Henrik Munch Roager

Henrik Munch Roager

Assistant professor


2020 -         Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Uni. Copenhagen
2018 - 2020 Postdoc, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Uni. Copenhagen
2016 - 2018 Postdoc, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark 


2012 - 2015 PhD student, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, 
2014.03-06  Visiting researcher, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2010 - 2012 M.Sc.Eng. Biotechnology (Honors Program), Technical University of Denmark
2011.02-06  Exchange student at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
2007 - 2010 B.Sc.Eng. Human Life Science Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Postgraduate courses in teaching, leadership and management

2019.04       European Nutrition Leadership Platform's Essentials Programme, Luxembourg
2019.09-12  Young Investigators Coaching Programme, University of Copenhagen
2017.09-12  Project Management for Researchers, Technical University of Denmark
2017.01       Patent Course, Technical University of Denmark
2015.03       Teaching and Learning, Technical University of Denmark

Honours and Awards 

2019.03       British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Drummond Early Career Scientist Award
2016.10       Nominated by the institute for DTU’s ‘Young Researcher Award’
2013.10       G.A. Hagemanns Mindefond Grant (Nominated by the Institute Director)
2013.05       Best poster at 8. Danish Conference on Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
2013.01       Prize for an excellent presentation at Novo Scholarship Symposium 2013
2012.12       Graduated from the Honors Program at DTU
2012.02       Novo Scholarship in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
2012.01       Venture Cup finalist in the Idea Competition in Life Science & Medtech
2011.11       Best Bachelor Poster at Symposium for Biotech Research at DTU


Research grants (66.707.999 DKK):

2021-2025  PI, MOTILITY - Diet-derived gut microbial metabolites to modulate gut motility in infants, Sapere Aude: DFF Starting Grant (6.191.999 DKK)
2020-2026  Co-PI, PRIMA – towards Personalized Dietary Recommendations Based on the Interaction between Diet, Microbiome and Abiotic Conditions in the Gut, Novo Nordisk Foundation (60.000.000 DKK)
2017           PI, BIFIDO - Bifidobacteria and the immune system early in life, Beckett Fonden (70.000 DKK), Hørslev Fonden (153.000 DKK), Augustinus Fonden (223.000 DKK) and Ejnar og Aase Danielsens Fond (70.000 DKK)

Travel awards and grants (171.800 DKK):

2018           Lundbeckfonden
2018           Travel Award for Nordic Metabolomics Conference 2018
2016           FEMS Young Scientists Meeting Grant
2014           Lundbeckfonden, IDAs og Berg-Nielsens Studie- og Støttefond, Knud Højgaards Fond
2013           Torben & Alice Frimodts Fond, Augustinusfonden, G.A. Hagemanns Mindefond, Reinholdt W. Jorck og Hustrus Fond,Oticon Fonden
2011           Otto Mønsteds Fond, DTU rejsestipendium
2010           Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden, Reinholdt W. Jorck og Hustru's Fond, IDAs og Berg-Nielsens Studie- og Støttefond

Selected contributions to international conferences

2019.10      Keynote speaker at Nordic Metabolomics Workshop 2019, Oslo, Norway
2018.06      Selected speaker at International Human Microbiome Congress, Killarney, Ireland
2016.11      Invited spearker at Symposium on Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016.09      Selected speaker at NugoWeek 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016.06      Selected speaker at 10th Joint Symposium INRA-Rowett 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Teaching and supervision

2019-20 Teacher in The Human Microbiome, MSc Course, University of Copenhagen
2018-20 Teacher in Laboratory Methods in Nutrition, MSc course, University of Copenhagen
2018-20 Lecturer at Bioactives Food Components and Health, Msc Course, Uni. Copenhagen 
2018      External lecturer at PhD course at the National Food Institute, DTU
2017      Lecturer at PhD course at the National Food Institute, DTU

PhD supervision:

2020- Nicola Procházková, Department of NEXS, Uni. Copenhagen
2019- Simon Schacht, Department of NEXS, Uni. Copenhagen
2019- Lars Christensen, Department of NEXS, Uni. Copenhagen

Key publications (Fore more - see Google Scholar)

Meslier, Laiola, and Roager et al. (2020). Mediterranean diet intervention in overweight and obese subjects lowers plasma cholesterol and causes changes in the gut microbiome and metabolome independently of energy intakeGut
https://doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2019-320438

Roager et al. (2019). A wholegrain-rich diet reduces body weight and systemic low-grade inflammation without inducing major changes of the gut microbiome: A randomised cross-over trialGut, 68:83-93 https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314786

Hansen and Roager et al. (2018A low-gluten diet induces changes in the intestinal microbiome of healthy Danish adultsNature Communications, 9:4630 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07019-x 

Roager and Licht (2018). Microbial tryptophan catabolites in health and diseaseNature Communications, 9:3294 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05470-4

Roager et al. (2016). Colonic transit time is related to bacterial metabolism and mucosal turnover in the gutNature Microbiology, 1:16093 https://doi.org/10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.93



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