Ulla Birgitte Vogel

Ulla Birgitte Vogel


Molecular Epidemiology

  The research focus is

  1) gene-environment interactions between lifestyle factors and genetic variation in relation to cancer in breast, lung, colon, skin, and prostate, in relation to risk of inflammatory bowl disease, in relation to coronary heart disease. Lifestyle factors include alcohol, smoking, air pollution, meat, fruit and vegetables, lipids, NSAID use ect. The aim is to identify gene-environment interactions which identifies genes as involved in carcinogenesis and which identify large subgroups which are more susceptible to carcinogens than the average population and to provide risk estimates for different lifestyle factors for large, susceptible subpopulations. The majority of the research is performed in collaboration with the Danish Cancer Society using the prospective ‘Diet, Cancer and Health Cohort’.

  2) Identification of genetic variations that interact with treatment outcome in cancer treatment is another focus area. We search for genetic variations which crucially interact with chemotherapy in relation to treatment of multiple myeloma, colon cancer and lung cancer.

3) Molecular studies of functionel polymorphisms to elucidate the mode of action of specific polymorphisms in relation to observed gene-environment interactions.


Nanotoxicology and particle toxicology


 The research is focussed on the identification of the inflammatory and mutagenic effects of pure nanoparticles and nanoparticles imbedded in a matrix. Our research aims at studying


 1)       biodistribution of inhaled, ingested and injected nanoparticles


2)       physical and chemical characterisation of airborne and suspended particles


 3)       potential health effects of exposure to pure and imbedded nanoparticles in vitro and in vivo in terms of inflammation, acute phase response, DNA damage, and gene expression


 4)      health effects of prenatal exposure to nanoparticles in terms of inflammation, gene expression, DNA damage and DNA instability









1991 - 1995 PhD - Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen
1985 - 1991 Biochemistry - University of Copenhagen

Academic grades

PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Copenhagen 1995


Molecular Biology Molecular Epidemiology Genetic Epidemiology Inhalation Toxicology Gene Expression Quantitative PCR Genotyping Inflammation Mutagenic effects DNA damage
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  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology

    ISSNs: 1743-8977

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1743-8977

    BioMed Central, United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.5 SJR 1.661 SNIP 1.408, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

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  • Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis

    ISSNs: 0027-5107

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-135X

    Elsevier, Netherlands

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.036 SNIP 0.728, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

    Central database


  • Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis

    ISSNs: 0893-6692

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0898-3003

    John Wiley & Sons Ltd, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.03 SJR 1.002 SNIP 0.844, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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