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Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM)
 

Prof. Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Professor and Director, MD DMSc

Contact info Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM) and Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS)
Rigshopitalet
Postal address: Blegdamsvej 9, section 7641. Visiting address: Tagensvej 20, entrance 76, section 7641
2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
Phone: +45 3545 7797
Fax: +45 3545 7644
Email: bente.klarlund.pedersen@rh.regionh.dk
 
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Curriculum CV - Bente Klarlund Pedersen
Last updated: May 2014
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: bkp@rh.dk www.inflammation-metabolism.dk

Academic Career
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. Both centres are hosted by Rigshospitalet.

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.

Honours and awards, selected
2001: Grosserer Johan Quentin og Hustrus Legat
2003: Den Danske Frimurerordens Pris (The Danish Masonic Order)
2004: Hagedorn Prisen
2005: Odd Fellow Ordenens Forskerpris
2005: Tagea Brandts rejselegat
2005: Videnskabsministeriets Forskningskommunikationspris
2006: President's Lectures and Prize (American College of Sports Medicine), at ACSM`s 53rd Annual Meeting, Denver, USA
2006: Kulturministeriets Idrætspris
2007: The 2007 prize ’ En god start i livet’
2009: Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship and Prize (American Physiological Society),
New Orleans, USA
2010: Codan/SEB Pension Honour Award
2010: Member of “Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab”
2010: Bevægeapparatets Årtis Hæderspris
2010: DR Rosenkjærprisen
2011: Harry Boströms Pris (Svensk Intern Medicinsk Forening)

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
More than 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 22.000
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.

Konsulentopgaver
• Har udført konsulentopgaver for Sundhedsstyrelsen.
• Har deltaget i advisory board meeting i Astra Zeneca, USA; vedrørende kakeksi.

Royalty
• 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.

Andre hverv
• Bestyrelsesmedlem i HealthGroup A/S
Bente Klarlund Pedersen
 
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