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Albin Sandelin
Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-21285
albin@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Experimental transcriptomics - Computational transcritomics - Enhancer and promoter biology - Big data analysis
FOCUS:
Biomarkers, enhancers and promoters in inflammatory diseases - Biomarkers, enhancers and promoters in toxicology - lncRNA biogenesis and degradation - Enhancer RNA biology
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Biomarkers based on RNA - Big data analysis - lncRNA function - Image-based screening - Gut organoids as a screening system
Anders Albrechtsen
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-30246
aalbrechtsen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Statistical genetics - NGS data analysis - Population genetics - Disease mapping
FOCUS:
Method development for NGS data - Large scale association studies - Complex disease mapping
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Precision medicine - Genetic mechanism of complex traits
Anders Garm
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-31524
algarm@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Visual ecology - Sensory physiology - Electrophysiology - Brain function and evolution
FOCUS:
Visual processing in simple brains - Decentralized central nervous systems - Vision without neurons
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Sensors for robotics - Development of eel cultures
Anders Krogh
Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-21329
akrogh@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bioinformatics algorithms - Probabilistic methods
FOCUS:
Bioinformatics of high-throughput sequencing - Eukaryotic gene regulation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Gene expression analysis
Anders Løbner-Olesen
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22068
lobner@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Cell cycle control in bacteria - DNA replication stress - Bacterial DNA methylation - Antimicrobial compounds
FOCUS:
Control of bacterial chromosome replication - Bacterial cell cycle in vivo, i.e. mice - Stress and chromosome replication - Bacterial DNA methylation - Antimicrobial peptides
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Antibacterial drug screens - Development of anti-Gram-peptides - Identification and characterization of “accessory resistance genes (ARG)” - Peptides towards intracellular targets
Anders Michelsen
Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 23 39 82 86
andersm@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plant physiological ecology - Plant-microbe-soil interactions - Biogeochemistry - Use and analysis of stable isotopes (d13C and d15N) in ecology
FOCUS:
C and N cycling in arctic ecosystems - Effects of climate change
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Anders Priemé
Professor
Microbiology
+45 353-30147
aprieme@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology - Soil nitrogen cycling - Soil microbial community structure analyses - Greenhouse gas emssions from soil
FOCUS:
Microbial ecology - Permafrost microbiology - Microbial activity at low temperatures - Microbial activity and global change
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Cold-active bio-molecules - Soil health monitoring and improvement - Plant groth improvement
Bent Vismann
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21984
bvismann@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Physiology of invertebrates - Adaptations to sulphide - Respirometry - Aquaculture of shellfish - Filter feeding bivalves - Algal toxicity in bivalves
FOCUS:
Aquaculture of filter feeding bivalves
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Aquaculture
Berthe Marie Willumsen
Professor emeritus
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 287-52091
bmw@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Cancer - Embryonic cell lines - Tissue culture - Chromatin and expression methods
FOCUS:
Setting of the repressive H3K27 epigenetic mark
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Birgitte Regenberg
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21680
bregenberg@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Genomics - Yeast - Biofilm - Genome instability - Evolution
FOCUS:
Biofilm - Copy Number Variation (CNV) mutations; yeast, birds, human
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Screening genetic disorders and somatic mutations (e.g. cancer)
Birthe B. Kragelund
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-22081
bbk@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
NMR - Protein biophysics - Intrinsically disordered proteins - Protein folding - Membrane proteins
FOCUS:
Biological functions of intrinsically disordered proteins - Membrane proteins - Cytokine receptors
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Targeting membrane proteins - Exploiting disordered proteins in industrial production (e.g.milk)
Christian Holmberg
Associate Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22034
cholm@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Yeast genetics - Molecular biology - Genomic instablility
FOCUS:
Regulation of dNTP pools - DNA replication stress - Meiosis - DNA damage checkpoint
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Species specific drug screens
Cornelis (Cok) Grimmelikhuijzen
Professor
Cell and Neuro Biology
+45 353-21227
cgrimmelikhuijzen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Molecular neurobiology - Physiology - Endocrinology
FOCUS:
GPCRs - Neuropeptides - Biogenic amines - Genomics
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
GPCR deorphanization - Drug screening - Cell-based bioassays for GPCRs
David R Nash
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21323
drnash@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Behavioural Ecology - Conservation - Entomology - Population genetics - GC-MS
