Grethe Elholm


Contact information

Grethe Elholm

Department of Public Health – Research unit of Environment, Occupation and Health

Bartholins Allé 2, building 1260, office 3.33

DK-8000 Aarhus C



Mobile: +45 6020 2634

AU profile:

Born September 9, 1979

ORCID: 0000-0003-0318-4506


July 2013: PhD, Institute of Public Health, Section for Environment, Occupation and Health, Aarhus University - “The Effect of farming exposure on allergy and atopy”

March 2008: Master of Science in molecular biology, Aarhus University – ”Localization and Differential Expression of the Krüppel-Associated Box Zinc Finger Proteins 1 and 54 in Early Mouse Development”

2006: Pre-Masters in molecular viology, Aarhus University; pre-master thesis: “Functional analysis of Twist involved in apoptosis and cell differentiation”

July 2003: Bachelor of Science in molecular biology, King’s College London, University of London– ”GATA-6 and Cell Cycle Regulation During Cardiomyocyte Development.” (The thesis was based on one year’s laboratory work alongside the obligatory third-year courses.)


2017- : Assistant professor, Aarhus University (AU), Insitute of Public Health

2013-2017: Post Doc, Aarhus University (AU), Institute of Public Health

2009-2013: PhD scholar, Aarhus University, Graduate School of Health, Insitute of Public Health

2008-2009: Research assistant, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Clinic of Occupational Health

Scientific competences

Research areas:

Health and Illness > Research and Examination Methods > Immunology

Health and Illness > Organs and Functions of the Body > Immune system

Health and Illness > Prophylaxis > Working environment

Health and Illness > Prophylaxis > Immune system

Health and Illness > Prophylaxis > Lungs

Environment, climate and energy > Climate > Climate and health

Relevant post-PhD courses:

2014-2015: “Adjunkt kursus”, module 1-4 / Teacher training course for assistant professors and postdocs, AU

Awards and honours

2010: Bursary recipient, European Respiratory Society (ERS) Lung Science Conf., Estoril, Portugal

2009: Young scientist sponsorship, ERS, Vienna, Austria

Organizational and administrative involvement and responsibilities

2016-2017: Danish Ramazzini Centre Organizing Commitee

2013-2017: Graduate School of Health, AU (Monthly management meetings of the graduate programs)

2013-2017: Public Health Graduate program AU, secretary (PhD application procedure, Research year application procedure, Management of PhD course portfolio, Graduate program management meetings)

2013-: GRASPH (Graduate School of Public Health Summer School) organizing committee, board member

2013-2015: CISBO (”Center for sundhed i boliger”), organizing committee, secretary

2011-2012: ORPHEUS (Organisation of PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System), AU representative

2010-2012: PhD Association AU, board member

Scientific publications

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Presentations and other activities

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Research grants (selected)

2015: 223,000 DKK from Realdania for a project named “BoliLuft” for testing 5 different indoor air monitoring devices in the AU climate chamber


33 completed bachelor projects in medicine.

Co-supervisor of one PhD student.

Course management


2019-: Environmental and occupational medicine

2018-: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
2017-: The Talented Researcher

Teaching experience

2018-: Responsible Conduct of Research RCR, (PhD students)
2017-: The Talented Researcher (PhD students)
2013-: Laboratory animal allergy lecture, (PhDs medical students, and technicians)
2010-: Environmental and occupational medicine (medical students)
2010-: Environment and health (public health students)