Bjarne Winther Kristensen

Bjarne Winther Kristensen

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PROFILE

-Clinical professor in pathology, chief consultant neuropathologist, Ph.D.

-President, Scandinavian Neuropathological Society, (2013-2016; 2019-)

-Secretary General, EURO-CNS (2016-)

-President and organizer of 12th European Congress of Neuropathology, 2021, Odense, Danmark, with 500 expected participants (www.ecnp2020.dk)

 

BIOGRAPHIC DATA

Date of birth             1973, Thisted, Denmark

Nationality                Danish

 

EDUCATION

2010      Specialist in anatomical pathology and cytology

2002      Medical Doctor (M.D.), Univ. of Southern Denmark (28.6.2002)

2000      PhD, Univ. of Southern Denmark (21.12.2000)

 

POSITIONS – RECENT

2020 Aug-       Clinical professor (chair), Dept of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen

2020 Aug-       Consultant neuropathologist, Dept of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Univ Hospital

2019-2020      Clinical professor (chair), Dept of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

2014-2019      Clinical professor wso, Dept of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark

2012-2020      Consultant neuropathologist, Dept of Pathology, Odense University Hospital

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES  

 

SCIENTIFIC FOCUS AREAS

Brain tumors, novel targets and biomarkers; chemoresistance, microenvironment including tumor periphery

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS (main supervisor Dec 1, 2020)

Current (total): Postdoc: 2 (3), Mol. Biologists: 40% 2 (2), Ph.D. stud: 4 (12), one-year pre-graduate medical research stud: 0 (13), MSc stud: 2 (16), medical candidate stud: 0 (18), BSc stud: 0 (9), ITEK/ISA stud: 0 (9)

 

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE (selected main tasks)

-President (2013-2016, 2019-) and regular board member (2016-2019), Scandinavian Neuropath. Society

-Secretary General, EURO-CNS, (2016-)

-Member of the Research council at Copenhagen University Hospital-Rigshospitalet, (2020-)

-Head of Odense University Hospital council for undergraduate scholarships, (2015-2017)

-Chairman, Center for Precision Medicine, Odense University Hospital, (2015-2020)

-Member of Scientific council in Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC), (2018-)

-Chairman of national board for education of pathologists, Danish Society for Pathology, (2018-)

-Member of steering committee in Odense Patient data Explorative Network (OPEN), (2018-2020)

-Project manager for the SDU strategic initiative Personalized medicine (DKK 31 mio), (2018-2020)

-Head of Research Unit of Pathology, Dept. of Clinical Research, Univ of Southern Denmark, (2017-2020)

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE (main organizer)

-Scandinavian Neuropathological Society Annual Meeting, May, 2014, IDA, Copenhagen, Denmark, 40 participants

-Chairman and organizer of XI Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium on Brain Tumors, June, 2015, 153 participants

-Chairman and organizer (together with M. Glatzel), Joint Meeting of German and Scandinavian Neuropathological Societies, Sep, 2016, Hamburg, Germany, 230 participants

-President and organizer of 12th European Congress of Neuropathology, June, 2021, Odense, Denmark, 500 expected participants (www.ecnp2020.dk)

 

Chairman at scientific sessions at international meetings and conferences (2015-)

-XI Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium on Brain Tumors, Hindsgavl, Denmark, June, 2015

-12th European Congress of Neuropathology, Bordeaux, France, July, 2016

-Joint Meeting of German and Scandinavian Neuropathological Societies, Hamburg, Germany, Sep, 2016

-Scandinavian Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2016

-Scandinavian Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, May, 2018

 

INVITED SPEAKER/KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS (recent)

-Finnish Brain Tumor Research 3rd Annual Symposium, Turku, Finland, 26.-27. Oct, 2017 (KEYNOTE)

-Danish Society for Neurosurgery Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, 10. Nov, 2017

-Scandinavian Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, 3.-5. May, 2018

-Brain Tumors – From Biology to Therapy, Warsaw, Poland, 21.-23. June, 2018

-Danish Stem Cell Society Annual Meeting, Vejle, Denmark, 2.-3. May, 2019

 

REFEREE WORK AND EVALUATION COMMITTEES

-Evaluation of articles from 27 international journals with peer-review

-International grants, 7 institutions, 7 countries

-PhD opponent, 10, hereof 3 international (1. Opponent) and 7 Danish

-Chairman, 10 PhD evaluation committees

-Chairman, Odense University Hospital council for undergraduate scholarships, (2015-2017)

-Member of Scientific advisory board, National Research Fund (FNR), Luxembourg, PEARL - Research programme of Center of Neuropathology in Luxembourg, (2017-)

-Member of scientific council, Danish Cancer Research Foundation, (2020-)

-Member of referee panel, The Research Council of Norway, (2020-)

 

AWARDS:

-Award from Inspiring Denmark for hosting XI Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium on Brain Tumors, June, 2015, Hindsgavl, Denmark

-Award from Inspiring Denmark for hosting 12th European Congress of Neuropathology, June 2020, Odense, Denmark

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

-Board member, Danish National Group of Neuro-Oncology, (2010-2020)

-Ambassador for Inspiring Denmark, (2012-)

-Euro-CNS council representative for Scandinavian Neuropathological Society, (2015-)

-Board member, Danish Association for Cancer Research, (2007-2011)

Uddannelse

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