Staff

Alexander Schmitz

Flow Cytometry Core Manager

Education: Doctoral degree in natural science (Dr. rer. nat.)

Work area: Flow Cytometry

Scientific work/focus area

  • Pathogenesis of haematological diseases including B-cell specific malignancies
  • Mechanisms behind the initiation and development as well as intrinsic or acquired treatment resistance of malignant haematological cancers
  • “Minimal residual disease” (MRD) in B-cell malignancies like multiple myeloma (MM)
  •  Phenotypic and functional heterogeneity among cancer cells with the focus on prospective gene analysis of clonal subsets in relapsed B-cell malignancies

Technical work/focus area

  • Flow cytometry (MFC) and fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS)

E-mail: alex.schmitz@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 38 72
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Anders Sune Pedersen

Postdoc

Education: MSc in mathematics

Work area:

 

E-mail: asp@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 38 72
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Anja Führer

Medical Laboratory tehcnician

Education:

Work area:

E-mail: a.fuhrer@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 38 70
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK
Ann-Katrine Pedersen

Master student

Education: Master student in Biomedicine (Stud. Cand. Scient. Med.)

Work area: Investigating platinum based chemotherapy sensitivity in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

E-mail: annkatrine.pedersen@rn.dk

Phone: +45 60 77 26 62
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Anne Lindblom

Research secretary

Education: Trilingual secretary – English/German/French

Work area: Preparation, translation, approval, implementation and presentation of research projects, preparation of fund applications, budget, calendar management, project management and maintenance of the research database, information retrieval, update, webmaster.

 

 

E-mail: a.lindblom@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 64
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK
Anne Stidsholt Roug

Speciality registrar

Education:
MD, Aarhus University, 2004
PhD, Aarhus University, Health 2012

Work area:
Speciality registrar at the Department of Haematology, Aalborg University Hospital
Responsible for resarch within myeloid neoplasms

Area of interest: Molecular profiling, minimal residual disease, leukaemic stem cells, flow cytometry

E-mail: anne.roug@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 38 21
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Anne Stoffersen Rytter

Clinical research nurse

Education: RN, Master of Science in Public Health

Work area:

E-mail: anne.rytter@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 05 63
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Cecilie Caland Nielsen

Clinical research nurse

Education: Project nurse, Master student

Work area:

  • Including patients in the relaps project
  • Collecting malignant samples for the biobank (blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes)

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: c.caland@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 05 63
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Charles Vesteghem

Datamanager

Education

Work area:

E-mail: c.vesteghem@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 08 96
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK
Hanne Due Rasmussen

PhD student

Education: M.Sc. (Molecular Medicine), PhD student

Work area: 

  • Experimental investigation of chemotherapy resistance in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
  • Investigation of the impact of miRNAs on vincristine response in DLBCL
  • Evaluation of the potential of miRNAs as prognostic and/or predictive biomarkers in DLBCL

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: hanne.rasmussen@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 63 19
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23
www.haematologi.rn.dk

Helle Høholt

Medical laboratory technician

Education:

Work area: Investigation of B-cell subpopulations in haematological cancers using flow cytometry.

Investigation of molecular differences between normal and malignant cells in haematological cancers using array techniques such as SNPs and copy number variation.

Analysis and characterization of relevant haematological samples using various techniques such as purification of RNA, miRNA and DNA, PCR, Q-PCR.

Maintenance of haematological cancer cell lines, dose-response- and apoptosis experiments.

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: helle.hoeholt@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 74
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Jane Ildal

Laboratory technician

Education:

Work area:

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: j.ildal@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 70
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Jorne Biccler

PhD student

Education: MSc in Statistics

Work area:

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

E-mail: j.biccler@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 08 64
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Julie Støve Bødker

Senior researcher

Education:
B.Sc in Chemistry/Molecular Biology (2001), M.Sc in Molecular Biology (2004), and Ph.D in Molecular Biology (2007), all from University of Aarhus.

Work area:

  • Biobanking of hematologic malignant samples (blod, bone marrow and lymph nodes)
  • Genetic characterization of haematological malignancies with respect to disease evolution and response to treatment
  • Personalized medicine to hematologic relaps patients using in vitro diagnostics combined with gene sequencing of the patient

 

E-mail: j.boedker@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 73
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK
Karen Dybkær

Professor

Education: B.Sc (chemistry), M.Sc (molecular biology), PhD (medicine)

Work area: Working with, initiating, performing and supervising laboratory based research projects within haematology with specific focus on B cell lymphoproliferative malignancies. The pathogenesis of non-Hodgkin Lymphomas is of my particular interest prompting studies of lymphoma genesis-causing genes, the role of cellular hierarchy on tumour development and interactions between tumour and host. In that context, I am responsible for the central molecular and genetic techniques including nucleotide extraction and amplification, PCR, q-PCR, fragment analyses, genetic and epigenetic screens and cell-laboratory facilities.

Area of interest:  Determination of mechanisms controlling and catalyzing initiation and development of non-Hodgkin Lymphomas is of special interest to me. Therefore, I am involved in 1) genetic/epigenetic studies of specific genes and microRNAs, 2) determination of gene expression patterns of both single genes, whole genome profiling of mRNA transcripts and microRNAs, 3) protein expression and localization and 4) characterization of various cellular sub-populations of cell line, primary cell and clinical specimen origin.

 

E-mail: k.dybkaer@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 68
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23
www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

Lars Børty Nielsen

Master student

Education: B.Sc. economics

Work area:

E-mail: l.boerty@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 08 96
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Lasse Hjort Jakobsen

Postdoc

Education:MSc in Statistics, PhD

Work area: As a statistician I work with data handling at the Research Laboratory. This includes assessing and implementing proper statistical analyses for ongoing projects. In particular I have been working with methods for detecting differential exon usage from microarray data. In my master thesis, methods for detecting differential exon usage will be considered in an next generation sequencing setup.

