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Presentation

I am heading the R&D Program Laboratory Technology at University College Copenhagen. Our focus is bioactive compounds and biological processes. My expertise is the analytical biogeochemistry of toxic natural compounds.  Current activities comprise occurrence and fate of toxic natural compounds in water, food, soil and body fluids, e.g. biotic and abiotic degradation of toxins (examples: alkaline hydrolysis of the carcinogen ptaquiloside from ferns in body fluids and ozone assisted degradation of the mycotoxin patulin in water and food).

My research career are closely linked to the Copenhagen studies of bracken ferns since 1999, in particular the biogeochemistry of ptaquiloside. In the last five years, I have embarked on a more holistic research journey addressing the toxic impact of brackens more widely. E.g. by studying the toxicokinetics and the pathology of bracken with the personal goal of clarifying the effects of this fern on Human and animal health.

Competences

Course training:
Course title: • Quality assurance / quality management according to ISO 17025, laboratory technician course
Educational institution: KVL
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/6/2004
Course title: Laboratory safety in university teaching, technical course
Educational institution: KVL
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/1/2006
Course title: Patents and commercialization
Educational institution: Rigshospitalet
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/1/2007
Course title: Administration of PhD projects
Educational institution: AEU
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/4/2007
Course title: Den optimale forskningsrådsansøgning
Educational institution: DTU
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/6/2007
Course title: Bliv en haj til budgetter og regnskaber i FP7
Educational institution: Eurocenter
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/4/2009
Course title: Styr dit FP7 projekt sikkert i havn
Educational institution: Eurocenter
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/4/2009
Course title: Project management
Educational institution: KVL
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/6/2009
Course title: University Leadership Course
Educational institution: Australian National University
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/11/2010
Course title: Leadership 1
Educational institution: Danish Home Guard Educational Centre
Country: Denmark
Finishing date: null/9/2012

Linguistic competences:
Language: Danish
Level: Native speaker
Language: English
Level: Negotiation level
Language: Swedish
Level: Experienced
Language: Norwegian
Level: Experienced

Organisational unit competences:
Project management: Professional
Networking: Professional
Fundraising: Professional
Administration: Professional
Management: Several years of experience

Work areas

Primary work areas:

Teaching and research within general chemistry/analytical chemistry/biogeochemistry/food chemistry.



Other work areas:

Environmental chemistry, expert in Bracken fern toxicology,


Education/Academic qualification

Course in university teaching techniques, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

PhD, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

MSc Forestry, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Award Date: 1 Aug 1998

Associate professor qualification, Metropol EVU

… → 2015

Other, Course in supervision techniques (DA: Hjemmeværnsskolens Vejlederkursus). Danish Home Guard Educational Centre, Denmark

… → 10 Oct 2014

Numerous postgraduate courses/seminars/workshops within generic skills/chemistry/soil science/biogeochemistry

… → 2013

Other, University of Copenhagen

… → Jul 2011

Other, • Internal course on appreciative inquiry, October-December, Lisbet Theilgaard

… → Dec 2010

Other, Aarhus University

… → Jun 2008

Other, University of Copenhagen

… → Aug 2007

Other, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

… → Nov 2006

Other, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

… → Jun 2005

Positions

Specialkonsulent/underviser, University of Copenhagen

Apr 2011Jul 2011

Leder af Cluster of Research Schools FOOD, University of Copenhagen

Jul 2010Dec 2010

Projekt koordinator (adm) og WP-leder (EU-ITN LEANGREENFOOD), Levnedsmiddelcentret

Apr 2009Mar 2011

Faglig sekretær/projekt koordinator/underviser/center administrator, Forskerskolen FOOD/Levnedsmiddelcentret

Mar 2006Mar 2011

Adjunkt, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Oct 2003Feb 2006

Forskningsassistent/faglig sekretær, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Aug 2003Sep 2003

Forskningsassistent/faglig sekretær, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Aug 2002Jul 2003

Ph.d. studerende, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Jan 2000Jul 2002

Amanuensis, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Jul 1999Dec 1999

Ph.d. studerende, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Jan 1999Jun 1999

Amanuensis, Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KU)

Aug 1998Jan 1999

Keywords

  • technology
  • chemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • environmental chemistry
  • soil science
  • chromatography
  • botany
  • technology, engineering and IT
  • geotechnics
  • soil science
  • pedology
  • forestry
  • natural resource management
  • biogeochemistry