FOCUS:
Social parasitism - Coevolution - Cooperation - Mutualism
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Application of population genetics to biodiversity conservation - Citizen science
Dean Jacobsen
Associate Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 353-30132
djacobsen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Benthic macroinvertebrates - Automatic environmental field-data logging - Eco-physiology (Micro-respirometry)
FOCUS:
Stream ecology - Freshwater ecology - Alpine ecology - High altitude/elevation ecology - Glacier-fed systems - Benthic fauna - Eco-physiology - Biodiversity - Community ecology - Bio-assessment - Bio-monitoring
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Elodie Mandel-Briefer
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 35 32 90 33
elodie.briefer@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Animal behaviour experiments, analysis of animal behaviour, recordings and detailed analysis of vocalisations, playback experiments, assessment of animal emotions, statistical analyses (linear mixed-effect models, principal component analysis, discriminant function analysis, permutation tests)
FOCUS:
Animal behaviour, acoustic communication, cognition, emotions and personality
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Tools to automatically and non-invasively assess animal emotions, based on their behaviour and/or vocalisations. Welfare assessment of pet and farm animals
Flemming Ekelund
Associate Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 51 82 70 41
fekelund@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Soil protists, diversity & ecology - Microscopy and molecular based - Plant soil interactions
FOCUS:
Relationships between soil diversity and functioning - Soil services
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Microbial cultures to promote plant growth - Novozymes
Frank Hauser
Associate Professor
Cell and Neuro Biology
+45 353-21206
fhauser@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
GPCRs - Neuropeptides, bioassays, bioinformatics, evolution
FOCUS:
Annotation and deorphanizaton of invertebrate GPCRs
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Development of new crop protection agents and pesticides
Genevieve Thon
Associate Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-30198
gen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Chromatin - Sumoylation - Yeast genetics - Mutant searches - Quantitative biology
FOCUS:
Heterochromatin formation and functions - Nuclear organization - Interplays between replication and the formation of chromatin domains - Quantitative modeling
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Development of tools for epigenetic engineering
Guojie Zhang
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
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guojie.zhang@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Comparative genomics - Functional genomics
FOCUS:
Biodiversity genomics - Genome evolution - Neurobiology
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Hans Henrik Bruun
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21211
hhbruun@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Biodiversity - Community ecology - Conservation biology
FOCUS:
Multi-taxon species richness - Trait-based community assembly - Longitudinal studies of biodiversity change - Forest conservation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Science-based advice to the political system
Hans R. Siegismund
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-21339
hsiegismund@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Population genetics and genomics - Evolution
FOCUS:
Population demography, structure, admixture and speciation in African ungulates and primates
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Conservation and management of endangered species
Helge Ro-Poulsen
Associate Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 353-30150
helgerp@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plant eco-physiology in relation to environmental changes - Measurement of gas exchanges from leaf to ecosystem level
FOCUS:
Carbon balance of arctic ecosystems in relation to global change
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Henriette Pilegaard
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-21687
hpilegaard@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Human and mice models - Biochemical and molecular tissue analyses - Respirometry
FOCUS:
PGC-1alpha - Substrate recruitment - Mitochondrial adaptations and function - Metabolic flexibility
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Testing compounds in mice and human models
Henrik Enevoldsen
Head of Centre 
Marine Biology
+45 353-30118
h.enevoldsen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Harmful algae
FOCUS:
Ecology and oceanography of harmful algae - HAB data capacity development
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Harmful algae
Ian H Lambert
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-30256
ihlambert@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Intracellular signaling - Transport kinetics for organic osmolytes
FOCUS:
Cell-Volume and Cell-Fate - Taurine – Homeostasis - Drug resistance
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Meat quality - Test of compounds on cell fate
Ida Moltke
Assistant Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-30239
ida@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Demographic inference - Detection of natural selection - Trait/disease mapping in structured populations - Development of new statistical methods
FOCUS:
Demographic history of the Greenlandic population - Natural selection in the Greenlandic population - Trait/disease mapping in the Greenlandic population - Related method development
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Type II diabetes prevention/treatment
