1994: PhD in aquatic microbial ecology, Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
1991: MSc in aquatic ecology, Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen

Positions held

01.15- present Professor at MBL
06.15-09.15 Visiting professor at University of Exeter
04.09-02.12 Section Head, MBL
01.05-01.15 Associate professor at MBL
07.08-02.09 Visiting associate professor at UBC, Vancouver, Canada
12.00-01.05 Research associate professor at MBL
12.97-12.00 Assistant professor at MBL.
02.97-12.97 Associate research professor at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), University of Copenhagen.
10.94-02.97 Assistant research professor at Section for Microbiology, Institute for Ecology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen.
01.92-10.94 Ph.D. student at Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
09.91-01.92 Research assistant at Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
06.91-09.91 Secretary at the Danish Natural Science Research Council.

Visiting scientist

College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, USA.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, USA.
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada.
European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter, UK

Subject editor

Marine Biology Research


Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Aquatic Sciences
Archiv für Hydrobiologie
Deep-Sea Research
The ISME Journal
Journal of the Marine Biological Ass. of the UK
Journal of Plankton Research
Journal of Virological Methods
Limnology & Oceanography
L&O: Methods
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
Microbial Ecology
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, England
Natural Environment Research Council (England)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Austrian Science Fund
National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
Swiss National Science Foundation
FORMAS (Sweden)
Icelandic Research Fund


Courses in general and advanced marine ecology
Courses in general and advanced microbiology
Courses in general freshwater ecology
Courses in invertebrate zoology of streams 
Courses in marine invertebrate zoology 
Lectures in marine biology and general ecology 
Courses in aquatic microbial ecology
Supervision of bachelor, masters and Ph.D. students 
Examination of biology students at all levels.
Completed a course in "Teaching and learning in higher education" (University of Copenhagen)
PhD courses in aquatic microbial ecology and virology