Anders Nykjær

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Academic degrees:
1991 M.D., University of Aarhus, DK.
1995 Ph.D., University of Aarhus, DK.

Appointments:
1991 Research associate, Danish Biomembrane Research Center, Dept. of
Physiology, University of Aarhus, DK.
1991-1994 Ph.D.-student, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, DK.
1995 Postdoc, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, DK.
1995-1998 Assistant professor, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, DK.
1998-2005 Associate professor, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, DK
1999 Visiting scientist, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany.
2005- Professor, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, DK.

Sabbatical:
1996-1998 Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany.

Honors and awards:
1989 Diploma in Medical Research, University of Aarhus, DK.
1992 Young Investigator Award, 11th International Congress on Fibrinolysis, Copenhagen, DK.
1997 Young Investigator Award, 10th Workshop on Vitamin D, Strassbourg, France.
2000 Awarded a 5-year Hallas-Møller stipendium by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
2002 Yde´s honorary Award.

Academic work:
1996- Session-leader and invited speaker at numerous international congresses. External referee for the Hong-Kong Research Council, the Swedish Research Council and for several international journals including J. Cell Science, J. Biol. Chem. FEBS Lett., Cancer Research and EMBO J.

1999- Supervisor for 3 master, 5 Ph.D.-students and 4 post-docs. Opponent/external examiner on several domestic and 3 international Ph.D. dissertations. Post-graduate teaching in receptor biology and transgenic animal models.

Memberships:
Member of the Danish Biochemical Society and the Society for Neuroscience.

Research centers and international consortia:
2004-2009 Partner of EuReGene, an integrated project of FP6 funded by the European Community.
2005-2007 Vice-chair of the Lundbeckfoundation Research Center MIND.
2007-2009 Chairman/director of the Lundbeckfoundation Research Center MIND.
2005-2008 Director of the Danish Center for Transgenic Mice.

Patents and industrial work:
1999 Scientific advisor, London Research Company; London.
2001 PCT appl: PA 2001 00887 - Modulation of steroid hormone uptake.
2001 Co-founder of the biotech company ReceptIcon Aps (www.recepticon.com).
2002 US appl: PCT/DK02/00379 - Modulation of steroid hormone uptake.
2002 PCT appl: PA 2002 01977 - Modulation of the activity of neurotrophins and proneurotrophins.
2003 PCT appl: PA 2003 00459 - Use of compounds for the prevention of drug-induced cell toxicity.
2004 PCT appl: PA 2004 01529 - Use of compounds for the prevention of drug-induced cell toxicity.

2004 Co-founder of the biotech company NeuronIcon ApS.