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Senior researchers
Position:Head of Institute, Reasearch group leader
Title:Professor, Chief Physician, DMSci
Phone:+45 3863 5055
Email:michaelkjaer@sund.ku.dk
michael.kjaer@regionh.dk
Field of work: Tendon loading - from physiological adaptation to physical activity to development of overuse injuries (tendinopathy). Regulation of connective tissue turnover and adaptation of cartilage and skeletal muscle to physical activity and inactivity. Skeletal muscle plasticity in relation to ageing, physical activity and hospital stay, and its interplay with pharmacological approaches.
Position:Research group leader, Professor
Title:Professor, PT, DMSc
Phone:+45 3863 5871
Email:p.magnusson@sund.ku.dk
stig.peter.magnusson@regionh.dk
Field of work: Musculoskeletal rehabilitation; Understanding tendon structure and function as it relates to overuse, rupture, loading, unloading and ageing.
Position:Head of laboratory, Senior researcher
Title:Senior Researcher, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5441
Email:jesper.loevind.andersen@regionh.dk
Field of work: Head of Laboratory, educated in biology and human physiology, PhD in physiology. Research arean is exercise muscle physiology in training, aging and disease. Is PI of Team Denmark Medical Research Center.

Earlier elite-athlete and coach in track and fields. Currently consultant in physical training and testing within elite football.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:Molecular Biologist, PhD
Phone:+45 2331 5524
Email:peter@mrna.dk
Field of work: Educated in biochemistry (PhD) with main research area within muscle and connective tissue molecular adaptation to physical activity, aging and disease.
Position:Research group leader, Associate Professor
Title:Associate Professor, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5366
Email:abigailmac@sund.ku.dk
Publications:publons
Field of work: The study of human skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise loading as well as injury, in young and elderly individuals, with special attention on satellite cells and their interaction with neighbouring cells. Within this context, current projects are focussed on myofibre denervation, the myotendinous junction, and bone marrow-derived cells.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:PT, PhD, Associate Professor
Phone:+45 6066 0825
Email:christian.couppe@regionh.dk
Field of work: Research focus is how tendon tissue adapts to injury/disease, activity and aging from a clinical and basic scientific point of view; How can basic science translate into the clinic and vice versa.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:PhD in physiology
Phone:
Email:carl-johan.oskar.boraxbekk@regionh.dk
Field of work: Neuro-scientist who is educated in medicine, chemistry and psychology (MA), with a PhD in physiology. Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at Umeå University, Sweden and DRC for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital.

Earlier top-athlete in track and fields. Part-time employed at Institute of Sports Medicine, and co-PI in Team Denmark Medical Research Center. Researches on exercise, aging and brain adaptation.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:PhD in Health Sciences
Phone:+45 3863 5873
Email:monika.lucia.bayer@regionh.dk
Field of work: Research focus is on loading of musculoskeletal tissues, adaptation of tissue and cells to loading and unloading, and optimal rehabilitation following a traumatic muscle strain injury. A further focus is the study of long-term functional and structural changes after a muscle strain injury within skeletal muscle and the connective tissue as well as studying fibrotic changes in the musculoskeletal system after a trauma.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5870
Email:rene.brueggebusch.svensson@regionh.dk
Publications:PubMed
Field of work: Basic research on tendon structure and mechanics in both normal function and injury, specifically focusing on the nano- and micro-scale.
Position:Senior researcher
Title:Human Biologist, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5873
Email:jakob.agergaard@regionh.dk
Publications:ResearchGate
LinkedIn
Field of work: Explores mechanisms regulating turnover of tissue-proteins especially skeletal muscle mass by the application of stable-isotope tracer techniques. Muscle protein turnover is explored under anabolic conditions where an increase in muscle mass is seen, but also under conditions where the anabolic response is compromised. The aim is to gain insight into interventions and systems involved in skeletal muscle protein metabolism and amino acid utilization. By applying exercise and inactivity models as well as nutritional interventions in human in vivo research models, the research seeks to improve the skeletal muscle metabolism throughout life.
Doctors; outpatient clinic
Position:Head of outpatient clinic, Chief Physician
Title:MD, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 6191
Email:jesper.petersen.01@regionh.dk
Field of work: Works in the outpatient clinic with overuse related sports injuries including injuries in muscle, tendon and joints in both recreational and elite athletes. Has special interest within diagnostic ultrasound.

Has done research within fields related to football injuries in particular injuries to hamstring muscles.