Ivana Novak
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-30275
inovak@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
BioImaging - Electrophysiology - Cell/organ physiology
FOCUS:
Purinergic signaling - Ion channels - Pancreatic diseases - Acid/base transport - Metabolism
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Purinergic receptors and ion channels as targets for pancreatic diseases - Novo Nordisk - Biolinscientific - Lundbeck
Jacob B. Hansen
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-30111
jacob.hansen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Metabolic regulation in mammals - Real-time oxygen measurements - Signal transduction - Obesity biology - Brown adipocyte and brown adipose tissue biology
FOCUS:
Substrates for brown adipocyte thermogenesis - Signal transduction in activated brown adipocytes - Regulation of brown adipocyte adipokine secretion
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Small-scale compound screen - Small-scale siRNA screens - Real-time oxygen consumption rate (Seahorse XF96 Flux Analyzer technology) - Testing of genes and/or compounds in adipocytes
Jacobus (Koos) Boomsma
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21340
jjboomsma@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Social Evolution - Evolutionary biology of cooperation and conflict - Mutualistic and parasitic symbioses - Mating system evolution - Evolutionary Medicine
FOCUS:
Origin of superorganismic insect colonies - Genome sequencing - Metagenomics of insect microbiota - Evolutionary proteomics (with Perth collaborator) - Genomic imprinting
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Discovery of novel enzymes and/or antibiotics from ant symbiotic fungi and bacteria
Jakob R. Winther
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-21500
jrwinther@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein design - Enzyme screening - Enzyme assays - Protein chemistry
FOCUS:
Protein design - High-throughput enzyme assays - Treatments for rare diseases
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
New enzymes for novel applications in health and society
Jan Christiansen
Assistant Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-22008
janchr@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
RNA Biology - RNA-binding proteins - Post-transcriptional gene regulation - Polysome analysis - High-throughput CLIP technology
FOCUS:
RNA assemblages - Post-transcriptional RNA regulons - Translational control - Y RNAs
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Diagnostics for poor cancer survival - Small-molecule inhibition of cellular invasion - Druggability of complex cellular processes
Jens Borum
Associate Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 353-30122
jborum@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Ecophysiology of submersed plants and macroalgae - Coastal eutrophication analyses - Microsensor techniques
FOCUS:
Oxygen dynamics in macroalgae - Seagrass responses to climate change
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Jens T Høeg
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-31525
jthoeg@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Sexual evolution - Larval biology - Parasitology
FOCUS:
Sexual evolution - Larval biology
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Antifouling technology - Immigrant species - Role of parasites as controllers in natural populations
Jeppe Vinther
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-21264
jvinther@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Sequencing based methods - In-cell RNA structure probing - RNA modification - Antisense oligonucleotides
FOCUS:
RNA structure in (+) stranded RNA viruses - Pseudouridine modifications in yeast - RNA structure in Bacillus - Stress regulation in Bacillus
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Antisense oligonucleotides - In-cell RNA structure probing - Global RNA modification mapping - Sequencing based screens
Jes Søe Pedersen
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21254
jspedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Social evolution - Invasion biology - Population genetics - Behavioural experimentation
FOCUS:
Ant supercolonies - Social diseases - Social recognition - Invasive mammals
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Invasive species control - Evolutionary medicine
John Fleng Steffensen
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 60 77 04 90
jfsteffensen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Fish physiology: hypoxia, exercise, hypercapnia, oxygen transport, conservation, metabolism
FOCUS:
Biology of the Greenland shark - Effects of salinity on the physiology and distribution of perch - Physiology of fish exposed to toxic algae
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Animal blood chemistry instrument – somewhat similar to a Radiometer ABL77, but for temperatures between 5 and 42 DegC
John Mundy
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-24259
mundy@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plant molecular genetics
FOCUS:
Disease resistance signal transduction
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Plant growth regulation - Disease resistance
Kaj Sand-Jensen
Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 353-30124
ksandjensen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Dynamics and metabolism of lakes, ponds and streams - Evidence-based restoration of lakes and streams - Historical biodiversity patterns on land and in water - Broad-scale regulation of geographical distribution patterns - Ecophysiology of aquatic plants
FOCUS:
Why do ponds stratify and experience anoxia during daytime? - How can we design the best lakes? - Is colonization credit in Lake Fure indefinite? - The distribution of oligotrophic rosette plants – is it influenced by rising temperatures?
