PhD theses

PhD theses

On this page you can read PhD theses from Danish Diabetes Academy funded PhD fellows and/ or see the dates for their PhD defence.


28 June 2018 - Seyed Mojtaba Ghiasi
Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammatory and Metabolic Stress-Induced Dysfunction and Apoptosis Related to ER Stress in Pancreatic β Cells

18 June 2018 - Naja Zenius Jespersen
Characterization of Human Brown Fat

Naja's PhD thesis contains unpublished data and is therefore not available online.

To get a copy of her PhD thesis, send an enquiry by e-mail to or read her recent article A classical brown adipose tissue mRNA signature partly overlaps with brite in the supraclavicular region of adult humans published in connection with her PhD thesis.  

14 June 2018 - Eva Pers Winning Jepsen
Mechanisms of weight loss and weight loss maintenance associated with GLP-1 and GLP-1 receptor agonists

5 April 2018 - Sascha Pilemann-Lyberg
Uric Acid and its role in diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes

2 March 2018 - Theresia Schnurr
The Impact of Genetic Variation on Objectively Assessed Physical Activity and Fitness and Its Relevance for Obesity and Metabolic Traits

2 March 2018 - Line Hjort 
Diabetes in Pregnancy and Epigenetic Mechanisms-How the first 9 months of life may affect the child’s DNA and later risk of disease

11 January 2018 - Ditte Søgaard
The influence of age and training on human muscle bioactive lipids and coupling to insulin resistance


11 December 2017 - Mathilde Svenstrup
Body fat distribution, metabolic health and weight changes - Genetic and epidemiological studies in a prospective design

5 December 2017 - Isabel Forss
Transcriptional networks involved in lineage determination and differentiation of brown adipocytes

28 November 2017 - Pedram Shokouh
Effects of Coffee and Its Bioactive Compounds on Development and Progression of Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Studies In-Vivo

17 November 2017 - Alireza Kashani Pour
Machine Learning Methods for Elucidating the Role of Gut Microbiome in Type 2 Diabetes

10 November 2017 - Ajenthen Ranjan
Glucagon treatment in type 1 diabetes - with focus on restoring plasma glucose

10 November 2017 - Mette Lundgren Nielsen
Prediction of type 2 diabetes, subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and mortality – The Malmö Preventive Project

7 September 2017 - Marianne Dalsgaard Kristensen
Lipid stress and chronic low grade inflammation with obesity and weight loss – association with insulin sensitivity

16 June 2017 - Annemarie Lundsgaard
Dietary fat - insulin sensitivity and molecular substrate metabolism

15 June 2017 - Andreas Brønden
A gluco-metabolic perspective on the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids

23 May 2017 - Kamilla Winding
Glycemic Control and Vascular Function in Type 2 Diabetes - The Role of Low-volume High-Intensity Interval Training

21 April 2017 - Rikke Hjortebjerg
IGFBP-4 and PAPP-A in normal physiology and disease

17 March 2017 - Ditte Sørensen
The role of endothelial cell insulin resistance and endothelial activation in tumor formation

3 March 2017 - Manan Pareek
The Interplay between Fasting Glucose, Echocardiography, and Biomarkers: Pathophysiological Considerations and Prognostic Implications

3 February 2017 - Anna Maria Kaufman Lindqvist
Skeletal muscle angiogenesis and its relation to insulin sensitivity

18 January 2017 - Sofie Traynor
Function and genomic interactome of early adipogenic transcription factor hotspots


2 December 2016 - Michael Væggemose
Magnetic resonance imaing in peripheral neuropathies

19 May 2016 - Rok Kosmina 
The role of Delta-like 1 homolog (Dlk1) in obesity and metabolic syndrome