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Morten Asser Karsdal

Dr Karsdal serves as an Adjunct Professor, Molecular Medicine at the Southern University of Denmark, where he is also completed his PhD on biomarkers.

Dr Karsdal wrote his first book: Biochemistry of Collagens, Laminins and Elastin, in 2016, which provides a comprehensive introduction to collagen and structural proteins. In 2021 Dr Karsdal gave his first TEDx talk on ECM and Collagens.

Dr Professor Karsdal has extensive research, pharmacological and biomarker experience in the field of rheumatology (RA & OA), diabetes and fibrosis, with more than 560 peer-reviewed publications in top journals. Professor Karsdal has spearheaded the development of FDA-approved molecular diagnostics; more than 125 commercialized ELISA assays. Utilizing his broad experience in clinical trial design, clinical use of biochemical markers, and the use of biomarkers in translational science, Professor Karsdal has participated in more than 30 clinical studies and two pivotal phase III clinical studies in OA. Professor Karsdal has worked with multiple oral formulations of smaller proteins and has identified and participated in the development of treatments for fibrosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and diabetes, from target identification preclinical development through phase I to phase III studies.


Improved quantification of neutrophil activity in serum is achieved by measuring calprotectin metabolites

  • / Joachim Høg Mortensen / Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen / Morten Asser Karsdal
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