PhD students at the Centre for Cancer and Organ diseases

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Basic cancer research​

Topic: Cancer | PhD student: Christine Dethlefsen

Project title
Running from cancer: Regulation of breast cancer progression and metastasis by the muscle

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Pernille Højman​

Topic: Cancer | PhD student: Line Pedersen

Project title
Running from cancer: The effect of exercise on tumor progression and metatasis

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Per Thor Stratens, Pernille Højman​​

Topic: Cancer | PhD student: ​Katrine Seide Pedersen

Project title
​Muscle-to-cancer cross talk -the glutamine link

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Pernille Højman​​

Cardiorespiratory​

Topic: Chronic heart failure | PhD student: Gregers Munch

Project title
​Peripheral metabolic function in chronic heart failure patients: the key to lessen the cardiac load

Place of employment
​​​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Niels Secher, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Stefan Mortensen

Topic: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary | PhD student: Ulrik W. Lepsen

Project title
The Effects of Physical Exercise Training on Skeletal Muscle Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Peter Lange, Stefan Mortensen, Niels Secher, Pia Thaning​

Cardiovascular physiology​​​​

Topic: Brain and Muscle Blood Flow | PhD student: Steven Trang​mar

Project title
Do dehydration and hyperthermia compromise brain and muscle blood flow and oxygenation duringexhaustive exercise in humans?

Place of employment
​Do dehydration and hyperthermia compromise brain and muscle blood flow and oxygenation duringexhaustive exercise in humans?

Supervisors
Do dehydration and hyperthermia compromise brain and muscle blood flow and oxygenation duringexhaustive exercise in humans?

Endocrinology​

Topic: ​Intermittent fasting | PhD student: Nina Majlund Harder-Lauridsen

Project title
​​How often should we eat? The effect of Intermittent fasting on the cognitive function, glucose metabolism, and body composition

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Kirsten Møller, Rikke Krogh-Madsen

Topic: Muscle-Liver Cross-Talk | PhD student: ​Jakob Hansen​

Project title
​The Role of Exercise-induced Follistatin in Muscle-Liver Cross-Talk

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Henriette Pilegaard, Peter Plomgaard

Topic: ​​The incretin effect | PhD student: ​Signe Tellerup Nielsen

Project title
​​​The incretin effect in the critically ill- the role of systemic inflammation and bed rest

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Kirsten Møller, Rikke Krogh-Madsen ​​

Topic: Type 2 diabetes | PhD student: Kamilla Winding

Project title
​​The role of nucleotides in the impaired blood flow in people with type 2 diabetes: Optimising the recommendations for exercise training as a treatment.

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS.

Supervisors
Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Stefan Mortensen​

Topic: ​Type 2 diabetes | PhD student: ​​Louise Lang Lehrskov-Schmidt​

Project title
​​Effect of glucotoxicity on adaptations to physical activity in patients with type 2 diabetes

Place of employment
CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
Thomas Solomon, Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen, Helga Ellingsgaard​

Haematology

Topic: Acute myeloid leukemia | PhD student: Alexander Junge​

Project title
​Competitive endogenous RNA in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Place of employment
Haematology, Granulocyte Research Laboratory

Supervisors
Jan Gorodkin, Jack Cowland

Topic: Allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation | PhD student: Marietta Nygaard

Project title
Use of extra corporal photopheresis in allogeneic

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
Henrik Sengeløv, Tonny Karlsmark​

Topic: ​Anti-CD52 antibo​dies in the treatment of CLL | PhD student: ​Fie Juhl Vojdeman

Project title
​HOVON68 CLL Trial: Pharmacokinetics, efficacy and toxicity of low-dose AFC- immunochemotherapy (alemtuzumab with FC).

