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Thorkild I.A. Sørensen

Professor of Metabolic and Clinical Epidemiology

University of Copenhagen

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Institute for Preventive Medicine


Chairman of the Department of Emergency Admissions and Chief Physician At the Department of Hepatology

Hvidovre University Hospital


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sciencenordic.com

Obesity remains one of the really big risk factors in connection with the lifestyle diseases that often hit people who are getting old, said professor Thorkild Sørensen who works with metabolic and clinical epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen and head of the Institute of Preventive Medicine at Frederiksberg Hospital.
"The research field that looks at how genes work and interact with environmental effects is very large," said Sørensen. "Perhaps we should look backwards to before the foetus was formed. There could have been epigenetic changes in the DNA in one generation that are transmitted to the next generation." In line with the theories behind individualised therapies, the professor believes that the development of obesity should be looked at in a holistic way where the individual's social and psychological factors are considered together with the brain's function and the role of the genes. "In itself it's quite natural and not dangerous for cells to store fat but in some people the fat gathers in too large quantities and damages the cells and the rest of the body because fatty acids that are not burnt quickly or stored are harmful," said Sørensen.


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Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, M.D., Dr.Med.Sci
Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, born in 1945, became MD in 1971 and achieved the doctoral degree (Dr Med Sci) in 1983 at the University of Copenhagen. He received his clinical training at several university hospitals in Copenhagen, and became chairman of the department of emergency admissions and chief physician at the department of hepatology at Hvidovre University Hospital in 1988. In 1989, he received a 5-year position as MRC professor of clinical epidemiology, and in 1994, he was appointed as full professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen in combination with a position as chief physician in clinical epidemiology at the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation. In 1993, he became Director of the Institute of Preventive Medicine. He was Dean of the Faculty in 1995-96. He has published more than 400 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with several papers in high-impact journals. The main topics of his research have been various aspects of obesity, alcohol drinking, liver and gastrointestinal disorders, addressed by methods in clinical, genetic and general epidemiology. He is coordinator of several national and international research projects and networks. He has been and is advisor, supervisor or reviewer of multiple doctoral and PhD dissertations, and has served as scientific advisor or reviewer for many different national and international institutions, organisations and journals.


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The Population Science and Public Health Award: Thorkild Sørensen
Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, born in 1945, became MD in 1971 and achieved the doctoral degree (Dr Med Sci) in 1983 at the University of Copenhagen. He received his clinical training at several university hospitals in Copenhagen, and became chairman of the department of emergency admissions and chief physician at the department of hepatology at Hvidovre University Hospital in 1988. In 1989, he received a 5-year position as MRC professor of clinical epidemiology, and at the end of this period in 1994, he was appointed as full professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen in combination with a position as chief physician in clinical epidemiology at the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation. In 1993, he became Director of the Institute of Preventive Medicine. He was Dean of the Faculty in 1995-96. He has published more than 300 papers in international peerreviewed journals with several papers in high-impact journals (see link or PubMed 'Sorensen TI'). The main topics of his research have been various aspects of obesity, alcohol drinking, liver and gastrointestinal disorders, addressed by methods in clinical, genetic and general epidemiology. He is coordinator of several national and international research projects and networks. He has been and is advisor, supervisor or reviewer of multiple doctoral and PhD dissertations, and has been involved in establishing a graduate school in public health sciences. He has served as scientific advisor or reviewer for many different national and international institutions, organisations and journals.


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Director, Prof. Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Institute of Preventive Medicine)
Co-ordinator of HEPADIP


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Supervisors: Faculty supervisor: Prof. Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Institute of Preventive Medicine.


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