Tue Bjerg Bennike

PhD in Inflammatory Diseases, BSc in Nanotechnology, Associate Professor

  • Selma Lagerløfs Vej 249

    9260 Gistrup



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Personal profile

Research profile

Our innate immune system is the first to interact with pathogens (e.g. bacteria and virus) and is central in protecting us from infections and determining the final outcome. This is especially true for the very young where the immune system (innate and adaptive) is immature, rendering them increasingly susceptible to infectious diseases. At the same time, unfavorable immune reactions can lead to autoimmune diseases with a significant negative impact. My research focus is to understand the development of the human immune system in early life, with a particular focus on the innate immune system, and as an extension of this understand how immune reactions lead to autoimmune diseases. The main methods I apply are OMICS (Big Data) with bioinformatics including machine learning strategies. The perspective is to facilitate better treatment strategies and diagnostic tools.

Full list of publications: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v_zRbfcAAAAJ

CV: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tubenn

Teaching profile

I teach on all academic levels at the university, from 1st semester to PhD level. PBL is a central element in all my teaching activities, and I have attended a number of PBL- andcase-based workshops.

Main subjects:
- Biochemistry
- Eucaryotic cell biology
- Enzyme kinetics
- Bioinformatics
- Proteomics analysis
- Course for case cafilitators

Main methods:
- Lectures with 10-300 students, physical and online with ongoing assignments.
- Project supervision. individual and in groups with laboratory and bioinformatics elements.
- Facilitation of problem-based case learning.

Administrative profile

- Profile track coordinator Translational Medicine MedIS Master Education.
- Studyboard for medicine.
- Semester coordinator 2nd semester MedIS Master.
- Module Coordinator 1.1, Medicine and MedIS Bachelor level.
- Chair for Digital PBL @ SUND Casework.
- Coordinator for Implementation of Digital Competences in the Medicine and MedIS Study Curriculum.

PhD Supervision

- PhD Co-supervisor for Karen Mai Møllegaard (2021 - )
- PhD Co-supervisor for Laura Lind Throne Degn (2021 - )
- PhD assessment committe chairman Rocco Giordano (2021)
- PhD assessment committe chairman Jonas Ellegaard Nielsen (2021)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral researcher, The innate immune system and inflammation: Proteomics and bioinformatics, Harvard University

1 Oct 201531 Mar 2017

Postdoctoral resaercher, The innate immune system in inflammatory bowel diseases, Regional Hospital Southern Denmark

1 Apr 201431 Mar 2015

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor in Inflammatory Diseases, University of Southern Denmark

1 Apr 202131 Mar 2026


  • Biomedicine
  • Protein Science
  • Systems Biology based approaches using proteomic and metabolomic techniques
  • immunology
  • innate immune system
  • Bioinformatics
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
  • Medicine
  • Protein Science
  • Systems Biology based approaches using proteomic and metabolomic techniques
  • immunology
  • innate immune system
  • Bioinformatics
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
  • Chemistry and Bioscience
  • biochemistry
  • enzymes
  • metabolism
  • hormones


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