural Pathobiology

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


Group leader: Professor Klaus Qvortrup