Gitte Lindved Petersen

Postdoc, MSc (Public Health), PhD (Public Health and Epidemiology)
Translational Type 1 Diabetes Research


Phone +45 25 72 22 26

Research area

My primary research interest is centered around how the presence of non-inherited alien cells, a phenomenon denoted microchimerism, is related to the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. I use observational data including biological samples, questionnaire information, and nationwide registers in different epidemiologic designs.

Current research

Maternal microchimerism and type 1 diabetes

The aim is to investigate how the presence of alien cells of maternal origin is associated with the probability of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
Collaborators: Flemming Pociot, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Marianne Antonius Jakobsen, Christina Ellervik, Lise Tarnow

Predictors of type 1 diabetes among siblings to children with type 1 diabetes

The purpose is to identify predictors of type 1 diabetes among siblings to diseased children
Collaborators: Flemming Pociot, Else Helene Ibfelt

Microchimerism and survival

We assess survival according to male microchimerism status. Male microchimerism is identified as the presence of non-inherited Y-chromosomes in women
Collaborators: Mads Kamper-Jørgensen

Microchimerism and brain cancer

The aim is to test if the presence of male microchimerism in women is associated with risk of brain cancer
Collaborators: Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Sara Hallum

Selective participation in the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank

– an illustration of the impact on effect estimates using register information on participants and non-participants

The aims are 1) to characterize participants and non-participants and 2) to provide examples of the impact of selective participation on effect estimates using register data on participants and non-participants
Collaborators: Rikke Lund, Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen, Drude Molbo, Charlotte Ørsted Hougaard, Jimmi Mathiesen, Theis Lange

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