Inge S. Fomsgaard

Associate professor

Inge S. Fomsgaard
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ResearcherID A-1053-2015

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NEW: Vacant PhD project: Mass spectrometry-based elucidation of the influence of secondary metabolites on micro-scale carbon and nitrogen cycling in legume rhizospheres. PhD project. Deadline for applications Nov 1. 2019

My research area is chemical compounds (small molecules) which are present in agricultural crops or in the agricultural environment. I have built the team "Natural Product Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry" (see "Further information") and am the team leader. My team conducts research into a)secondary metabolites in agricultural crops, with properties as alternative crop protection products and as health promoting substances, b) fate of pesticides in the environment and c) agricultural and environmnetal metabolomics. 

My research into the natural chemicals of agricultural crops encompasses investigations into the presence of the compounds under varying cultivation conditions and under stress effects; the excretion of natural chemicals from agricultural crops; sorption, transformation leaching of natural chemicals in soil; the effect of natural chemicals on the microbial environment in soil; uptake and metabolisation in humans and animals; health effects; isolation and structural elucidation. We deal with natural chemicals from cereals (wheat, rye and maize), legumes, grasses, vegetables, trpical medicinal plants, herbs, and the tropical crop amaranth and use state-of-the-art mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS, LC-MSQTRAP, LC-TOF, GC-TOF og LC-MS-DAD).

Team Natural Product Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry has built a strong specialization within benzoxazinoid chemistry (quantitative analysis, metabolism, structural elucidation, effects, synthesis, isolation). Benzoxazinoids are a group of natural compounds which occur in the majority of cereal crops and a few monocotyledonous plants. Benzoxazinoids are small molecules with biological effects; they may be defense compounds for the plants that produce them; health-promoting substances for animals and humans who consume them in the diet; and of interest as purely medical drugs. Benzoxazinoids was the central point in the FATEALLCHEM project (FP5 www.fateallchem.dk 2001-2004) and “BREAD AND BREAKFAST” (www.breadandbreakfast.nu 2009-2014). Currently benzoxazinoids are the focus point in the projects “RyeproC” (www.ryeproc.dk ), “BENZEX” (http://www.eracaps.org/joint-calls/era-caps-funded-projects/era-caps-first-call-%E2%80%93-2012/biosynthesis-transport-and-exudation ) and "Bioactive secondary metabolites in wheat - a Hitherto underexploited resistance mechanism against Fusarium Head Blight infection and the biosynthesis of Mycotoxins"

My research is interdisciplinary in collaboration with: agronomists, biologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, veterinarians, weed scientists, microbiologists, statisticians, medical doctors.

Current and former Team members

Name

Degree work in Team NPCEC

Year started in Team

Year finalized in Team

Current position

Kourosh Hooshmand

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPEC

Bina Bhattarai

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPEC

Hamidreza Ardalani

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPEC

Hossein Hazrati

PhD

2018

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPEC

Stine Krogh Steffensen

MSc and postdoc

2013

2018

Carlsberg Breweries

Nanna Hjort Vidkjær

PhD and postdoc

2012

2019

Chalmers, Sweden

Innocent Eclou

PhD

2015

2018

Benin

Enoch Narh Kudjordjie

PhD

2016

2019

Aarhus University

Hans A. Pedersen

MSc, PhD and postdoc

2009

2018

Copenhagen University

Maheswor Dev Gautam

PhD

2015

2018

University of Alberta, Canada

Antje Reiss

PhD

2015

2018

Chr. Hansen

Thomas Etzerodt

MSc and postdoc

2012

2017

ASIROS

Anne Bohlbro Scou

MSc

2016

2017

Eurofins, Vejen

Weronika Czaban

PhD and postdoc

2013

2017

Copenhagen University

Eugene Dela Setsoafia

MSc

2015

2016

Ghana

Khem B. Adhikari

PhD and postdoc

2011

2016

Copenhagen University Hospital

Enock Dankyi

PhD

2012

2016

Univ. of Ghana

Francelini Antunes

MSc

2014

2015

Novo Nordisk

Fariha Tanwir

PhD

2011

2015

Germany

Sarah Irving Manø (Pedersen)

BSc

 

2013

Atkins

Tariqul Islam Shajib

MSc

 

