Karen Dybkær


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


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