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Mette Lauridsen

Associate Professor, PhD, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital South West Jutland


Associate Professor Mette Munk Lauridsen is a researcher at the Hospital of Southwest Jutland, Esbjerg, Denmark combined with being a specialist in clinical hepatology. She works in close collaboration with colleagues, from ATLAS and FLASH, in achieving or common goal of improving our understanding of fatty liver disease. Her main task is to run the clinical part of the ATLAS project, which involves thoroughly examining bariatric patients for the presence of fatty liver disease i.e. by obtaining liver biopsies from participants suspected of liver fibrosis and/or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis for histology and advanced genomic analysis in the ATLAS Centre.

Mette was awarded the PhD title in 2016 for her thesis on brain dysfunction caused by liver disease i.e. minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Her scientific and clinical work in this research field is ongoing.