Inge S. Fomsgaard

Associate professor

Inge S. Fomsgaard
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ResearcherID A-1053-2015

Profile

 

https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/inge-fomsgaard/  

https://www.researchgate.net/lab/Inge-S-Fomsgaard-Lab 

fb.me/Fomsgaard.lab.Natural.Product.Chemistry 

https://twitter.com/NaturalProdChem

New project: Transfer of biochemical defence between plant species. Read more https://agro.au.dk/en/current-news/news/show/artikel/plants-may-be-able-to-defend-each-other/

Vacant postdoc position: Bioactive Natural Compounds in Plant Defence. See the announcement here: https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/post-doc-position-in-bioactive-natural-compounds-in-plant-defence/ Deadline for application OCtober 18st, 2020. 

My research area is chemical compounds (small molecules) that are present in agricultural crops or in the agricultural environment. I have built the team "Natural Product Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry" (see "Further information") and am the team leader. My team conducts research into a)secondary metabolites in agricultural crops, with properties as alternative crop protection products and as health-promoting substances, b) fate of pesticides in the environment and c) agricultural and environmental metabolomics. 

My research into the natural chemicals of agricultural crops encompasses investigations into the presence of the compounds under varying cultivation conditions and under stress effects; the excretion of natural chemicals from agricultural crops; sorption, transformation leaching of natural chemicals in soil; the effect of natural chemicals on the microbial environment in soil; uptake and metabolisation in humans and animals; health effects; isolation and structural elucidation. We deal with natural chemicals from agricultural crops and use state-of-the-art mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS, LC-MSQTRAP, LC-TOF, GC-TOF and LC-MS-DAD).

Team Natural Product Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry has built a strong specialization within benzoxazinoid chemistry (quantitative analysis, metabolism, structural elucidation, effects, synthesis, isolation). Benzoxazinoids are a group of natural compounds that occur in the majority of cereal crops and a few monocotyledonous plants. 

My research is interdisciplinary in collaboration with: agronomists, biologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, veterinarians, weed scientists, microbiologists, statisticians, medical doctors.

Current and former Team members

Name

Degree work in Team NPCEC

Year started in Team

Year finalized in Team

Current position

Ida K.L. Andersen

PhD

2020

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPCEC

Kourosh Hooshmand

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPCEC

Bina Bhattarai

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPCEC

Hamidreza Ardalani

PhD

2017

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPCEC

Hossein Hazrati

PhD

2018

ongoing

Ongoing Team NPCEC

Stine Krogh Steffensen

MSc and postdoc

2013

2018

Carlsberg Group

Nanna Hjort Vidkjær

PhD and postdoc

2012

2019

Chalmers, Sweden

Innocent Eclou

PhD

2015

2018

Benin

Enoch Narh Kudjordjie

PhD

2016

2019

Aarhus University

Hans A. Pedersen

MSc, PhD and postdoc

2009

2018

Viminco A/S

Maheswor Dev Gautam

PhD

2015

2018

Sino Veda Canada, Analytical Chemistry Group

Antje Reiss

PhD

2015

2018

Chr. Hansen Plant Health

Thomas Etzerodt

MSc and postdoc

2012

2017

Novo Nordisk

Anne Bohlbro Scou

MSc

2016

2017

Eurofins, Vejen

Weronika Czaban

PhD and postdoc

2013

2017

Copenhagen University

Eugene Dela Setsoafia

MSc

2015

2016

Sesi Technologies, Ghana

Khem B. Adhikari

PhD and postdoc

2011

2016

Copenhagen University Hospital

Enock Dankyi

PhD

2012

2016

Univ. of Ghana

Francelini Antunes

MSc

2014

2015

Novo Nordisk

Fariha Tanwir

PhD

2011

2015

Germany

Sarah Irving Manø (Pedersen)

BSc

 

2013

Atkins

Tariqul Islam Shajib

MSc

 

2011

Copenhagen University

Selene Niveyro

3month visit

2011

2011

Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina 

Sandra Carlsen

Ph.D

2002

2008

Novozymes

Teresita Guevara Figueroa

3month visit

2007

2007

Mexico

Søren Furbo Skødt Nielsen

MSc

2004

2007

Novo Nordisk

Simon Andersen

MSc

2004

2007

Danish Meteorological Institute

Ricardo J. Rodriguez Enriquez

3month visit

2007

2007

Mexico

Maria Obel Thomsen

BSc

2006

2006

HF/VUC Nordsjælland

Malene Søltoft

MSc

2004

2006

Novo Nordisk

Louise Simonsen

MSc

2005

2006

The Danish EPA

Susanne Mensz

BSc

2004

2004

Fr. Skørhats Verden

Anders Understrup

MSc

2003

2004

Bayer Crop Science

Mia Birkum Juul (Gents)

MSc

2002

2003

Danish Working Environment Authority

Pernille Rasmussen (Christensen)

MSc

2000

2001

COWI

 

Current project participation or - leadership

Elucidation of chemical interactions between cover crops grown in mixture with importance to weed suppression. - PhD project, Hossein Hazrati, 2018-2021. Supervisor.  

Uptake and metabolization of pesticides and phytochemicals in honey bees: toxic or health sustaining effects? - PhD project, Hamidreza Ardalani, 2017-2021. Supervisor.

Identification of new naturally occurring benzoxazinoids and discerning the role of known benzoxazinoids in prostate cancer and auxin activity.PhD project, Bina Bhattarai, 2017-2020. Supervisor.

Clever plant roots design their associated microbiome to prevent disease. What are the mechanisms behind? - The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production, 2016-2019. Workpackage leader. 

Use of targeted, semi-targeted and untargeted mass spectrometry for the elucidation of the influence of small molecules on interactions between Arabidopsis and the rhizosphere microorganisms. - PhD project, 2017-2020, Kourosh Hooshmand.

 

Recently finalized project participation or - leadership

Arming honeybees with nature's pharmacy. - Individual postdoc project Nanna Hjort Vidkjær. The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production, 2016-2019. Supervisor.

Root-protected grass. - Green Development and Demonstration Programme. 2015-2019. Work package leader.

Organic cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment. - Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2015-2019. Work package leader. Supervisor for PhD student Innocent Eclou

Pyretroids in private homes. - Danish Environmental Protection Agency. 2015-2018. Project leader.

RyeproC. Whole grain rye as a functional food for suppression of prostate cancer –elucidating the role of benzoxazinoids and other bioactive constituents. -The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences, 2013-2018. Project leader. Supervisor for postdoc Stine Krogh Steffensen.

 

Master thesis projects

I am offering Master's thesis topics related to our courses or our current externally funded projects. Tutoring takes place in collaboration with my postdocs and PhD students.

 

Course coordination:

Comments from participants in our 2019 Hands-on LC-MSMS course

  • “Possibility to go to the lab on day 1, prepare and run samples right away – really a hands-on course”
  • “A very dense schedule with efficient use of time”
  • “The most rewarding thing about this course is that it was so much more than I expected. The way of teaching, the hands-on and the teachers were all amazing”
  • “It was very nice that a second week was focused on our own projects, where we could run our own samples, optimize methods for own analytes. That was very exciting”
  • “It was very nice to combine the basic study with practical study”

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