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Sensor equipment to track movement of small animals
Karen Skriver
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-21712
kskriver@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein chemistry - Biochemistry - Spectroscopy - Regulatory networks - Didactics
FOCUS:
Protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions and intrinsic disorder in gene regulatory networks
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Karsten Kristiansen
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-24443
kk@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Metabolism - Nutrition - Genomics - Metagenomics
FOCUS:
Macronutrient balance and regulation of metabolism - Population genomics - General metagenomics - Metagenomics for disease detection and treatment - Host-microbiota interaction
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novel food (ongoing collaboration Arla AmbA) - Novel feed (ongoing collaboration Novozymes/SEGES) - Antimicrobial peptides (ongoing collaboration DenfensinTherapeutics) - Metagenomics disease detection and treatment stratification (ongoing collaboration Exiqon)
Katrine Worsaae
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21987
kworsaae@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Evolution, structure and adaptation - Annelida & meiofauna - Brain & nervous system - Miniaturization - Bioimaging & phylogeny
FOCUS:
Evolution of annelids – molecules, morphology, and habitat - Biodiversity, systematics and taxonomy of meiofauna - Evolution of anchialine cave fauna - Neuro-muscular evolution and development
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Developments of methods for/ assessments of: Barcoding of bottom fauna, Macrofauna diversity, Meiofauna diversity, Species-habitat interaction - Bio-discovery
Kim Rewitz
Associate Professor
Cell and Neuro Biology
+45 353-30155
kim.rewitz@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Development - Drosophila - Molecular Genetics - Endocrinology
FOCUS:
Development - Endocrinology - Growth - Neurobiology
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novo Nordisk - Lundbeck
Kirsten S. Christoffersen
Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 353-30123
kchristoffersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plankton community ecology and benthic-pelagic couplings - Automatic environmental field-data logging - Long term monitoring
FOCUS:
Response of Arctic aquatic ecosystems to climate change - High-altitude freshwater ecology - Implication of an invasive mussel in Danish lakes - Restoration of lakes
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Remote sensing - Data logger technology
Kresten Lindorff-Larsen
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-22027
lindorff@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Structural biology - Protein biophysics - Computational chemistry - Protein Dynamics - Molecular dynamics simulations
FOCUS:
Integrative structural biology - Drug resistance - Ligand-binding kinetics and thermodynamics - Personalized medicine
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Drug development - Drug resistance - Enzyme optimization - Protein stabilization
Kaare Teilum
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-22029
kaare.teilum@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
NMR - Protein Biophysics - Enzyme kinetics - Protein aggregation
FOCUS:
Functional protein dynamics - Improving protein stability and binding activity - Protein structure-function relationships - Protein structure determination
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
New and optimized enzymes
Lars Ellgaard
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-21725
lellgaard@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein folding - Protein degradation - Protein thiol chemistry - Mammalian cell culture
FOCUS:
Oxidative protein folding in the ER - Degradation of misfolded ER proteins - Recombinant expression of hard-to-fold protein toxins - Molecular biology of toxic peptides
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
New treatments for rare diseases - Production of challenging proteins
Lasse Riemann
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21959
lriemann@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology - Molecular analyses - Community composition - Bacterioplankton Nitrogen fixation
FOCUS:
Heterotrophic N2 fixation - Regulation of bacterial community composition - Bacterial molecular ecology
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Cultivation of marine bacteria
Lone Rønnov-Jessen
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-21644
lronnov-jessen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Primary cell culture - 3-D models - Epithelial-stromal interaction - Cell based assays
FOCUS:
Normal breast development and function - Breast cancer - Stem cells - Stem cell niche
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Breast endocrinology - Screening of hormone-like substances - Toxicology - Drug screening - Carcinogenesis - Assay development
Lotte Bang Pedersen
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-37887
lbpedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Cell biology - Primary cilia - Centrosomes - Cytoskeleton - Signaling
FOCUS:
Cilia assembly mechanisms - Kinesin-3 motors - Ciliopathy disease mechanisms
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Functional analysis of disease genes (ciliopathies) - Drug screening of ciliopathy patient cells
