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Birgitta R. Knudsen

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Birgitta R. Knudsen (BRK)

 

Personal information:

Born: 04.03.67 in Denmark (Danish Citizen)

Gender: female, Civil status: married

Private address: Skanderborgvej 162, 8260 Viby J.

 

Academic degrees:

31.10.1996:  Ph.d. (Molecular Biology), Aarhus University

13.12.1993:  Master (Molecular Biology), Aarhus University

 

Appointments:

2002 - present:

Associate Professor (lektor), Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University

1996 - 2001:

Assistant Professor (forskningsadjunkt), Department of Molecular Biology,

Aarhus University

1998 - 1999:

1.5 years post doc guest research stay at the University of Texas, at Austin

1996:

Research assistant, Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University

 

Research interests:

Biological and mechanistic functions of DNA-interacting enzymes i.e. DNA topoisomerases and their regulatory role in cellular processes

 

Academic work:

At present supervisor for 2 PhD-., 3 master-, 2 undergraduate students. Research leader for 1 technician.

Past: Former supervisor for 30 master-, 10 PhD. Students, and 5 post docs. Moreover, research leader for 5 research assistants, 3 technicians and 3 technician trainees. Supervisor for more than 55 undergraduate students.

Reviewer for ACS and Nature publishing groups, NAR, JMB, JBC and others.

 

Innovations and Interaction with Industry:

2013-2017:

2018-

Co-founder of and CSO in Zymonostics ApS

Co-founder of VPCIR ApS

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Internationalization:

Research experience abroad:

July 2016

research visit in the laboratory of prof. R. Reguera Torres, University of León, Spain

1998 - 1999:

1.5 post doc years guest research stay in Professor Jayaram’s laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, USA

1997:

Three month research stay in Professor Boege’s laboratory, University of Wurzburg, Germany

1995:

Six month research stay in Professor Jayaram’s laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, USA

 

International guests (PI level) since 2010:

May-June 2016

research visit by prof. S. Biocca, University of Rome-Tor Vergata, Italy

June 2015

research visit by prof. R. Reguera Torres, University of León, Spain

Oct. - Dec 2013

research visit by PhD. P. N. Okorie, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

May-June 2010

research visit by prof. A. Desideri, University of Rome-Tor Vergata, Italy

 

 

Key international collaborations since 2010:

1) Ass.  prof. Y.-P. Ho, Chineese University of Hongkong, China,

2) prof. K. Leon, University of Colombia, NT, USA,

3) prof. N. Osheroff, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, 

4) prof H.-C. Yeh, University of Texas at Austin, USA,

5) prof. K. Balasubramanin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany,

6) MD prof. S. Picot, University of Lyon, France,

7) Profs. A. Desideri and S. Biocca, University of Rome-Tor Vergata, Italy,

8) prof. V. Nagaraja, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India,

9) MD prof. M. Ramharter, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and Carmel Lambaréné, Gabon

10) prof R. Reguera Torres, University of León, Spain,

11) prof. F. Palacios, Lascaray Research Center, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

 

Research leadership:

Independent researcher since 2002; leading a research group counting between 2-6 master or PhD students, and up to 3 post docs or research assistants per year.

PI on the following projects since 2010:

1) Design and construction of 3D DNA nano cages (4 publications, corresponding author)

2) DNA interacting enzymes as biomarkers for disease (7 publications, corresponding author)

3) Cellular functions and regulation of DNA topoisomerases (7 publications, corresponding author)

4) New tools for investigations of topoisomerases and other DNA interacting enzymes (4 publications, corresponding author)

 

Publications:

Total: 86 publications

69 peer reviewed full research papers (corresponding author on 28, first author on three).

14 peer reviewed conference papers, review articles, or book chapters (corresponding author on 8, first author on two), 3 published patents, more than 100 abstracts

 

16 High impact papers: 2017; 1 NAR (IF10). 2016; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2015; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2014; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2013; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2012; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2011; 1 ACS nano (IF14). 2010; 2 ACS nano (IF14) and 1 NAR (IF10). 2009; 3 ACS nano (IF14). 2008; 2 NAR (IF10). 2007; 1 NAR (IF10).