Consortium member

Jo Iversen


PhD Student

Main Research Interests

  • Epigenetic Inheritance
  • Male Fertility
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Insulin Sensitivity


Jo Iversen is a PhD-fellow in Copenhagen at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research.

Jo has completed both a Bachelor and Master of Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen concluding in 2020, and has experience with protein chemistry and cell signaling from her bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively.

She previously held a research position at the Paediatric Oncology Research Laboratory at Rigshospitalet in Denmark under the direction of Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow, before joining the Environmental Epigenetics Laboratory of Professor Romain Barrés as a research assistant under the tutelage of Postdoc Lewin Barkla Small.

Jo has been associated with the GECKO Consortium since December 2022, and is primarily involved in establishment and conduct of novel research studies with a particular interest in targeted sequencing analysis and the epigenetics of male fertility.


Key Research Outputs

Small L, Lundell LS, Iversen J, Ehrlich AM, Dall M, Basse AL, Dalbram E, Hansen AN, Treebak JT, Barrès R, Zierath JR. Seasonal light hours modulate peripheral clocks and energy metabolism in mice. Cell Metab. 2023 Oct 3;35(10):1722-1735.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2023.08.005. Epub 2023 Sep 8. PMID: 37689069.

Small L, Ehrlich A, Iversen J, Ashcroft SP, Trošt K, Moritz T, Hartmann B, Holst JJ, Treebak JT, Zierath JR, Barrès R. Comparative analysis of oral and intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests in mice. Mol Metab. 2022 Mar;57:101440. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2022.101440. Epub 2022 Jan 11. PMID: 35026435; PMCID: PMC8810558.