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Bente Klarlund Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Bente Klarlund Pedersen, MD MDSc, is Professor of Integrative Medicine, a specialist in infectious diseases and internal medicine and chief physician at Copenhagen University Hospital – Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the Director of Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS)(

The research group has identified skeletal muscle as an endocrine organ that produces and releases so-called “myokines”. The identification of myokines provides a conceptual basis for understanding how muscles communicate with other organs. Through translational research, the aim is to develop targeted exercise training regimes for specific disease groups by applying a translational strategy: “from bedside to bench and back”.

BKP has more than 700 scientific publications, > 60.000 citations and her “H”-index is 123 (Web of Science).

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