2011

Copenhagen University

Selene Niveyro

3month visit

2011

2011

Universidad Nacional de La Pampa 

Sandra Carlsen

Ph.D

2002

2008

Novozymes

Teresita Guevara Figueroa

3month visit

2007

2007

Mexico

Søren Furbo Skødt Nielsen

MSc

2004

2007

Novo Nordisk

Simon Andersen

MSc

2004

2007

Novo Nordisk

Ricardo J. Rodriguez Enriquez

3month visit

2007

2007

Mexico

Maria Obel Thomsen

BSc

2006

2006

HF/VUC Nordsjælland

Malene Søltoft

MSc

2004

2006

Novo Nordisk

Louise Simonsen

MSc

2005

2006

The Danish EPA

Susanne Mensz

BSc

2004

2004

Fr. Skørhats Verden

Anders Understrup

MSc

2003

2004

Bayer Crop Science

Mia Birkum Juul (Gents)

MSc

2002

2003

Greve Municipality

Pernille Rasmussen (Christensen)

MSc

2000

2001

COWI

Current project participation or - leadership

 

Suppressive effect of benzoxazinoids on prostate cancer cells. - PhD project, Bina Bhattarai, 2017-2020. Supervisor

Clever plant roots design their associated microbiome to prevent disease. What are the mechanisms behind? - The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production, 2016-2019. Workpackage leader. Supervisor for PhD student, Kourosh Hooshmand

Root-protected grass. - Green Development and Demonstration Programme. 2015-2019. Work package leader.

Pyretroids in private homes. - Danish Environmental Protection Agency. 2015-2018. Project leader

Organic cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment. - Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2015-2019. Work package leader. Supervisor for PhD student Innocent Eclou,

BENZEX. Biosynthesis, transport and exudation of 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones as determinants of plant biotic action. - ERA-CAPS, 2014-2017. Work package leader. Supervisor for postdoc Hans Albert Pedersen

Bioactive secondary metabolites in wheat – a hitherto underexploited resistance mechanism against Fusarium Head Blight infection and the biosynthesis of mycotoxins. Supervisor - Individual postdoc project Thomas Etzerodt,The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production, 2013-2017.

RyeproC. Whole grain rye as a functional food for suppression of prostate cancer –elucidating the role of benzoxazinoids and other bioactive constituents. -The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences, 2013-2017. Project leader. Supervisor for postdoc Stine Krogh Steffensen

Metagenomic and metabolomic aspects of organic nitrogen uptake by plants – how is organic nitrogen acquisition influenced by microorganisms in rhizosphere? - Postdoc project Weronika Graj 2016-2017. Supervisor

Characterization of conjugates and bound residues of azoxystrobin metabolism in lettuce - PhD project Maheswor Dev Gautam 2014-2017. Supervisor.

Wheat suppressive effects of rye, wheat and triticale. PhD project Anthe Reiss 2014-2017. Co-supervisor.

Arming honeybees with nature's pharmacy. - Individual postdoc project Nanna Hjort Vidkjær. The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production, 2016-2019. Supervisor.

Master thesis projects

I am offering Master's thesis topics related to our courses or our current externally funded projects. Tutoring takes place in collaboration with my postdocs and PhD students.

 

Course coordination:

Comments from participants in our 2019 Hands-on LC-MSMS course

  •       “Possibility to go to the lab on day 1, prepare and run samples right away – really a hands-on course”
  • “A very dense schedule with efficient use of time”
  •       “The most rewarding thing about this course is that it was so much more than I expected. The way of teaching, the hands-on and the teachers were all amazing”
  •       “It was very nice that a second week was focused on our own projects, where we could run our own samples, optimize methods for own analytes. That was very exciting”
  •       “It was very nice to combine the basic study with practical study”
  •       “Possibility to go to the lab on day 1, prepare and run samples right away – really a hands-on course”
  •       “A very dense schedule with efficient use of time”
  •       “The most rewarding thing about this course is that it was so much more than I expected. The way of teaching, the hands-on and the teachers were all amazing”
  •       “It was very nice that a second week was focused on our own projects, where we could run our own samples, optimize methods for own analytes. That was very exciting”
  •       “It was very nice to combine the basic study with practical study”

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