Place of employment
​Haematology , The leukaemia Laboratory

Supervisors
​Christian Geisler

Topic: ​Epigenetics in chronic myeloproliferative disorders | PhD student: ​Helene Myrtue Nielsen

Project title
​Genetic and epigenetic characterization of the CD34+ compartment in malignant myelofibrosis

Place of employment
​Haematology

Supervisors
​Kirsten Grønbæk, Lise Lotte Hansen (Aarhus university)

Topic: Immunity | PhD student: ​​Ninette Genster

Project title
​The role of ficolins in immunity

Place of employment
​Haematology, Granulocyte Research Laboratory

Supervisors
​Peter Garred, Jack Cowland​

Topic: ​Innate immunity | PhD student: ​Sara Dahl

Project title
​NGAL in defence against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Place of employment
​Haematology, Granulocyte Research Laboratory

Supervisors
​Niels Borregaard/Jack Cowland​

Topic: ​Innate immun​ity | PhD student: ​Elisabeth Cramer

Project title
​The role of NGAL from neutrophils and epithelium in innate immune defence

Place of employment
​Haematology, Granulocyte Research Laboratory

Supervisors
​Niels Borregaard/Jack Cowland

Topic: Leukaemia | PhD student: ​Felicia K. Lauridsen

Project title
​Identification of factors involved in cancer stem cell maintanence

Place of employment
​Finsen Laboratory

Supervisors
​Bo Porse

Topic: ​Malignant Lymphoma relapse treatment and outcome | PhD student: ​Bente Arboe

Project title
​Salvage therapy with autologous stem cell transplant for relapse of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Denmark 2000-2012: outcome and comorbidity

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Peter de Nully Brown

Topic: ​miRNA in granulopoiesis | PhD student: ​Corinna Cavan Pedersen

Project title
​Modulation of granulopoiesis by microRNAs and cytokines

Place of employment
​Haematology, Granulocyte Research Laboratory

Supervisors
​Niels Borregaard/Jack Cowland

Topic: ​Multiple myeloma | PhD student: ​Rasmus Sørrig

Project title
​Multiple Myeloma Immunoparesis in Multiple Myeloma

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Peter Gimsing Annette Vangsted, Morten Salomo, Hanne Maquart, Lars Peder Ryder

Topic: ​Multiple myeloma | PhD student: ​Konstantinos Dimopoulos

Project title
​Molecular changes in multiple myeloma as target for individualized therapy

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Peter Gimsing, Kirsten Grønbæk

Topic: ​Myelodysplastic syndromes | PhD student: ​Jakob Werner-Hansen

Project title
​Effective cancer diagnosis in patients with unresolved cytopenia

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Kirsten Grønbæk

Topic: ​T-cell subtypes in allogeneic stem cell transplantation | PhD student: ​Lia Minculescu

Project title
​Role of gamma/delta T-cells in graft-versus-leukemia in allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Henrik Sengeløv, Hanne Marquard, Anne Fischer-Nielsen

Topic: ​Vaults in hematological cancers | PhD student: ​Alexandra Søgaard

Project title
​Disruption of vaults as a possible new mechanism of carcinogenesis: From basic biology to clinical studies

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Kirsten Grønbæk

Topic: | PhD student: ​Helga Duverger Munch-Pedersen

Project title
​Primary Vitreoretinal and Central Nervous System Lymphoma. Epidemiology, pathogenesis & molecular signature​

Place of employment
Haematology

Supervisors
​Steffen Heegaard, Elisabeth Ralfkiær, Kirsten Grønbæk​​​

Hepatology

Topic: ​Gro Askgaard​ | PhD student: Alcoholic liver disease

Project title
Liver transplantation in Denmark for alcoholic liver disease – a study of alcohol intake, mortality, andemployment

Place of employment
​Dept. of Hepatology / National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

Supervisors
Mette Skalshøi Kjær

Infectious diseases​

Topic: CMV infection | PhD student: Isabelle Lodding

Project title
​CMV Among Transplant Recipients: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment

Place of employment
Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
Jens Lundgren, Amanda Mocroft, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Caspar da Cunha-Bang​

Topic: ​Cystic ​Fibrosis | PhD student: ​Karin Bæk Knudsen

Project title
​Coach to Cope. A Motivational Interview Based Coaching Intervention for Young Adults with Cystic fibrosis: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study.

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Supervisors
​Laust Hvas Mortensen, Terese L. Katzenstein

Topic: ​EBV infection | PhD student: ​Neval Warham

Project title
​The risk of cancer and death in transplant recipients.

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Jens Lundgren, Amanda Mocroft, Caspar da Cunha-Bang

Topic: ​Hepatitis C | PhD student: ​Marianne Linnet

Project title
​Hepatitis c infection, development of liver fibrosis and adherence to treatment in a hard to reach Group

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Jens Lundgren

Topic: ​HIV infection | PhD student: ​Kamilla Grønborg Laut

Project title
​Quality of HIV-care and management – benchmarking and regional difference across Europe

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Ole Kirk, Amanda Mocroft, Jens Lundgren

Topic: ​HIV infection | PhD student: ​Camilla Ingrid Hatleberg

Project title
​Vascular disease in HIV-positive persons: Potential differences and changes in interventions and clinical outcomes and the impact of anti-retroviral therapy.

