Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen

MD, GCSRT, PhD student


Nicolai Wewer Albrechtsen is trained as a medical doctor (MD) and currently works as a PhD student at Professor Holst lab investigating the physiology of gut hormones, such as the incretin GLP-1, and their linkage to diseases. Since his BSc he has been involved in medical research including endocrinology, pathology and clinical biochemistry. His research focusses on identification and characterization of gut hormones and as well other regulatory peptides. Nicolai’s passion is in clinical biochemistry and its applicability in basic and clinical science. He has together with Professor Mann (Max-Planck Institute, Munich, Germany) created a platform for identification of peptide hormones (biomarkers) using state of the art mass-spectrometry based proteomic. Nicolai has been teaching medical students since 2010, including mentoring for several fellows. He has published more than 18 papers in peer-review international journals, received several awards for young researchers (latest a EMBO scholarship) and has recently completed a 1 year program at Harvard Medical School (GCSRT certified, elected member of the Harvard Alumni).