Sine Lo Svenningsen
Associate Professor, Associate professor
Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 04 Bygning 4, Building: 04-2-27
2200 København N.
Curriculum Vitae for Sine Lo Svenningsen
Molecular microbiologist focused on post-transcriptional gene regulation. Combines techniques from molecular biology, genetics, growth physiology and mathematical modelling to address fundamental questions in gene regulation, especially concerning RNA-centered regulatory mechanisms. Current focus on how bacteria use gene regulation dynamically to adapt to suboptimal conditions.
- 2008: Ph.D. Molecular biology, Princeton University, USA (November 6, 2008).
- 2005: M.A. Molecular biology, Princeton University, USA.
- 2003: Cand.Scient. Biology, UCPH, Denmark.
- 2001: B.Sc. Biology, UCPH, Denmark.
- February 1, 2012-current: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Periods of leave in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
- 2009-2012: FREJA tenure-track fellow, awarded by the Faculty of Science. Dept. of Biology, UCPH.
- 2008: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Canada, Prof. Thien-Fah Mah group.
- 2004-2008: PhD-student, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, USA, Prof. Bonnie Bassler group.
- 2001-2002: Visiting Scientist, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA, Dr. Sankar Adhya group.
Awards and Research grants
- Sapere Aude Research Grant, 2019-2022. Independent Research Fund Denmark. PI.
- Research Grant, 2018-2021. Independent Research Fund Denmark, PI.
- Center of Excellence for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence, 2015-2019. One of six co-applicants.
- Research Grant, 2013-2015, The Danish Council for Independent Research, FNU. PI.
- Research grant 2013-2015, The Lundbeck Foundation. Co-applicant.
- Research Grant, 2011-2012, The Novo Nordisk Foundation. PI.
- Research Grant 2010-2012, The Danish Council for Independent Research, FNU. PI.
- Equipment Grant 2012. The Carlsberg Foundation. PI
- FREJA 2-year fellowship. Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 2009.
- Student travel grant award from the American Society for Microbiology. 2008.
- Leschly Family Foundation Fellowship. 2004.
- Full scholarship to attend the 5-year Ph.D. program at Princeton University, awarded by the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. 2003-2008.
Positions of Trust and Academic Service Work
- Member of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Committee on Interdisciplinary Research
- Editorial Board member for Nature’s Scientific Reports
- Danish RNA Society, member of the board. 2016-current
- Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Member of the board 2010-2013.
- Appointed member of the Strategic Research Committee of the Dept. of Biology, UCPH. 2012-2016.
- Organized four symposia on Women in Science. 2013-2016.
- Organized two PhD courses on Meritocracy in Academia. 2015, 2016.
- Grant reviewer (US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
- Reviewer for scientific journals (eLife, ISME J, and others).
- Conflict and Cooperation in Cellular Systems, Bangalore, India, 2020.
- Lambda Lunch seminar series, National Institututes of Health, 2019.
- Molecular Advances in Bacterial Communication, Princeton University, 2019.
- 5th Meeting of Regulating with RNA in Bacteria & Archaea, Spain, 2018.
- Annual meeting of the Danish RNA Society, Denmark, 2018.
- EMBO-EMBL symposium on New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology, Germany, 2017.
- Discussion meeting on Conflict and Cooperation in Cellular Populations, India, 2016.
- Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Stress Response, Massachusetts, US, 2016.
- Course coordinator and teacher, Dynamical models in molecular biology, University of Copenhagen, graduate level course in quantitative biology. 2017-current.
- Course coordinator and teacher, Biological Dynamics, University of Copenhagen, graduate level course in quantitative biology. 2010-2016.
- Lecturer, "Almen Molekylærbiologi" (general molecular biology), University of Copenhagen, 2014-current.
- Lecturer, Molecular Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2016-current.
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