Martin W. Berchtold
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 24467173
mabe@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Intracellular trafficking - Calcium signaling plasma membrane repair cell cycle control cell imaging
FOCUS:
heart failure mutations - Mechanisms in membrane repair - Role of Calmodulin in cell cycle regulation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Heart arrhythmia drug development - Drug delivery into cancer cells through interfering with membrane repair
Martin Willemoës
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-22030
willemoes@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein design - Directed evolution of enzymes - Enzyme kinetics - Isothermal titration calorimetry
FOCUS:
Protein redesign - HIV protease redesign - Mutant library generation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Dairy industry - Green chemistry - Drug design
Mathias Middelboe
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21991
mmiddelboe@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Marine viral ecology - Phage-host interaction - Microbial evolution
FOCUS:
Phage control of fish pathogens - Phage-driven biogeochemical cycling
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Phage control of pathogens in aquaculture
Mette Burmølle
Associate Professor
Microbiology
+45 353-30119
burmolle@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Multispecies biofilms - Bacterial interactions - Sociomicro-biology - In vitro biofilm models coupled to microscopy
FOCUS:
Interactions in biofilms - Succession in complex communities - Biofilm in food production facilities
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Strategies for combatting biofilms in food production facilities - Strategies for targeted treatment of polymicrobial infections - Application of multispecies biofilms in waste conversion and bioremediation
Michael Askvad Sørensen
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-23711
mas@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Regulation of translation and transcription - Bacterial genetics - Analysis of RNA expression
FOCUS:
tRNA stability - Bacterial stress response - Regulatory RNAs
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Development of antibacterial agents
Michael Kühl
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21956
mkuhl@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology & ecophysiology - Biophotonics & Photobiology - Plant biology - Biogeochemistry - Photosynthesis - Sensor development - Coral reef ecology
FOCUS:
Microenvironmental ecology of microbes & aquatic plants - Development/application of microsensors & bioimaging - Microbial interactions
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Sensors for environmental monitoring - Diagnostics of chronic infections - Treatment of biofilms - Characterisation of microenvironmental conditions in instruments/incubators - Material properties
Michael Lisby
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22120
mlisby@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
DNA repair - Genome stability - Yeast genetics - Live cell fluorescence microscopy - High-throughput screening - Cancer
FOCUS:
Nuclear protein quality control - DNA replication stress - Regulation of DNA repair by PTMs - DNA anaphase bridges - Telomere maintenance
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Cell-based assays for high-throughput screens - Nanosensors - Combinatorial genetic libraries - Drug screens
Michael Thomas-Poulsen
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-30377
mpoulsen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Host-symbiont evolution - Gut microbiology and molecular biology - Defensive symbiosis - Amplicon sequencing / genomics / metagenomics - Evolutionary medicine
FOCUS:
Insect gut microbiotas - Bacteria-derived antimicrobials - Assembly and stability of gut microbiotas - Symbiotic plant biomass degradation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Enzyme discovery - Antibiotics discovery - Microbiomes
Mirna Perez-Moreno
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 35333540
mirna.pmoreno@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
cell biology, molecular biology, flow cytometry, histology, microscopy, 2D cell culture, 3D cell culture.
FOCUS:
skin, tissue regeneration, cancer biology, stem cells.
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Regenerative approaches, wound repair, cancer treatment, drug testing, drug delivery systems.
Morten Petersen
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22127
shutko@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plant molecular genetics
FOCUS:
Immunity - Recycling - Reprogramming,
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Increased stress tolerance in plants
Nadja Møbjerg
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-21653
nmobjerg@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Comparative zoology - Ionic and osmotic regulation - Experimental biology - Electro-physiology - Microscopy
FOCUS:
Extreme environments - Tardigrades - Osmo-regulation - Diapause - Cryptobiosis
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Research in cryptobiosis, e.g. dessication tolerance (anhydrobiosis) holds potential discoveries with significance e.g. in connection with preservation of food, storage of cells, tissues and organs, and cleantech.
