Lise Nikolic Nielsen

Lise Nikolic Nielsen

Associate Professor

Professor (mso) and research group leader for veterinary clinical pathology and the veterinary diagnostic laboratory (VETLAB).

I have been a veterinarian since 2001, and I am qualified from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University.

Prior and present positions

  • Clinical practice 2001-2002, and work with foot and mouth disease in Scotland
  • 2002-2003: internship University of Glasgow, UK
  • 2003-2006: residency in internal medicine and oncology, University of Glasgow, UK
  • 2006-2011: PhD in biomarkers in cancer in Bernese Mountain dogs, University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Maternity leave 2009 (part time PhD student 2010-2011)
  • 2011-2012: Post Doc Veterinary Oncology/Assistant Professor Veterinary Oncology
  • 2012-2015: Senior Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk A/S
  • 2015-2016: Assistant professor in medicine, UCph, DK
  • 2016-2018: Associate professor Vet Clin Path
  • 2018- Professor (mso) in Vet Clin Path

Research area

Clinical pathology spands a wide area and covers any molecular marker i diferent types of biological material in the living animal. Our lab, VETLAB ( supports both the two University Veterinary Hospitals with diagnostic analyses, but also clinical practices in Denmark, internal and external research units, and zoos in Denmark.

My own research fields cover:

  • Identification of minimally invasive biomarkers for (early) disease detection in dogs and cats.
  • Validation of novel diagnostic and prognostic clinical biomarkers in a range of species
  • Pathophysiological connection between haemostasis and inflammation in chronic medical and oncological conditions


I have taught  pre- and post graduates since 2002. Currently I teach Veterinary students in their 4th to 6th year, I give courses for veterinarians in clinical practice and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Conflict of interest

The Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory perform analyses upon request for a range of biotech companies, clinical practices, zoological parcs and other universities.

As a researcher myself, within the last 5 years, I have had:

A formalised research collaboration with Eiken A/S, Japan and RefLab ApS, Denmark.

Speaker engagement with VETgruppen, IDEXX, Elanco (Denmark), Evidensia (Sweden) and ECVIM.

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