Professor Gitte Moos Knudsen received her medical degree (MD) from the University of Copenhagen in 1984 and her DMSc degree (dr.med.) in 1996. Board certified in neurology 1994. Her clinical education as neurologist predominantly took place at Rigshospitalet, interspersed by a three-year appointment as research fellow (1986-89) at the Dept. of Neurology. She has had several research stays: at NIH and Stony Brook, USA (1985-90), Institute of Physiology, Bonn, Germany (1988-89), and MGH Harvard, Boston (2011-12). She became director of the Lundbeck Foundation Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging – Cimbi (2006-16) and of the Innovation Fund Denmark Center for Experimental Medicine Neuropharmacology in 2015.
Presently Dr. Knudsen is Chief neurologist at Dept Neurology and chairman at the Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Director of Center for Experimental Medicine Neuropharmacology (NeuroPharm) and Professor in Clinical Neurobiology at the Copenhagen University. She is a translational neurobiologist and clinical neurologist with interest in advanced methodological developments that subsequently are applied in her research to address pertinent neurobiological and clinical issues. Her scientific interest is the neurobiology of the human brain with particular focus on multimodality neuroimaging of neurotransmission in healthy individuals as well as in neurological or psychiatric disorders, and with a special focus on the effects of neuropharmacological interventions.
Professor Knudsen has been a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters since 2004. Member of the Executive Committee of European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) from 2010, currently President-Elect, member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Prize (now Brain Council) 2013- and of the Elsass Foundation (2015-). Advisory board member of the Kristian Jebsen Foundation since 2015. Field editor for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (2013-) and Editorial Board Member of several international scientific journals.