Pathology research covers a wide spectrum from basic biomedical research to applied clinical research. The field is expanding rapidly as a result of advances in molecular biology. The department emphasises translational research of basic scientific findings into clinical application and the effective investigation of clinical problems in the laboratory. While we work with all major disease categories, the main focus of our applied clinical research is cancer. Our research identifies biomarkers to improve diagnosis by e.g. distinguishing between cancer cells and other cell types, predict the development of diseases (for example in cancer prognosis), and optimise treatment by e.g. identifying patients who will benefit from targeted cancer therapy. The presence of biomarkers in tissue is demonstrated by combining traditional microscopy with advanced molecular methods, a combination that has given rise to a new area of expertise: molecular morphology. At the same time, we use novel scanning and digital-imaging techniques to increase the precision of marker identification and measurement, and to automate processes.
About the region
Hospitals located in central Jutland are part of Central Denmark Region.
The region is a public institution with three main tasks within welfare and regional development:
- Health and hospitals
- Specialised offers to socially marginalised groups and disabled
- Political driving force for growth through regional development
The Central Denmark Region has approximately 26,100 full-time employees and a budget of DKK 30 billions.
The largest part of the budget is spent on health.
The region is governed by 41 directly elected politicians.
The Central Denmark Region has 10 hospitals consolidated into five hospital units. Each unit has its own management and administration.