13th European Headache Congress

Migraine does not take lives but days from your life. Take them back!

Dr. Inger Jansen-Olesen


Day of Lecture

June 1st  10:00 - 10:30


PACAP and its Receptors in Vascular System


Education and academic degree

Master of Science in Pharmacy, Uppsala University, 1984

Doctor in Medical Sciences, Lund University, September 8th, 1991

Thesis Title: “Sensory neuropeptides in the cerebral circulation: Role in cerebrovascular disorders”

Present position: 2002- now, Senior Scientist, Danish Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Previous appointments: 1996-2002: Associated Professor, The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark. Jan. 1994- Sept. 1994:  Maternity leave, 1994-1996: Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Cerebrovascular Research, Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen University, Denmark. 1992-1993: Postgraduate Assistant, Department of Othorhinolaryngology, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. 1988-1991:Doctoral Student appointment at the Swedish Medical Research Council, 1985-1987 Pharmacist at Ferrosan AB, Malmö, Sweden.

Publications: I have published 141 original papers in peer reviewed journals and 35 book chapters

I have 6401 citations and an H-factor of 47 (Google Scholar, February 2019).

Other: August 1999 to January, 2000 appointed as visiting associate professor of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, USA.

March 2001: Regarded as qualified to a professorship in Pharmacology at the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen.

September 2009 to February 2010 appointed as visiting scientist, at Department of Pharmacology, University of California Irvine, CA, USA. During this visit I visited Frank Porreca. Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, USA.

Research Profile: Studies of migraine mechanisms hereunder which neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and ion channels that is involved. Localization and characterization of their effects.

Development of animal models for migraine useful for investigating the signalling pathways activated during headache and development of behavioural models for testing possible new migraine drugs.

Reviews for journals, teaching, supervision etc.

Regular teaching in Pharmacology of pregraduate pharmacy students 1996-2002.

I have since 1996 supervised more than 25 master student theses and 14 PhD students that have finished their PhD. I am currently supervisor of 1 PhD student.

I have been an examiner at 6 PhD theses.