DR. JENSEN, MD, PhD is coordinator and co-founder of COP:TRIN. Dr. Jensen has a background in sepsis, respiratory failure and biomarker research within pathophysiology of infections, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction and has initiated and lead several multicenter randomized controlled trials in intensive care  units across Europe and USA. He is the Study Director of the Cooling And Surviving Septic shock trial. He is currently supervisor of 4 PhD´s and is supervisor of 3 planned COP:TRIN PhD´s. Dr. Jensen has been awarded the 2013 Hellsing prize from the Nordic Society for Clinical Biochemistry for his work. International collaborators include the Outcomes Research at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA and ICU research at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam.

Telefon: +45 38 67 30 57


Mia Moberg is co-founder of COP:TRIN. She has done research on COPD—specifically the predictive value of vitamin D deficiency in patients with COPD.



Julie Hjortsø Janner is one of the founders of COP:TRIN. Her research is about co-morbidity in COPD primarily cardiovascular co-morbidity. She works as a specialist in pulmonary medicine at Bispebjerg University Hospital


JV is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Centre for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant at the North West Lung Centre, University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. He has a long-standing interest in COPD research, mainly clinical research, epidemiology and intervention research.

University of Southern Denmark
Faculty of Health Sciences


Medical doctor (2011) & PhD (2019) from University of Copenhagen.

Pradeesh Sivapalan has conducted different clinical trials and epidemiological studies in COPD, corticosteroids, biomarkers and invasive pulmonary medicine and the results are published in recognized peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.

Dr. Sivapalan is currently working in the field of Personalized Medicine using biomarkers, Eosinophilic inflammation and Pharmacovigilance in COPD at the Section of Respiratory Medicine, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.


Dr. T. Lapperre is a Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Department of Translational Research in Immunology and Inflammation, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medicine ACP at the Dukes-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Her research focusses on the pathogenesis and management of COPD as well as asthma, including clinical trials as well as immunological and microbiome studies.

Charlotte Suppli Ulrik

Professor Charlotte Suppli Ulrik MD DMSc FERS

Professor at the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hvidovre Hospital, and University of Copenhagen and head of the Respiratory Research Unit and the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program at Hvidovre Hospital.
Research focusing on obstructive Airways diseases (asthma, COPD and the overlap between asthma and COPD) with a special interest in early detection, management, and, not least, clinical outcome. In recent years also with a growing interest in the association between lift style factors, including obesity and leisure time activity, and obstructive airways diseases.


Head of Section palliative Unite Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, specialist in pulmonary medicine. Clinical and research interest in COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, Chronic care, rehabilitation and palliative care.


Pia Thaning, senior consultant in respiratory medicine at Hvidovre and Amager Hospital. Special area of interest: physiology of skeletal muscles and rehabilitation in patients with COPD.

Hvidovre Hospital – Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark


Helle Frost Andreassen, M.D., Ph.D. is a specialist in Internal Medicine and in Pulmonary Medicine.
She is the Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at University Hospital of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She has done research in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases including telecare solution and non-invasive ventilation.

Bispebjerg Hospital – Copenhagen University Hospital


Ulla Møller Weinreich is a senior consultant at Aalborg University Hospital and is Associated Professor at both Aarhus- and Aalborg University, from where she has defended her thesis Challenges in physiological assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . She is a Clinical scientist working primarily with COPD pathophysiology and Epidemiology.

Aalborg University Hospital

Andrea Browatzki

Andrea Browatzki Senior consultant, MD

University Hospital North Zealand Hospital, department of Pulmonary and Infectious diseases

My research topics are lung inflammation and infections in patients with acute and chronic lung diseases


Næstved hospital (Associate Research Professor at University of Southern Denmark)
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine since 2011.
Medical degree from University of Copenhagen

Main subject are impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on living with COPD.
Supervisor for several PhD students including RCT, inflammatory research and epidemiology, including: singing vs. physical training in stable COPD (PROM, FEV1, FIV1, and exacerbation rate), characterization and treatment of upper airway inflamation in COPD, and betablocker use in COPD and concommitant heart disease.


Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University and head of the Center for Rare Lung Disease at the Department of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy at Aarhus University Hospital. She has a longstanding research interest in rehabilitation of chronic lung diseases, palliation and specifically in interstitial lung disease, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis.


Christian B. Laursen, MD, PhD, is clinical professor and senior consultant at the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Odense University Hospital (OUH), and head of research of Odense Respiratory Research Unit (ODIN), Department of Clinical Research, SDU, Odense, Denmark. Prof. Laursen has a particular interest in the development of new diagnostic and prognostic methods and has conducted several clinical trials within this field.


Pulmonary department Sydvestjysk Sygehus.

MD from Aarhus University 1985.

Wide interest in pulmonary medicine.



Thomas is currently employed as a professor at Hvidovre Hospital, where his primary focus is on clinical trials in infectious diseases. Thomas graduated as a Medical Doctor from University of Copenhagen in 1992. He has published more than 120 original articles and has a H-factor of 30. Thomas is also an assistant editor at the Danish Medical Journal, member of the Editorial Board at HIV Clinical Trials, member of Editorial Advisory Board at Journal of Infectious Diseases, and is a reviewer at 10 scientific journals.

Christian Niels Meyer

Roskilde Hospital – University Hospital

Christian Niels Meyer, consultant of respiratory medicine, Zeeland University Hospital, Roskilde

Special Interests: malignant pulmonary diseases, complicated intra-thoracic infections, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bacterial meningitis


Merete Raaschou, 77 years. Educated in psychology and pedagogy.
I’ve been working as a head of a large daycare center for kids with multiple disabilities and infantile autism.
I was diagnosed with COPD in the early 2000’s and it’s my chronic suffering for which I’m participating as a patient in COP:TRIN.