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Mikkel Breinholt Kjær

PhD student (enrolled 2020)
mikj@clin.au.dk

Department: Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital
Main supervisor: Henning Grønbæk

Research Area

  • Nutrition, obesity and lipid metabolism
  • Pathophysiology and diabetes

Research description

  • Identification of aptamer biomarkers in patients with metabolic associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD)
    MAFLD is heavily associated with the global obesity epidemic, metabolic syndrome and T2DM with an estimated 25% of the adult population affected by this disease. Precise biomarkers could help identify the patients with a high risk of progression and could be implemented as a screening tool in groups at risk (eg. diabetics, obese or individuals with metabolic dysfunction).

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