Research at The Department of Medical Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Areas of research​

Gastrointestinal function
Research activities focus on gastrointestinal function, in particular the importance of the colon for energy absorption in patients with intestinal resections or short bowel syndrome. ​Also studies on mineral metabolism and secondary osteoporosis are currently being performed. 

Liver failure
  • Pathophysiology of acute and chronic liver failure.
  • Development and evaluation of liver replacement therapy in patients with liver failure.
  • Improving treatment of patients with liver failure as a consequence of chronic as well as acute liver diseases.
  • Inflammatory response in alcoholic hepatitis.

All research activities are carried out in collaboration with University of Copenhagen. 

Research staff and students

Professor Fin Stoltze Larsen  

Professor Palle Bekker Jeppesen
MD, ph.d., dr. med., consultant

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