Torben Hansen

Professor of Molecular Metabolism and Scientific Director

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark



Torben Hansen is Professor of Molecular Metabolism and Scientific Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2005, he has also been responsible for molecular genetic diagnostics of diabetes and obesity at Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen. Dr Hansen’s major research interests are the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, and the identification of genetic determinants for both mono and polygenic components of diabetes and obesity. Furthermore, he is involved in several studies focused on the impact of the gut microbiome on disease and health Dr Hansen is Head of The Graduate PhD Programme for Basic Metabolic Research at University of Copenhagen and is involved in pre- and postgraduate educational activities at the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense, and at the Steno Education Center. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international scientific meetings. He was associate editor and on the Advisory Board of Diabetologia and a member of the EASD Council. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed original scientific articles and 22 review papers, as well as commentaries and book chapters. He has been cited more than 30,000 times and holds a H-factor of 69 according to web of science.