Malene Skovsted Cilieborg
1870 Frederiksberg C
2010: Ph.D at Dep. of Human Nutrition, Clinical and experimental nutrition, University of Copenhagen
2006: M.Sc. in Human Nutrition, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark.
2002: B.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen.
2015 – prestent : Project coordinator in the section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen
2014 - 2015: Postdoc at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Science, KU/Department of Clinical, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen
2011 – 2014: Postdoc at the National Veterinary Institute, DTU and Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Science, KU
2010 – 2011: Research assistant at the National Veterinary Institute, DTU and Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen
2006: Two months exchange employment at university of Hong Kong, Zoological department
2002-2004: Practical instructor in four biology (botany) courses at Copenhagen University
Working with preterm piglets as an animal model for nutrient sensitive preterm infants
Conventional and molecular microbiology
Enzymatic and absorptive gut function
Total protein analysis
Host gene responses to gut colonization
Immuno-histochemestry and confocal microscopy
Using an animal model with preterm piglets I have studied the role of gut colonization and nutrition on intestinal health and function of the neonate. When fed a mothers milk replacer, preterm piglets spontaneously develop symptoms similar to human Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe, acute intestinal disease with high maorbidity and mortality. With different nutritional interventions and modification of the colonizing gut bacteria and extensive laboratory analysis on tissue samples, I have studied disease development and pathology, and potential prevention and therapeutics of NEC.
Co-organizer for the thematic course in Human Nutrition 2013-2014, scientific supervisor for the Thematic cours in Human Nutrition 2009-2014, supervision of three master's students and one bachelor student, several lectures at different courses at University of Copenhagen and DTU.
During my studies I have worked 2 years as a practical instructor at four different courses at the Biological institute, University of Copenhagen.