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Jens Lundgren, Lene Ryom Nielsen

Topic: ​HIV infection​s | PhD student: ​Vibe C. Ballegaard

Project title
​Cytomegalovirus in HIV-infection

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Susanne Dam Poulsen, Lars P.Ryder

Topic: ​HIV infection​s | PhD student: ​Judith Haismann

Project title
​Cardiovascular diseases in HIV infectious patients

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Susanne Dam Poulsen

Topic: ​HIV infection​s | PhD student: ​Andreas Ronit

Project title
​The Copenhagen Co-morbidity in HIV infection (Cocomo HIV) Lung-study

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Susanne Dam Poulsen

Topic: ​Infectious diseses | PhD student: ​Hans-Jacob Hartling

Project title
​The role of IL-7 and IL-7 receptor alpha in immune recovery in patients with HIV infections.

Place of employment
​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​Susanne Dam Poulsen, Henrik Ullum

Topic: Tuberculosis | PhD student: ​Dorte Bek Folkvardsen

Project title
​The Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome and its genetic dynamics related to time,space and Virulence

Place of employment
​Statens Seruminstitut

Supervisors
​Åse Bengård Andersen, Troels Lillebæk, Lars Jelsbak

Topic: ​Tuberculosis | PhD student: ​​Mathias Klok Pedersen

Project title
​​​Mycobacterium tuberculosis challenges in a low-burden country.

Place of employment
​​Statens Seruminstitut

Supervisors
​​Åse Bengård Andersen, Troels Lillebæk, Erik Svenson

Topic: Tuberculosis | PhD student: ​​Anne-Marie Werlinrud

Project title
​Tuberculosis among HIV-positive patients: Improving clinical outcome​

Place of employment
​​Infectious Diseases

Supervisors
​​Ole Kirk, Jens Lundgren​​

Topic: Tuberculosis | PhD student: ​Martha Zewdie Gebeyahu

Project title
​Analysis of Immune Regulation in tuberculosis

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Søren Teters Hoff, Åse Bengård Andersen

Topic: ​HIV infections | PhD student: ​Daniel Yilma

Project title
​Phosphate and renal function in HIV patients initiating ART in Etiopia

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Henrik Friis, Ole Kirk, Åse Bengård Andersen

Topic: ​Tuberculosis/HIV | PhD student: ​Stephanie Bjerrum

Project title
​The HIV-associated TB epidemic in Ghana: potential for improved TB case detectionamong people living with HIV

Place of employment
​University of Southern, Denmark

Supervisors
​Isik Johansen, Åse Bengård Andersen

Topic: Tuberculosis | PhD student: ​Karen Bjørn Mortensen

Project title
​Epidemiology and host-pathogen Interaction of a TB outbreak in East Greenland

Place of employment
​University of Southern, Denmark

Supervisors
​Bolette søborg, Anders Koch, Karin Ladefoged, Åse Bengård Andersen

Topic: Vaccines | PhD student: ​Nina Birk Eriksen

Project title
​The BCG study

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Dorthe Jeppesen, Christine Stabell Benn, Susanne Dam Poulsen

Topic: Vaccines | PhD student: ​Thomas Blauenfeldt

Project title
​TB-epitops and immuneresponse

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Susanne Dam Poulsen, Morten Ruhwald

Topic: ​Malaria | PhD student: ​Rebecca Wendelboe Olsen

Project title
​Expression and Characterization of Group A PfEMP1 DBLβ domains binding ICAM-1

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Anja TR Jensen, Lars Hviid

Topic: Malaria | PhD student: ​Filip Castberg​

Project title
​Experimental and clinical studies of the interaction between iron supplementation and malaria

Place of employment
​Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
​Jørgen Kurtzhals, Lars Hviid

Topic: ​Jørgen Kurtzhals, Lars Hviid | PhD student: ​Betty Bandoh

Project title
​Development of a PfEMP1-based vaccine against severe malaria in children

