Susanne Mandrup

Susanne Mandrup has been Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark since 2008. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Odense University in 1992 and worked as a post doc among others in Prof. M. Daniel Lane’s group, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore 1995-96. In 1996 she was recruited back to Odense as Assistant Professor, and in 1999 she was promoted to Associate Professor.
Susanne Mandrup received a Sapere Aude Advanced Grant in 2012 from the Danish Independent Research Council and is heading several other large scale research initiatives. She is one of the leading figures in the newly established Danish Diabetes Academy and is involved in several other national and international research consortia. She was member of the Danish Natural Science Research Council (2005 – 2010) and has since 2009 been member of The Medical and Natural Science Committee of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In addition, she has served on several grant review panels under FP6 and FP7 and is currently chairman of the Consolidator Panel for Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology under the European Research Council. 

You can read more about the Mandrup Group at the Mandrup Group website.

Head of research: Professor Susanne Mandrup

Research group: 
HCA Academy Professor Gordon Hager

Center administrator Ellen Kathrine Arve

Postdoc Maria Stahl Madsen
Postdoc Jesper Grud Skat Madsen 

Academic staff (Laboratory Manager) Ronni Nielsen
Academic staff Alexander Rauch

Reseach assistant Bjørk Ditlev Larsen
Reseach assistant Isabel Forss
Reseach assistant Elvira Laila van Hauwaert

PhD fellow Ann-Sofie Bøgh Brier
PhD Fellow Martin Rønn Madsen
PhD Fellow Lasse Kruse Markussen

PhD student 
Kari Østerli Frafjord
PhD student Mette Larsen
Business PhD student Julia Peics

Research Associate & PA to Susanne Mandrup Ann-Britt Marcher

Laboratory technician Tenna Pavia Mortensen
Laboratory technician intern MaibrithWishoff


Transcriptional networks in the regualtion of differentiation and metabolism

The research in the Mandrup Group focuses on understanding transcriptional networks regulating metabolism and stem cell development of mammalian cells. We are specifically interested in the molecular cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism in fat cells and the insulin-producing beta-cells in the pancreas, and in the transcriptional network regulating fat cell development. Fat cells and beta-cells play a central role in the etiology of insulin resistance and type II diabetes, and maintenance of proper carbohydrate/lipid homeostasis in these cells are of outmost importance for whole body physiology. The Mandrup Group investigates these regulatory mechanisms in cell culture and murine model systems as well as in human biopsies. They use a combination of detailed molecular studies and genome-wide next generation sequencing-based approaches.

Current research projects

For more information on current research projects in the Mandrup group please visit the Mandrup group website.

Selected publications

Extensive chromatin remodeling and establishment of transcription factor ‘hotspots’ during early adipogenesis 
Siersbæk, R.; Nielsen, R.; John, S.; Sung, M.-H.; Baek, S.; Loft, A.; Hager, G. L.; Mandrup, S.EMBO J, 2011, 30, rel="noopener noreferrer" 1459-72

Delayed hepatic adaptation to weaning in ACBP-/- mice is caused by disruption of the epidermal barrier 
Neess, D.; Bek, S.; Marcher, A.-B.; Bloksgaard, M.; Færgeman, N.; Mandrup, S.Cell rel="noopener noreferrer" Reports, 2013, 5, 1403-1412

Transcription factor cooperativity in early adipogenic hotspots and super-enhancers 
Siersbæk, R.; Rabiee, A.; Nielsen, R.; Sidoli, S.; Loft, A.; Poulsen, L. L. C.; Rogowska-Wrzesinska, A.; Jensen, O. N.; Mandrup, S., Cell Reports, 2014, 7(5), 1413-1455

A full list of publications by professor Susanne Mandrup can be found here.

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