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My main research areas are developmental biology (embryology) and bioimaging.

I focus on the formation of endocrine organs during embryonic development. I am especially fascinated by the general biological question of:

How the dynamic behavior of individual cells results in the final shape of the organ and guides cell differentiation

Currently my group focuses on neuro-organ crosstalk, i.e. how innervation of endocrine organs influence their development and function. 

In order to address these questions my group studies the embryonic pancreas and thyroid. Our research models include transgenic mice and 3D growth of various cell lines. We employ novel high-resolution live imaging methods, and develop new deep-learning based methods for quantitative analysis of 4D bio-imaging data together with collaborators.


Scientific keywords:

Developmental biology

Molecular Biology



beta cells




Cell Signaling

Cell differentiation



Live imaging

Transgenic mouse models (fluorescent reporters)

Machine learning based image analysis


Contact me regarding expertize in:

Embryo/foetal development


Stem cells and stem cell therapy

Pancreatic diseases such as diabetes

Digital learning tools 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, PhD , University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 19 Jun 2008

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Danstem, University of Copenhagen

1 May 201930 Dec 2022


  • Health, Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Biology, Biotechnology
  • Developmental biology
  • Organogenesis
  • Cell signalling
  • Stem cells
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Bioimaging
  • Image analysis
  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Digital learning tools

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