I am a medical doctor with a long-standing experience in mentoring, teaching, and project work. I have been a part of Center for Surgical Science since 2016 and have found great interest in health research and gained practical knowledge in systematic reviews, GCP-monitored clinical trials and retrospective studies. Currently, I’m full time researcher as a PhD student. My research areas are (i) the use of melatonin as an anti-inflammatory and oncostatic agent and (ii) recovery after colorectal cancer surgery.

Currently: PhD Student at Center for Surgical Science

01/2018 – 06/2022:  Instructor in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Terminology at KNORD

08/2020 – 07/2021:  Scholar student at Center for Surgical Science

08/2014 – 07/2021:  Manager at Learning Centre at Niels Brock

03/2020 – 07/2021:  Health Specialist at The Joint Danish Authorities COVID-19 Hotline

11/2014 – 07/2021:  Nursing substitute at FADL Copenhagen

08/2016 – 08/2017:  Scholar student at Center for Surgical Science

05/2009 – 06/2016:  Communication employee, Lejerbo København

2018 – 2021: M.Sc. Medicine, University of Copenhagen

2014 – 2017: B.Sc. Medicine, University of Copenhagen

2010 – 2013: Niels Brock, School of Excellence

09/2017 – 11/2017: Basic Statistics for Health Researchers (ECTS credits: 11)

  • Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

05/2017: Scientific writing (ECTS credits: 5.7)

  • Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen

01/2017: Presentation of medical results (ECTS credits; 2.5)

  • Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

11/2017: Global Health Case Competition at University of Copenhagen

  • My team was awarded the third prize at the Global Health Case Competition 2017, in which we had solve a case on how to improve access to reproductive and sexual healthcare to migrating women. Our solution was a post-rape treatment delivered by drones as treatment has to start within 72 hours and migration women often are difficult to reach physically.

I am currently conducting randomized controlled trials with different applications of melatonin. In one study, we are examining its ability to alleviate Low Anterior Resection Syndrome symptoms. In another study, we are examining how it affect the gene and protein expression profiles of actinic keratosis. Furthermore, I’m investigated how immune profiles in peripheral blood correlates with recovery after colorectal cancer surgery.

In my pre-graduate affiliation with CSS, my focus was to learn as much as possible and I therefore conducted research in different patient groups and used different methods and techniques. I took part in a randomized controlled trial, in which we investigated prevention of depression and improving endothelial dysfunction with melatonin in patients with acute coronary syndrome. I also conducted a retrospective cohort study investigating myocardial injury in patients after colorectal cancer surgery and a systematic review on the prevention of depression in patients with cancer.


Research keywords

#Melatonin #EndothelialDysfunction #ColorectalCancerSurgery #PostoperativeComplications #LowAnteriorResectionSyndrome