Gitte Moos KnudsenMD, DMSc
Dr. Knudsen is professor of clinical neurobiology at the University of Copenhagen, director of Cimbi, and head of the Neurobiology Research Unit, the National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) in Copenhagen. Dr. Knudsen received her MD in 1984 from the University of Copenhagen and obtained the doctorate degree in medical science (1994) from the University of Copenhagen. She has published and over 250 scientific articles. She has received several European awards including the Synthelabo Recherche Award, Anne Bochardt Prize, William Ottesen & Wife’s Foundation, Monrad Krohn Prize, and the Lassen Prize. She is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters. She is a translational neurobiologist and clinical neurologist with interest in advanced methodological developments, particularly within molecular and functional brain imaging, that subsequently are applied to address pertinent neurobiological and clinical issues.
Her publications are as follows:
Svarer C, Madsen K, Hasselbalch SG, Pinborg LH, Haugbøl S, Frøkjær VG, Holm S, Paulson OB, Knudsen GM. MR-based automatic delineation of volumes of interest in human brain PET-images using probability maps. NeuroImage 2005;24:969-79.
Kalbitzer J, Erritzoe D, Holst KK, Nielsen FA, Marner L, Lehel S, Arentzen T, Jernigan TL, Knudsen GM. Seasonal changes in brain serotonin transporter binding in short serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region-allele carriers but not in long-allele homozygotes. Biol Psychiatry. 2010;67:1033-9.
Erritzoe D, Holst K, Frokjaer VG, Licht CL, Kalbitzer J, Nielsen FA, Svarer C, Madsen J, Knudsen G. A Nonlinear Relationship between Cerebral Serotonin Transporter and 5-HT2A Receptor Binding: An In Vivo Molecular Imaging Study in Humans. J Neurosci. 2010;30:3391-7.
Erritzoe D, Frokjaer VG, Holst KK, Christoffersen M, Johansen SS, Svarer C, Madsen J, Rasmussen PM, Ramsøy T, Jernigan TL, Knudsen GM. In Vivo Imaging of Cerebral Serotonin Transporter and Serotonin2A Receptor Binding in 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or "Ecstasy") and Hallucinogen Users. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68:562-76.
Ettrup A, Mikkelsen JD, Lehel S, Madsen J, Nielsen EO, Timmermann DB, Peters D, Knudsen GM. [11C]NS14492 as a novel PET radioligand for imaging cerebral ?7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: in vivo evaluation and drug occupancy measurements. J Nucl Med 2011;52:1449-56.
Sander CY, Hooker JM, Catana C, Normandin MD, Alpert NM, Knudsen GM, Vanduffel W, Rosen BR, Mandeville JB. Neurovascular coupling to D2/D3 dopamine receptor occupancy using simultaneous PET/functional MRI. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:11169-74.
Haahr ME, Fisher PM, Jensen CG, Frokjaer VG, Mc Mahon B, Madsen K, Baaré WFC, Lehel S, Norremolle A, Rabiner EA, Knudsen GM. Central 5-HT4 receptor binding as biomarker of serotonergic tonus in humans: a [11C]SB207145 PET study. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;19(4):427-32.
Fisher PM, Madsen MK, Mc Mahon B, Holst KK, Andersen SB, Laursen HR, Hasholt LF, Siebner HR, Knudsen GM. Three-week bright-light intervention has dose-related effects on threat-related corticolimbic reactivity and functional coupling. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 15;76(4):332-9.
Fisher PM, Ewers Haahr M, Jensen CG, Frokjaer VG, Siebner HR, Knudsen GM. Fluctuations in [11C]SB207145 PET Binding Associated with Change in Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity in Humans. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 May;40(6):1510-8.