Morten Steen Salling Olesen

Morten Steen Salling Olesen

Professor with special responsibilities

Personal information
H index 34 (please see Google Scholar for complete list of publications

 
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9477-5322
 
Invited international presentations (since 2011)
  1. “The Genetics of Atrial fibrillation; Metabolic Basis of Cardiovascular Risk”, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, 2018.
  2. “Giants and Gods – the role of titin in AF”, Norwegian Atrial Fibrillation Research Network, Lysebu, Oslo, Norway, September, 2018.
  3. “Genetics of familial forms of AF”, Nordic Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Trolleholm, Sweden, April, 2016.
  4. “Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation, LQT3 and SCN5A”, Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, USA, May, 2016.
  5. “Genetics and atrial fibrillation”, International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology, Tucson, Arizona, USA, April, 2016.
  6. “Genetic determinants of atrial fibrillation”, BCS Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, June, 2015.
  7. “Targeted Sequencing of Novel Candidate Genes for AF” in a Basic Translational Science Forum entitled “Genomics of AF”, Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions, Boston, USA, May, 2015.
  8. “News from the Genetics Lab”, ESC Congress, Barcelona, Spain, September, 2014.
  9. “Pro and Con Session: Molecular Genetic Testing in Cardiomyopathies”, International symposium - Recent Developments in the Prognostic Assessment and Differential Therapy of Cardiomyopathies, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  10. “Genes and Mutations in Patients with Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Do They Matter?”, World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology (18th), Cardiostim, Nice, France, 2012.
  11. “Genetic cause of early-onset lone AF“, International Congress on Electrocardiology, Lund, Sweden, 2010.
Prizes (Both as last author)
  • 1st price for the most cited paper in European Journal of Human Genetics, 2013, Nature publishing group (currently 203 citations).
    Andreasen C, Nielsen JB, Refsgaard L, Holst AG, Christensen AH, Andreasen L, Sajadieh A, Haunsø S, Svendsen JH, Olesen MS. New population-based exome data are questioning the pathogenicity of previously cardiomyopathy-associated genetic variants. Eur J Hum Genet, 2013
  • 3rd price for the most cited paper in European Journal of Human Genetics, 2012, Nature publishing group (currently 127 citations). Refsgaard L, Holst AG, Sadjadieh G, Haunsø S, Nielsen JB, Olesen MS. High prevalence of genetic variants previously associated with LQT syndrome in new exome data. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012
  • I have unsolicited received 300,000 Danish kroner (approx. 40,300 euros) from Fondsbørsveksler Henry Hansen og Hustru Karla Hansen, født Westergaards Legat for research in AF.
Education
  • 2011: PhD: Early onset lone Atrial Fibrillation: a genetic disease?
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Professor MD, DMSc.
    Stig Haunsø, Professor MD, DMSc.
  • 2005: Master of Science, Molecular Biology and Sports Physiology
    Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Roskilde University Center, Denmark.
    Thesis: Gene expression of hormones and transcription factors with importance for muscle remodulation and muscle hypertrophy at Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, Denmark. 
Current positions
  • 2020 - Professor, Head of Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015 - Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2013 - Head of Laboratory, Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2013 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2008 - Daily Leader of Laboratory, Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.         
Previous positions
  • 2007 – 2011: PhD student, Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.      
  • 2006: Research assistant, Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2006: Research assistant, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fellowships
  • 2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral fellowship, Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • 2008 – 2019 I have been supervisor for 7 PhD and 11 Master Students.
Teaching activities
  • 2013 - Associated Professor, Genetics course, School of Medical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2004 - 2006: High School teacher, Biology, Health and Sports, Roskilde Handel and Roskilde Technical High School (350 class teaching).
  • 2003 – 2004: Instructor, first year students: temperature regulation and second year students: lung- and circulation physiology. Responsible for theory lessons, exercises, and correction of reports. August Krogh Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Organisation of scientific meetings
  • 2017: Copenhagen Meeting on Cardiac Arrhythmia (May 31-june 2) / Denmark.
  • 2021: Copenhagen Meeting on Cardiac Arrhythmia / Denmark.
Commissions of trust
  • 2020: PhD thesis opponent at the University of Oslo
  • 2019: External expert Norwegian Research Agency (72 mio Norsk kr)
  • 2019: PhD thesis opponent at the University of Iceland/deCODE, 2019
  • 2016-: Reviewer for Circulation
  • 2013-: Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Cardiology
  • 2013-: Reviewer for HeartRhythm
  • 2014-: Reviewer for European Heart Journal
  • 2014-: Reviewer for Circulation, Cardiovascular Genetics
  • 2014-: Reviewer for Cardiovascular Research
  • 2013: External expert for the French National Research Agency
 

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