Also works as first team doctor in FC Nordsjaelland (Superliga) and as team doctor at the Danish Under-21 national team.
Position:Chief Physician
Title:MD
Phone:+45 3863 5872
Email:tommy.frisgaard.oehlenschlaeger.01@regionh.dk
Field of work: Sportsmedicine and Medical Education
Position:Cheif Physician
Title:PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5364
Email:per.martin.bulow@regionh.dk
Field of work: Overload injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. Clinical and methodological studies. Currently completing the data processing in a study on the treatment of tennis elbow and a study on the possible importance of oral contraceptives to the risk of cruciate ligament injury. In addition, a clinical prognostic study on ankle distortions is currently underway.
Position:Chief Physician
Title:Chief physician and specialist in Rheumatology
Phone:
Email:finn.elkjaer.johannsen@regionh.dk
Field of work: Works in the outpatient clinic with general sports medicine (clinical and ultrasound examination, treatment plan, follow up).

Active in post-graduate teaching and supervision. Research area is treatment of sports overuse injuries, e.g. tendinopathy.

Previously top-orienteering runner.
Position:Chief Physician
Title:Specialist in orthopedic surgery, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5628 (secretary)
Email:niels.christoffer.brushoej@regionh.dk
Field of work: Works in the outpatient clinic with general sports medicine (clinical and ultrasound examination, treatment plan, follow up).

Also works as sports physician in Team Danmark.

Has experience as team physician from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the Danish female national football team and Superliga (the Danish national football league). Appointed Chief Medical Officer (Denmark) for the coming Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Has done research within fields related to prevention of overuse injuries.
Position:Chief Physician
Title:Specialist in orthopedic surgery, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5042
Email:simon.doessing.01@regionh.dk
Field of work: Works in the out patient clinic with overuse related sports injuries including injuries in muscle, tendon and joints in both recreational and elite athletes. Examines injuries with a special focus on the use of ultrasound and subsequent start of relevent treatment, often in close collaboration with Physiotherapists.

Does research within fields related to lower leg pain with a focus on compartment syndrome and Achilles tendon injuries.

Also works at Gildhøj Privathospital doing arthroscopic surgery on knees and shoulders.
Position:Chief Physician
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Phone:
Email:ulrich.fredberg@regionh.dk
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Position:Resident
Title:Resident in Rheumatology
Phone:+45 3863 5951
Email:julie.paaske.rydahl@regionh.dk
Field of work: Resident in Rheumatology at Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen. Previously national league football player and currently doctor for elite- and national teams in football.
Position:Resident
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Phone:+45 3863 5397
Email:christian.skou.eriksen.01@regionh.dk
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Phone:+45 3863 6192
Email:jens.rithamer.jakobsen@regionh.dk
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Postdocs
Position:Postdoc
Title:Postdoc, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5190
Email:chloe.yeung@sund.ku.dk
ching-yan.chloe.yeung@regionh.dk
Field of work: Main research focus is investigating the roles of the circadian clock and exercise in regulating tendon tissue homeostasis. Is also involved in projects working with proteomics analysis of tendon exosomes and extracellular matrices and single-cell analysis of human tendon and skeletal muscle. Using a combination of RNAseq, primary tendon and muscle cell culture, 3D tendon cell culture, circadian reporter mouse and a wide variety of biochemistry techniques.

