Lifecourse Nutrition & Health

The section conducts fundamental, public health-oriented, and applied nutrition research. We aim to create the evidence base for nutritional strategies which promote optimal physiological function and development, promote health and prevent disease in humans.

Our focus spans from pre-conception over childhood to adulthood in both high- and low-income countries.


The section investigates the role of diet and nutrition in foetal life, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood in relation to healthy growth, optimal nutritional status, cognitive development and prevention of undernutrition, obesity and non-communicable diseases.



The section undertakes high-quality, large-scale randomised nutrition trials and observational studies. Our work includes investigation of growth, body composition, cognitive function, metabolic function, biomarkers of disease risk, dietary intake, nutritional status, and physical activity as well as interactions with microbiota and genotype. We focus on nutrition before conception and during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Our research covers nutrients (e.g. iron, vitamin D and B12, and long-chain n-3 fatty acids), foods (e.g. fish, insects, meat, dairy and wholegrains) and dietary regimens (e.g. breastfeeding, school meals, sustainable diets, and low-carb diets). In low-income settings, we also investigate nutrition supplements for prevention and treatment of malnutrition among children.



Head of section: Professor Christian Mølgaard

Section Secretary: Geske Louise Rune

Visiting address
Section for Lifecourse Nutrition & Health
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Rolighedsvej 26
DK-1958 Frederiksberg C

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Section members

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Alberte Jensen Visiting Student +4535331051 E-mail
Anders Daniel Andersen Special Consultant +4535325970 E-mail
André Briend Affiliate Professor +4535337699 E-mail
Anna Gro Eilersen PhD Fellow +4535329906 E-mail
Anne Vedelsdal Aurup PhD Fellow +4535333223 E-mail
Annette Vedelspang Nutrition Consultant +4535334616 E-mail
Anni Larnkjær Academic Staff +4535333548 E-mail
Benedikte Grenov Associate Professor +4520456654 E-mail
Bikila Soboka Megersa PhD Student   E-mail
Birgitte Kronbo Hermansen Nutrition Consultant +4535332494 E-mail
Camilla Trab Damsgaard Associate Professor +4535332221 E-mail
Cassandra Maya PhD Student +4535327304 E-mail
Cecilie Holm Rasmussen Visiting Student +4535335827 E-mail
Christian Leo Hansen Enrolled PhD Student   E-mail
Christian Mølgaard Head of Section +4535332516 E-mail
Christina Sonne Mogensen PhD Fellow +4535333284 E-mail
Christine Højte Enrolled PhD Student   E-mail
Faidon Magkos Professor +4535333671 E-mail
Frederik Holmegaard Jensen PhD Fellow +4535329622 E-mail
Gulshan Ara PhD Student   E-mail
Henrik Friis Professor +4535333860 E-mail
Inge Birgit Rasmussen Biomedical Laboratory Scientist +4535332214 E-mail
Jack Ivor Lewis PhD Fellow +4535335314 E-mail
Jannie Wittrup Jensen Research Assistant   E-mail
John Gargul Lind Laboratory Technician. +4535332480 E-mail
Julie Gay Stiboldt Sørensen Visiting Student   E-mail
Karoline Sandby PhD Fellow +4535323377 E-mail
Kaspar Lohmann Research Assistant +4535334751 E-mail
Kathrine Vauvert Römmelmayer Hviid Visiting Student +4535334849 E-mail
Katja Holm Enevoldsen Visiting Student +4535334532 E-mail
Kim F. Michaelsen Professor Emeritus +4535332495 E-mail
Kristina Pigsborg PhD Student +4535337893 E-mail
Kristine Marie Kristensen Research Assistant +4535328867 E-mail
Lars Hein Christensen Guest Researcher +4535333751 E-mail
Laurine Bente Schram Harsløf Special Consultant +4535335018 E-mail
Line Kattai Ulrikkeholm Academic Officer +4535328498 E-mail
Lotte Lauritzen Professor +4535332508 E-mail
Louise Echberg Visiting Student +4535323948 E-mail
Mads Pihl Thomsen Master Thesis Student   E-mail
Malene Nygaard PhD Fellow +4535320266 E-mail
Maria Ida Rosenkrans Research Assistant   E-mail
Marie Terese Barlebo Madsen Enrolled PhD Student   E-mail
Mette Frahm Olsen Associate Professor +4528340979 E-mail
Mona Adnan Y Aldubayan PhD Student +4535327309 E-mail
Nanna Roos Associate Professor +4535332497 E-mail
Sadime Basak Kisi Kaki PhD Fellow +4535321060 E-mail
Sara Nørregaard Holst Visiting Student +4535322821 E-mail
Sophie Hilario Christensen Academic Research Staff +4535336691 E-mail
Søren Andresen Biomedical Laboratory Scientist +4535332468 E-mail
Tele Chepkoros Boit PhD Fellow +4535334979 E-mail