Lotte Lauritzen

Lotte Lauritzen




1991: MSc in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (KU)

1995: PhD in Cellular Physiology, Faculty of Science, KU


Scientific positions

1991:Res Assistant, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, August Krogh Institute, KU

1992-1994:PhD student, Dept of Biology, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy

1995-1997:Ass Professor, Dept of Biology, Danish Pharmaceutical University

1997-2002:Ass Professor, Dept Hum Nutr, Royal Agricult Veterinary University

2002-2017:Assoc Professor, Dept of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), KU

2017-:Professor, Section of Lifecourse Nutrition and Health, NEXS, KU

Maternity leave: Sep 1993-Mar 1994, Apr-Sep 1997, and Feb-Sep 2002


Research areas

Bioactive lipids, essential fatty acids, fish, growth and development, health effects of diet in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, cognition and brain function, mechanisms of action, diet-gene interaction


Research management

  • Involved in numerous observational and experimental studies in children and adults over the past 25 years.
  • PI and/or daily leader of 10 human intervention studies with 60-200 participants and teams of dieticians, bio-analysts, PhD and MSc students.
  • WP leader in 6 large Danish research collaborations
  • Total funding around 20 mill DKK mainly from national Danish research agencies and private foundations
  • International research collaboration with researchers from among other Canada, Australia, USA, UK, NL, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Norway and with researcher at other departments, universities or research institutes in Denmark


Research evaluation and education

  • Deputy editor of British Journal of Nutrition, editorial board member of Maternal and Child Nutrition, and reviewer for various international scientific journals
  • Working group member among other on dietetic products for EFSA and the fat expert group for the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (2012)
  • Member of organizer committees of congress satellites at ISSFAL (2012, 2014) and European Academy of Childhood Disabilities (2015), and Danish Society of Nutrition annual meeting from 2003-2014
  • Evaluations of grant application for a number of research councils and assessor on >20 international or national PhD theses
  • Counseling tasks for ministries, the Danish consumer association, and Danish Aquariums
  • Supervisor of >15 PhD students, >75 MSc & 30 BSc students
  • Mentoring and didactic education of 21 Assistant Professors/Post.Docs


Publication overview

  • H-index: 38, mean total citation per paper: 37.5 (Web of Science November 2022)
  • Publications in total (2022): 133 peer-reviewed original research papers, 13 reviews, and 7 editorial comments and letters
  • Author of 9 contributions to published proceeding books and textbooks
  • Invited speaker on >20 scientific congresses, participation at >75 scientific congresses and author of >150 abstracts


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