Morten Bækgaard Thomsen

Morten Bækgaard Thomsen


Career and Education

1994-97: BSc in Biology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

1997-2000: MSc in Human Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2001-05: PhD in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Beat-to-beat variability of repolarization and drug-induced torsades de pointes in the canine heart. ISBN 90-9019221-2.

2001-05: H. Lundbeck, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2005-06: Research scientist at the Department of Medical Physiology, Heart-Lung Centre Utrecht, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2006-08: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Department of Pharmacology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA.

2009-10: Assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2011-present: Associate professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scientific Citizenship

  • Academic council member, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2022-24.
  • The Scandinavian Physiological Society: Founder and Chair of Special Interest Group for Cardiac Physiology; Board Member for Denmark (2020-2024).
  • ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology, nucleus member.
  • Associate Editor – Acta Physiologica, 2020-present
  • Lecturer at the Academy for the Talented Youth (ATU), 2018-present. Teacher of the year, 2020.
  • Deputy Editor in Chief – Physiological Reports, 2018-22.
  • Appointment as external examiner for the medical education in Denmark, 2018-26.
  • Editorial Board member – Heart Rhythm, 2011-15.
  • Editorial Board member – Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 2010-present.
  • PhD evaluations and examinations in Denmark, Norway, UK, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • Grant reviewer for national research councils in Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, and UK.


Morten B Thomsen has published 64 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2003. Collectively, these articles have been cited more than 2,500 times. His h-index is 25 when calculated by Google Scholar.

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