Lise Wogensen Bach

DMSci, Vice-Dean

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-dean, Health, Aarhus University

Born:               12 12 58

Family matters: Married, 3 adult children

Address:           23 Kystvejen, 3rd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C

Phone:              +45 25 48 85 22



Education/Academic Degrees:                

1986                    MD, The Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen

1995                    Doctoral Thesis/DMSci in the field of Diabetes, The Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen


Professional Experience/Positions:

04/1986-19/1986                  Resident, Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark

10/1986-03/1991                  Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Steno Diabetes Center/Hagedorn Research Laboratory, Gentofte, Denmark              

04/1991-12/1993                  Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA (Nora Sarvetnick, Ph.D.)

04/1994-10/2010                  Associate Scientist and Associate Professor, Research Laboratory of Biochemical Pathology, Institute of Experimental Research, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

07/2008- 07/2010                 Head of Postgraduate Program in Endocrinology (training of PhD-students)

11/2010 - 10/2015                Professor MSO Molecular Matrix Biology, Institute of Clinical Medicine

03/2011 - 03/2016                Vice-dean talent and Head of Graduate School of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

04/2016 -  12/2019               Vice-dean talent, Health Aarhus University, Denmark

01/2020  -                             Vice-dean of education, Health, Aarhus University, Denmark


Leadership Courses:          Harvard IEM 2015, Leadership in higher education (14 days, 2015)

                                              One day seminar at Harvard Graduate School of Education (2014). 

Topics: 1) The power of reframing. 2) Immunity to Change


Profile as vice-dean: From January 2020 I turn my focus from talent development to study programmes within health science and pregraduate honours programmes. My goal is to improve student life at the Health faculty both by focusing on academic challenges and closer relations to the research environments and the general well-being of the students. I will work cross disciplines, sectors and borders promoting  interdisciplinary learning activities and internationalisation. 

Scientific profile: My research focus is extracellular matrix biology and inflammation. I have established several gene-modified animal models for diseases in man, with special emphasis on chronic kidney disease and diabetic angiopathy. I have supervised 8 Ph.D.-students as main supervisor and 4 Ph.D.-students as co-supervisor. I have supervised several master students, research year students and Erasmus exchange  students (total 20).  I have authored 71 scientific publication; 16 as first author, 13 as last author.

Reviewer Functions:

Ph.D. theses:16, Master theses: 6, Research year theses: 10, Other: 8

Journals: Diabetologia, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, Hormone and Metabolic Research, Kidney International, Laboratory Investigation, American Journal of Physiology


Local Committees (Aarhus University)

Since 2002 I have been a member of several faculty specific and interfaculty committees with responsibility for PhD training, recruitment of PhD-students and awarding PhD scholarships.Furthermore, I am participating in development of Junior Researcher Development Programme, Policy for gender balance in science and policy for responsible conduct of research.  From 2020 I will attend committees with focus on education and study programmes.


National Committees:

  • Board of the Danish Endocrine Society (2006-2010)

  • The Danish Committees for Scientific Dishonesty (2010-2017)
  • The National group for Research Integrity, formulation of “The Danish Code of Conduct” (2013-2014)
  • Danish Diabetes Academy Research Committee (funding for Ph.D.-students, and guest professors within the academy) (2012-2017)
  • Universities Denmark: committee for Research Education (2014-2019)
  • The Committee for the Protection of Scientific Work (UBVA)  (UBVA) (2015-2018)
  • Board of the Danish Diabetes Academy (2018-)


International Committees:

  • Nordic Medical Research Council (NOS-M): Possible harmonisation of the medical PhD education 10th  October 2012, Copenhagen (formulation of recommendations)
  • Member of committee performing an international audit for the investigation of a breech of scientific dishonesty in an EU-supported project (2013) (contact: Isabelle de Froidmont-Gortz, Project Officer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, E)
  • Member of the steering committee for Norwegian National Graduate Schools, The Norwegian Research Council (funding and evaluation of Research Schools) (2013-)
  • The National Commission for the Investigation of Research Misconduct, Norway 2017-2019


