Curriculum vitae

Carsten Dahl Mørch

Abelsvej 18

9000 Aalborg

Phone: 29785600

37 Years old

Office address

Aalborg University

Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)

Frederik Bajers Vej 7 A2-212

9220 Aalborg

Tel.: 99 40 87 57                                               

Email: cdahl@hst.aau.dk

Education

2006                                                 Ph.D. Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University

2002                                                 M. Sc. Biophysics, Copenhagen University

Positions:

2009-Present  Associate Professor, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

2005-2009         Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

2002-2005            Ph.D. student, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University including 7 month research stay at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Awards

‘Teach of the Year’ 2007 and 2009, Study board for Health Science and Technology

Managerial Activities

·         Head of Cutaneous Experimental Pain Research Laboratory, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

·         Member of the IT-board, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

Key Research Topics

·         Biophysics of pain stimulation

·         Nociceptive specific stimulation

·         Sensory integration in the nociceptive system

·         Perceptual aspects of pain processing

PhD supervision

Co-supervising 3 PhD students:

José Alberto Biurrun Manresa. 2007 – 2010 (Defends 2011)

Ken Steffen Frahm. Since 2009

Federico Arguissain. Since 2011

Chairman of 1 PhD evaluation committees at AAU

Publications

·         18 papers in peer-reviewed journals (2 under surname Nielsen)

·         1 Patent

·         14 published international conference abstracts

Peer-reviewed journals within the last 5 years

Dynamic tuning of human withdrawal reflex receptive fields during cognitive attention and distraction tasks. L. Bjerre, A.T. Andersen, M.T. Hagelskjær, N. Ge,  C.D. Mørch, O.K. Andersen Eur J Pain. Accepted

Effects of adipose thickness and muscle hardness on pressure pain sensitivity; Sara Finocchietti, Carsten Dahl Mørch, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Thomas Graven-Nielsen. Clin J Pain, Accepted.

Estimating nerve excitation thresholds to cutaneous electrical stimulation by finite element modeling combined with a stochastic branching nerve fiber model. Mørch CD, Hennings K, Andersen OK. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2011 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Pressure-induced muscle pain and tissue biomechanics: a computational and experimental study. Finocchietti S, Nielsen M, Mørch CD, Arendt-Nielsen L, Graven-Nielsen T. Eur J Pain. 2011 Jan;15(1):36-44.

Spatial temperature distribution in human hairy and glabrous skin after infrared CO2 laser radiation. Frahm KS, Andersen OK, Arendt-Nielsen L, Mørch CD. Biomed Eng Online. 2010 Nov 8;9:69.

Exteroceptive aspects of nociception: insights from graphesthesia and two-point discrimination. Mørch CD, Andersen OK, Quevedo AS, Arendt-Nielsen L, Coghill RC. Pain. 2010 Oct;151(1):45-52.

Long-term facilitation of nociceptive withdrawal reflexes following low-frequency conditioning electrical stimulation: A new model for central sensitization in humans. Manresa JAB, Mørch CD, Andersen OK. 2010 Eur J Pain. 2010 Sep;14(8):822-31.

Convergence of cutaneous, musculoskeletal, dural and visceral afferents onto nociceptive neurons in the first cervical dorsal horn. Mørch CD, Hu JW, Arendt-Nielsen L, Sessle BJ. Eur J Neurosci. 2007 Jul;26(1):142-54.

Depression of the human nociceptive withdrawal reflex by segmental and heterosegmental intramuscular electrical stimulation. Ge HY, Collet T, Mørch CD, Arendt-Nielsen L, Andersen OK. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Jul;118(7):1626-32.

Nociceptive withdrawal reflexes evoked by uniform-temperature laser heat stimulation of large skin areas in humans. Mørch CD, Andersen OK, Graven-Nielsen T, Arendt-Nielsen L. J Neurosci Methods. 2007 Feb 15;160(1):85-92.

Modulation of heat evoked nociceptive withdrawal reflexes by painful intramuscular conditioning stimulation. Andersen OK, Mørch CD, Arendt-Nielsen L. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Oct;174(4):775-80

The saltation illusion demonstrates integrative processing of spatiotemporal information in thermoceptive and nociceptive networks. Trojan J, Stolle AM, Kleinböhl D, Mørch CD, Arendt-Nielsen L, Hölzl R. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar;170(1):88-96.

