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Kasper Urup Kjeldsen

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Curriculum Vitae

Updated Dec 2016

Work address Center for Geomicrobiology, Department of Biosciences, Aarhus University.
Ny Munkegade 114, Building 1540, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Education

  • 2004 PhD Biology, Aarhus University, Dk
  • 2001 MSc Biology, Aarhus University, Dk

 Employment

  • Associate professor, Department of Bioscience, AU (Oct. 2016-)
  • Assistant professor, Center for Geomicrobiology, AU (2015-2016)
  • Research scientist, Center for Geomicrobiology, AU (2012-2015)
  • Postdoc, Center for Geomicrobiology, AU (2008-2012)
  • Postdoc, FNU stipend, AU and University of Vienna (2005-2008)
  • 1998-2000 Assistant Biologist at the Laboratory of Environmental Analysis, Coastal and Marine Department, Vejle County, Denmark

Main research interests and experience

  • Geomicrobiology: Microbial diversity evolution and function in the (deep) seabed
  • Molecular microbial ecology: Development and application of DNA- and RNA-based techniques for studying microbial identity, function and community structure
  • Microbial bioinformatics: Analysis of taxonomic/functional marker gene sequence inventories and microbial genome data
  • Isolation, characterization and physiology of anaerobic microorganisms

International research visits and field experience

  • 2014: Skagerrak/Kattegat, R/V Aurora (8 days)
  • 2013: North Sea, R/V Laura (4 days)
  • 2013: Naturinstituttet Nuuk, Greenland (1 week)
  • 2011: Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden (2 weeks)
  • 2010: Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden (2 weeks)
  • 2009: Guaymas Basin Gulf of California, R/V Atlantis (2 weeks)
  • 2008: Uni. Vienna, Austria, hosted by prof. Matthias Horn (9 months)
  • 2008: Uni. Washington, WA, hosted by prof. David A. Stahl (1 month)
  • 2006: Uni. Washington, WA, hosted by prof. David A. Stahl (2 weeks)
  • 2004: Uni. Vienna, Austria, hosted by prof. Michael Wagner (4 months)
  • 2009-2016: Several 1 day long research cruises in Aarhus Bay, R/V Aurora, R/V Genetica, R/V Susanne and R/V Thyra

Competitive funding

  • Co-financed research by Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. 155 kkr. “Isolation of carbonate-precipitating bacteria from oil-gas reservoirs” (2016).
  • Co-financed research by Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. 6,700 kkr. ”Self-healing Cement” (2016-2019).
  • Research Cruise - Danish Centre for Marine Research (509 kkr) "Western Limfjord pockmark investigations, Visby Bredning".
  • Co-financed research by DONG Energy (904 kkr) “New Approaches in Microbial Prospecting for Oil and Gas” (2014).
  • AU-Ideas project development (400 kkr) by AUFF “Revealing the identity and function of carbon cycling microbes in the seabed by stable isotope probing - directed metagenomics” (2011).
  • 2x GSST-Aarhus University Screening Grants (30 kkr each).
  • Postdoctoral grant (1,000 kkr) from The Danish Natural Science Research Council “A genomic perspective on microbe-host interactions” (2006).

Teaching (Dept. Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Dk)

  • Molecular Microbial Ecology (2008-present, responsible teacher from 2015).
  • Microbiology Q4 (2014-present)
  • Geomicrobiology (2014-present)
  • Microbial Physiology and Identification (2007-2010).
  • Biologiens forskning i teori og praksis (2011, 12, 15, 16).
  • Completed the AU Training Program in University Teaching (2012) and the GSST (AU) Course in PhD Supervision (2015).
  • (Co-)supervisor of 13 BSc, 7 MSc and 8 PhD students, 2 postdocs.

Other professional activities

  • CO-organizer of the “6th International workshop on New Techniques In Microbial Ecology” (2007) and “Marine Geomicrobiology – a matter of energy” workshop (2017). Member of the “Nordic Environmental Nucleotide Network“ steering group (2014-), and Institute Forum (Bioscience, AU, 2014-).