Kim Ravnskjær

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense


Associate Professor Kim Ravnskjaer joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) as group leader in Spring 2015. Kim Ravnskjaer earned his PhD-degree in Biomedicine from the University of Southern Denmark in 2006 and thereafter continued his research at the renowned Salk Institute for Biological Studies ( in La Jolla (US). At the Salk Institute, Kim specialized in the hormonal regulation and dysregulation of hepatic gene expression in Type-2 diabetes.

With a focus on the liver, the Ravnskjaer group studies tissue fibrogenesis in the context of obesity and type-2 diabetes. Fibrogenesis - scar formation - in tissues is strongly linked to organ failure and mortality. Using single-cell-resolved sequencing technologies and advanced bioimaging, the Ravnskjaer group explores the transcriptional and metabolic processes that underlie the formation and resolution of fibrosis in human patients and experimental animal models.

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