Patent

Method for predicting cutaneous afferent nerve fiber excitation. Andersen OK, Mørch CD, Hennings K,.

Published international conference abstracts within the last 5 years

Spatial summation of pain: a sub-additive phenomenon. A. Quevedo, C. Mørch, O. Andersen and R. Coghill. The Journal of Pain. Vol 11 (4) S 1, April 2010, Page S33. 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, APS 29th Annual Scientific Meeting. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2010.01.141

Dynamical tuning of the human withdrawal reflex receptive fields during cognitive attention and distraction tasks. Bjerre, L., Andersen, A. T., Ge, N., Hagelskjær, M. T., Mørch, C. D. & Andersen, O. K. 2010 Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 29 August - 2 September 2010, Montreal, Canada .  No. PW 304.

Effects of muscle hardness on pressure pain assessment. Finocchietti, S., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Mørch, C. D. & Graven-Nielsen, T. 2010 Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 29 August - 2 September 2010, Montreal, Canada. No. PM 264.

Spatial temperature distribution in human hairy and glabrous skin after infrared CO2 laser radiation. Frahm, K. S., Andersen, O. K., Arendt-Nielsen, L. & Mørch, C. D. 2010 Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 29 August - 2 September, Montreal, Canada. No. PT 267.

Estimating nerve excitation thresholds to cutaneous electrical stimulation by finite element modeling combined with a stochastic branching nerve fiber model. Mørch, C. D., Hennings, K. & Andersen, O. K. 2010 Abstracts of the XVIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, ISEK 2010, 16-19 June 2010, Aalborg, Denmark [CD-ROM]. Falla, D. & Farina, D. (red.). Aalborg : Department of Health Science and Technology. Aalborg University.

Heterosegmental conditioned pain modulation of temporal summation assessed by the human nociceptive withdrawal reflexes. Mørch, C. D., Ge, H., Arendt-Nielsen, L. & Andersen, O. K. 2010 Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 29 August - 2 September 2010, Montreal, Canada [CD-ROM]. International Association for the Study of Pain/IASP Press s. No. PT 302.

Modulation of spatial summation of pain by stimulus features and cognitive task. Quevedo, A. S., Mørch, C. D., Andersen, O. K. & Coghill, R. C. 2010 Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 29 August - 2 September 2010, Montreal, Canada. No. PH 288.

Low-frequency conditioning electrical stimulation evokes long-term facilitation of human nociceptive withdrawal reflex. / Biurrun Manresa, José ; Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Andersen, Ole K.. I: 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2009, 17-21 October 2009, Chicago, USA. 2009. s. No. 170.14/X16

Modeling preferential activation of Aδ-fibers fibers by small-area surface electrodes. / Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Hennings, Kristian ; Andersen, Ole K.. I: 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2009, 17-21 October 2009, Chicago, USA. 2009. s. No. 763.19/CC35

Graphesthesia and two-point discrimination of painful heat stimulation. / Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Andersen, Ole K. ; Coghill, R.C.. I: Abstracts of the 12th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 17-22 August 2008, Glasgow, Scotland [CD-ROM]. IASP Press, 2008. s. No. PM 270

High-frequency electrical stimulation to induce long-term potentiation compared to low frequency stimulation : a human psychophysical study. / van Diem, M. ; Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Andersen, Ole K. ; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars ; Wilder-Smith, Oliver. I: Abstracts of the 12th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 17-22 August 2008, Glasgow, Scotland [CD-ROM]. IASP Press, 2008. s. No. PW 120

Modulation of heat-evoked nociceptive withdrawal reflexes by painful intramuscular conditioning stimulation in man. / Andersen, Ole K.; Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars. I: 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 14-18 October 2006, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2006. s. No. 551.25/Z23

Organization of human withdrawal reflexes to painful laser stimulation of the dorsal foot. / Mørch, Carsten Dahl ; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars ; Yoshida, Ken ; Andersen, Ole K.. I: 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 14-18 October 2006, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2006. s. No. 551.24/Z22