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Christian Bjerggaard Vægter

Associate professor

Employments:
2011-: Associate Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University (AU).
2006-11: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medical Biochemistry, AU.
2005-6: Research Scientist, Danisco Innovation.
Education:
2006: PhD degree (Neurobiology), University of Copenhagen (UCPH).
2003: MSc degree (Biochemistry), Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
2002: MSc degree (Human Biology), UCPH.
1999-2002: MSc studies in Human Biology, UCPH.
1995-1999: BSc/MSc studies in physics and chemistry, DTU.
International training:
2008: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven.2004: Columbia University, New York.
2003: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
1999: Rowett Research Institute, Scotland.
Affiliations and partnerships:
2018- IFD Grand Solutions Consortium, partner.
2015- : IDNC, a Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center. Affiliation.
2014- : DANDRITE, Nordic EMBL partnership. Affiliation.
2014-2018: PAINCAGE, FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION, Partner.
2005-2015: MIND, a Lundbeck Research Center. Affiliation.
Academic tasks:
2018- : Vice chairman, steering committee for IFD Grand Solutions ("HB-086").
2018- : Censor: Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research.
2017- : Board member – Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (sasp.org).
2015- : Section Editor – Scandinavian Journal of Pain.
2014- : Censor: Danish Medical Education in Denmark.
2014- : Censor: Biology, Science educations in Denmark
2011-: Invited opponent for 8 PhD thesis defenses.
2010: Peer reviewer for the journals: Gene Therapy, Brain, PLoS ONE,
Neurobiology of Disease, Journal of Anatomy, Neural Regeneration Research, Neuroreport, PAIN journal and more.
Supervision and Teaching:
2018-19: Member of Steering group (department level) and Working group
(course level) to reform academic study structure for the MD study at AU.
2015- : Team leader and member of Department Teaching Committee (AU).
2011- : Supervision of postdocs, PhD, MSc and BSc students.
2011- : Course organizer (Biochemistry for Medical students) (AU).
2006- : Lecturer in “Medical Biochemistry” (AU).
Selected Courses and Training:
PhD supervision (AU).
EMBO Laboratory Management Course for Independent Group Leaders.
Research Supervision (AU).
Patenting (Plougmann & Vingtoft, UCPH).
Research Animal Training - C-level license (UCPH).
Funding:
2019: AU Travel Fund (DKK 20,000)
2018: Danish Council for Independent Research (DKK 2,592,000); Innovation Fund Denmark, partner (total grant DKK 18.4 million, DKK 2.1 million for my group); Faculty research grant to highly contributing lectures (DKK 100,000); AP Møller Foundation (DKK 30,000)
2016: Dagmar Marshalls Fond (DKK 100,000); AU Travel Fund (DKK 17,000)
2015: AUFF Starting Grant (DKK 1,450,000); Danish Council for Independent Research (DKK 2,449,060), Danish Council for Independent Research (DKK 216,000), Lundbeck Foundation travel grant (DKK 35,252)
2013: PAINCAGE, FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION (€ 6.0 million, DKK 2.5 million to my group)
2012: The Lundbeck Foundation (DKK 1,100,000), co-applicant for postdoc grant; Aase og Ejnar Danielsens Fond (DKK 100,000); Simon Fougner-Hartmanns familiefond (DKK 243,000); 2011: PTU (DKK 50,000); Dagmar Marshalls Fond (DKK 75,000)
2010: The Lundbeck Foundation (DKK 1,925,000); The Carlsberg Foundation (DKK 585,000)
2009: Dagmar Marshalls Fond (DKK 150,000); Hede Nielsens Fond (DKK 50,000)
2008: Aase og Ejnar Danielsens Fond (DKK 75,000); Fonden af 1870 (DKK 15,000); Aarhus University Travel Fund (DKK 17,000); Aarhus University Travel Fund (DKK 17,000)
2003: Dagmar Marshalls Fond; Direktør Jacob Madsens og hustru Olga Madsens Fond; Fonden af 1870; Jørgen Esmers Mindelegat; Knud Højgaards Fond; Konsul Axel Nielsens Mindelegat; Oticon-fonden; Overlæge Poul Martin Christiansen og Hustrus Fond.
2001: PhD Scholarship – Health Faculty, UCPH
2000: Scholarship in Biotechnology (UCPH)