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 DMSci, Doctoral Thesis 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 and external relations, Health Aarhus University, Denmark

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



Scientific qualifications:

2010 Evaluated qualified as professor in molecular matrix biology (professor with special responsibilities)


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 for education: My focus is in study programs within health science and pregraduate extracurricular programs including honours programs within research and innovation. My goal is to initiate actions that support the key tasks of Aarhus University concerning education: Research based degree programs at the highest international quality, development of research talents and integration of research into the degree programs, and graduates for the labor market of the future. I have furthermore special emphasis on social and professional integration, digitalization and internationalization. Concerning the latter, I work with student exchange, lecturer exchange, mobility windows for student exchange and summer university. I work cross disciplines, sectors and borders promoting interdisciplinary learning and teaching activities and internationalization.


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 74 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 Program, Policy for gender balance in science and policy for responsible conduct of research. From 2020 I attend committees with focus on education and study programs.


National Committees (selected):

  • 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 (2018-2022)
  • Board of the Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (2023-)


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 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) (2013-2017)
  • The National Commission for the Investigation of Research Misconduct, Norway 2017-2019
  • Chair International Review Panel; Evaluation of The Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark (2019)
  • The Research Council of Norway: Chair of Nordic review panel; Midterm evaluation of 11 research schools (2020)
  • The Research Council of Norway: International review panel assessing application to the INPART call 2022 (2022)


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.
  • 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 2016, 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, Denmark.
  • 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, July 2-6, Copenhagen, Denmark. Title: Fabrication and Falsification, from pure misconduct into the grey zone.