Ioanna Nissen

Ioanna Nissen


Mørkhøj Bygade 19

Building: G, 114

2860 Søborg


Phone: 35887595

Fax: 35887119



2010 - 2015 PhD - Technical University of Denmark
2008 - 2010 Cand. scient - Roskilde Univercity
2007 - 2008 Bachelor in Biomedicine, Roskilde University - Roskilde Univercity
2000 - 2000 Medical Laboratory Technologist, Profession Bachelor - Metropol

Academic grades

Cand. scient


Professional experience

2015 - 2016 Post Doc - DTU, Food
2010 - 2015 PhD student - DTU, Food
2007 - 2010 Medical Laboratory Technologist - Cryos
2005 - 2008 Medical Laboratory Technologist - Righshospitalet, The Bartholin Institute
2004 - 2005 Medical Laboratory Technologist - Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Clinical Immunology


Danish (Native), English, Greek


Main scientific focus areas are vitamin D, genetics, human RCTs, immunology.

International experience


2015 (April): Yearly meeting at the Danish Nutrition Society, Copenhagen, Denmark. Oral presentation of “Common genetic variation in CYP2R1 and GC predicts vitamin D status in late summer, after food-fortification and after UVB irradiation in the Danish population”.

2015 (April): 18th Vitamin D Workshop (21-24 April), Delft, the Netherlands. Poster presentation of “Common CYP2R1 and GC gene variants are determinants of 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration after ultraviolet-B irradiation and after vitamin D3-fortification”.

2014 (Oct): Seminar, Vitamin D status and intake in Nordic countries – what is recommended and how to meet recommendations? Helsinki, Finland. Oral presentation “Genetic variation and vitamin D status -The VitmaD study with a genetic perspective’”.

2014 (April): The 2014 Vitamin D and Human Health meeting – from the gamete to the grave, London. Poster presentation “Real-life use of Vitamin D3-fortified bread and milk during winter season: The effect of CYP2R1 and GC genes on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in Danish families”.

2013 (Nov): Dansk Vitamin Netværk, Copenhagen, Denmark. Oral presentation “Polymorfier i GC og CYP2R1 generne dikterer D-vitamin koncentrationen i raske danske børn og voksne”.

2013 (June): 16th Vitamin D Workshop (12-14 June), San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation of “Common variants in GC and CYP2R1 genes in Danish children and adults predict vitamin D levels”.

2012: (May): The 2nd International Vitamin Conference (23-25 May), Copenhagen, Denmark. Participant.

2009 (Sept): 12th European Meeting on Complement in Human Disease, Visegrad, Hungary. Oral presentation of “Characterization of the ficolin genes (FCNs) in primates”. Molecular Immunology, Volume 46, Issue 14, September 2009, page 2821

Other information


2015 (April) Winner of Abstract award held by Danish Nutrition Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 (April) Winner of Trainee Travel Award for the 18th Workshop on Vitamin D, Delft, the Netherlands.

2014 (April) Winner of The Young Investigator Award at the 2014 Vitamin D and Human Health meeting –from the gamete to the grave, London.

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  • Molecular Immunology

    ISSNs: 0161-5890, 01615890

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1872-9142

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203, 19326203

    Public Library of Science, United States

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • British Journal of Nutrition

    ISSNs: 0007-1145, 1475-2662, 00071145

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0954-422, 0954-4224

    Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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