Ditte Bentsen

PhD project by Ditte Bentsen Christensen

Name: Ditte Bentsen Christensen
Project Title: Deranged Neurometabolism in Alzheimer's Disease with Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance
Supervisors: Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen and Mathilde Hauge Lerche

Project Description: 
Using hyperpolarized magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging, this project aims to investigate the changes in the energy metabolism in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease mouse models. The project is in collaboration with the University of Queensland, Australia, where the in vivo mouse study will take place.

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and changes in the neurometabolism is not well understood. However, it might be the key to finding out what causes this devastating disease. Hyperpolarized magnetic resonance is safe for use in humans and thus this project may offer avenues not only for understanding the underlying disease mechanism but also for improved staging of Alzheimer’s disease patients in the clinic.



Ditte Bentsen Christensen
DTU Sundhedsteknologi


Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen
Konstitueret Institutdirektør, Professor
DTU Sundhedsteknologi
45 25 39 18


Mathilde Hauge Lerche
DTU Sundhedsteknologi
45 25 36 76