Kirstine Kirkegaard


2007MD. Aarhus University
1999Upper secondary school-leaving examination


April 2015-presentPost doc, Dep of Clinical Biochemistry/Clinical Institute, Aarhus University Hospital
Oct 2014-march 2015Medical Doctor, Dep of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital
April 2013- sept. 2013Post.doc. Fertility Clinic/Clinical Institute, Aarhus University
Jan 2010 - marts 2013PhD scholar Aarhus University
Nov. 2009 – dec. 2009Research assistant, Fertility Clinic/Clinical Institute, Aarhus University
June 2007 – okt. 2009 Internship, Region Midt, Randers (Medicine, Surgery, General Practice)
Aug. 2003- juli 2004Pre-graduate scholarship at Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Aarhus University
May 2005-Feb 2006Maternity Leave
July 2008 - March 2008Maternity leave

Awards and nominations

Awarded a Sapere Aude post doc grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Ministry of Higher Education 2014. Awarded the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) PhD prize 2014, Winner of the Fogh-Nielsen prize competition (Awarded for excellent achievements in PhD research), Health, Aarhus University 2013, shortlisted for best abstract at ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th annual meeting (first author), Nordic InfuCare Research Grant 2012

Academic degrees and Scientific production

PhD from Aarhus University based on the dissertation “Human embryo development and viability assessed by time-lapse imaging”. 1st author of 11 papers, co-author of five and last author of two papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. Author of two book chapters (one in press). H-index 9 (Scopus).
Associate Editor for Human Reproduction. Reviewer for several international journals including Human Reproduction and Fertility and Sterility. Certified among the top 10% of the reviewers in Human Reproduction 2013. Several oral presentations (peer reviewed abstracts) at international meetings including ESHRE and ASRM.

Communication (selected)

Invited speaker at the Alpha Scientist in Reproductive Medicine biannual meeting (2016), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting (2015), In Vitro Fertilization and embryo transfer, organized by the office of continued medical education, UCLA School of Medicine (2015), Il centro de medicina della riproductione, Catania (2015), ISIVF, 18th World IVF Congress of In Vitro Fertilization (2015) (company symposium), Nordic IVF-Laboratory Society 2015, Nordic Fertility Innnovation, Stockholm (2014), ESHRE 30th annual meeting pre-congress course, 5th DVR congress, (2013) 25th annual Meeting Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine (2012), Fertilitech Company Symposium, ESHRE 26th annual meeting (2011)

Leader /Administrator/supervisor

Member of the evaluation committee for R&D in Estonia, appointed by the Estonian research Council 2015. Member of the Organizing Committee PhD day 2016, Aarhus University, Coordinator of medical education, KBA AUH (2014), Organiser of workshops at the 6th and 7th ORPHEUS meeting (Organization for PhD education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System), Vice chair and member of FP Forum Aarhus University (2012) Board member of the PhD Association, Health, AU (2010-2012), Member of the PhD-council, Health, AU (2011), Member of the planning committee for 3rd Annual Meeting Translational Medicine AU (2011).