Associate Professor, PhD
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Natural Products ResearchUniversitetsparken 22100 København Ø
30, 038Phone: +45 353-36339E-mail:
Born: 7 September 1966Family: one son, Peter, born 26 September 1998.
Director of NaturMedicinsk Museum
Awarded the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dissemination Prize 2009
Ethnopharmacology - investigating pharmacological activities of medicinal plants based on usage in traditional medicine.
During my years in South Africa I saw how important traditional medicine is. Working with traditional healers has given me a rare insight into and understanding of African traditional medicine. It is my aim to deliver evidence-based herbal medicine, to find out what works in a scientific manner, so the treatment methods can become more effective and safe.
Scientific evidence for efficacy and safety of herbal medicines is the cornerstone for improved therapy. We investigate herbal remedies for sale in Denmark as well as traditional medicines from different parts of the world.
In the PEOPLE AND PLANT MEDICINE programme target species are screened for pharmacological activities. Promising extracts are subjected to bioassay guided fractionation and structure elucidation of active compounds.