Prof. Lauridsen received her M.Sc. in Animal Nutrition from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Frederiksberg, Denmark, in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the same University in 1998. She most recently completed research training abroad at the School of Clinical Veterinary Science, Bristol University, UK, studying immunohistochemistry. Her primary areas of research include nutritional immunology and infection biology, animal models for human, basic and applied lipid nutrition, vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, and inflammatory markers. She has since 2012 been head of the research section for immunology and microbiology at the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University.