29 November 2023

Lasse Kristoffer Bak is Professor

Pharma Research

From December 1, Lasse Kristoffer Bak will be part-time Professor in Clinical and Applied Biochemistry here at the Department. The position is time limited for five years based upon a collaboration with Rigshospitalet Glostrup.

Professor Lasse Kristoffer Bak.
Professor Lasse Kristoffer Bak.

Our new Professor has agreed to answer a few questions to let us know more about his position, research and teaching.

Your new position is in collaboration with Rigshospitalet Glostrup. What does this mean for your tasks? 

“My tasks remain the same, research, education and dissemination of knowledge”, says the new professor.

“The difference is that with this dual employment, I will be able to draw on the competencies, knowledge and infrastructure at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Rigshospitalet Glostrup for the benefit of all three tasks.”   

What is the focus of your research and what are your ambitions? 

“I have defined three research and development themes focusing on:

  1. Developing biomarkers for clinical use.
  2. Developing pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) models for model-based dosing of drugs by employing historical patient data. This is done in collaboration with assoc. prof. Trine M. Lund who is an expert in PK/PD-modelling.
  3. Amplifying the clinical department’s bioanalytical capabilities.

My ambition is that whatever I do, it should be able to translate into a positive difference for patients and/or the healthcare system within a short timeframe.” 

What are your teaching subjects and what is important for you when you are teaching? 

“With this position, my focus is on teaching pharmacology, especially pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics at the bachelor’s and master’s programs in pharmaceutical sciences. Exploiting my daily work at the hospital, my aim is to bring the clinic to the classroom by employing real life cases and examples. It is important for me to show the students how the curriculum they are taught can translate into value for patients and the health care system.”