Mandrup Group


20 November 2017

Read about the ATLAS opening on the Danish National Research Foundation homepage


10 November 2017

Open postdoc and PhD positions

We have currently 3 Postdoc positions and 4 PhD positions open

Read the full job description here

Application deadline for all positions is 28th of November, 2017


6 November 2017

The official opening of ATLAS, our new Center of Excellence, founded by the Danish National Research Foundation, will take place on November 6, 2017.

In the morning there will be official speeches and musical entertainment and in the afternoon there will be a scientific symposium. Please see the program for the day: ATLAS Opening and Symposium

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21 June 2017

Susanne Mandrup has been elected as EMBO member. You can read the news here.


16 June 2017

From June 6-7 most members of our Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit went on a 2-days retreat at SDU Research Station in Svanninge Bjerge, Faaborg, to host our annual strategy meeting. This year we had invited Prof. Ormond MacDougald from University of Michigan and Dr. Peter Tontonoz from University of California to participate in our meeting. 

Click here to see pictures from our retreat. 

9 June 2017

Friday, the 1st year students presented their 1st year projects at a large poster session. As usual, a price for the best poster judged by the audience and by a scientific commitee, was handed out. This year both prices were given to a group which performed their project in our Mandrup group. Their project was entiteled: "Development of bone cells from human stem cells", and they were supervised by postdoc Maria Stahl Madsen and Prof. Susanne Mandrup.


Congratulations to Emma Gram Christensen, Isabella Mia Nielsen, Lena Larsen, Maria Winther Jørgensen og Sari Cornelia Simonsen from group 86. 


8 May 2017





Professor Susanne Mandrup has received 65 million DKK from the Danish National Research Foundation to establish a new Center of Excellence – “Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity” – ATLAS

In this Center of Excellence, we will investigate how specific cell types in the liver and fat tissues change their properties during development of obesity and fatty liver disease. We will use a combination of advanced functional genomics technologies, transgenic mouse models, proteomics and bioinformatics to uncover the fascinating plasticity of cells. 
Our vision is to obtain fundamentally new insight into plasticity of cells in the tissue context and to translate this knowledge into the clinical setting to improve our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of obesity-related diseases. 
The official announcement of the granting of ATLAS was celebrated at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology April 19, 2017, where both the Head of Department Peder Thusgaard Ruhoff and the Dean of Faculty of Science Martin Zachariasen used the opportunity to congratulate Susanne and the entire ATLAS team with the outstanding achievement and thank them of getting a Center of Excellence to SDU. 


The good news has also been announced on the SDU homepage - New Center of Excellence 

The new Center of Excellence consists of researchers from both the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Science and Odense University Hospital:

Research leaders associated with ATLAS:

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science: 
Prof. Susanne Mandrup, Assoc. Prof. Lars Grøntved, Asst. Professor Kim Ravnskjær, Prof. Blagoy Blagoev  

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science:
Assoc. Prof. Jan Baumbach 

Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science:
Prof. Søren Kragh Moestrup, Assoc. Prof. Jonas Graversen 

Department of Clinical research, Medical Gastroenterology, Odense University Hospital:
Prof. and Physician Aleksander Krag


4 May 2017

Our manuscript “Dynamic Rewiring of Promoter-Anchored Chromatin Loops during Adipocyte Differentiation” is now out in Molecular Cell. 

In this study, we have used promoter capture Hi-C to for the first time demonstrate a rapid and dynamic rewiring of promoter-enhancer loops in response to differentiation stimuli. We show that rather than being pre-established promoter-anchored chromatin loops are dynamically rewired during early differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. The establishment of new promoter-enhancer loops is tightly coupled to activation of enhancers, as evidenced by recruitment of co-activators and acquisition of active histone marks, as well as to activation of gene expression from the promoters. Intriguingly, formation of loops connecting activated enhancers and promoters is also associated with extensive recruitment of corepressors such as NCoR and HDACs, indicating that this class of coregulators may play a previously unrecognized role during enhancer activation. 

Please click on the graphical abstract below to read more 











27 April 2017

Emilie Kristine Bagge has successfully defended here PhD thesis and got a well deserved place at our Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Emilie, who will continue her scientific career in Japan the next couple of years. We wish you all the best!








25 March 2017

Danish Diabetes Academy Visiting Professor James Granneman from Molecular Medicine and Genetics and  Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine will arrive and stay until the end of April. Welcome!

10 March 2017

Sofie Traynor successfully defended her  PhD thesis "Function and Genomic Interactome of Early Adipogenic Transcription Factor Hotspots "

24 February 2017

Kim Ravnskjær received 200.000 DKK from the Augustinus Foundation for the project: “Identification of fibrose-associated membrane receptors in the liver and investigation of their potential in treatment of chronic liver disease”.

1 February 2017

Sofie Marchsteiner Bendixen is now a PhD student with Kim Ravnskjær as her supervisor.

1 February 2017

Stine Marie Præstholm is now a PhD student with Lars Grøntved as her supervisor.

17 January 2017

Our manuscript “Genome-wide insights into development and function of thermogenic adipocytes” is now out in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Please click on the cover picture below to read more.











15 January 2017

Lasse Markussen is now a PhD student in the Mandrup Group.

4 January 2017

Results of the annual comptetition of the group's cleanest/ tidiest office and the most welcoming office :


December 2016

 Mette Larsen is now a PhD student in the Mandrup Group.


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