Rasmus Kristoffer Pedersen

Mathematical modelling, data visualization and data analysis - +45 23220212 - rasmuspedersen1992@gmail.com

Welcome to my personal website. Here you will find my Curriculum Vitae as well as links to some of my other stuff.

I am currently employed as a PostDoc at Roskilde University, where I am part of the PandemiX research group, investigating historical pandemics and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about PandemiX here.
In my Ph.D. I worked with mathematical modelling of MPNs, as part of the Cancitis Research Group. Read more about Cancitis here here.

Link to PDF-version of CV

Quick links for various interactive visualizations:

Scientific publications

"COVID-19 mortality attenuated during widespread Omicron transmission, Denmark, 2020 to 2022"

Nikolaj U. Friis, Tomas Martin-Bertelsen, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Jens Nielsen, Tyra G. Krause, Viggo Andreasen, Lasse S. Vestergaard

Published in Eurosurveillance, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2023

"Understanding Hematopoietic Stem Cell Dynamics - Insights from Mathematical Modelling"

Rasmus K. Pedersen, Morten Andersen, Thomas Stiehl, Johnny T. Ottesen

Published in Current Stem Cell Reports, 2023

"HSC niche dynamics in regeneration, pre-malignancy and cancer: Insights from mathematical modeling"

Rasmus K. Pedersen, Morten Andersen, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Hans C. Hasselbalch, Johnny T. Ottesen, Thomas Stiehl

Published in Stem Cells, 2022

"Temperate climate malaria in nineteenth century Denmark"

Mathias Mølbak Ingholt, Tzu Tung Chen, Franziska Hildebrandt, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Lone Simonsen

Published in BMC Infectious Diseases, Volume 22, Article number 432, 2022

"A novel integrated biomarker index for the assessment of hematological responses in MPNs during treatment with hydroxyurea and interferon-alpha2"

Marc J.B. Dam, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Trine A. Knudsen, Morten Andersen, Christina Ellervik, Morten K. Larsen, Lasse Kjær, Vibe Skov, Hans C. Hasselbalch, Johnny T. Ottesen

Published in Cancer Medicine, (Early view), 2022

"Dose-dependent mathematical modeling of interferon-α-treatment for personalized treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms"

Rasmus K. Pedersen, Morten Andersen, Trine A. Knudsen, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Hans C. Hasselbalch, Johnny T. Ottesen

Published in Computational and Systems Oncology, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2021
Published in Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 518, 2021
Published in European Journal of Haematology, Volume 107, 2021

"Mathematical Modeling of MPNs Offers Understanding and Decision Support for Personalized Treatment."

Johnny T. Ottesen, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Marc J. B. Dam, Trine A. Knudsen, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Morten Andersen

Published in Cancers, 2020, 12(8)

"Data-driven analysis of JAK2V617F kinetics during interferon-alpha2 treatment of patients with polycythemia vera and related neoplasms"

Rasmus K. Pedersen, Morten Andersen, Trine A. Knudsen, Zamra Sajid, Johanne Gudmand-Hoeyer, Marc J. B. Dam, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Christina Ellervik, Thomas S. Larsen, Dennis Hansen, Niels Pallisgaard, Hans C. Hasselbalch, Johnny T. Ottesen

Published in Cancer Medicine, 2020, 9(6)

"Bridging blood cancers and inflammation: The reduced Cancitis model"

Johnny T. Ottesen, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Zamra Sajid, Johanne Gudmand-Hoeyer, Katrine O. Bangsgaard, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Trine A. Knudsen, Niels Pallisgaard, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Morten Andersen

Published in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2019, Volume 465

"Mathematical Modelling as a Proof of Concept for MPNs as a Human Inflammation Model for Cancer Development"

Morten Andersen, Zamra Sajid, Rasmus K. Pedersen, Johanne Gudmand-Hoeyer, Christina Ellervik, Vibe Skov, Lasse Kjær, Niels Pallisgaard, Torben A. Kruse, Mads Thomassen, Jesper Troelsen, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Johnny T. Ottesen

Published in PLoS One, 2017, 12(8)

Presentations, posters and more

"Epidemics 9”, Bologna, Italy - November 30th, 2023
"Data-driven mechanistic mathematical modelling for life-science applications” 2023, Gothenburg, Sweden - October 23rd, 2023

"How to visualize your science"

Invited presentation

"PhD-day 2023”, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University - October 6th, 2023
ECMTB 2022, Heidelberg, Germany - September 22nd, 2022

"Mathematical Modelling of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Hematopoietic Stem Cells"

Contributed Talk

The Second Nordic Biomathematics Days, Roskilde, Denmark - May 10th, 2022

"Modelling Hematopoietic Stem Cells and their Interaction with the Bone Marrow Micro-Environment."

Contributed Talk (Cancelled due to Corona-Virus)

ECMTB 2020, Heidelberg, Germany - September 2020 (Cancelled due to Corona-Virus)
Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden - April 21st, 2020
The First Nordic Biomathematics Days, Helsinki, Finland - October 22nd, 2019
Roskilde University, Denmark - September 18th, 2019

"Modelling the Dynamics of Hematopoietic Stem Cells"

Poster at "SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems"

Snowbird, Utah, USA - May, 2019

"Modelling of Quiescent Stem Cells in Relation to Myeloproliferative Neoplasms"

Poster at "European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology"

Lisbon, Portugal - July, 2018

Additional science-communication

In 2021 and 2022, I wrote and co-wrote a number of science-communication-articles, for the broad public, published at danish science-news website videnskab.dk. For a complete list, see here.

"Communicating Mathematics with Interactive Visualizations"

Talk at Studiensfonds Community Conference, Bielefeld, Germany

August 9th, 2022

"Communicating Science and Mathematics with Interactive Visualizations"

Talk at DataViz CPH meetup

September 23rd, 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark - January 31st, 2020


September 2017 - November 2020

Master of science in mathematics and physics

MSc, Roskilde University
August 2015 - August 2017

Bachelor-degree in mathematics and physics

Bach. Scient., Roskilde University
August 2011 - June 2014


Slotshaven, Holbæk

Physics A-level / Mathematics A-level

August 2008 - July 2011


Research assistant at Department of Science and Environment

Roskilde University
Fall 2021

PostDoc at PandemiX research center

Roskilde University
Spring 2021

Course teacher - "Modelling Populations and Epidemics"

Roskilde University
Fall 2020

Course teacher - "Mathematical modelling and dynamic systems"

Roskilde University
Fall 2018 and Fall 2019

Teaching assistant - BK2: "Experimental Methods"

Roskilde University
Spring 2017

Teaching assistant - Calculus

Roskilde University
Fall 2016

Teaching assistant - BK1: "Empirical Data"

Roskilde University
Fall 2015

Developer and active part of Science Show

Roskilde University
September 2016 - June 2017

Full-time substitute mathematics teacher

Roskilde Gymnasium
I had the sole responsibility for the math-education of two first year high-school classes
September 2014 - June 2015




Volunteer work