Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Research Seminar Gl.Avernæs 2013

Søren P. Sheikh

Head of Department, DMSc, Lead Consultant

Tel.: +45 2138 0410


Helle Weimar-Sørensen

Head of Department, MPM, Lead Laboratory Technologist

Tel.: +45 2496 1596


Lars Melholt Rasmussen

Head of Research, Consultant, Professor

Tel.: +45 2442 2160


Kim Brøsen


Tel.: +45 2015 3751


Core Tasks

The Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology comprises the medical specialist areas of clinical biochemistry and clinical pharmacology.


The two specialist areas are characterised as being cross-disciplinary fields with a close coupling between research, development, laboratory activities and clinical tasks. These specialist areas are experiencing rapid development, and particularly the area of molecular diagnostics has become increasingly important for both patients and physicians.


Both specialist areas include clinical tasks as well as a series of teaching and research tasks, including training/education of physicians, researchers, laboratory technologists, biomedical scientists, pharmacists and secretaries.


The Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology has about 300 employees including professors, consultants, senior house officers, registrars, chemists, human biologists, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, laboratory technicians, secretaries and service employees. The majority of the Departments staff are laboratory technologists, who also take blood samples from hospital patients. Blood samples from outpatients are taken at the Departments outpatient department. Modern technology ensures efficient management and reliable analysis results from patient samples and quick response times.


The Departments analysis production is increasing and amounted to about 10 million analysis results in 2014.


The Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology is also a university department and therefore has a comprehensive research and development section, which focuses particularly on diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases to gain a better understanding of diseases, earlier diagnosis as well as more efficient treatment.


Research Areas

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Key figures

Total employees 280
Number of analysis results in 2014 10 mill.
Annual patient consultations in 2014 926.000
Total research publications for 2014 148
The drug information centre treats about 240 patient-related inquiries on treatment with drugs.
The GCP unit monitored 167 active drug trials in 2014