CV Søren P.Sheikh

Name                          Søren P. Sheikh, Dept. Head, Professor, MD, PhD

Date of Birth              31. May 1959, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Office Address           Dept. for Clinical Biochemistry & Pharmacology

Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark

tlph: +45 6541 4468; FAX +45 6541 1911. E-mail:

Home address            Strandvejen 417A, 2930 Klampenborg, Denmark


MD degree 1985, University of Copenhagen

Training in Internal Medicine 1990 at Rigshospitalet.

Doctoral Thesis 1992, University of Copenhagen: Neuropeptide Y and Peptide YY- major modulators of gastrointestinal blood flow and function

Editorial review: Am. J. Physiol. 24: G701-G715, 1991.

2006, Master Degree (HD) in Business comm., Copenhagen Business School

Specialist certification Clinical Biochemistry 2006


2015 Head of Danish Center for Regenerative Med., Odense Univ. Hospital

2007 Professor in Molecular Cardiology, University of Southern Denmark

2006 Head of Dept. Biochemistry & Pharmacology, Odense Univ. Hospital

2002-2006 Senior Physician Dept. Medicine B, Rigshospitalet

1998-2006 Associate Professor, Head of Lab. for Mol. Card. Rigshospitalet

1996-1998 Visiting Prof., Dept. of Mol. & Cell. Pharm. UCSF, San Francisco

1992-1995 Ass. Professor, Dept of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet

1991 Residency in Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

1990 Internship, Dept. GI Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen

1988-1990 Postdoctoral fellowship, Dept. of Physiology & Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1986-1988 Postgraduate research fellow, University of Copenhagen

Research Interests
Stem cell differentiation and clinical application. Signal transduction of 7 TM receptors & miRNA. Role of DLK1 in adipocyte biology & cardiac disease

Supervisor for 11 Ph.D. students that have completed their thesis, Univ. of Copenhagen and Southern Denmark. Currently supervisor for 3 Ph.D. students at the University of Southern Denmark.

Editorial boards
World Journal of Stem Cells, WGJ Press, F1000 Research, Int. Journal of

Stem Cell Res. and Transpl, Int. J. of Diabetol. & Vasc. Dis. Res.

Publications               112 original papers and reviews (all in internat. journals), 2 book chapters

International              Prof. Bruce Conklin, MD, PhD, Inst. For Regeneration, UCSF, San Francisco

Collaboration             Prof. Ching-Swhun Lin, MD, PhD, Dept. Urology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Prof. Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD, University of Mass. Newark, NY,USA


2002                            3 year 22 mill Dkr. grant from The John and Birthe Meyer Foundation

for establishment for CHARC (Copenhagen Heart Arrhythmia Research Centre)

2005                           Participating laboratory in a 24 mill. Dkr. Grant from ‘Grundforskningsfonden

2006                             3 year 3,4 mill Dkr. grant from The John and Birthe Meyer Foundation

2010                           2,5 mill. Dkr grant from the Danish Medical Research Council

2011                           2 year 0,2 mill Dkr. Grant from OUHs Research Counsil

2015                         3 year 3.75 mill. Dkr. Grant from OUH’s Res. Counsil for ’Center for Regen. Med.