Place of employment
​University of Ghana

Supervisors
​​Lars Hviid​

Intensive Care​

Topic: ​Soft-tissue infection – characteristics and outcome | PhD student: Martin Brun Madsen

Project title
INFECT

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Topic: ​Long-term outcome after transfusion in septic shock | PhD student: Sofie Louise Rygård

Project title
The TRISS trial

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Topic: ​The effects of pantoprazol vs. placebo in ICU patients | PhD student: Søren Marker Jensen

Project title
The SUP-ICU trial

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Topic: ​The consequences of delirium in ICU patients | PhD student: Marie Oxenbøll-Collet

Project title
The AID-ICU study

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Topic: ​The value of big data in predicting poor outcomes in ICU patients | PhD student: Hans-Chr. Thorsen-Meyer

Project title
BigTempHealth

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Topic: ​The effects of trace element and vitamin substitution in ICU patients​ | PhD student: Gitte Kingo Vesterlund

Project title
The VITRACE study

Place of employment
​Intensive Care Dept.

Supervisors
Anders Perner

Medical Endocrinology 

Topic: ​Gestational weight gain in women with pregestational diabetes | PhD student: Björg Ásbjörnsdóttir

Project title
The effect of motivational interviewing with focus on diet and weight gain on prevention of excessive fetal growth in pregnant women with type 2 diabetes

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology

Supervisors
Elisabeth Mathiesen (Dept. of Endocrinology)
Peter Damm (Dept. of Obstetrics)

Topic: ​Fetal programming, childhood cardiometabolic health, diet, gestational diabetes, birth weight | PhD student: ​Freja Bach Kampmann

Project title
The effect of fetal environment on childhood dietary intake, and cardiometabolic health

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone-metabolic Research Unit, and Division for Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Supervisors
Sara Pires (Division for Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology), Louise Groth Grunnet (Diabetes and Bone-metabolic Research Unit), Allan Vaag (AstraZeneca), Inge Tetens (Vitality-Centre for Good Older Lives, Dept. Of Nutrition, Sports and Excersize, University of Copenhagen)​

Topic: ​Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy with diabetes | PhD student: Marianne Vestgaard

Project title
Blood pressure, antihypertensive treatment and preeclampsia in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology

Supervisors
​Elisabeth Mathiesen (Dept. of Endocrinology)
Peter Damm (Dept. of Obstetrics)

Topic:Metabolic dysfunction in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia | PhD student: ​Pernille Rudebeck Mogensen

Project title
Risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone-metabolic Research Unit, and Paediatric Oncology Lab (bonkolab)​

Supervisors
Thomas Leth Frandsen (MD PhD, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine), Kjeld Schmiegelow (Professor MD, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) and Allan Vaag (MD, AstraZeneca)​

Topic: ​Thyroid and reproductions | PhD student: Sofie Bliddal

Project title
Thyroid autoimmunity and reproductive failure in Danish women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss.

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology

Supervisors
Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen

Topic: ​Glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficeincy | PhD student: Stina Willemoes Borresen

Project title
Differences in glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency among patients with rheumatoid arthritis coursed by polymorphisms in the glucocorticoid receptor gene with different sensitivity to glucocorticoids

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology

Supervisors
Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen

Topic: ​Measurement of quality of life using ecological momentary assessments | PhD student: Victor Brun Boese

Project title
Ecological momentary assessment of patient reported outcomes – examination of level of agreement and relative responsiveness between momentary and retrospective versions of the ThyPRO questionnaire

Place of employment
​Dept. of Endocrinology

Supervisors
Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen

Medical Gastroenterology​​​

Topic: ​Intestinal Failure | PhD student: Siri Tribler

Project title
Catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with intestinal failure.

Place of employment
​Dept. of Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Palle Bekker Jeppesen

Topic: ​Intestinal Failure | PhD student: Rahim Naimi

Project title
Use of the GLP-2 analogue ZP1848 in the treatment of pa-tients with short bowel syndrome

Place of employment
​Zealand Pharma, Smedeland 36, 2600 Glostrup

Supervisors
Palle Bekker Jeppesen

Topic: ​Intestinal Failure | PhD student: Mark Hvistendahl

Project title
Intestinal rehabilitation and adaptation in short bowel syn-drome patients with intestinal failure or insufficiency

Place of employment
​Dept. of Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Palle Bekker Jeppesen

Topic: ​Intestinal Failure | PhD student: Kristian Fuglsang

Project title
Short Bowel Syndrome – database study

Place of employment
​Dept. of Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Palle Bekker Jeppesen

Topic: ​Intestinal Failure | PhD student: Pernille Kongsbak-Wismann

Project title
The intestinotrophic and anti-inflammatory effects of GLP-1 and GLP-2 in rodent models of inflammatory bowel disease.

