Katja Maria Sahlgren Bendtsen

Katja Maria Sahlgren Bendtsen

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

My research is centered around the immune system, how it acts upon change and when exposed to different intrinsic and external environmental stimuli. Examples of intrinsic stimuli are life style-dependent mediators and inflammatory conditions. Examples of external environmental stimuli are allergens and other (nano)particles that the body is exposed to on a daily basis.

The gut microbiome is a key factor in the normal development of immune cells and plays a significant part in disease development. In fact, the axis from the gut to other systems, such as the gut-brain axis, have been underrated in significance. In my research, I ask two questions: 

How do near-near and near-far immune environments affect each other? When does a given gut microbiome axis play a significant role?

I am affiliated with the Group of Brain Development and Disease, who are experts in modelling Alzheimer's Disease and the mechanisms behind this debilitating disease. 

Primary fields of research

  • The Immune System
  • Gut Microbiota
  • Mouse Models
  • Disease Development
  • Gut Immune System


Laboratory Animal Science FELASA Cat. B and C:

  • Handling of Laboratory Animals, Injection Techniques, Anestesia of Mouse and Rat, Surgical Procedures, Laboratory Animal Welfare, Euthanasia

Selected publications

  1. Published

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