Louise Torp Dalgaard

Associate Professor in Medical Biology

Roskilde University, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Denmark



Louise Torp Dalgaard is Associate Professor in Medical Biology at the Department of Natural Science and Environment at Roskilde University. Dr. Dalgaard has special focus on mechanisms of the action of microRNAs and the use of microRNAs as biomarkers for improved classification of complex disease. The primary research aim is to uncover how microRNAs are involved in mediating nutrient-induced stress responses in endocrinology. She graduated with a Masters in Science in Human Biology in 1998, and a PhD in Biomedicine in 2001, both from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She then went for post-doctoral training at the Endocrine Division of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA, from 2001-2003. Prior to her current post, she was a Danish Medical Research Council supported Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Copenhagen (2004-2007). She was a Visiting scientist at the Marie Krogh Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Section for Metabolic Genetics, University of Copenhagen (in 2012). She has published 40 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Dalgaard is a member of the Education Committee of the Danish Diabetes Academy, the Danish Biochemical Society, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the EASD Islet Study Group. Member of the Rector Advisory Council and the Education Committee at Roskilde University (re-elected 2016). Organizer of the Danish Diabetes Academy Symposium MicroRNAs in Metabolism, 2015, Denmark. Organizer of Workshop on Diabetic Wound healing, 2015, Denmark. Guest Editor, Genes (Basel): Special Issue entitled ‘MicroRNA Regulation’ in 2014. Recipient of Poul and Erna Sehested-Hansen Foundation Honor Bursary in 2013 and 1998.