Bo Hjorth Bentzen

Bo Hjorth Bentzen

Associate Professor


2015      Harvard Business School, Pasteur Program (leading and managing innovation)

2010      Ph.D. Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2006      M.Sc. Human Biology, University of Copenhagen

2002      B.Sc. Dentistry


Academic work experience and leadership

2023 -               Member of Department of Biomedical Sciences Leadership team

2023 -               Appointed member of the UCPH Quantum HUB network representing The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

2023 -               Steering committee member of Arla Food for Health, a public-private research partnership

2014 – Onwards

Associate professor and research group leader, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UCPH

Innovation ambassador and member of the Faculty Innovation Network, University of Copenhagen. Appointed by the head of department to boost innovation and entrepreneurship.

2014-2018       Director of “Novel safe and effective pharmacological treatment for atrial fibrillation” a joint project between University of Copenhagen and Acesion Pharma, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark

2013-2014       Non-tenured associate professor, Dep. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2010-2011          Postdoc, Danish National Research Foundation Centre of Cardiac Arrhythmia, KU

2009      Visiting Research Scientist, Freiburg University, Germany



2017- Onwards

Consultant (Principal Scientist), Acesion Pharma

2016- 2018         Member of the board of The Industrial PhD & PostDoc Association

2015- 2017         Senior Scientist, Acesion Pharma

2012-2015          Research Scientist, Acesion Pharma, Denmark

2011–2012         Research Scientist, NSDiscovery, NeuroSearch A/S.


Teaching and supervision:

I teach dentistry, medical, medtech, human biology students in cell biology, kidney physiology and cardiac physiology and pharmacology. Course leader of the Novo BRIDGE programe «Translational tools I», and the PhD course in Innovation at SUND, UCPH. I supervise bachelor, master and PhD-students


PhD, MSc Human biology

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