Niels Daugbjerg
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-31830
n.daugbjerg@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protist biology - Molecular systematics - Phytoplankton ecology - Light and electron microscopy
FOCUS:
Systematics and phylogeny of eukaryotic microbes - Molecular ecology - Molecular quantification of toxic phytoplankton - Autecology of phytoplankton
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Cultivation of eukaryotic microalgae - Molecular quantification of harmful microalgae
Niels-Ulrik Frigaard
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21957
nuf@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Photosynthetic microbes - Microbial metabolism (sulfur, carbon) - Microbial genetics - Anaerobic microbiology
FOCUS:
Ecophysiology of cyanobacteria and anaerobic phototrophic bacteria - Applications of microalgae and cyanobacteria with respect to pigments, nutrients, and valuable metabolites including biofuels and heterologous bioproducts - Cultivation of microalgae, cyan
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Microbial pigment analysis and production - Microbial extracellular membrane vesicles for export of valuable products
Olaf Nielsen
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22102
onigen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Cell cycle analysis - Genome stability - Yeast Genetics
FOCUS:
Regulation of dNTP levels - DNA replication stress - Function of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) - Protein aggregates - CAGE
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Drug screens - Image-based analysis of subcellular structures (with Chemometec)
Ole Pedersen
Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 23 74 76 41
opedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Experimental plant eco-physiology - In situ microsensor application
FOCUS:
Submergence tolerance of terrestrial wetland plants - Traits conferring flood tolerance of rice and dryland crops - Restoration of lobelia lakes - Brownification of Scandinavian softwater lakes
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Microsensor development - Plant production methods
Per Amstrup Pedersen
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-21667
papedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Membrane proteins - Yeast - Molecular biology - Biotechnology
FOCUS:
Membrane proteins in basic and applied science - Membrane protein structure
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Membrane proteins have huge biotech potential
Per Juel Hansen
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 353-21985
phjansen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology - Plankton biology - Functional biology of protists - Ocean acidification/alkalinisation
FOCUS:
Ichthyotoxic algae - Mixotrophy/acquired phototrophy - Ocean Acidification
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Harmful algae and their toxins
Peter Brodersen
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-22031
pbrodersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Post-transcriptional gene regulation by small non-coding RNA - Arabidopsis genetics - RNA biochemistry
FOCUS:
Endomembranes and miRNA function - Recognition of non-self RNA - Interplay between covalent RNA modification and miRNA function - Translational repression by ARGONAUTE - Reprogramming the active small RNA population: regulated proteolysis of ARGONAUTE
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novel methods to achieve plant drought resistance - Application of DNA-guided AGO proteins in genome engineering - Crop improvement via miRNAs - Use of plants as heterologous protein expression systems
Qunxin She
Associate Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22013
qunxin@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
CRISPR-Cas systems - Genome stability and cell death - Archaeal genetics and Thermophilic enzymes
FOCUS:
DNA/RNA cleavage mechanisms - Programmed cell death in Archaea and its regulation - Gene silencing and genome editing - Thermostability of thermophilic enzymes
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
CRISPR genome editing - Thermophilic industrial enzymes
Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-21718
rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein degradation - Yeast genetics - Mammalian cell culture
FOCUS:
Role of protein stability in rare diseases - Regulation of protein stability - Ubiquitin-proteasome system for protein degradation - The p97 ATPase complex
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novel treatments for genetic diseases - Diagnostics of rare diseases
Rasmus Kjøller
Associate Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 353-22311
rasmusk@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
DNA Barcoding - Community analysis - Microbiological mycology
FOCUS:
Ecosystem mycology - Molecular ecology - Community ecology - Mycorrhizal fungi
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Application of growth promoting fungi in agriculture, horticulture Screening environmental samples for desired/non desired organisms
Riikka Rinnan
Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 353-30296
riikkar@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Broad background in soil microbial ecology, plant eco-physiology and global change ecology - Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - Near infrared spectroscopy
FOCUS:
Biogenic VOC emissions from arctic ecosystems - Effects of climate change
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
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Robin Andersson
Assistant Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 353-30245
