Former members of the In Vivo Pharmacology Graduate Programme


Upcoming defenses: Royford Mwobobia, Ahmed Barakat Ibrahim Soltan & Claudia Andrea Torero Gutierrez.

Agnethe May Ahnfeldt will defend her thesis on Tuesday 23 May 2023. The title: Growth and Nutrition in Preterm Infants.

Khaled Mohamed Elhady Hussin Yousry Mohamed will defend his thesis on Monday 15 May 2023. The title: Exploring a Novel Dual Amylin and Calcitonin Receptor Agonist as a Treatment of Painful Metabolic Osteoarthritis in a Rat Model.

Dasa Seveljevic-Jaran defended his thesis on Friday 21 April 2023. The title: Empirical study of bias in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Anna Ulstein Odland defended her thesis on Friday 31 March 2023. The title: Evaluating the effects of serotonergic psychedelics on behavioral flexibility in mice. 

Chelsea Hopkins defended her thesis on Monday 27 March 2023. The title: Bone Pain in Fibrous Dysplasia: Nociceptive Behaviours and Mechanisms in a Preclinical Model - Bone Pain in Fibrous Dysplasia.

Mille Kronborg Lyhne defended her thesis on Thursday 12 January 2023. The title: Insulin-induced hypoglycaemia in healthy and streptozotocin-induced diabetic Göttingen Minipigs.



Josephine Skat-Rørdam defended her thesis on Thursday 24 November 2022. The title: Investigations of NASH and hepatic fibrosis in the guinea pig model.

Gabi Overgaard Øvlisen defended her thesis on Thursday 17 November 2022. The title: Explorations of immunogenicity in preclinical rodent models and establishment of a Haemophilia A model with increased tolerance by use of mice with deficiencies in adaptive immunity.

Sofie Kromann defended her thesis on Friday 7 October 2022. The title: Colibacillosis in poultry - aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and control.

Laura Jul Andreasen defended her thesis on Friday 1 July 2022. The title: Unraveling mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Studies in a late-stage type 2 diabetic rat model. 

Ditte Olsen Lützhøft defended her thesis on Friday 17 June 2022. The title: The impact of hight fat diet on the gut microbiota and microbial products in non-rodent animal models.

Nicole Lind Henriksen defended her thesis on Monday 2 May 2022. The title: Dietary Lipids in Neurodevelopment - Pediatric Porcine Models.

Louise Marie Voetmann defended her thesis on Friday 8 April 2022. The title: Investigating GLP-1 receptor activation in Brunner's glands as a part of the intestinal barrier.

Pernille Kristine Fisker Christensen defended her thesis on Monday 4 April 2022. The title: A novel humanized mouse model of psoriasis.

Angela Hørdum Valente defended her thesis on Friday 1 April 2022. The title: Anti-parasitic properties of chicory (Cichorium intybus): Identification of active compounds and effects of dietary supplementation in helminth-infected mice. 

Louise Bomholt Klem defended her thesis on Monday 21 February 2022. The title: Pharmacological characterisation of the rodent continuous performance test schedules and of the effects of atomoxetine using noradrenaline and dopamine receptor antagonists in mice.


Mie Schou Berke defended her thesis on Friday 17 December 2021. The title: Refinement strategies in the adjuvant-induced monoarthritis rat model - effects of analgesics, reduced induction volume and injection site.

Emilio Di Ianni defended his thesis on Friday 29 October 2021. The title: In vitro-in vivo correlations of pulmonary inflammation and genotoxicity caused by engineered nanomaterials.

Regitze Sølling Wils defended her thesis on Friday 13 August 2021. The title: Mechanisms of Carbon Nanotube-induced Mesothelioma.

Victoria Svop Jensen defended her thesis on Friday 5 March 2021. The title: Diet-induced dyslipidemia and NAFLD in the Syrian hamster: Effects of hyperglycemia and insulin therapy. 




Katrine Dahl Bjørnholm defended her thesis on 3 July 2020. The title: GLP-1 in atherosclerosis and renal vascular disease: Remodelling and endothelial dysfunction.

