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Natalja Nørskov

Researcher

Profile photoNatalja Nørskov
Researcher
Department of Animal Science - Molecular nutrition and reproduction
Blichers Allé 20
D23, 3292
8830 Tjele
Denmark
Email: natalja.norskov@anis.au.dk
Phone: +4587158068
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/natalja.norskov@anis.au.dk

H-index

Web of Science: 6
Google Scholar: 8
Scopus: 6

Education

07.05.2013: PhD in LC-MS metabolomics, Aarhus University, Dep. of Animal Science, Denmark
20.06.2008: MSc in Engineering, Medical Biotechnology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Employment

12.03.2018-: Researcher at Aarhus University, Dep. of Animal Science, Denmark
01.07.2013-11.03.2018:Postdoc at Aarhus University, Dep. of Animal Science, Denmark
Involved in projects: The effect of enterolignans in chronic diseases (ELIN), Metabolic changes by carbohydrate and protein quality in the development and mitigation of metabolic syndrome (MERITS) and Glyphosate treatment of crops: a sustainable strategy?
01.11.2008–30.03.2009: Institute of Pathology, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark

Course management and teaching

30.10.2017-03.11.2017: Leader and organizer of PhD course: “Hands-on targeted and untargeted LC-MS metabolomics with emphasis on measuring phytochemicals in plasma and urine”
http://anis.au.dk/uddannelse/hands-on-targeted-and-untargeted-lc-ms-metabolomics/

In-house education of laboratory technicians and students in operation of LC-MS systems, using LC-MS platform http://anis.au.dk/forskning/laboratorieplatforme/metabolomics-lc-ms-platform/

Conferences

- Invited speaker at “The Power of Rye 2017”, International Congress
- Oral presentations: 5
- Poster presentations: 6
- Awarded Young Investigator travel Grant at “Mass Spectrometry: Application to the Clinical Lab” 2017

Key skills and responsibilities

During my postdoc, I dedicated part of my time to development of high-throughput analytical methods for LC-MS in different matrixes, plasma, urine, feces and food samples. I was responsible for the operation of LC-MS instruments and collaboration with different research groups at Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and Universities outside of Denmark. These activities resulted/will result in different publications outside my research group.

Research

- Animal models (pig, rat) to study the effect of bioactive/dietary components on metabolic changes
- Impact of bioactive/dietary components such as phytochemicals, lipids and proteins on metabolic health in both animals and humans
- Epidemiological studies, pre-diagnostic enterolactone plasma concentration and breast, prostate, colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes prognosis
- Development of quantitative high-throughput methods for metabolomics (phytochemicals, hormones, lipids, pesticides)
- Analytical chemistry (LC-MS method validation)
- Development of quantitative methods MRM and MS/MS/MS
- Systems biology (untargeted metabolomics)
- Multivariate Data Analyses

International and national relations

Research stay: Exchange student, Laboratory traineeship, Dijagnostika Pharma, Skopje, Macedonia
PhD stay 1: Proffesor Inge S. Fomsgaard at Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Denmark
PhD stay 2: Proffesor Matej Orešič at VTT, Helsinki, Finland,

Collaboration with institutes and companies: (AU, AU-EIM, DuPont-Aarhus, DCRC) and international (ABSciex, Chalmers Sweden, Lantmännen R&S Sweden, VTT Finland)

Collaborations with research groups:
Senior Researcher Anja Olsen, Danish Cancer Society Research Center (DCRC), project the effect of enterolignans in chronic diseases

Associate Professor, Rikard Landberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, project the effect of enterolignans in chronic diseases

Chief Physician, Søren Gregersen, Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine (AU-EIM), development of analytical method for analyses of coffee components and project metabolic changes by carbohydrate and protein quality in the development and mitigation of metabolic syndrome

Senior Researcher Nuria Canibe, Aarhus University, development of analytical method for androstenone

Senior Researcher Martin Tang Sørensen, Aarhus University, project Glyphosate treatment of crops: a sustainable strategy?

Future publications

- Sustainable, fast and highly sensitive microLC-MS/MS method for analyses of polar pesticides (glyphosate, aminomethylphosfonic acid, N-acetyl glyphosate and N-acetyl aminomethylphosfonic acid) in multiple biological matrixes
- The role of lignans and isoflavones in the development and mitigation of metabolic syndrome

Future conferences

ISAC (Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry), Copenhagen