The Anglo-Danish Society


Simon KOPLEV is Danish and is studying for a PhD in Medical Science at the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute. His area of study is Tracing cell plasticity of heterogenous tumour clones in the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) microenvironment. Simon has an MScEng in Systems Biology from the Technical University of Denmark and spent one year as a research scholar at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School. His current project has the potential to provide fundamental insight into the development of metastatic cancer of the pancreas. He plans to start his own academic laboratory either in Denmark or the UK.

Julie de Fønss GANDRUP is Danish and studying for a PhD in Medicine (Rheumatology) at the University of Manchester. Her specific area of study is How can digital patient-reported data advance clinical care in rheumatoid arthritis? Julie’s research involves the implementation, testing and evaluation of a novel smartphone app for remote monitoring of symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Already a medical doctor and the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and fellowships, Julie has wide international experience and is seen as an academic leader of the future.

Alissa MACHIN, who is British, has been accepted to read for a two-year Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen. Her area of study is 20th and 21st century women’s writing, specifically the exploration of women’s writing from different genres, contexts and countries. Alissa speaks five languages and is currently learning Danish. Ultimately, she wishes to contribute to a diverse and open-minded approach to the development of the humanities to encourage more independence of thought and more opportunities for freelance thinkers to contribute to the public consciousness and cultural thinking.

Tinne Nissen DAMGAARD who is Danish and has a Master of Science in Molecular Science from the University of Copenhagen, has been accepted for a Master of Research at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College, London. Her area of study is Neuro-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease. Tinne’s research will aim at improving therapies that better understand such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain and various psychiatric diseases, an area of study that combines neuroscience and immunology. She is deeply interested in how scientific discoveries are translated into value for patients and for society.

Signe Marie THØGERSEN, who is Danish, is taking an MPhil in Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow, the only course of its kind in the UK. She already has a BSc in Object Conservation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture Design and Conservation. Signe’s studies will contribute to the socio-cultural value of textile conservation in terms of both tangible and intangible heritage and will make an important contribution to cultural life in Denmark. Her ultimate ambition is to become a textile conservator at a major museum.