Cell Biology and Physiology

In the Section for Cell Biology and Physiology, our research is aimed at deciphering the molecular and cellular bases of human diseases and genetic disorders as well as physiological adaptations in response to environmental challenges. Our work reaches from genome research, structure and function of cells, membrane transport, metabolism and cellular signaling networks over physical activity to the development, structural organization and function of tissues and organs.

























CBP is engaged in several research centers as well as excellence and synergy programs with focus on interdisciplinary research.

Center for Advanced Bioimaging (CAB) Denmark, UCPH (Ivana Novak)

NOVO Synergy program (Stine Falsig Pedersen)
SYNERGY: Investigating the potential of the protein-membrane co-structural dynamics.

The Advanced National Danish Technology Foundation (Per Amstrup Pedersen)
Industrial Biomimetics in Sensing and Separation (IBISS)

The Innovation Foundation (Per Amstrup Pedersen)
Membrane Energy Technologies (MEMENTO) 

UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (Søren Tvorup Christensen and Lotte Bang Pedersen)
Global genes, local concerns: Legal, ethical and scientific challenges in cross-national biobanking exploitation.

Funding from the Danish Research Councils

Advanced Life in extreme Environments (ALIEN) (
Nadja Møbjerg)

Calmodulin mutations causing sudden cardiac death (Martin Werner Berchtold)

Cellular Hubs (Stine Falsig Pedersen)

Ciliopathies and congenital heart disease: the role of novel ciliary proteins in signaling and cardiogenesis (Søren Tvorup Christensen and Lotte Bang Pedersen)

Coordination of PDGFRα and TGFβ signaling at the primary cilium (Søren Tvorup Christensen and Lotte Bang Pedersen)

Extrachromosomal circular DNA - origin and impact on eukaryotic genome stability (Birgitte Regenberg)

Impact of exercise training on hepatic ER stress (Henriette Pilegaard)

Mitochondrial quality control (Henriette Pilegaard)

Small Molecules of Metabolism and ATP responses in living cells (Ivana Novak)



























Cell Biology and Physiology
Universitetsparken 13
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

Søren Tvorup Christensen
Email: stchristensen@bio.ku.dk
Phone: +45 3533 0255
Mobile: +45 5132 2997