• Kemitorvet, 201, 106

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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My resent research has involved human vitamin D intervention and cross-sectional studies among different population groups in Denmark and Europe.

Title of PhD thesis: Vitamin D status in adolescent girls, elderly women and immigrants.

I was scientific secretary and co-coordinator of the EU-project OPTIFORD (Towards a strategy for optimal vitamin D fortification).

I am a member of an EFSA work group regarding scientific evaluation of health claims related to bone, dental and joint health.
I participate in EU project BRAFO (Benefit-Risk Analysis for Food).
I have an advisory role for Danish authorities regarding vitamin D among other things, including scientific evaluation of health claims for the Danish Food Administration.

I participate in ILSI work regarding micronutrients, and I participate in the Nordic Council project: Markedsundersøkelse og forbruker-undersøkelse om kosttilskudd og berikning.

I worked on the EU-project: Biomarkers of exposure and effect in relation to quality of life and human risk assessment.

I have a scientific background in chemistry and biology, work areas were: food additives, carbohydrates, novel foods, biomarkers, aroma compounds.

I am referee at The British Journal of Nutrition.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.d., Københavns Universitet, Sundhedsvidenskabeligt Fakultet

… → 2007

PhD, University of Copenhagen,The Faculty of Health Sciences

… → 2007

Cand. scient., Københavns Universitet, Naturvidenskabeligt Fakultet (kemi og biologi)

… → 1995

MSc, University of Copenhagen,The Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry (Chemistry and biology)

… → 1995

External positions

Scientist, DTU, National Food Institute

2007 → …

Research scientist and PhD student, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research


Research chemist/scientist, National Food Agency of Denmark/Danish Food and Veterinary Administration



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