Sindri Traustason - Curriculum Vitae

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Sindri Traustason



Institute                                  Date            Degree            Field

University of Copenhagen

Faculty of Medicine                  2009-2013     PhD               Medical Sciences

- Thesis title:    Spectrophotometric Retinal Oximetry: Validation in Biological Settings and Clinical Applications.
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University of Iceland

Faculty of Medicine                     2005-2007       MSc                 Biomedical Sciences

- Dissertation title:     Neuroprotection in Retinal Ischemia and Reperfusion: The effect of hypothermia and GABAergic compounds.
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University of Iceland

Department of Biology                 2002-2005       BSc                  General Biology

 - Dissertation title:    Morphological Variety of Three Spine Sticklebacks in Ponds North of Lake Mývatn

Peer reviewed publications

Traustason, S, la Cour, M, & Larsen, M. Retinal vascular oximetry during ranibizumab treatment of central retinal vein occlusion. The British Journal of Ophthalmology. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304580

Traustason S, Kiilgaard JF, Karlsson RA, Hardarson SH, Stefansson E, la Cour M. Spectrophotometric retinal oximetry in pigs. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013;54:2746-2751.

Munch IC, Traustason S, Olgaard K, Larsen M. Acute macular neuroretinopathy in relation to anti-thymocyte globulin infusion. Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh) 2012;90:e321-322.

Traustason S, Jensen AS, Arvidsson HS, Munch IC, Sondergaard L, Larsen M. Retinal oxygen saturation in patients with systemic hypoxemia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52:5064-5067.

Traustason S, Hardarson SH, Gottfredsdottir MS, et al. Dorzolamide-timolol combination and retinal vessel oxygen saturation in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. BrJOphthalmol 2009;93:1064-1067.

Traustason S, Eysteinsson T, Agnarsson BA, Stefansson E. GABA agonists fail to protect the retina from ischemia-reperfusion injury. ExpEye Res 2009;88:361-36

NCBI list of publications

Employment History

Santaris Pharma, Copenhagen, Denmark
14- present    Research Scientist
  • Research and development
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008- 2014        Cand. Scient, PhD student
  • Clinical researcher
  • Clinical assistant, ophthalmic examinations
  • IT and Medical device maintenance/assistance
Oxymap ehf., Reykjavík, Iceland
2007- 2008
        Project manager
  • Study of the effect of differential drug treatment on retinal oxygen saturation in glaucoma patients
  • Various projects concerning the development of the Oxymap Retinal Oximeter
  • Design and maintenance of company website


University of Iceland, Department of Physiology, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Lab tutor in various physiology courses for medical, nursing, physiotherapy, biology and pharmacy students
  • Directory Board, Students’ Representative
Hólar University College, Hólar, Iceland
  • Research assistant
  • Educational guide for aquarium of Icelandic fresh water fauna