Lene Niemann Nejsum

Lektor

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Lene Niemann Nejsum

Work address: 

Department of Clinical Medicine

Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard

Aarhus University, DK 

Cell phone: +45 2116 3121

E-mail: nejsum@clin.au.dk

Nejsumlab Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nejsumlab/

 

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND POSITIONS

2015-                Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU, Denmark.

2011-2015         Associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, Denmark.

2010-2011         Assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, Denmark.

2004-2009         Postdoctoral research fellow, Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Institute of   Biology, Stanford University, USA.

2004                 Ph.D. degree in medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

1999                 Master of Science degree, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

 

TRAINING FELLOWSHIPS

2007-2009        Lundbeck Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2005                 International Conference on Aquaporins, Travel Award University of Aarhus, Denmark.

2004-2007        Danish Medical Research Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004-2007.

2001                 Novo Nordic PhD Plus Prize for Young Talented Scientists.

2001-2004        University of Aarhus, Denmark, PhD fellowship award.

2001                 PhD scholarship award.

 

TEACHING AWARDS

Voted “Best Lecturer of the Year at Molecular Biology and Genetics, 2015”, by the students at Molecular Biology and Genetics.

 

PUBLICATIONS, CITATIONS, H-INDEX and i10-INDEX

Number of peer reviewed articles (since 2000): 59. Book chapter: 1

H-index: 23, i10 index: 38, more than 3200 citations (August 2021, Google Scholar)

Top publications (IF>5): Nature Genetics (IF: 27.959), Journal of Clinical Investigations (IF: 13.25), Nano Letters (x2, IF: 12.080), The EMBO Journal (IF: 10.6), Journal of Cell Biology (IF: 9.789), PNAS (IF: 9.504), JASN (IF: 8.98), Acta biomaterialia (IF: 6.319), The FASEB Journal (x2, IF: 5.595), JCS (IF: 5.094), Journal of Physiology (IF: 5.037).

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PhD course “Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy": Organizer (2017-)

Master course “Cell Biology in Health and Disease”: Lecturer

Master course “Embryology”: Lecturer

Bachelor course “Molecular Cell Biology”: Lecturer

Bachelor course “Microscopic Anatomy”: Teacher

 

MAJOR LABORATORY FUNDING 2010-

NNF Synergy (co-applicant, 2020)

Hallas Møller Ascending Investigator Fellowship, Novo Nordisk Foundation (2020)

Karen Elise Jensen Foundation (2020)

NEYE Foundation (2019)

Benzon symposium for "Aquaporins 2020: Aquaporins in Health and Disease", main organizer (2018)                       

Graduate School ClinFo, Health: full funding to recruit a PhD student in an open call (2018)

Graduate School ClinFo, Health: full funding to PhD student Christina Ernstsen (2017)

Aarhus University Research Foundation: Associate Professor Starting Grant (2016-2018)     

MEMBRANES, AU

Co-funding for three PhD students from GSST, 6 years total

Danish National Research Foundation (FSS) research project 1 (2015-2017)

Carlsberg Foundation, funding for postdoctoral researcher (Eva Arnspang Christensen, 2016)

Danish National Research Foundation (FNU) Sapere Aude for postdoctoral researcher (Eva Arnspang Christensen, 2014-2015)

Carlsberg Foundation, funding for postdoctoral researcher (Gitte Albinus Pedersen, 2014, for stay at Kings College, London)

Lundbeck Foundation, Junior Group Leader Fellowship (2010-2015)

Danish National Research Foundation (FNU) research project 1 (2015-2017)

 

Equipment funding:

Carlsberg Foundation, funding for an automated fluorescence microscope

Carlsberg funding for Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence module                 

MEMBRANES, AU, co-funding for inverted microscope

                     

 

SPECIALIZED LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE

Nikon Eclipse-Ti microscope equipped with Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence unit, Photoactovation unit, lasers, electron multiplier (EMCCD) camera and Zyla cMOS camera.

Nikon Eclipse-Ti microscope with Zyla cMOS camera.  

  

EXAMPLES OF EVALUATION AND ORGANIZATION ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Chair of the project review committee. Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN)
  2. Associate editor. 2020- IJBCB: International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
  3. National editor. 2017- APMIS: Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

  4. Co-organizer for the Annual Research Meetings at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, 2017-.

  5. Organizer for the forum of associate professors at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University. 2017-.

  6. Co-organizer for the 48th Sandbjerg Meeting on Membrane Transport, May 2016.

  7. Member of the assessment committee for three assistant/associate professorships at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, 2014.

  8. Member of the organizing committee for the symposium “Multifaceted Biology of Epithelia“, Stanford University, July 2014.

  9. Chair of the session: “Biomechanics of Epithelial Biology”¨ at the symposium “Multifaceted Biology of Epithelia“, Stanford University, July 2014.

  10. Member of the organizing committee for the session “Establishing Epithelial Cell Polarity” at “Experimental Biology 2014”, April 2014”.

  11. Panelist: Academic Leadership Symposium, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, September 24th 2012.

  12. Member of the Seminar Committee, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 2010-2015.

  13. Opponent for two PhD dissertations; University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark