Aalborg University Hospital is the regional hospital in Northern Denmark. Together with the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, it handles pre- and postgraduate education and research at an international level. Employees at Aalborg University Hospital alone publish almost 700 scientific articles annually and participate in projects and networks financed by national and international funds, including the EU’s 7th Framework Programme. Besides the clinicians, it hosts approximately 200 scientific employees, 185 Ph.D. Students and annually awards 90 MSc. In Medicine.
The tasks specified in the proposal will be carried out at the Department of Clinical Immunology. The department is specialized in a broad area of diagnostics and serves as the regional blood bank and center of transfusion.
The laboratory of Dr. Malene M. Jørgensen handles the R&D tasks and are focusing on the fields of extracellular vesicles, primarily exosomes, and their use as a diagnostic tool. The laboratory is part of the Extracellular Vesicle Research Center Denmark (EVSearch.dk) which accounts 35 scientific members and a broad range of technologies for exosome and extracellular vesicle analysis. The laboratory is located at the hospital campus with access to all of the other laboratories, equipment, and instruments. The work will be performed by outstanding technicians, together with engineering and medicine students with guidance of the responsible scientist