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Albin Sandelin
Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 3532 1285
albin@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3533 0246
aalbrechtsen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3533 1524
algarm@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Visual ecology - Sensory physiology - Electrophysiology - Brain function and evolution - light measurements - electron microscopy - behavioural ecology
FOCUS:
Visual processing in simple brains - Decentralized central nervous systems - Vision without neurons - sensory ecology in the deep sea - bioluminescence in the deep sea - marine microplastic
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Sensors for robotics - Development of eel cultures
Anders Løbner-Olesen
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 3532 2068
lobner@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 2339 8286
andersm@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 51827033
aprieme@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology - Soil nitrogen cycling - Soil microbial community structure analyses - Greenhouse gas emissions from soil - Arctic soil microbiology
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 growth improvement
Bent Vismann
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 3532 1984
bvismann@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 2875 2091
bmw@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 3532 1680
bregenberg@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 2081
bbk@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 2034
cholm@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1227
cgrimmelikhuijzen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Molecular neurobiology - Physiology - Endocrinology - Neurobiology
FOCUS:
GPCRs - Neuropeptides - Biogenic amines - Genomics - Insects
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
GPCR deorphanization - Drug screening - Cell-based bioassays for GPCRs
David R Nash
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 3532 1323
drnash@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Behavioural Ecology - Conservation - Entomology - Population genetics - GC-MS - Ecology - Community Ecology
FOCUS:
Social parasitism - Coevolution - Cooperation - Mutualism - Conservation - Insect conservation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Application of population genetics to biodiversity conservation - Citizen science
Dean Jacobsen
Associate Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 3533 0132
djacobsen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 9033
elodie.briefer@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 5182 7041
fekelund@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1206
fhauser@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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 3533 0198
gen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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
+45 3532 1292
guojie.zhang@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1211
hhbruun@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Biodiversity - Community ecology - Conservation biology
FOCUS:
Multi-taxon species richness - Trait-based community assembly - Longitudinal studies of biodiversity change - Spatial conservation planning - European forests and grasslands
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Science-based advice to the political system about biodiversity conservation, to private enterprises about sustainability (GDG 15 Life on Land) and about integrating biodiversity in production areas and the cityscape.
Hans R. Siegismund
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 3532 1339
hsiegismund@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 Emeritus
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 3533 0150
helgerp@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1687
hpilegaard@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Human experiments and mouse models including use of transgenic mice. This includes in vivo measurements as well as tissue analyses. A broad range of biochemical (including enzyme activity) and molecular tissue analyses on a range of tissues (including skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, liver and brain). Using respirometry on whole tissue from mice and humans.
FOCUS:
Mitochondrial function - and mitochondrial adaptations Substrate recruitment and metabolic flexibility
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Testing compounds in mice and human models
Henrik Enevoldsen
Head of Centre 
Marine Biology
+45 3533 0118
h.enevoldsen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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 Emeritus
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 3533 0256
ihlambert@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 3533 0239
ida@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3533 0275
inovak@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3533 0111
jacob.hansen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Metabolic regulation in mammals - Real-time oxygen measurements - Signal transduction - Obesity biology - Brown adipocyte and brown adipose tissue biology
FOCUS:
Gene expression in adipocytes - Substrates for brown and beige adipocyte thermogenesis - Signal transduction in adipocytes - Regulation of adipocyte adipokine secretion
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Human cell models of brown, beige and white adipocytes - Small-scale compound screen - Real-time oxygen consumption rate (Seahorse XF96 Flux Analyzer technology) - Testing of gene function and/or compounds in adipocytes
Jacobus (Koos) Boomsma
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 3532 1340
jjboomsma@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1500
jrwinther@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 2008
janchr@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3533 0122
jborum@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 Emeritus
Marine Biology
+45 3533 1525
jthoeg@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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 3532 1264
jvinther@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1254
jspedersen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 6077 0490
jfsteffensen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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
Jonas Stenløkke Madsen
Assistant Professor
Microbiology
+45 35 33 01 40
jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
genome engineering (e.g. by CRISPR/Cas), synthetic biology, fluorescence reporter gene technologies, FACS, CLSM, high-throughput sequencing, transcriptomics, and classical microbiology methodologies
FOCUS:
My research focuses on how bacteria interact, the molecular biology behind interactions, and how these social interactions evolve. Basically, the molecular biology and evolution of conflict, manipulation, sharing, and dependencies among bacteria. I am especially interested in the role horizontal gene transfer – gene-sharing between bacteria – has in bacterial social evolution. The critical increase of antibiotic resistance among infectious bacteria, for example, is a striking and scary outcome of horizontal gene transfer. Sharing of genes is typically facilitated by mobile genetic elements and I studying how such elements interact with the rest of the host genome, in addition to how such interactions effect the social behavior of the host bacterium. In order to experimentally address the hypothesis driven research briefly described above, an important part of my work is to develop molecular tools and engineer bacteria. The experimental research conducted by my group utilizes genome engineering (e.g. by CRISPR/Cas), synthetic biology, and fluorescence reporter gene technologies, FACS, CLSM, high-throughput sequencing, transcriptomics, and classical microbiology methodologies. We also use in vivo animal and plant models that are made available by collaborators with proper facilities.