Charlotte Holme Nielsen defended her thesis on 9 June 2020. The title: Postnatal gut and neurodevelopment in preterm piglets - The effect of protein enrichment in early life.

Karina Ryom defended her thesis on 8 June 2020. The title: Brain and Gut Effects of Prematurity Impact of Early Postnatal Nutrition.

Julie Hviid Klæbel defended her thesis on 11 May 2020. The title: Investigating treatment modalities of NASH and hepatic fibrosis in a guinea pig model.

Anna Katrina Jógvansdóttir Gradel defended her thesis on 27 April 2020. The title: Factors driving the variation in absorption of subcutaneously administered insulins.

Ren Shuqiang defended his thesis on 18 February 2020. The title: Gut and systemic immune responses to prenatal inflammation in preterm neonates.

Karen Gjendal defended her thesis on 23 January 2020. The title: Optimising welfare assessment in the home cage of group housed laboratory mice: The use of species-specific behaviours and non-invasive methods.



Maria Ougaard defended her thesis on 6 December. The title: Establishment of a murine model of chronic kidney disease.

Rikke Elgaard defended her thesis on 5 December. The title: Transcriptomic Differences between the Cephalic and Extra-cephalic Pain Pathways in Rat.

Kåre Kryger Vøls defended his thesis on 4 November. The title: In vivo characterisation of critical determinants of bleeding in the development of haemophilic arthropathy in haemophilic rodent models.

Hannah Louise Zakariassen defended her thesis on 23 September. The title: Mechanisms underlying the regulation of energy balance with amylin and calcitonin receptor agonism in mice.

Maitane Caballero Puntiverio defended her thesis on 6 September. The title: Studies of attentional performance and impulsivity - In vivo pharmacological studies in mice and human studies in healthy volunteers.

Lykke Boysen defended her thesis on 4 September. The title: Formation and vascular deposition of immune complexes in mice administered with species-foreign proteins.

Sisse Andersen Nørgaard defended her thesis on 14 August. The title: Refining mouse models of diabetic nephropathy.

Astrid Skovmand defended her thesis on 3 July. The title: Pulmonary exposure to nanomaterials and effects on the male reproductive system: a study of sperm quality.

Sara Hestehave Kristensen defended her thesis on 27 June. The title: Characterization of behavioural phenotypes, pharmacological sensitivity and receptor composition in various rat strains used as models for pain, anxiety and depression.

Kirstine Sloth Tølbøl defended her thesis on 16 May. The title: Novel diet-induced rodent models of fibrotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Sonny Hermanus Johannes Sliepen defended his thesis on 29 March. The title: The role of the nociceptin/orphanin FQ system in an animal model of bone cancer pain.

Simone Krog Christensen defended her thesis on 31 January. The title: The myocardium in porcine and non-human primate models with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus.

Laura Kofoed Hvidsten Ørstrup defended her thesis on 28 January. The title: Effects of high fat diet, growth hormone and growth hormone deficiency on the insulin receptor, insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor and their hybrid receptor.





Anders Brunse defended his thesis on 15 December. Title: Life-threatening infections in preterm newborns.

Pernille Kristensen defended her thesis on 10 April 2017. The title: 

Simon Haarder defended his thesis on 13 June 2017. The title: Zebrafish as an IBD model.

Karen Ekkelund Petersen defended her thesis on 9 June 2017. The title: Lipid oxidation in animal models of
diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Randi Lundberg defended her thesis on 8 May 2017 The title: Optimizing Microbiota Transplantation Studies in Mice - Effects of housing, diet, and donor on the microbiota and intestinal immunology

David Højland Ipsen defended his thesis on 3 March 2017.The title: The guinea pig as a model for dyslipidemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Kristine Rothaus Christensen defended her thesis on 28 February 2017. The title: Development and characterisation of haemophilic arthropathy in a rat model of haemophilia A.



Karin Maria Lövgren defended her thesis on 11 Nov. 2016. The title: Characterization of the immune response to coagulation factor VIII in a newly established haemophilia A rat.

Alessandro Virtuose defended his thesis on 14 Nov. 2016. The title: Decision making in rats - Evaluation of an optimal foraging-based paradigm and its applications to obesity research.

