GUF - The Group of Young Researchers

​​GUF welcomes all young researchers and people with an interest in research working at Amager and Hvidovre Hospital. GUF (Gruppen af Unge Forskere​) is the Danish abbreviation for The Group of Young Researchers. The group is a professional network for the hospital's Ph.D. students and other young researchers. 


Next GUF meeting: Enthusiasm and why – Lars Grindsted, The Lundbeck Foundation

Winning funding for research ideas is tough, and turning a good idea into a funded research project takes significant preparation. The preparation and planning done, before actually filling out the grant application, and efforts to align the project goals with those of the funding agency are among the most important predictors of successful grant applications.

Our next meeting will take place Friday 16 March at 12.00, meeting room 2, Vandrehallen, where Lars Grindsted, Head of Grant Operations at the Lundbeck Foundation, will tell more about how to write a good grant application with his talk “Enthusiasm and why”.

Bring your colleagues and research buddies and get some good insights into writing an appealing grant application.

Please send an e-mail to GUF ( if you expect to participate in this event. Registration is not binding.

GUF Researchers’ Day 2017

We thank all of you who attended GUF Researchers’ Day 2017 – it was a day of inspiring talks, networking, and interesting discussions. 

Meet-the-editors session by Lars Rasmussen 
The workshop Personal Professional Development by Anne Zimmer

The object of the group is

  • to establish an inspiring and educative forum for young researchers at Hvidovre Hospital
  • to make research at Hvidovre Hospital visible
  • to stimulate collaborations across the clinical departments and  specialties
  • to influence the conditions under which the young researchers work at Amager and Hvidovre Hospital

GUF is represented in RHUF (Region Hovedstadens Unge Forskere).

GUF meetings 

GUF holds quarterly meetings and everyone with an interest in clinical research is welcome to participate.
Each meeting has an overall topic chosen by the members of GUF. Often a speaker is invited to give 30-60 minutes presentation on a chosen topic.

Also one of GUFs members gets the opportunity to g give a 10 minutes presentation on her/his current research project.

At the meeting, general information about current research activities at the hospital and news from the Board of Research Advisors and the Ph.D. study committee is given. 

Please send us an e-mail if you have any suggestions for future topics or presentations.  

The GUF board

Sandra Bohn Thomsen (Gastro Unit)
Tanja Schlaikjær Hartwig (Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Aino Leegaard Andersen (Clinical Research Centre)
Isabelle Steineck (Dept. of Endocrinology)
Anne Pihl (Dept. of Infectious Diseases)
Line Jee Hartmann Rasmussen (Chairperson, mail:, Clinical Research Centre)

Become a member of GUF 

Join GUF by sending an e-mail to

Join our group on Facebook

GUF is on Facebook – join our group “GUF” for more information on events and to easily get in touch with other young researchers: