Hanne Cathrine Bisgaard

Hanne Cathrine Bisgaard


Education/Academic degrees:

1985 M.Sc., Biochemistry

1990 Ph.D. (Lic.Scient), Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Professional appointments:

Assoc. Professor: Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, SUND, University of Copenhagen (2002-present)

Assoc. Professor (Molecular Biology): Dept. of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Roskilde University, Denmark (1995-2002).

Guest Researcher/Postdoctoral Fellow: Lab. of Experimental Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA (1987-1997).

Member of scientific staff (Biochemist): Institute of Toxi­col­ogy, Danish Ministry of Health, Denmark (1986-1987).

Member of scientific staff (Biochemist): Dept. of Clini­cal Chemistry, Aalborg Hospital South, Denmark (1985-1986).


Honors & Other Special Scientific Recognition:

Fogarty International Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, USA (1990-1994)

Fellowships from the Danish Cancer Society (1992-1993 and 1994-1995)

Fellowship from the Danish Research Academy (1989-1990)


Professional duties:

Course leader, Cellens Kemiske Komponenter 1.sem Medicine and Odontology (2011-present)

Member of the steering group for the Graduate Program for Cellular and Genetic Medicine (CeGeM), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen (2010-present)

Member of the ICMM Work Environment Committee, Supervisory Representative, (2010-present)  

Partner and member of the steering group in the Danish Stem Cell Research Center (DASC) (2002-2010)

Member of the National Faculty at the Danish Stem Cell Research Doctoral School (Dascdoc), (2002-2010)

Member of the steering group for theICMM - Santaris Pharma – DTU - Højteknologifonden (2008-2010) project entitled “The world’s first microRNA medicine”

Member of the Research Management, Area 3: Regenerative Biology and Medicine, BioCampus, University of Copenhagen

Member of the Research Council for the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society (1997- 2004)

Member of the “Censorkorps i biologi” (2002-present)

Member of the “Censorkorps for ingeniøruddannelserne indenfor faget kemi” (2002-2006)

Co-organizer of a postgraduate course under the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), UEGW, Copenhagen/Malmø, October 2005

Member of the Board of Directors, Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Roskilde University, (1999-2002)


Publications: 43 original publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 reviews.


Other disseminations: Kassem M, Zimmer Rasmussen J, Nielsen JH, Bisgaard HC, Andersen CY, Brevig T, Horn P, Jensen LB, Madsen OD, Holst L, Clausen C, Pedersen LH, Andersson P (2009). Dansk Stamcelleinitiativ – Celle-baseret behandling som et dansk indsatsområde. Official report funded by The Danish Council for Technology and Innovation.


Meetings and abstracts: Invited speaker and participant with poster and/or oral presentations to several meetings in the field of liver biology and stem cells.


Referee for grant agencies: Welcome Trust, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society


Referee for scientific journals: Recent invitations include Nature Medicine, Hepatology, Am.J.Pathology, PlosOne, and Histology and Histopathology.


Supervisor and teaching: Pre- and post-graduate teaching in Chemistry, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Endocrinology at SUND/KU and Cell Biology and Biotechnology at RUC.

Supervisor for 2 post docs, 12 Ph.D.-students and 14 master students (1995-present).



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