Welcome to the Protein Biology Group (PBG) website

The Protein Biology Group (PBG) is part of the Section for Biomolecular Sciences and is composed of four subgroups with a common interest in protein structure-function relationships. Our aim is to bridge quantitative protein chemistry and cell biology by strong research within the fields of protein folding, protein-protein interactions and protein quality control in the cell. The overriding themes in our research portfolio are:

  • Proteasome-mediated protein degradation
  • Structure-function relationships of transcription factors
  • Protein interaction and calorimetry
  • Disulfide bond reactions in the eukaryotic cytosol and endoplasmic reticulum
  • Protein Design

The PBG is characterized by numerous collaborations between the individual PI’s and the sharing of equipment and facilities. The close teamwork is further nourished by bi-weekly seminars with both internal and external speakers and coworkers. We have close ties to a number of domestic and international collaborators in both academia and the industry.




We are always happy to receive applications from potential postdocs, PhD, Masters, and Bachelor students, and we welcome applications from both Denmark and abroad. If you are interested in joining the lab or just want to know more about our work, find the relevant scientific staff member and contact us by phone or email – or stop by one of the labs in the Biocenter (see map here).

See currently open positions here.

Postdoc positions

Open positions are advertised broadly in the relevant media.

In addition, chances of obtaining postdoc grants are quite good when applying with Danish and/or international foundations. If you are interested in applying contact the scientific staff member that you would like to work.

PhD projects

The University of Copenhagen offers studentships for students holding a Danish or foreign Masters degree. In addition, possibilities exist to apply for funding from private foundations. Phd students are accepted into the PhD school at the Faculty of Science and become part of the PhD program in Protein Science

Masters and Bachelor students projects

We always offer both Masters and Bachelor projects within our different areas of research. For more information and a list of current projects see the University of Copenhagen project database here.

For all types of positions, please contact the staff to discuss specific projects. 




Protein Biology Group

Section for Biomolecular Sciences
Ole Maaløes Vej 5
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Prof. Jakob Rahr Winther
Prof. Karen Skriver
Prof. Kresten Lindorff-Larsen
Prof. Lars Ellgaard
Assoc. Prof. Martin Willemoës
Prof. Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Recent publications