Genetics

Studies of the variation of the human genome and genetic factors that influence disease development in humans. This knowledge is used in the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools as well as advice in relation to genetic and acquired diseases. We study the genes important for disease development and treatment of numerous diseases such as mental illness, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular diseases and allergies. Furthermore, we research in methods for gene therapeutic treatment of eye diseases and disorders related to the skin and metabolism.


Epigenetics and cancer

Examination of how changes in the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence can be the cause of serious illness as for example cancer.


Lise Lotte Hansen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1242, 224
P +4587167776
P +4528992180



Anders Lade Nielsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Research areas

  • Epigenetics
  • Gene and environment interactions
  • Gene-regulation
  • Cancer
  • Neurological diseases

Functional genetics and gene therapy

Development of technologies based on among other DNA and protein molecules for the treatment of serious diseases such as eye and skin diseases.


Lars Aagaard

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1240, 233
P +4587167769
P +4529903699

Research areas

  • Gene therapy and virale vectors
  • Genome engineering
  • RNA interference and microRNA

Rasmus O. Bak

Associate professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow
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P +4587153562
P +4593929100

Research areas

  • CRISPR/Cas9
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic diseases

Research group


Thomas Juhl Corydon

Professor with Special Responsibilities
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H bldg. 1242, 263
P +4587167775
P +4528992179



Thomas G. Jensen

Head of Department
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H bldg. 1267, 113
P +4587168391
P +4527782805



Yonglun Luo

Associate professor

Research areas

  • CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
  • Animal biotechnology
  • Stem cells technology
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Regenerative medicine

Research group


Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities
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H bldg. 1242, 218A
P +4587167767
P +4526238236



Gene regulation, stem cells and virus

Investigation in how changes in cellular proteins may be the cause of disease and research in the development of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.


Rasmus O. Bak

Associate professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow
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P +4587153562
P +4593929100

Research areas

  • CRISPR/Cas9
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic diseases

Research group


Steffen Junker

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1242, 265
P +4587167778
P +4528992497



Yonglun Luo

Associate professor

Research areas

  • CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
  • Animal biotechnology
  • Stem cells technology
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Regenerative medicine

Research group





Clinical genetics

The research and application of genetic knowledge in diagnostics and genetic counselling, for example in the diagnosis of unborn children.


Uffe Birk Jensen

Clinical Professor and chair
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P +4578455504



Lone Sunde

Professor with Special Responsibilities
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P +4540144364

Research areas

  • Parental imprinting
  • Ploidy
  • Very early development
  • Hereditary risk of cancer

Ida Vogel

Clinical Associate Professor
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P +4531523156



Complex diseases

Research in diseases caused by interaction between genetic factors and the environment, among other psychiatric disorders, allergies, endometriosis and heart diseases.


Anders Børglum

Professor
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H bldg. 1242, 261
P +4587167768
P +4560202720



Jane Hvarregaard Christensen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 1242, 231
P +4587167292
P +4526526917

Research areas

  • Genetics and disease mechanisms
  • Mental illnesses
  • Bedwetting (Nocturnal enuresis)

Mette Nyegaard

Associate professor

Research areas

  • Human genome
  • Genetics and genomics in women's health
  • Fertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Postpartum depression
  • Heart disease
  • Personalised medicine

Translational genetics

Research in disease progression of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's disease.


Lars Bolund

Professor
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H bldg. 1242, 245
P +4587167771
P +4528992544



Arne Lund Jørgensen

Associate professor