Is in charge of organizing an annual PhD course for Matrix Biology (normally held in November).
Position:Postdoc
Title:Human Physiologist, PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5069
Email:anders.karlsen@regionh.dk
Field of work: Main focus is in the aging human skeletal muscle, muscle strain injuries, muscle regeneration, muscle hypertrophy and muscle stem cells.
Position:Postdoc
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Phone:+45 3863 5069
+45 9145 5245
Email:4shifu3@gmail.com
yt@sund.ku.dk
Field of work: Interaction between muscle and tendon tissues/cells to mechanical loading, stimulation or damage.
Position:Postdoc
Title:PhD, Human Physiology
Phone:+45 2293 7397
Email:khudlemertz@gmail.com
kenneth.hudlebusch.mertz@regionh.dk
Field of work: Nutrition and exercise strategies for preservation of loss of muscle mass, strength and function in older adults. Involved in the Counteracting Age-related Loss of Muscle mass (CALM) trial (https://calm.ku.dk/english/) as well as the LIve Active Successful Ageing (LISA) study.
Position:Postdoc
Title:PhD, Human Physiology
Phone:+45 3863 5676
Email:anne.theil.gylling@regionh.dk
Field of work: Main focus of work is to investigate the age-related losses of muscle mass, -strength and -function. As part of the LISA-project, investigating the effects of 1-year of regular strength training with two different intensities upon muscle mass, -strength, and -function in elderly individuals. Further, to investigate the long-term effects of a 1-year strength training intervention, the participants are followed for 10 years.
Position:Postdoc
Title:PhD
Phone:+45 3863 5069
Email:grith.stougaard.hoejfeldt@regionh.dk
Field of work: Muscle tissue turnover and regeneration.
Position:Postdoc
Title:PhD PT
Phone:+45 3863 5675
Email:anne-sofie.agergaard@regionh.dk
Field of work: Investigation of rehabilitation and healing of tendon injury.
PhD project title: Treatment of patellar tendinopathy; Influence of load magnitude on clinical outcome, tendon structure and function and evaluation of Ultra-short echo-time MRI as an imaging tool of tendinopathy.
PhD students
Position:PhD student
Title:Cand.scient.
Phone:+45 3863 5788
Email:casper.soendenbroe@regionh.dk
Field of work: Age-related loss of muscle mass and how it is influenced by physical exercise, with special focus on changes in the neuromuscular junction.
Position:PhD student
Title:Msc, PT
Phone:+45 3863 5675
Email:rikke.hoeffner@regionh.dk
Field of work: Musculoskeletal rehabilitation in relation to overuse and overload injuries. Main research focus is investigating how the physiotherapeutic rehabilitation following Achilles tendon rupture influence the clinical function and the muscle and tendon structure.
Position:PhD student
Title:Cand.scient. Human Physiology
Phone:+45 2343 2492
Email:mads.bloch-ibenfeldt@regionh.dk
Field of work: Part of the LIve active Successful Aging (LISA) intervention study, that is investigating the long-term effects of heavy and moderate intensity resistance training in relation to the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and function.
Position:PhD student
Title:MD
Phone:+45 3863 5069
Email:ann.damgaard.02@regionh.dk
Field of work: Investigating the regional collagen protein turnover in healthy and overuse-diseased tendon with the influence of growth hormone and exercise.
Lab technicians
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Position:Lab technician
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Phone:+45 3863 5618
Email:anja.jokipii-utzon@regionh.dk
Field of work: Responsible for the molecular biology lab work. Among other things, RNA purification of muscle, tendon, cells and connective tissue, cDNA synthesis and QPCR setup.
Developing new protocols for projects, e.g. single nuclei isolation from human tendon and muscle tissues.
Taking and handling project blood samples.
Training and helping students with their lab experiments.
Keeping both the laboratories and the outpatient running smoothly.
Responsible for sending and handling packages to and from the institute, IATA educated.
Research/administrative secretaries
Position:Research Administrator
Title:Cand.scient.
Phone:+45 3863 6003
Email:maria.baekgaard.kjaer@regionh.dk
Field of work: In charge of day-to-day financial budgeting and accounting. Assisting researchers with grant applications and responsible for grant administration. Involved in general administrative and practical task in the department, responsible for website development and updates.
Assisting researchers with ethical applications (Videnskabsetisk Komité) and data‐approval (Videnscenter for Dataanmeldelser) for new and existing projects.

Main responsible for REDCap database development and building for new research projects, and involved in day-to-day data management of projects.

Part of the LISA-project, investigating the effects of 1-year of regular strength training with two different intensities upon muscle mass, -strength, and -function in elderly individuals.
Position:Administrative secretary
Title:Clinical secretary
Phone:+45 3863 6002
Email:charlotte.bilde.02@regionh.dk
Field of work: Welcoming patients. Booking of appointments and examinations. Answering the phone. Responsible for coding and error lists in EPIC and other administrative assignments in EPIC.

Course coordinator (“En-dags-kurser”). Secretary for the CECS project.
Clinical secretaries
Position:Team leader, Clinical secretary
Title:Clinical secretary
Phone:+45 3863 5872
Email:trine.stefanski@regionh.dk
Field of work: Daily planning and coordination in the outpatient clinic. Coordinator of several research projects. Web editor for the department's site on Bispebjerg Hospial website. SP key person, responsible for correct registration and in general IT key person. Student counselor.
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Students
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Field of work: Working with MRI and tendinopahy
Position:Master student
Title:Student Human Physiology
Phone:+45 3144 1861
Email:max.flemming.ravn.merkel@regionh.dk
Field of work: Currently studying a masters in human physiology. Involved in projects investigating angiogenesis in tendon and in relation to tendon overuse injuries.
Position:Master student
Title:BSc in Molecular Biomedicine
Phone:+45 3064 1560
Email:choegsbjerg@sund.ku.dk
Field of work: Currently studying for a master's degree in Molecular Biomedicine and working on the master's thesis "A cellular analysis of regenerating human skeletal muscle". The latest project involves an analysis of the myotendinous junction using proteomics and immunohistochemistry.
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Address

Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen
Institut for Idrætsmedicin
Bispebjerg Hospital
Building 8, 1. floor
Nielsine Nielsens Vej 11
2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark
Phone (for patients): +45 3863 5042
Phone (for other inquiries): +45 3863 6022

About ISMC

ISMC was established in 1997 at the Department of Rheumatology at Bispebjerg Hospital in conjunction with the establishment of a professorship in Sports Medicine at University of Copenhagen.