Place of employment
​Gubra Aps

Supervisors
Palle Bekker Jeppesen

Molecular Biology​

Topic: Acute Myeloid Leukemia | PhD student: Anne Katrine Frank

Project title
New regulators of AML

Place of employment
Finsen Laboratory

Supervisors
Bo Porse​

Topic: ​B-cell development | PhD student: ​Elisabeth Søndergaard

Project title
​Erg-mediated transcriptional control of b-cell development

Place of employment
​Finsen Laboratory

Supervisors
​Bo Porse, Anders H. Lund (BRIC)

Topic: ​Brown Adipose Tissue | PhD student: ​Naja Zenius Jespersen

Project title
​Brown Adipose Tissue – Implications for Improving Glucose

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Camilla Scheele, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Allan Vaag

Topic: ​Human brown fat | PhD student: ​Therese Julin Larsen

Project title
​Recruitment of human brown fat – an anti-diabetes strategy?

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Allan Vaag, Camilla Scheele

Topic: ​Human brown fat | PhD student: ​Cecilie Nandrup-Bus

Project title
​Role of long non-coding RNAs in metabolic function of human brown fat

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Camilla Scheele, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Søren Nielsen

Topic: ​Inflammation and fat accumulation | PhD student: ​Neha Mathur

Project title
​Samspillet mellem inflammation og subkutan og visceral fedtakkumulation

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS

Supervisors
​Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Allan V​aag, Camilla Scheele

Topic: ​Type 2 diabetes | PhD student: ​Tora Henriksen

Project title
​Defective Skeletal Myogenesis in Type 2 Diabetes

Place of employment
​CIM/CFAS* Employed at UC

Supervisors
​Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Allan Vaag, Camilla Scheele

Topic: Leukemia | PhD student: Tanja Lyholm Jensen

Project title
​Gene correction in hematopoietic cells, using precise genome engineering

Place of employment
​​Finsen Laboratory

Supervisors
​Bo Porse, Morten Frodin (BRIC)

Topic: ​Acute Myeloid Leukemia | PhD student: ​Ying Ge​

Project title
​Global characterization of de-regulated splicing patterns in ALM

Place of employment
​​Finsen Laboratory

Supervisors
​Bo Porse

Nephrology

Topic: ​Chronic Kidney Disease | PhD student: Anders Nordholm

Project title
Accelerated Aging and Disturbed Mineral Homeostasis

Place of employment
​Dept. Nephrol Herlev & Rigshospitalet, KU

Supervisors
Klaus Ølgaard, Ewa Lewin

Topic: ​Vascular calcification | PhD student: Eva Gravesen

Project title
Reversibility of Uremic Vasculopathy

Place of employment
​Dept. of Nephrology, Rigshospitalet, KU

Supervisors
Klaus Olgaard, Ewa Lewin

Topic: ​Hyperphosphatemia and Diet intervention | PhD student: Louise Havkrog Salomo

Project title
The effect of long term dietary intervention on parameters of phosphate homeostasis in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD3) - with special emphasis on phosphate containing food additives (FOS-FOKUS)

Place of employment
​Dept. of Nephrology

Supervisors
Arne Astrup, Anne-Lise Kamper

Topic: ​Uremic Vasculopathy | PhD student: Maria L. Mace

Project title
Renal and Bone Crosstalk in Uremia

Place of employment
​Dept. Nephrol Herlev & Rigshospitalet, KU

Supervisors
Klaus Ølgaard, Ewa Lewin

Oncology

Topic: Brain cancer | PhD student: Michael Lundemann Jensen

Project title
Image derived prediction of GBM response to chemo-radiation

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Munck af Rosenschöld, Adam Espe Hansen, Ian Law, Svend-Aage Engelholm

Topic: Brain cancer | PhD student: Mikael Agn

Project title
Computational modeling of MR/PET in brain tumor patients for optimized radiation therapy planning

