Lars Ove Dragsted
1981: M.Sc. in Biochemistry
1994: Ph.D. in Biochemical Toxicology
1981 -1984: Chemist, Danish Institute of Occupational Health
1984 - 1988: Research assistant, Laboratory of Environment and Health, Fibiger Institute, Danish Cancer Society
1988 - 2001. Head of Laboratory for Biochemical and Genetic Toxicology at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Institute of Food Safety and Toxicology.
2002-2003. Head of Department, Biochemical Toxicology and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
2004-2006. Research Professor, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research.
2007- Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Bioactive compounds in food with an ability to prevent or alter the risk of life style disease. More recent studies are focused on polyphenols and fibers in fruit, vegetables and on organoselenium compounds.
Development and application of biomarkers for exposure and early effects. Effect biomarkers include biomarkers for oxidative damage to protein and lipids by HPLC as well as xenobiotic defense biomarkers by enzyme assays and gene expression.
The markers have been applied in animal models and in human studies, including dietary intervention studies, environmental studies and biobank-based cohort studies.
Graduate and post-graduate teaching of students in areas of biochemistry, nutrition and toxicology related to bioactive food components.
Present chairman of the Danish Research Platform for Nutrigenomics under the Centre for Advanced Food Studies.
Member of several national and international expert working groups on bioactives. Member of International Editorial Board for Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Current/recent research projects
NuBI - Nutritional Biomics and Innovation (2007-2010)
'Selenium and gene expression' 2007-2008
ISMF-sugar biomarkers - 2005-2007
ISMF-6-a-day intervention - 2002-2006
Pillar coordinator in
www.isafruit.org), fruit and health - 2006- 2010
Work package coordinator for
YESSEL - Selenium and enzyme induction 2007-2009
ISMF-selenium 5y intervention - 2002 -2007
Airpolife, Air pollution & health impact - 2004 - 2008
FoodAntiox, Selenium short-term intervention - 2003 - 2006
CEMIC, Molecular Cancer Epidemiology - 2001-2004
HEAPOD, Air pollution & diet interactions - 2000 - 2003
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