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Antibiotic resistance
Kaj Sand-Jensen
Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 3533 0124
ksandjensen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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 3532 1712
kskriver@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 4443
kk@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 - Gut microbiota/brain axis
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Novel food (ongoing collaboration Arla AmbA) - Novel feed (ongoing collaboration SEGES) - Metagenomics disease detection and treatment stratification (ongoing BGI)
Kathrin Rousk
Assistant Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 35 33 20 74
kathrin.rousk@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
nitrogen fixation measurements, symbioses, nitrogen cycle, plant-bacteria associations, bryophytes, cyanobacteria, nutrient cycling in pristine ecosystems
FOCUS:
cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation in pristine ecosystems, moss-bacteria inetactions
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
nitrogen and heavy metal pollution effects on ecosystem functioning
Katrine Worsaae
Associate Professor
Marine Biology
+45 3532 1987
kworsaae@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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
Professor
Cell and Neuro Biology
+45 3533 0155
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 3533 0123
kchristoffersen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plankton ecology and benthic-pelagic couplings - Automatic environmental field-data logging - Long term monitoring - Historical time series - Ecotoxicology - Toxic cyanobacteria - Restoration of lakes
FOCUS:
Response of Arctic aquatic ecosystems to climate change - High-altitude freshwater ecology - Implication of an invasive mussel in Danish lakes - High resolution data recording
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Remote sensing - Data logger technology
Kresten Lindorff-Larsen
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 3532 2027
lindorff@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Structural biology - Protein biophysics - Personalized Medicine - Genomic variant effects - Computational chemistry - Protein Dynamics - Molecular dynamics simulations
FOCUS:
Integrative structural biology - Drug resistance - Ligand-binding kinetics and thermodynamics - Personalized medicine
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Personalized Medicine - Genomics - Drug development - Drug resistance - Enzyme optimization - Protein stabilization and design
Kaare Teilum
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 3532 2029
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 Båstrup-Spohr
Assistant Professor
Freshwater Biology
+45 3532 1166
lbaastrupspohr@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Biodiversity of aquatic organisms particularly plants - Statistics - Functional traits
FOCUS:
What structures the composition of biological communities in freshwater environments
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Nature restoration - Environmental assessment - Species Identification
Lars Ellgaard
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 3532 1725
lellgaard@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein folding - Protein degradation - Recombinant expression of disulfide-rich peptides - Mammalian cell culture - conotoxins
FOCUS:
Oxidative protein folding in the ER - Degradation of misfolded ER proteins - Recombinant expression of disulfide-rich protein toxins - Structure-function analysis of neurotoxic peptides
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
New treatments for rare diseases - Recombinant production of challenging proteins
Lasse Riemann
Professor
Marine Biology
+45 3532 1959
lriemann@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1644
lronnov-jessen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 3533 7887
lbpedersen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 2446 7173
mabe@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 2030
willemoes@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 1991
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 3533 0119
burmolle@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 3532 3711
mas@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page ORCID
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 4047 6304
mkuhl@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Microbial ecology & ecophysiology - Marine Biology - Biophotonics & Photobiology - Plant biology - Biogeochemistry - Photosynthesis - Sensor development - Coral reef ecology - 3D bioprinting
FOCUS:
Microenvironmental ecology of microbes & aquatic plants - Development/application of microsensors & bioimaging - Microbial interactions - Symbiosis
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Sensors for environmental monitoring - Diagnostics of chronic infections - Treatment of biofilms - Characterisation of microenvironmental conditions in instruments/incubators - Material properties - Optimisation of bioproduction
Michael Lisby
Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 3532 2120
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 - Liquid-liquid phase separation - Chromosomal fragile sites
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Cell-based assays for high-throughput screens - Nanosensors - Combinatorial genetic libraries - Drug screens
Michael Thomas-Poulsen
Professor
Ecology and Evolution
+45 3533 0377
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 / metabolomics - 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 3533 3540
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 3532 2127
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 3532 1653
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 3533 1830
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 3532 1957
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 3532 2102
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 2374 7641
opedersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Experimental plant eco-physiology - In situ microsensor application - flood tolerance of plants - salinity tolerance of plants - drought tolerance of plants
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 - salinity tolerance of crops - drought tolerance of crops
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Microsensor development - Plant production methods - functional surfaces - gas tight membranes
Per Amstrup Pedersen
Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
+45 3532 1667
papedersen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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 3532 1985
pjhansen@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
Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 3532 2031
pbrodersen@bio.ku.dk
UCPH home page 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
Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen
Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 3532 1718
rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Protein degradation - Yeast genetics - Mammalian cell culture - Deep mutational scanning
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 3532 2311
rasmusk@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Plant-microbial interactions Fungal biology Molecular Ecology DNA Barcoding Community analysis
FOCUS:
My main contribution to science has been through application of molecular markers to disentangle otherwise hidden fungal communities and populations associated with plants and soil and addressing the functional ecology of these species rich fungal guilds. In recent years the focus has been on: 1) how fungal communities are structured in time and space and 2) how the environment changes fungal communities and how these changes feedback on ecosystem functions. Much of my work have focused on symbiotic root colonizing fungi especially mycorrhizal fungi. I have developed molecular markers for tracking these in plant roots and soil but are also confident with applying biochemical markers as well as classical microscopic examinations when needed.