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Koen Van Leemput, Per M. Munck af Rosenschöld, Ian Law, Rasmus Larsen

Topic: Brain cancer | PhD student: Thomas Urup

Project title
Prediction of the response and resistance of glioblastoma multiforme to treatment with Bevacizumab

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ulrik Lassen, Hans Skovgaard Poulsen

Topic: Brain cancer | PhD student: Mikkel Staberg

Project title
Expression and regulation of EGFRvIII in human glioblastoma

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Hans Skovgaard Poulsen, Marei-Thérése Stockhausen

Topic: Brain cancer | PhD student: Signe Regner Michaelsen

Project title
Screening for oncogenes in a clinically relevant model of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Hans Skovgaard Poulsen, Ulrik Lassen

Topic: Chemotherapy | PhD student: Margrethe Langer Bro

Project title
Music & Cancer. Live music during chemotherapy – a randomized study​

Place of employment
Danish Cancer Society and Oncology

Supervisors
Christoffer Johansen, Peter Vuust

Topic: Childhood cancer | PhD student: Hanin Salem

Project title
The effect of psychosocial intervention for childhood cancer survivors and their families: A randomized controlled trial

Place of employment
Danish Cancer Society and Oncology

Supervisors
Christoffer Johansen, Kjeld Schmiegelow

Topic: Colo-rectal cancer | PhD student: Rikke Løvendahl Eefsen

Project title
Microenvironment of colorectal liver metastases: angiogenesis, inflammation and proteolysis

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ben Vainer, Kell Østerlind, Gunilla Høyer-Hansen

Topic: Colo-rectal cancer | PhD student: Marie Benzon Mogensen

Project title
Sensitivity of colorectal cancer and liver-metastasis to chemotherapy evaluated by in vitro-test, early imaging and exom-sequencing of tissue from primary tumor and liver-metastasis

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Kell Østerlind, Ben Vainer, Annika Loft Jakobsen

Topic: Depression and cancer | PhD student: Nis Palm Suppli

Project title
Do genetic factors explain depression after cancer?

Place of employment
Danish Cancer Society and Oncology

Supervisors
Christoffer Johansen, Susanne Dalton, Lars Vedel Kessing

Topic: Diabetes and cancer treatment | PhD student: Helga Schultz

Project title
Diabetes Induced by Glucocorticoid in Cancer Patients

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard, Peter Lommer Kristensen, Eva Harder

Topic: Head and neck cancer | PhD student: Gregers B.D. Rasmussen

Project title
The Value of Biomarkers in Combination with Functional Imaging as a Prognostic Tool in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Lena Specht, Ivan Vogelius, Marianne Aznar, Marianne Hamilton Therkildsen

Topic: Head and neck cancer | PhD student: Katrin Håkansson

Project title
Optimization and dosimetric validation of radiation dose-painting based on recurrence risk in head and neck cancer

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Lena Specht, Ivan Vogelius, Marianne Aznar

Topic: Lung cancer | PhD student: Lotte Nygård

Project title
Prognostic and predictive imaging biomarkers from flude-oxyglucose (FDG) PET in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Hans Von Der Maase, Søren Møller Bentzen

Topic: Markers for radiotherapy | PhD student: Jonas Scherman Rydhög

Project title
Liquid markers in radiotherapy

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Munck af Rosenschöld, Gitte Persson

Topic: Markers for radiotherapy | PhD student: Steen Riisgaard Mortensen

Project title
IGRT of moving thoracic tumors, with focus on reduction of lung toxicity

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Lena Specht, Gitte Persson, Paul Clementsen

Topic: Matastatic spinal compression | PhD student: Morten Hiul Suppli

Project title
Target definition, delineation and treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression with stereotactic radiotherapy

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Svend Aage Engelholm, Per Munck, Helle Pappot

Topic: ​Neuroendocrine tumors | PhD student: Ingrid Holst Olsen

Project title
Epidemiological and clinical studies of gastroenteropancreatic tumours: Prognostic value of molecular markers and PET imaging

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ulrich Knigge, Seppo W. Langer, Andreas Kjær, Birgitte Federspiel

Topic: ​Phase 1 studies | PhD student: Katrine Toubro Gad

Project title
Participation in Phase 1 studies - a national and population based investigation

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ulrik Lassen, Christoffer Johansen, Morten Sørensen