Katja Maria Bendtsen defended her thesis on 28 June 2016. The title: Gut barrier, microbiota and immune environment in early life-influence on inflammatory disease models.

Daniel Vest Christophersen has handed in his thesis for assessment. Mechanisms of accelerated atherosclerosis by exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Bill Vestergaard defended his thesis on 18 March 2016. The title: Establishment and use of surgical rat models for assessment of organ specific in vivo clearance.



Sara Marie Atkinson defended her thesis on 18 December 2015. The Title: Pharmacological value of murine delayed-type hypersensitivity arthritis (DTHA) as a model for rheumatoid arthritis

Lisa Amanda Rottbøll defended her thesis on 2 December 2015. The title: Microdialysis quantification of antimicrobials in the pig pulmonary epithelial lining fluid.

Vivi F.H. Jensen defended her thesis on 2 October 2015. The title: Effects of persistent insulin-induced hypoglycaemia on the nervous system in non-diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats.

Merete Ellekilde defend her thesis on 30 June 2015. The title: Impact on the gut microbiota on glucose intolerance in mice.

Bettina Merete Pyndt defended her thesis on  24 April 2015.

Kristine Holgersen will defend her PhD thesis on 30 January 2015. The title: Piroxicam-accelerated colitis in interleukin-10 knockout mice; an in vivo model mimicking human inflammatory bowel disease

Britta Cathrina Poulsen will defend her PhD thesis on 20 January 2015. The title: Transfer of human atopic dermatitis skin-derived T cells into immunocompromised mice. 



Ida Rune Sørensen will defend her PhD on 21 nov. at 13.00. The title: Development and Characterization of a Diabetic and Atherosclerotic Rodent Animal Model.

Trine Pagh Ludvigsen defended her PhD on 22 october. The title: Development and characterization of a minipig of atherosclerosis - in vivo diagnosis and pathology.

Janne Gram Schjoldager defended her PhD on 31 January 2014. The title: Maternal vitamin C deficiency: Effects on pre-and postnatal development.

Britt Tranberg Christensen defended her PhD on 14 March 2014. The title: The impact of protein source and fat on metabolic risk factors in high-fat fed rats and mice.

Maya Devi Paidi defended her thesis on 28 March. The title: Molecular markers of pre-natal non-scorbutic vitamin C deficiency in foetal and young guinea pig brains

Mette Perch Groth defended her thesis on 4 April. The title: Animal Models of Haemophilia Complications

Anne Deen Christensen defended her thesis on 28 April The title: Applicability of a hapten-induced inflammation model for mechanistic in vivo studies.

Stine Hasselholt defended her thesis on 12 Sept. The title: Pre-and postnatal vitamin C deficiency in guinea pigs -distribution kinetics and redox modulation.

Katja C.M. Denninger defended her thesis on 10 June. The title "Chronic joint inflammation - Bone remodelling and the need for a systemic animal model of psoriatic arthritis”.



Günaj Rakipovski defended his PhD in February 2013. The title: Exploration of glycemic fluctuations and oxidative stress in normal and insulin resistant rats.

Eva Bartholin Andreasen defended her PhD in March 2013. The title (in Danish), Hunden som spontan dyremodel til undersøgelser af sammenhængen mellem koagulation og cancer.

Anne Engedahl Pastoft defended her PhD in June 2013. The title: Establishment of a venous bleeding model in harmophillia A mice for evaluation of haemostatic effect of pro-coagulant compounds

Bettina Clausen: Development and characterization of a new and more predictive Alzheimer disease model

Eva Nygaard:Dietary fat, FGF21 and bodyweight homeostasis

Paulo Aranha defended his PhD in Nov. 2013. The title: Fate of Ptaquiloside in Dairy Cow

Zindy Raida defended her thesis 12 Dec. 2013. The title: Investigations in transgenic mouse models of permanent brain ischemia.

Kristina Bram Knudsen defended her thesis 13 Dec. 2013. The title: Toxicological assessment of nanoparticles intended as drug delivery carriers for the CNS.