Niels Marcussen, Chief Consultant, Professor


Head of Department  

+45 65 41 48 00

Annelise Olsen, Chief Biomedical Laboratory Scientist

Head of Department  

+45 65 41 48 51

Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Professor

Head of Research

+45 65 41 48 07

Core Tasks

The Department of Pathology provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services within all fields of anatomical and surgical pathology as well as cytology and molecular pathology. Cancer diagnostics with comprehensive tissue biobanking is one of our main tasks but we also work with inflammatory and degenerative diseases.


We work closely together with the clinical departments at Odense University Hospital and many other departments in the Region of Southern Denmark. Furthermore we provide diagnostic services for general practitioners, specialist doctors and dentists in Funen.


A small number of perinatal and adult autopsies are also done.


  • Immunohistochemistry

  • Hybridisation techniques (in situ hybridisation, PCR, NGS)

  • Flowcytometry

  • Electron microscopy (TEM and cryo-immuno EM)

  • Stereological and morphometric techniques

  • Karyotyping and cell and tissue cultures


Research Areas


  • Breast cancer

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Foetal pathology

  • Head and neck cancer

  • Malignant and pre-malignant haematological disorders

  • Neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin diseases

  • Neuromuscular diseases

  • Neurooncology

  • Non neoplastic renal disorders

  • Pancreatic diseases

  • Urological cancer


More about Pathology - University of Southern Denmark


Key figures

Pathology Reports (Histology, Cytology, PCR, Cytogenetics, Flow Cytometry, Electron Microscopy, Autopsies) 84.130
Full-time Employees (MDs, Biomedical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Secretaries, others) 126
Scientific Publications (Number of publications with peer review) 81