Master thesis: My master thesis is written in collaboration with Department of Haematology and Department of Mathmatical Sciences in Aalborg. The theme of the project is next generation sequencing, and the thesis will include downstream and upstream workflow assessments.
E-mail: lasse.j@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 08 64
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23
www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Lise Tordrup Elkjær

Administrative scientific secretary

Education: Bilingual secretary (English), Medical secretary

Work area:

  • Preparation, coordination, editing and submission of
    • Proposals for funding
    • Project descriptions and clinical trials
    • Applications for the Regulatory Authorities (Ethics Committee, Data Protection Agency, Danish Medicines Agency (EudraCT))
    • Publications
    • Reports and strategies
  • Budgets
  • Clinical Databases
  • Webmaster
  • Secretary assistant to
    • Clinical Cancer Research Center (KKFC) Aalborg University Hospital
    • Clinical Implementation Unit (KIE)
    • EMN-02 Nordic Biobank Center

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation center
sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK


E-mail: lit@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 69
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23
Louise Hvilshøj Madsen

Laboratory technician

Education:

Work area: Maintenance of haematological cancer cell lines, chemo prediction in form of dose-response and apoptosis experiments.

Analysis and characterization of relevant haematological samples using various techniques such as purification of RNA, miRNA and DNA, PCR, Q-PCR, western blot and cell laboratory facilities.

Investigation of molecular differences between normal and malignant cells in haematological cancers using array techniques such as SNPs and copy number variation.

Training of new users in the research laboratory.

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: lohvj@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 74
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Mads Sønderkær

Senior Bioinformatician

Education: B.Sc (biotechnology), M.Sc (medical biotechnology, cum laude), PhD (biotechnology /bioinformatics)

Work area:

  • Co-responsible for the bioinformatics pipeline at the Research Laboratory, i.e. processing of DNA-seq and RNA-seq data from next generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Assisting the staff at the  Research Laboratory in analysis of NGS data, especially gene expression analyses
  • The aim of my research is to use this data to implement and validate “personal medicine” for patients with clinical relapse of hematopoietic and lymphoid cancer diseases.

 

E-mail: mads.soenderkaer@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 08 64
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK
Marijana Nesic

PhD student

Education: MSc in biology

Work area: Aim of my project is identification of genetic variations on DNA level that have impact on the response to immuno-chemotherapy in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), and assessment of their potential value as biomarkers. Using digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) and Next Generation sequencing (NGS) techniques.

E-mail: m.nesic@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 63 19
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Marlene Maria Nielsen

Clinical research nurse

Education: RN, Master of Science in Public Health

Work area:

E-mail: marlene.m@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 05 63
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Martin Bøgsted

Professor, Senior Biostatistician, PhD

Education: MSc (mathematics and statistics) and PhD (statistics and computer science)

Work area: Responsible for biostatistics at the Research Laboratory, Department of Haematology. This includes general consultancy within application of medical statistics, analysis of DNA, gene and protein expression analysis obtained from microarray, flow cytometry, SELDI-TOF and qPCR techniques and education of young scientists in training.

Area of interest: Research in the methodology of bioinformatics and -statistics, with special focus on methods for use in experimental oncology.  This includes statistical tools in the study of the relations between gene and protein expressions and the mechanisms, diagnosis and prognosis of cancer diseases.

 

E-mail: martin.boegsted@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 67
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital

Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

Mette Marcussen

PhD student part time

Education: Dentist (Copenhagen University). Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Aalborg University Hospital)

Work area: Chemo- and radiotherapy induced toxicity of the oral and gastro-intestinal mucosa is one of the most painful and complicating side effects of cancer treatment with primarily palliative measures at hand. Important knowledge of molecular reactions in the mucosa during anticancer therapy has evolved mainly from animal or other preclinical models. Potential preventive interventions have been tested with promising results in these models; however, few have been translated into clinical care. The concept behind my PhD is that molecular analysis of human mucosa is mandatory to understand pathogenesis and classification of mucositis

PhD project: Cancer therapy induced mucositis; Molecular studies on consecutive human mucosa biopsies during anti-cancer treatment.

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: mette.marcussen@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 63 19

Mia Sommer

Clinical resarch nurse

 
Education: RN, Master of Health Science

 

Work area:

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: m.sommer@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 08 96
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

 

Rasmus Froberg Brøndum

Bioinformatician

Education 
B.Sc (mathematics), M.Sc (statistics), PhD (genetics)

Work area: Responsible for the bioinformatics pipeline at the Research Laboratory, i.e. processing of DNA-seq and RNA-seq data from next generation sequencing. The aim of my research is to use this data to guide treatment of patients with haematological malignancies.

 

E-mail: rfb@rn.dk

Phone: +45 97 66 08 64
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

Tarec Christoffer El-Galaly

Consultant haematologist

Education: MD, Aarhus University 2007, DMSc Aalborg University 2017.

Current position: Consultant haematologist with responsibility for clinical lymphoma research at the department of haematology, Aalborg University Hospital

Work area: Clinical lymphoma research and translational lymphoma research

Area of interest: Imaging in lymphoma, post-therapy follow-up of lymphoma, prognostic factors in lymphoma (both clinical and biological)
Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: tceg@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 15

www.haematologi.rn.dk

 

 

 

Zuzana Hansen

Laboratory technician

Education:

Work area:

 

Aalborg University Hospital
Department of Haematology
Science and Innovation Center
Sdr. Skovvej 15
DK-9000 Aalborg
DENMARK

 

E-mail: z.hansen@rn.dk
Phone: +45 97 66 38 74
Fax: +45 97 66 63 23

 

www.haematologi.rn.dk