Niels Grarup

Niels Grarup

Associate Professor



2003               MD, University of Copenhagen

2009               PhD, Aarhus University (Title: Genetic aspects of type 2 diabetes and related traits – The past, present and future)

 2020              DMSc, University of Copenhagen


Previous positions

1999-2000       Research assistant at Steno Diabetes Center

2003-2005       Resident at Department of Endocrinology, Herlev University Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Department and internal medicine at Storstrømmens Sygehus Nykøbing Falster and at General Practitioner Christian Schlütter, Nykøbing Falster

2005-2009       PhD-student at Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen enrolled at Aarhus University

2009-2010       Post.doc at Hagedorn Research Institute, Gentofte

2010-2012       Post.doc at University of Copenhagen


Educational activities and lecturing experience

Supervised five graduate students

Pre- and postgraduate teacher at University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark

Teacher at Steno Diabetes Center, STAR Education Programme

Multiple oral and poster presentations at international scientific meetings and several invited lectures



Winner of Lecture Competition at the annual meeting of the Danish Society for Internal Medicine (2007), Award for basic research at the annual meeting of the Danish Society of Endocrinology (2008), Bagger-Sørensen Foundation Talent Award (2010), Schwartz-Sørensen Award (2011)


Other scientific activities

Reviewer for Diabetes, Diabetologia, Clinical Endocrinology, Obesity, PLoS One among others

Board member of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD) and organizer of the 47th Annual Meeting of SSSD in 2012.

Work package leader and member of Consultative Council of Danish Diabetes Academy


Software skills

Microsoft Office, SPSS, R, PLINK, METAL, EPACTS and various web-based genetics tools.




58 peer-reviewed original papers

2 peer-reviewed reviews

2 textbook chapters

H-index: 19



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