Topic: ​Phase 1 trials | PhD student: Ida Elisabeth Viller Tuxen

Project title
Personalized medicine in Phase 1 cancer research

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Ulrik Lassen, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Eric Santoni-Rugiu

Topic: ​Proton radiotherapy | PhD student: Josefine Ståhl Kornerup

Project title
Paediatric photon and proton radiotherapy based on advanced imaging

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Munck af Rosenschöld, Annika Loft, Thomas Björk-Eriksson, Patrik Brodin

Topic: ​Terminal cancer | PhD student: Annika Berglind von Heymann-Horan

Project title
Informal caregivers of patients with terminal cancer – from palliative care through bereavement

Place of employment
Danish Cancer Society and Oncology

Supervisors
Simo Køppe, Christoffer Johansen, Mai-Britt Guldin

Topic: ​Terminal cancer | PhD student: Kristine Skov-Benthien

Project title
Palliative Care: Factors contributing to all-cause hospital admission in incurable cancer: Results of a randomized controlled trial

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Sjøgren

Topic: ​Terminal cancer | PhD student: Mie Nordly

Project title
Palliative Care: Receiving the preferred place of death

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Sjøgren

Topic: Testis cancer | PhD student: ​Maria Gry Gundgaard

Project title
​Testis cancer treatment results, risk of second cancer and risk of second germ cell cancer - a nationwide cohort study

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Gedske Daugaard, Susanne Dalton, Christoffer Johansen

Topic: Testis cancer | PhD student: ​Mette Saksø Mortensen

Project title
​Stage I seminoma. Prognostic variables and relapse pattern

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Hans von der Maase, Gedske Daugaard, Mads Agerbæk

Topic: Testis cancer | PhD student: ​Mikkel Bandak

Project title
​Signs and symptoms of hypogonadism in testicular cancer survivors

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Gedske Daugaard, Anders Juul, Jann Mortensen ​

Topic: Lung cancer | PhD student: Mirjana Josipovic

Project title
Deep inspiration breath hold for radiotherapy for patients with lung cancer

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Marianne Aznar, Gitte Persson, Jens Peter Bangsgaard

Topic: Radiotherapy side effects | PhD student: Laura Rechner

Project title
Advanced techniques to minimize side effects in young radiotherapy patients treated in the thoracic region

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Marianne Aznar, Lena specht, Maja Maraldo, Ivan Vogelius

Topic: Proton therapy | PhD student: Jenny Dueck

Project title
Prothon therapy of lung cancer using the breath-hold motion management approach

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Per Munck, Gitte Persson, Tony Lomax, Svend Aage Engelholm

Topic: Side effects of treatment | PhD student: Christina Bæksted

Project title
Patient involvement and integration of new methods in health care: development of a PRO-tool for registrationof side effect to cancer therapy

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
Christoffer Johansen, Helle Pappot, Aase Nissen

Topic: Vulva Cancer/Gynecological cancer | PhD student: Christina Vorbeck

Surgical Gast​​​roenterology​

Topic: ​Colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases | PhD student: Hans Christian Rolff

Project title
Integrin profile in colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Ben Vainer, Lars Bo Svendsen, Gunilla Høyer-Hansen

Topic: ​Liver transplantation | PhD student: Andreas Arendtsen Rostved

Project title
Identification of risk factors for graft loss within the first year after liver transplantation: Impact of Biomarkers and Hemodynamic Changes​

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Allan Rasmussen, Jens Hillingsø, Jens Lundgren

Topic: ​Gut hormones | PhD student: Simon Veedfald

Project title
Vagal mechanisms underlying the effects of endogenous Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 – the gut-brain-pancreatic axis

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology / Translational Metabolic Physiology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Supervisors
Jens Juul Holst, Lars Bo Svendsen

Topic: ​Microcirculation and postoperative complications | PhD student: Rikard Ambrus

Project title
The influence of the robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, epidural analgesia, and inotropic drugs in systemic and splanchnichemodynamics in patients' undergoing gastroesophageal resection

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Lars Bo Svendsen, Michael ​Achiam​

Topic: ​Premature, laparoscopy, microcirculation, nutrition, indocyanine green, surgery | PhD student: Kristine Bach Korsholm Knudsen

Project title
Better Diagnostic and Surgical treatment of infants with Necrotizing enterocolitis.​

