Dr. Morten Scheibye-Knudsen
Associate professor, University of Copenhagen
For Dr Scheibye-Knudsen, associate professor, University of Copenhagen, aging is the largest risk factor for most diseases and damage to our genome is likely the cause of aging. He is focused on exploring the physiological consequences of DNA damage and what we can do to intervene in genotoxic insults. His goal is to understand, modulate, and treat aging and age-related diseases.
Morten earned his MD in 2007 from the University of Copenhagen where he also earned his DMSc (Doctor of Medical Sciences, higher doctorate) in Neurodegeneration in Accelerated Aging in 2016.
In 2008, Morten became Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Vilhelm Bohr at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in Baltimore, Maryland. His work focused on the cross-talk between DNA repair and mitochondrial function in neurodegeneration and aging. In 2013, at NIH, he became Research Fellow and in 2015, Visiting Professor.
For six years, Morten lectured on the Biological Basis of Aging for graduate students at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In addition to his academic activities Morten manages his companies Forsoegsperson.dk and Mitodb.com, is a board member at the Longevity Vision Fund and Molecule Protocols, and serves as Chief Editor at Frontiers Media.