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Torben Falck Ørntoft

Professor, professor,adm.overlæge, dr.med

Curriculum Vitae

 Torben Falck Ørntoft                                              

  Professor, Chief consultant

  Molekylær Medicinsk Afdeling / MOMA

  Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99

  8200 Aarhus N






2008 -              Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital

2007-11            He became the Center Leader of the Lundbeck foundation Research Center.

2004-                Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at Aarhus University

2000-08            Head of the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, Skejby

1999-2004         Professor of Molecular Cancer Diagnostics/Clinical Biochemistry, Univ. of Aarhus

1996-2008         Chief Consultant, Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital

1989-95             Education and training as Clinical Biochemist, Hospitals in Aarhus County

1986-89             Visiting scientist at Biomembrane Inst (Prof. Hakomori), Seattle, USA and Div. Immun. Genetics (prof. Watkins), Harrow UK.

1984-89             Research Fellow, University of Aarhus and Danish Cancer Society

1981-84             Basic Clinical Education in Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Gynecology

1981                  MD, University of Aarhus


Academic degrees

1990                Dr. med. Sci. thesis, University of Aarhus

1986                Gold Medal Award, University of Aarhus


Memberships, chairmanships, leadership

2014                 Member of the SAB at CREATE center in Lund, Sweden.

2014-15            Member of the Danish Research Council for Health and Diseases (member of the executive committee)

2013-                Member of the SAB, BILS (Bioinformatics) Sweden

2011-                European Academy of Cancer Sciences

2010-                Member of the SAB, Novo Nordic Proteome Centre Copenhagen University

2009-                Chairman of the board at AROS

2007-10            Member of the Scientific Board at WHO´s IARC in Lyon

2005-08            Member of the board of East Jutland Innovation A/S, a public venture fund

2005-                Head of Nordic Centre of Excellence in Molecular Medicine (Danish Branch)

2002-09            Head of the Danish Research School in Molecular Cancer Research

2001-                Member of expert committee on bladder cancer established by the NCI, USA

2001-                Grant proposal consultant within the cancer area for the Finnish Academy and the Dutch Cancer Society

2000-08             Director and co-founder of AROS Applied Biotechnology ApS

1996-2003         Member of the Scientific Committee, the Danish Cancer Society, Chairman from 2001-2003

1994-99             Member of IFCC working group on Financial Laboratory Management



2015-                Member of the editorial Board Bladder cancer

2007-                Member of the editorial board Molecular Oncology

2004-13            Associate Editor, Cancer Research

2001-                Member of the Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

1994-                Member of the Editorial Board of Glycoconjugate Journal



2015                Knighted by the Queen of Denmark

2011                European Academy of Cancer Sciences

2010                Annual Research Award, Danish Society for Oncology

2005                General Consul Ernst Carlsens Fond honorary award for medical research

2002                Georg Gotfred Holmbach Torps honorary award for outstanding cancer researcher

2001                Danish Cancer Society, The cancer researcher prize

1999                The colleague’s honorary award from the Danish Society for Cancer Research

1998                William Nielsen Foundation honorary award for cancer research

1996                The Boserup Prize for outstanding Research in Clinical Chemistry

1995                Pedersholms Memory Prize, awarded by Medical Dir. P. Juul Jensen


Publications, invited lectures and other scientific activities

  • More than 330 scientific publications (and over 15000 citations) in international journals, such as Nature, Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Cell, Blood, Cancer Research, JNCI, Journal of Clinical Investigation etc. H-index >60
  • Multiple invited lectures at international symposia, conferences and workshops.
  • Have assessed numerous professor, associate professor, and Ph.D.