robin@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Enhancer identification - Enhancer activity - Modeling of transcriptional regulation - Promoter architecture - Second generation sequencing analyses
FOCUS:
Architectures of transcriptional regulation - Regulatory dynamics - Age-dependent regulatory variability - Enhancer-promoter interactions - Regulatory function
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Age-dependent disorders - Genetic variant interpretation - Enhancer profiling
Sine Lo Svenningsen
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 353-22033
sls@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bacteriophage molecular biology - Bacterial gene regulation - Small regulatory RNAs
FOCUS:
Role of small RNAs in the bacterial stress response - Quorum-sensing control of bacteriophage –host interactions - Degradation of stable RNA - Functions of tRNA-derived fragments
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Growth optimization of bacterial cultures - Enhanced probiotics
Steen Pedersen
Associate Professor Emeritus
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 287-52096
steenp@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
RNA degradation - Ribosome biology
FOCUS:
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INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novel antibiotics
Stine Falsig Pedersen
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-21546
sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Ion transport - Acid-base homeostasis - Cellular signaling - 3D models of breast cancer - Real-time fluorescence imaging
FOCUS:
Acid-base transport in cancer - Structure/function / regulation of ion transport proteins
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Biomarkers and treatment targets in epithelial cancers
Søren Christensen
Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 353-30151
schristensen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Spatial heterogeneity and soil biogeochemistry
FOCUS:
Soil trace gas production
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Hedeselskabet - Skovbruget - Landscentret for Planteavl
Søren J. Sørensen
Professor
Microbiology
+45 51 82 70 07
sjs@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Soil microbiology - Biofilms - Bioinformatics - Flow cytometry - Sequencing
FOCUS:
Microbial interaction - Microbial ecology - Antibiotic resistance - Animal, soil and plant microbiome
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Microbiome transplantation - Probiotics - Agricultural (seed) inoculation - Biosustainability
Søren Rosendahl
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 51 82 70 03
soerenr@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Fungal population genetics - Microbial community ecology - Meta barcoding - Fungal ecology - Plant pathology
FOCUS:
Microbial community assembly dynamics - Fungal pathogen evolution
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Fast pcr detection - Risk assessment of diseases
Søren Tvorup Christensen
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 353-30255
stchristensen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Mammalian cell and molecular biology - Primary cilia, trafficking and signaling - Cardiomyogenes - Neurogenesis - Ciliopathies
FOCUS:
Basic research and functional characterization of ciliopathy genes in CHD, MCPH and PCD
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Diagnosis and drug development for genetic disorders (ciliopathies)
Thomas Hamelryck
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 23 96 06 13
thamelry@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bayesian statistics - Machine learning - Protein structure prediction - Probabilistic programming - Python
FOCUS:
Inference of protein structure using probabilistic models - Probabilistic modelling using Bayesian methods
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
General probabilistic modelling and statistics - Protein engineering and protein modelling
Torben Dabelsteen
Professor emeritus
Ecology and Evolution
+45 353-21305
tdabelsteen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Sound analysis, playback experiments, communication networks - Quantification of transmission caused sound degradation - Social network analysis
FOCUS:
Evolution of sound communication under different environmental and social conditions - Complexity of communication and social environment - Animal personality - Neural correlates of communication complexity and personality - Animal social structure and conservati
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
How animal personality and social networks analysis may contribute to understanding farm animal welfare
Vibe Østergaard
Associate Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-30213
vibe@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Genetics in cell lines
FOCUS:
Chromosomal fragile sites - Genome stability - Mutagenesis - DNA replication stress - DNA processing in mitosis
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Drug development
Xu Peng
Associate Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 353-22018
peng@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Virology - 2D gel for DNA replication - Metagenomics - DNA library construction
FOCUS:
Archaeal virology (life cycle) - Virus-host interactions (CRISPR and anti-CRISPR)
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Archaeal viruses as stable nanoparticles - Thermostable enzymes
Øjvind Moestrup
Professor emeritus
Marine Biology
+45 51 82 70 06
moestrup@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protist taxonomy and evolution - Ultrastructure - Toxic plankton algae
FOCUS:
Protist taxonomy and evolution - Ultrastructure - Toxic plankton algae
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Effect of toxic algae (fish farms, the environment)