Genomic Physiology and Translation in the Hansen Group

The Hansen Group investigates the human genome and the human global microbiome to characterize the impact of these genomes on health and disease and to identify interactions between the host and the microbiome. The findings can lead to potent translational strategies for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease.

Researchers in the Hansen Group





In the molecular understanding of metabolic diseases, a major gap exists between basic genetic and microbiome discoveries and their impact on physiology and the potential for clinical translation. The Hansen Group aims to bridge this gap by connecting genomic discoveries and epidemiology, with physiology and clinical application.

To study the role of selected genetic variants in human metabolism, we perform physiology and intervention studies based on recruit-by-genotype principles. We also investigate families and populations with extreme metabolic phenotypes and perform physiology and intervention studies.

Finally, we investigate targeted clinical management of carriers of selected high-impact variations in the human genome.





























Portrait of Torben Hansen

Group Leader

Torben Hansen

Phone +45 35 33 71 29

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Aasbrenn, Martin External +4535332965 E-mail
Ahluwalia, Tarun Veer Singh External +4535337135 E-mail
Bak, Emilie Glad Postdoc   E-mail
Barnkob, Nanna Møller Master Student   E-mail
Crusell, Mie Korslund Wiinblad External +4535337083 E-mail
Fernandez De Retana Alzola, Ierai Master Student   E-mail
Fonvig, Cilius Esmann Postdoc +4535327083 E-mail
Fred, Rikard Göran Postdoc   E-mail
Frithioff-Bøjsøe, Christine External   E-mail
Gjesing, Anette Marianne Prior Assistant Professor +4535337131 E-mail
Holm, Jens-Christian External +4559484208 E-mail
Huang, Yun PhD Student +4591937730 E-mail
Jensen, Rasmus Tanderup Research Assistant   E-mail
Johansen, Malan PhD Student   E-mail
Juel, Helene Bæk Postdoc +4535334899 E-mail
Jørsboe, Emil Postdoc   E-mail
Kanters, Jørgen K. External +4535327402
Kimer, Nina External   E-mail
Kløve, Sigri Visiting Student +4535321559 E-mail
Larsen, Mette Houmann Student FU +4535325813 E-mail
Lepola, Mette Andersen Assistant Professor +4535325282 E-mail
Lund, Morten Asp Vonsild External   E-mail
Madsen, Anne Lundager PhD Student +4535326020 E-mail
Mikkelsen, Christina Research Assistant +4522766352 E-mail
Morgen, Camilla Schmidt External   E-mail
Nielsen, Trine Assistant Professor +4535337544 E-mail
Nygaard, Nikoline Master Student +4535331941 E-mail
Peña Lozano, Elionora Postdoc +4535320228 E-mail
Pikkupeura, Laura Maarit Postdoc +4535330671 E-mail
Poulsen, Casper Sahl Postdoc +4535324110 E-mail
Stankevic, Evelina Research Assistant   E-mail
Stinson, Sara Elizabeth PhD Student +4550217227 E-mail
Sørensen, Thorkild I.A. Professor +4593565934 E-mail
Thingholm, Louise Bruun External   E-mail
Thodberg, Malte Postdoc +4531511014 E-mail
Thuesen, Anne Cathrine Baun External Researcher   E-mail
Ullah, Asmat Postdoc +4535321208 E-mail
Urioste, Sandra No job title +4535333212 E-mail
Vestergaard, Henrik Guest Researcher   E-mail
Vestergaard, Marie Vibeke Master Student   E-mail
Photo of members of the Hansen Group

From the left: Timo Kern, Dmitrii Borisevich, Anne Lundager, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen, Torben Hansen, Anna Elisabet Jonsson, Rikard Göran Fred, and Mette Andersen Lepola.