CV Moustapha Kassem



Name:      Moustapha Kassem


November 1983                MBBCh., Kasr-Al-Aini Medical School, University of Cairo, Egypt.

March 1985                       Egyptian medical license.

January 1988                    Danish medical license.

July 1993                           License to practice medicine in USA and UK

August 1994                      PhD in Medicine, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

November 1997                 Doctorate of Science (DSc), University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.



1995  The young investigator award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

1996  Award for best research project, the Danish Society of Internal Medicine

2003  Generalkonsul Ernst Carlsens foundation award

2004  Research prize from the Danish Free Masons Society.

2008  Queen Ingrid’s Lecture, Åbenrå Hospital.

2010   Prize for outstanding scientific communication, University of Southern Denmark

2012   Marie & August Krogh award, Danish Medical Association.

2012  Award for outstanding scientific achievement, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of
Southern Denmark.

2015  SEB-Codan award, Danish Medical Association.



May 2002  Chief Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University Hospital of Odense, Odense, Denmark

May 2002  Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark and director for Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, Medical Biotechnology Center.

March 2007   Adjunct professor, Stem Cell Unit, Department of Anatomy, King Saud University, KSA

2013   Professor of Stem Cell Biology, Danish National Stem Cell Center (Danstem), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen



Dec 89-Dec 92    Research Fellow, Osteoporosis Research Unit, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus, Denmark.

Aug 93-July 95   Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

July 2012- July 2013  Visiting professor, Center of System Biology, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Board Membership:

Member of editorial board of Biogerontology Journal.(1999- 2004)

Member of editorial board of Clinical Endocrinology (2007-)

Member of editorial board of Stem Cell Reviews (2008-)

Member of Editorial board of Stem Cell Research and Therapy (2012-)

Editor, Bone (2012-)

Member of the Scientific-Ethical Committee of Aarhus County (1999-2001).

Board member of the Danish Society for Endocrinology (2002-2007)

Board member of the Danish Bone and Tooth Society (2000-2004)

Board Member of the Centre for Art and Science, University of Southern Denmark (2004- )

Board member of PhD graduate school of Stem Cell Research and PhD graduate school of Metabolic diseases.

Board Member of Nordic Research Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation (2004-2014)

Member of the advisory board of International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) (2009-2014)

Member of Nordic Council on Bioethics (2012-2014)

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Ethics Advisory Committee (2014- )


Bone, Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Clinical Endocrinology


PhD students 24, Master students 11, medical students 5, post-doc.18


  1. PCT/EP2012/060997 miRNA-138 for use in regulation of osteoblast differentiation of


  1. PCT/EP2013/059207 Identification of a novel molecule (chemical) to enhance bone

cell differentiation of skeletal (mesenchymal) stem cells

  1. P1283DK00 Denmark DPYSL3/CRMP4 as a novel inhibitor of bone formation 1432 Inventor
  2. P1305DK00 Denmark PA 2013 70365 CFH inhibits adipocyte formation while enhances bone