• Søndre Skovvej 15, Forskningens Hus

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The focus for Aalborg Thrombosis Research Unit (ATRU) is to study the basic and clinical aspects of thrombosis and vascular diseases and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

ATRU is an interdisciplinary, international center with a scientific staff rooted in medicine, epidemiology, statistics, engineering and economics. The center has a good mixture of younger and experienced, senior researchers, and most of the researchers come from the Aalborg area.

ATRU was established as a research center in 2012 with support from the Obel Family Foundation and the Northern Jutland Region. The center is headed by clinical professor,Torben Bjerregaard Larsen.

In 2013, Professor Gregory Y.H. Lip was associated with ATRU and appointed adjunct professor at the Clinical Institute, Aalborg University and the same year honoured as an honorary doctorate at the University. In 2018, he was appointed distinguished professor.

The center supports the formation of national and international research networks and collaboration across clinical hospital departments and university units. The center covers all aspects of cardiovascular research, including epidemiology, statistics, and drug safety research (pharmacovigilance). 



Torben Bjerregaard Larsen (professor og head)

Gregory Y.H. Lip (distinguished professor)

Peter Brønnum Nielsen (associate professor and senior epidemiologist)

Flemming Skjøth (associate professor and senior statistician)

Mette Søgaard (associate professor and senior epidemiologist)

Kirstine Rasmussen (fundraiser)

Frede Aakmann Tøgersen (senior statistician)

Line Melgaard (senior researcher)

Thure Filskov Overvad (senior researcher)

Anette Arbjerg Højen (post doc)

Martin Jensen (statistician)

Marie Ørskov (research assistant)

Anne Ording (senior epidemiologist)

Sabine Michelsen Raunbach (health economist)


PhD students

Mia Vicky Fangel

Ida Ehlers Albertsen 

Chalotte Winther Nicolajsen


Completed PhD students (Aalborg University)

Line Melgaard (2016)

Thure Filskov Overvad (2016)

Søren Due Andersen (2016)

Henrik Vadmann (2016)

Anette Arbjerg Højen (2016)

Anne Sig Vestergaard (2018)


Former employees

Anders Gorst Rasmussen 

Jette Kjældgaard

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Atrial Fibrillation Medicine & Life Sciences
Stroke Medicine & Life Sciences
Anticoagulants Medicine & Life Sciences
Warfarin Medicine & Life Sciences
Hemorrhage Medicine & Life Sciences
Registries Medicine & Life Sciences
Cohort Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Vitamin K Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2020

Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: Focus on antithrombotic management

Obeidat, M., Burgess, M. & Lip, G. Y. H., 2020, In : Heart failure clinics. 16, 1, p. 107-120 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure
Atrial Fibrillation
Cohort Studies
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Confidence Intervals
40 Citations (Scopus)
Southern Africa
Latin America
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Arrhythmias

Activities 2015 2016

  • 7 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 5 Conference presentations