Claus Hojbjerg GravholtMD, PhD
Claus Højbjerg Gravholt has been appointed professor at AU and AUH. He would like to use the professorship to get a closer understanding of why gender chromosome abnormalities such as Turner and Klinefelter occur. Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have just been affiliated with Claus Højbjerg Gravholt as professor. Based on two platforms - the Medical-Endocrine Department and the Department of Molecular Medicine - he researches the intersection between endocrinology and genetics. He has spent many years researching Turner syndrome. Typical of women with Turner syndrome are low altitude, lack of estrogen and infertility as well as increased risk of diabetic 2 and heart disease.
Claus Højbjerg Gravholt uses many different methods in clinical, endocrinological, genetic, epidemiological and experimental studies. The focus is on growth factors, androgens, estrogens, diabetes and metabolism, epidemiology, cardiology and genetics. Thus, a measure of his research is also an 'all around' marking of the patient with Turne's syndrome or Klinefelter's syndrome.