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Professor Morten Gjerstorff


  Professor Morten Gjerstorff
  Cancer and Inflammation Research Unit
  Department of Molecular Medicine
   Phone +45 21261563
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Work/research interests

Aims of research:

  1. Study how epigenetic activation of genes, normally only expressed in male germ cells (i.e. cancer/testis antigens), support hallmark phenotypes of cancer cells.


  2. Study the complex interactions between cancer cells and immune cells in the tumor microenvironment and find novel ways to modulate these to enhance anti-tumor immunity.

Methods and techniques 

In vivo/in vitro tumor models, single-cell sequencing, advanced sequencing.

Collaborations within SDU

Professor Henrik Ditzel
Associate professor Mikkel Terp
Professor Ole Nørgaard Jensen
Susanne Mandrup
Jonathan Brewer

Support received from

Det Frie Forskningsråd
Kræftens Bekæmpelse
Velux Fonden
Fonden til Lægevidenskabens Fremme
Dansk kræftforsknings Fond
Pink Tribute
Neye Fonden

Information for students

We are always interested in recruiting new ambitious students for our research projects. If you have an interest in molecular research in cancer, please contact Morten Gjerstorff

Members of the research group 

Lab technician Christina Pedersen
Academic staff member Sofie Traynor
PhD student Mie Kristensen
PhD student Pernille Gejl Kristensen



Sidst opdateret: 06.06.2023