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Pia Nyeng, Assistant professor


  • Universitetsvej 1, 28A.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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My main research interest is the formation of the 3D architecture of internal 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. In order to address this question I study the embryonic pancreas of transgenic mouse models. I employ novel high-resolution live imaging methods, and am currently developing new deep-learning based methods for quantitative analysis of 4D bio-imaging data together with my collaborators.

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, PhD , University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Award Date: 19 May 2019

External positions

Affiliated researcher, Danstem, University of Copenhagen

1 May 2019 → …


  • Biology, Biotechnology

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Research Output

  • 10 Journal article

p120ctn-Mediated Organ Patterning Precedes and Determines Pancreatic Progenitor Fate

Nyeng, P., Heilmann, S., Öhlin, Z. M. L., Pettersson, N. F., Hermann, F. M., Reynolds, A. B. & Semb, H., 2019, In : Developmental Cell. 49, 1, p. 31-47 17 p.

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EGFR signalling controls cellular fate and pancreatic organogenesis by regulating apicobasal polarity

Löf-Öhlin, Z., Nyeng, P., Bechard, M. E., Hess, K., Bankaitis, E., Greiner, TU., Ameri, J., Wright, CV. & Semb, H., 1 Nov 2017, In : Nature Cell Biology. p. 1313–1325

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Growth Factor Independence-1 (Gfi1) Is Required for Pancreatic Acinar Unit Formation and Centroacinar Cell Differentiation

Qu, X., Nyeng, P., Xiao, F., Dorantes, J. & Jensen, J., 2015, In : Cellular and molecular gastroenterology and hepatology. 1, 2, p. 233–247

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Open Access

Notch-mediated post-translational control of Ngn3 protein stability regulates pancreatic patterning and cell fate commitment

Qu, X., Afelik, S., Jensen, J. N., Bukys, M. A., Kobberup, S., Schmerr, M., Xiao, F., Nyeng, P., Albertoni, M. V., Grapin-Botton, A. & Jensen, J., 2013, In : Developmental Biology. 376, 1

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Fibroblast growth factor 10 represses premature cell differentiation during establishment of the intestinal progenitor niche

Nyeng, P., Bjerke, M. A., Norgaard, G. A., Qu, X., Kobberup, S. & Jensen, J., 2011, In : Developmental Biology. 349, 1

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Quantifying the topological events connecting tubulogenesis and beta-cell differentiation

Feragen, A., Nyeng, P., Semb, H., Arnavaz, K., Krivokapic, J. M. & Krause, O.


Project: Research

Press / Media

New study sorts out how the destiny of cells is determined

Pia Nyeng


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Sorting Out Fate Determination

Pia Nyeng


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