Associate Professor (Professor from 1. February 2024)
Department of Pathology
Dr. Andersen is an Associate Professor (professor from February 2024) at the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, the Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, and the Department of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University in Denmark. He received his M.Sc. in 2001 from Copenhagen University in Biochemistry and molecular Biology and his Ph.D. in 2013 from Aarhus University in Health. He teaches in bone physiology and pathophysiology, as well as in molecular histology and morphometry. Dr. Andersen has served as president of the International Society of Bone Morphometry (ISBM), and is founding president of the Danish Bone Research Workshop, which every year joins all Danish bone basic and clinical scientists. Dr. Andersen is head of the Molecular Bone Histology (MBH) lab and the Danish Spatial Imaging Consortium (DanSIC) that include an extended team of technicians, students and postdocs, two junior PIs (Dr. Andreasen and dr. Diaz-delCastillo) forming sub-teams within his MBH lab and an extended network of clinical, interdisciplinary and international collaborators. His main focus is human bone remodelling under physiological and pathophysiological conditions, including aging, osteoporosis, diabetes, myeloma, bone metastasis and rare genetic bone disease. Here, his leading-edge histomorphometry, molecular histology and 3D-histology has reshaped our basic understanding of the trabecular and cortical bone remodeling process, it cellular organization (including innervation) and contribution to bone loss, gain and pain.