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Application of growth promoting or biocontrol fungi in agriculture, horticulture Tracking communities and populations of plant pathogenic fungi Screening environmental samples for desired/non desired organisms
Riikka Rinnan
Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 51827039
riikkar@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - Near infrared spectroscopy - Plant-soil-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions
FOCUS:
Ecosystem-atmosphere interactions - Ecosystem ecology - Climate change - Arctic
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
VOC characterization offline and online. Climate change mitigation and adaptation. Air quality and pollution.
Robin Andersson
Associate Professor
Computational and RNA Biology
+45 3533 0245
robin@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bioinformatics - Computational genomics - Enhancer identification - Enhancer activity - Promoter architecture - Transcriptomics - Cap Analysis of Gene Expression
FOCUS:
Regulatory topologies - Regulatory function - Modelling of transcriptional regulation - Enhanceropathies - Regulatory genetics - Regulatory variation
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Genetic variant interpretation - Enhancer identification - Regulatory dysfunction - Promoter identification
Sine Lo Svenningsen
Associate Professor
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 3532 2033
sls@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bacterial RNA - bacterial growth regulation - Bacterial stress responses - bacterial protein synthesis and tRNA - 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 tRNA and ribosomal RNA - Functions of tRNA-derived fragments
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Growth optimization of bacterial cultures - Bacterial resource allocation - Enhanced probiotics - Bacteriophage growth, infectivity and limitations - RNA-based therapeutics.
Steen Pedersen
Associate Professor Emeritus
Biomolecular Sciences
+45 2875 2096
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 3532 1546
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 emeritus
Terrestrial Ecology
+45 3533 0151
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 5182 7007
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 5182 7003
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 3533 0255
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 2396 0613
thamelry@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
Bayesian statistics - Machine learning - Protein structure prediction - Deep Probabilistic programming - Data Science - Python
FOCUS:
Prediction of protein structure using probabilistic models - Deep probabilistic programming
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Deep learning - probabilistic programming - machine learning
Torben Dabelsteen
Professor emeritus
Ecology and Evolution
+45 3532 1305
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 3533 0213
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 3532 2018
peng@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
CRISPR-Cas: CRISPR biology and application; viral anti-CRISPR proteins Virology: virus as nano vector; 2D gel for DNA replication; Metagenomics - DNA library construction Thermophilic archaea: archaeal enzymes, viral enzymes, thermostable enzymes
FOCUS:
Archaeal virology (life cycle) - Virus-host interactions (CRISPR and anti-CRISPR)
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Archaeal viruses as stable nanoparticles - Thermostable enzymes
Yong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Functional Genomics
+45 52689118
Yong.zhang@bio.ku.dk
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STRENGHTS AND METHODS:
- identification and characterization of small ligand binding target proteins - DRaCALA, ITC, HPLC, FPLC - protein expression, purification, biochemistry, enzyme kinetics - bacterial physiology, molecular biology, omics, (fluorescence) microscopy, genetics
FOCUS:
We focus on understanding bacterial stress response pathways mediating the tolerance to environmental stresses including antibiotics and host cells. For this we are particularly interested in the numerous secondary messenger molecules derived from nucleotides in both model organisms and important bacterial pathogens.
INDUSTRY POTENTIAL:
Discovery of novel targets and elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial tolerance to stresses and antibiotics hold great potential to the development of more efficient methods of controlling bacterial infection and therefore the emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria.
Øjvind Moestrup
Professor emeritus
Marine Biology
+45 5182 7006
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)