Center for RNA Medicine

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Sakari Kauppinen

Sakari Kauppinen, MSC, PHD

Professor & Director of Center for RNA Medicine

E-mail: ska@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 2047 7994 / 9940 3508

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Sakari Kauppinen serves as Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Director of the Center for RNA Medicine. Dr. Kauppinen earned his M.Sc. in Genetics from the University of Helsinki and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Copenhagen followed by postdoctoral training at the GeneExpress Research Satellite, Novo Nordisk, Denmark.

His research focuses on exploring the roles of microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs and circular RNAs in human health and disease and discovering RNA-targeted therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Before joining Aalborg University, Dr. Kauppinen was Senior Director of MicroRNA Research and Drug Discovery at Santaris Pharma, and Head of the microRNA Research Unit at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, where he was responsible for multiple microRNA research and drug discovery programs in cancer, cardiometabolic and infectious diseases, including the discovery of the world’s first microRNA‐targeted medicine, miravirsen. He was also a member of the miravirsen clinical development team that has successfully advanced this microRNA drug to clinical phase 2 trials for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection with proven efficacy against HCV and a good safety profile.

Shizuka Uchida

Shizuka uchida, msc, phd

Professor WSR & Co-Director

E-mail: suc@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 2232 6087 / 9940 3202

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Anja Holm

Anja Holm, Msc, PHD

Assistant Professor

E-mail: aholm@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 9940 7599

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Marianne Bengtson Løvendorf

Marianne Bengtson Løvendorf, MSC, PHD

Assistant Professor

E-mail: loevendorf@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 9940 7591

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Sylvester G. Petersen (foto Mette Lyck)

Sylvester erik gravesen petersen, Ba

MSc Student

E-mail: Sylvester.Petersen@sund.ku.dk

Phone: (+45) 6047 6288

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Mogens Vyberg

Mogens vyberg, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology

E-mail: mov@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 9940 3528

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Jens Hedelund Madsen

jens hedelund madsen, pb

Lab Manager

E-mail: jenshm@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 2093 9568 / 9940 7598

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Vibeke Møller Thomsen

Vibeke Møller Thomsen, MA

Office Manager & PA

E-mail: vmt@dcm.aau.dk

Phone: (+45) 9940 3559 / 2619 4237

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ALUMNI

Andreas Petri

Andreas Petri, Msc, phd

Assistant Professor

Sept 2012 - Sept 2019

lundbeck

Bioinformatics Specialist

Aleks Schein

Aleks schein, MSC, PHD

Postdoc

Dec 2014 – June 2016

ART Bioscience

Head of RNA Therapeutics

Matthias Rauen

Matthias J. Rauen, MSC, PHD

Postdoc

Sept 2017 - Sept 2019

QIAGEN

Customer Solution Manager

Tsinat Berhane

Tsinat Berhane, msc        

Research Assistant

Sept. 2017 - Dec. 2020

DTU health tech

Research Assistant

Charlotte Albæk Thrue

charlotte a. thrue, MSC

Postdoc

Oct 2014 – Jan 2017

 

 

Thomas Kallehauge

thomas kallehauge, msc, phd

Postdoc

Jan 2017 – July 2017

NOVOZYMES

Research Scientist

Clarence Wen Jie Tan

CLARENCE WEN JIE TAN, Bsc

MSc student

Feb 2019 - Oct 2019