Organizer of conferences and workshops (selected):

  • High Level Dialogue: Excellence in European Doctoral Training, September 20th - 21st, 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • “Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research – New Challenges in a Turbulent World”. 17 April 2013, Health, Aarhus University

  • Excellence in European Doctoral Education: Innovation and Enhancement

    Conference. Jointly hosted by the University of Edinburgh and Aarhus University

    28th and 29th November 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Match-Making seminar between Peking University Health Science Center and Health, Aarhus University. 8th September 2014, Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Danish-Finnish (Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences) Seminar on Ph.D.-training 17th-18th November 2014, Health, Aarhus University, Denmark. Participants: Graduate school management. Topics: 1) presentation of Vitae-model for possible methods/measures/procedures for development of research skills, research management skills and the researchers personal resources, 2) quality assurance and progression model)

  • Focus Group for postdoc researchers, EUA-CDE, 12-13 November 2015, University of Aarhus, Denmark

  • Danish-Finnish (Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences) Workshop on Ph.D.-training, 21th -22nd  January, Health, Aarhus University, Denmark. Participants: Graduate school management.   Topics: 1) Formal agreement on collaboration herein cotutelles, joint ph.d.-programs and student exchange, 2) eSurvey for Supervisors 3) Joint courses, 4) joint funding possibilities 5) Nordic Network in doctoral education

  • DEA 22 November 2016, Aarhus Universitet. Title: International recruitment

    - Between a dynamic workforce and retaining excellent researchers


    Visit at other institutions

  • Leiden University Medical Center, 2012
  • Bejing University, Tsinghua University, CAS/UCAS og SinoDanishCenter and Fudan University (Shanghai) 2012
  • China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, Beijing, and Peking University Health Science Center, China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, Shanghai and Fudan University, 2013
  • Boston area, 2014, Boston Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Evans Center, Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health,
  • Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences, Helsinki University, Helsinki, 2014. Knowledge exchange within PhD-training: a) general program structure, b) admission, c) training, d) progress evaluation, and e) thesis
  • Helsinki Doctoral School in Health Sciences, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Topics: joint training, competitive funding, supervison.
  • EU, Bruxelles (CDEU, European Brain Council, Horizon 2020 Health, EU Joint program), 2016
  • Medical University Graz,, Austria, 2016. Topics: student exchange, staff exchange, joint PhD.-program.
  • University of Sao Paulo (Ribeirao Preto (FCFRP-USP) and Sao Paulo (USP)) and Innovation Centre Denmark Sao Paulo, 2017. Topics: student exchange, joint PhD.-program, match-making.


Invited talks (selected)

  • 6th ’ORPHEUS’ annual conference 2011, Izmir, Turkey, PhD Quality Indicators for Biomedicine and Health Sciences; Moderator in workshop.
  • High Level Dialogue: Excellence in European Doctoral Training, Aarhus University, Denmark 2012. Title: Internationalisation and mobility.
  • Excellence in European Doctoral Education: Innovation and Enhancement Conference, 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland. Title: Interdisciplinarity and Doctoral Programs.
  • STAGES Workshop 2014, AU. Title: ”Structural transformation to achieve gender equality in science”.
  • The Association of Spanish Researchers in Denmark, Breaking down borders in research, 2016. Title: Internationalisation strategies at Aarhus University.
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, 23th March, 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Title: 1)  RCR education and RI initiatives in Aarhus and 2) National code of conduct
  • 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, July 2-6, Copenhagen, Denmark. Title: Fabrication and Falsification, from pure misconduct into the grey zone.


International grant reviews:

  • Wellcome Trust (2006)

  • Diabetes UK (2011)

  • Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine, Doctoral School in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki:  review of applications for scholarship, Helsinki, 2014

  • WFW (The Austrian Science Fund) (2016)

  • The Netherland Organisation for Health Research and Development (FFRP) (2016)