Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine, The Department of Neurology, University of Aarhus
In his research Jakob Christensen incorporates data which combines information from Danish social and health registers and biobanks. Biobanks have gathered many millions of biological samples from the Danish healthcare service. The samples are available to researchers such as Jakob Christensen, who share the goal of developing new medical treatment for patients with epilepsy.
By combining data from both person registers and bioregisters, Jacob Christensen hopes to find the causes of the coherence between the two forms of disease. These have not yet been discovered, and could e.g. be risk factors that emanate from a patient's surrounding environment or their genes.