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Christian Mølgaard

Christian Mølgaard

Sektionsleder, professor


1997 Ph.D.  from Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen (UC), Denmark.

1988 Permission for independent practice as a medical doctor

1981 MD, graduated January, University of Aarhus, Denmark


1992-now: Scientific positions:

Jul 2015- now: professor in pediatric nutrition, NEXS

Jul 2015- now: Head of section, Pediatric and International Nutrition, NEXS

Apr 2010 – now: Part time professor mso in pediatrics at HCA Research, SDU

Sep 2012 – Dec 2016: Deputy Head of Research, NEXS.

Feb 1998 – Jun 2015: Associate professor, NEXS

Jan 1996 – Jan 1998: Assistant research professor, NEXS

Aug 1992 – Dec 1995: Research assistant, NEXS


1981-1992: Clinical positions:
Different hospital departments including Pediatrics (47 months)

2002- now: Medical consultant ,Paediatric Nutrition Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.


Research areas

1) Nutrition in infancy, childhood and adolescence. 2) Bone mineralization and body composition in children and adolescents. 3) Glucose and insulin metabolism in infancy, childhood and adolescence. 4) Obesity in infancy, childhood and adolescence. 5) Malnutrition in low income countries


Research management and collaboration

During the past 15-20 years involved in numerous observation- and intervention studies involving children and teenagers.



CM as grant holder

OPTIFORD (EU project 2000 – 2010) Partner 3; WP1: ~2,2 mill DKK

MOMS (Part of Tailored Milk 2008-2012, DSF + MFF); WP4 I: ~ 7.5 mill DKK

ODIN (EU project 2013-2017) WP4: ~ 3 mill DKK

HAPFAM (DSF 2014 – 2018) WP5: ~ 4.8 mill DKK

CM as shared grant holder

FiSK (Nordea Fonden 2016-2018): ~ 18 mill DKK


PhD thesis:
Christian Mølgaard. Bone mineralisation during growth. The influence of growth, puberty and calcium intake (in Danish). January 1997. ISBN 87-90505-01-8


Number of publications in peer reviewed journals 1997-Jan 2017:  165+

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