Institut for Biomedicin

Gunna Christiansen

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment

1959: University Entrance Certificate.
1968: Medical Doctor, University of Aarhus.
1968: Passed the American Medical Amendment Certificate - ECFMG.
1968-69: Internship in internal medicine and surgery.    
1969: Assistant Prof., Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Aarhus.
1973: Associate prof., Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Aarhus.  
1977: Bacteriology Department, Aarhus Municipal Hospital - volunteer.
1987: Doctor of Medical Science, D.M.Sc. (Electron microscopy of nucleic acids).
1993: Docent (highly qualified associate professor).
1995-: Professor (medical molecular biology), Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
1998-: Chairman of Institute of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, AU.

Long term Foreign employment  

1975-77: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, Stanford University, StanfordCalif., U.S.A.   
1984-85: Study leave: Cancer Research Center, U.N.C. at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

Research Advisory Activities  

From my reseach group 4 DMSc theses have been obtained. I have been the advisor for 9 PhD students, 22 MSc students from the faculty of Nat. Sci. Aarhus University and 4 Diploma students. 

Research evaluation

Reviewer for a number of international Journals in microbiology and molecular biology
Member of boards for evaluation of PhD (AU, KU, KVL, Australia, France, UK)
Member of a board for evaluation of  a DMSc thesis (KU).
Member/chair of professor-evaluation committees (AU, SDU, DTU, KU).  
2004: Member of the evaluation panel for EURYI (European Young Investigator) 

Danish Ministry of Research

2000-04: Member of Danish Research Forum (Forskningsforum) 

Danish Medical Research Council

1994-99: Member of the Danish Medical Research Council (SSVF).
1994-99: Chairman of the Biotek board (Research Council)
1995-01: Member of the Danish Council for Development Research (RUF)
2000-05: Member of the The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (health science)
2003-: Member of the Nordic Ethics committee
2004: Chairman of the Nordic Ethics committee

National committee work

2000-: Member of the Novo Nordisk Prize Committee
2001-: Member of the Institute Board of The State Serum Institute
2001-04: Member of the Board of BioMedicoForum, Århus
2003-: Member of DNA, Danish Natural Science Academy

International committee work

1986-:    Member of the International Research Program for Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM) for: Use of Molecular Genetics in Diagnostics and Identification of Mycoplasmas.
1988-:    Member of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology (ICSB) Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Mollicutes.
1992-94: Secretary General for the International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM).
1996-98: Chair Elect of IOM; 98-2000:    
1998-00: Chair of IOM;  
2000-02: Past Chair of IOM
1992-:  Danish member of internatl committee for planing of internatl Chlamydia conferences.
2004-: Member of the NATO Science Committee, CBP  

International Research Collaboration

1992-95:    Under the EU program Human Capital and Mobility participant in the network Pathogenesis and Immunology of Human Chlamydial Infections.
2001-2003: EU collaboration on bacterial proteomes
1997:    Erasmus program concerning advanced teaching and training in chlamydiology    


1977-: Administrator of the electron microscopy department at Dpt. Med. Microbiol.  
1978-82: Elected member of the Medical Faculty, University of Aarhus.
1986-88: Head of the department for Chlamydia diagnostics
1988: Vice chairman for the Institute of Medical Microbiology.
1989-90: Elected Chairman for the Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Aarhus.
1991: Coordinator of the SOFIE evaluation at dept. Med. micro & Immun, AU
1993: Member of the board of AU Center of medical molecular Biology, Head 1995-97.
1998-: Chairman of Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, AU.
2000: Member of the Etics Committee, Aarhus University

Business management

1997: Co-funder of Loke Diagnostics ApS.  
1998: Chair of the Board for Loke Diagnostics ApS.
Loke Diagnostics ApS is a small biotech company localized at Science Park, Århus. We have specialized in molecular microbiology, in the development of sero-diagnostic tests and in drug development. We have international collaborations with a companie who produce and distribute the tests, and with a vaccine company.