Therese Ovesen

Clinical Professor, MD, DMsci

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Therese Ovesen
Professor, MD, DMSci,

Aarhus University Hospital
The Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 78463174

Research management

2011Establisment of ORCA - Olfaction Research Center Aarhus
2004Establishment of DIERG - Danish Inner Ear Research Group
2001Establisment of a database on acute infections, Aarhus University Hospital
1997Establisment of cell laboratory at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital

Education and work experience

2002Profesor of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
1998Specialist of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ear surgeon, especially cochlear implantation)
1996Medical Degree (DMSc), Aarhus University
1986Medical authorization, Aarhus University

Organizational activities

2013Member of the Scientific Commitee for The Brain Prize Meeting, Grethe Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation, Hindsgavl 2013
2012Member of the Research Committee of the Medical Research Fund in Central Denmark Region and Northern Denmark Region Health Research Fund
2011Chairman of the Reseach Committee at Aarhus University Hospital
2003Board member of European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2002Member of Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum
2009-2012Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
2009-2011Chairman of KVIS
2007-2011Chairman of the Committee of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Central Denmark Region
1997-2003Board member of Danish Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


2012Knighthood by the Queen of Denmark


Supervisor of 14 PhD/Post Doc and DMsc. degrees, three diplomas, 7 research year students and 25 research exams


Reviewer on 3 professorship applications, fund applications PhD and DMSc applications.
Reviewer for several international journals e.g. Laryngoscope, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Acta Otorhinolaryngology.


Copenhagen-Nottingham Ear, Nose and Throat Dissection Course, annually
Research course of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Central Denmark Region and Northern Denmark Region, annually


More than 70 peer reviewed publications and book chapters mainly on otological, otoneurological and microbiological matters using molecular biology, biochemistry (endocytotic receptors, m-RNA, DNA) and various imaging techniques. Thorough experience with animal models and cell cultures.