Ole Haagen Nielsen

Ole Haagen Nielsen

Clinical Professor

Primary fields of research

Current research focuses on improved diagnosis and pharmacological management of diseases in internal medicine in particular inflammatory bowel disease. In collaboration with national (Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, Statens Serum Institut and University of Southern Denmark) and international research groups (Boston, Nashville and Lausanne) the importance of the intestinal barrier maintenance of homeostasis / development of inflammation is studied, including the importance of stem cells. Finally genetic cohort studies are scheduled in this patient cohort.

Fields of interest

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation with relevance for clinical and pharmacological improvement of the treatment of patients with disorders related to internal medicine - with particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease.

Safeguarding the undergraduate clinical training of medical students in the fields of internal medicine and medical gastroenterology.
Selected Professional Activities
  • Expert Advisor to the Danish Patient Safety Authority/Danish Health and Medicines Authority in internal medicine
  • Board member of the Danish Appeal Tribunal for Patient Injuries in internal medicine
  • Professional responsible for the written authorization examination in medicine and surgery held by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and University of Copenhagen for doctors educated in 3rd world countries applying for license to practice in Denmark
  • Reviewer/Evaluator for European Research Council, Horizon 2020, German Research Council and the Research Council of Norway
  • Member of several editorial committees (including Inflammation Research, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, and the Danish electronic Doctor’s Handbook (www.sundhed.dk))

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