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Jørgen Mogens Thorup​

Topic: ​Follow-up, cancer, nursing | PhD student: Kristine Dengsø

Project title
Follow-up after radical surgery for cancer in the pancreas, duodenum and bile ducts​

Place of employment
​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
Thordis Thomsen, Jens Hillingsø, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Bo Marcel Christensen ​

Topic: ​​Perfusion assessment | PhD student: ​Nikolaj Nerup

Project title
​Improvement of abdominal surgery by intraoperative perfusion assessment

Place of employment
​​Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology

Supervisors
​Michael Achiam, Lars Bo Svendsen

Urology

Topic: ​Prostate cancer | PhD student: Frederik B. Thomsen​

Project title
Active surveillance, a treatment strategy for patients with localized prostate cancer. Criteria for selection and progression

Place of employment
​Dept. of Urology, Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center

Supervisors
Peter Iversen, Klaus Brasso

Topic: ​Prostate cancer | PhD student: Kasper D. Berg

Project title
Optimizing the prognostic value of biopsy information in prostatic cancer - value of TMPRSS2-ERG gene mutation assessment

Place of employment
​Dept. of Urology, Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center

Supervisors
Peter Iversen, Klaus Brasso

Topic: ​Prostate cancer | PhD student: M. Andreas Røder

Project title
Radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer at Rigshospitalet 1995-2011. An analysis of surgical and oncological outcome

Place of employment
​Dept. of Urology, Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center

Supervisors
Peter Iversen, Klaus Brasso

Topic: ​Prostate cancer | PhD student: Camilla Nerstrøm (Research Year Student)

Project title
Will-Rogers phenomenon in biopsy Gleason score 6 and 7. An analysis of biochemical outcome in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer

Place of employment
​Dept. of Urology, Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center

Supervisors
Klaus Brasso

Vascular Surgery​​​​​​

Topic: ​Advanced ultrasound and EVAR follow-up | PhD student: Kim Bredahl​

Project title
Advanced ultrasound instead of CT for EVAR-follow-up

Place of employment
​Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Supervisors
Henrik Sillesen, Jonas Eiberg

Topic: ​Carotid Atherosclerosis | PhD student: Benjamin Sandholt

Project title
Significance of inflammation for thrombotic events in patients with Carotid Atherosclerosis – use of 3D Ultrasound

Place of employment
​Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Supervisors
Henrik Sillesen, Anne Sofie Astrup

Topic: ​Measuring perfusion with micro lightguide spectrophotometry (O2C) | PhD student: Lise Pyndt

Project title
Lower limb perfusion by micro lightguide spectrophotometry

Place of employment
​Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Supervisors
Torben V. Schroeder, Jonas Eiberg

Topic: ​Patient-centred Prevention | PhD student: Kathrine Hoffmann Pii

Project title
Responsibility Flows in Patient-centred Prevention Work

Place of employment
​Copenhagen Business School

Supervisors
Signe Vikkelsø, Margit Roed (Local supervisor)

Topic: ​Post operative inflammatory response | PhD student: Louise de la Motte

Project title
The systemic inflammatory response following endovascular aortic repair

Place of employment
​Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Supervisors
Lars lönn, Katja vogt, Torben V. Schroeder

Topic: ​Smoking cessation | PhD student: Mette K. Flamand

Project title
Effect of smoking cessation on complications after vascular surgery

Place of employment
​Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Supervisors
Torben V Schroeder, Hanne Tønnesen​

DMSc student

Topic: ​Testicular cancer | DMSc student: ​Mikkel Bandak

Project title
​Signs and symptoms of hypogonadism in testicular cancer survivors

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Gedske Daugaard, Anders Juul, Jann Mortensen

Topic: ​Testicular cancer | DMSc student: ​Jakob Lauritsen

Project title
​The significance of genetic polymorphisms for late effects after treatment for testicular cancer​

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Gedske Daugaard

Topic: ​Hodgkin lymphoma | DMSc student: ​Maja Maraldo

Project title
​Cardiac effects of treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Lena Specht

Topic: ​Mathematical modeling in radiotherapy | DMSc student: ​Ivan Vogelius

Project title
​Dose-effect relationships in modern radiation oncology - mathematical models, clinical outcome and statistical inference

Place of employment
Oncology

Supervisors
​Søren Bentzen​

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