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Prof. Axel Kornerup Hansen University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Biography

Axel Kornerup Hansen graduated in 1985 as DVM from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. After two years in a small animal hospital, he became head of laboratories at Møllegaard Breeding Center, today part of Taconic Ltd. In 1993 he became associate director at the Department of... read moreExperimental Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. In 1996 he was awarded the degree of Dr. Vet. Sci. based upon his thesis on the impact of bacteria in laboratory rats. From 1997 he has been professor in laboratory animal science and welfare under the University of Copenhagen (formerly Royal Veterinary and Agricul¬tural Universi¬ty). In 2000 he was made charter diplomat and was together with six others founding the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. His research area has primarily been on how the microbiota has an impact on laboratory animal models for inflammatory diseases and how this works in conjunction with the diet. He has published 158 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, and 36 other papers in books, proceedings or popular journals.