Prof. Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Professor and Director, MD DMSc
||Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM) and Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS)
Postal address: Blegdamsvej 9, section 7641. Visiting address: Tagensvej 20, entrance 76, section 7641
Phone: +45 3545 7797
Fax: +45 3545 7644
to NLM PubMed
||CV - Bente Klarlund Pedersen
Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM) and Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS), Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, DK
Tel: +45 3545 7797 Fax: +45 3545 7644 E-mail: email@example.com www.inflammation-metabolism.dk
1983 Medical degree, University of Copenhagen (UC)
1995 Specialist in infectious diseases
1996 Specialist in internal medicine
2001-2007 Research council professor of internal medicine
2007-present Clinical professor of integrative medicine, Rigshospitalet and UC
Bente Klarlund Pedersen is Professor of Integrative Medicine and a specialist in infectious diseases and internal medicine. She is the Director of 1) the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM) and 2) Center for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) funded by Trygfonden. CIM and CFAS count 7 senior researchers, 9 postdocs, 13 PhD students, a technical and administrative staff of 7 persons and 6 pre-graduate students or research assistants. 31 have finished their PhD and 5 their doctoral thesis.
We have identified skeletal muscle as an endocrine organ that produces and releases signal peptides, which we have named “myokines”. Skeletal muscle is the largest organ in the human body and our discovery of contracting muscle as a cytokine producing organ opens for a new paradigm: Skeletal muscle is an endocrine organ, which by contraction stimulates the production and release of cytokines, influencing metabolism and modifying cytokine production in tissues/organs.
Positions of trust (selected)
President for the International Society of Exercise and Immunology
2001-2003 Board member of the Danish Society of Physical Exercise and Health
2003-2007 Chairman for the research council at Rigshospitalet
2003-2008 Member of the Research Council of the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
2005- Director of CIM founded by the Danish National Research Foundation
2005-2008 President of the Danish National Council for Public Health
2005-2009 Vice-deputy for the EU-6 framework EXGENESIS consortium
2006-2011 Member of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Committee
2007-2008 Board member of the Danish Foundation of Prevention
2007-2008 Ministry appointed chairperson of the expert committee FORSK2015 on strategic research
2008-2009 Board member of the Danish Commission of Prevention
2008-2013 Chairman of Trygfonden’s Research Council
2011-2013 Chairman of “The expert committee” in the Danish Committee for Health Education
2011- Vice chairperson for Council Of Prevention (Vidensrådet for Forebyggelse, Lægeforeningen og Trygfonden)
2011- Chairperson of The Council of Prevention within Kræftens Bekæmpelse
2011- Member of the Presidium for Experimentarium
2011- Member of The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences
2012- Member of the Danish Committee for The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies
Member of “Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab”.
Lectures at international conferences etc.
Speaker or keynote speaker at around 150 international conferences/symposia on infectious medicine, medical immunology, exercise biochemistry, muscle physiology, exercise immunology, inflammation and metabolism.
Publications and citations
560 publications in peer-reviewed journals including 390 original and 170 review articles mainly published within physiology, metabolism, and immunology.
“H”-index = 80, total citations = 19.430 (February 2014)
A publication analysis of the field of physiology, covering the period from 1996 to 2006, was published in Lab Times, February 2008. The analysis provided a list of the 30 most cited European physiologists in that decade. Bente Klarlund Pedersen appears as number 14 on the list and is the only muscle researcher.
Conflicts of Interest
||Forskningsstøtte, herunder ph.d.-projekter med hel eller delvis industrifinansiering
• Har bl.a. via et EU-projekt haft videnskabeligt samarbejde med AstraZeneca, Unilever, Novo Nordisk, Rheoscience og POM Wonderful.
• Har udført konsulentopgaver for Sundhedsstyrelsen.
• Har deltaget i advisory board meeting i Astra Zeneca, USA; vedrørende kakeksi.
• Populærvidenskabelige bøger om Ernæring og Immunsystemet; Fysisk Aktivitet og Sundhed udgives i regi af eget firma.
• Holder videnskabelige foredrag på kongresser og symposier, som kan være helt eller delvist sponsoreret af firmaer.
• Bestyrelsesmedlem i HealthGroup A/S