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Kasper Røjkjær Andersen

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Kasper Røjkjær Andersen
Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, kra@mbg.au.dk

CURRENT POSITION

2014-present Assistant professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics,
Aarhus University, Denmark

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2010-2014 Post doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (PI. Thomas Schwartz)
2004-2009 PhD in Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark (PI. Ditlev Brodersen)
2001-2004 BSc in Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PROFILE

Exploring plant LysM receptor kinase signalling using a biochemical and structural approach. Recently developed an interest in llama-derived antibodies (nanobodies) and their versatile application in biological sciences.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & HONOURS

2016-2017 Lundbeck Foundation (principal applicant)
2014-2017 Danish Diabetes Academy fellow (principal applicant)
2014-2018 Sapere Aude - Young elite researcher award (principal applicant)
2012-2014 Lundbeck foundation fellowship (principal applicant)
2010-2012 Sapere Aude DFF post doc fellowship (principal applicant)
2009 Cover of CELL, Volume 139, Issue 6
2009 The MBI 2009 Annual Poster Prize, Aarhus University
2005-2009 Ph.D stipend, Aarhus University

TEACHING & MANAGEMENT

2017-present Teacher in the courses Biomolecular structure and function, Proteins
and their interactions, Biomolecular nanotechnology
2015-present Establishing and running the nanobody platform at AU
(~30 collaborating groups)
2005-2009 Teacher in the courses Protein structure and function, Structural biology
of nucleic acid, and Advanced biochemistry at Aarhus University.