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Johannes Overgaard


Curriculum Vitae


DATE OF BIRTH: December 30, 1971

MARITAL STATUS: Married, 3 children

ADDRESS (work): Johannes Overgaard, PhD
Dept. of Zoophysiology
University of Aarhus
C.F. Mollers Allé Building 1131,
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Tel: +45 8942 2648
Fax: +45 8942 2586
E-mail: biojo@biology.au.dk


2007- Fellowship (Steno) at Dept. of Zoophysiology, University of Aarhus.
2005-7 Fellowship from Carlsberg foundation. Working with freeze tolerance in the earthworm Dendrobaena octaedra.
2003-5 Post Doc. at ACES (Aarhus Center for Environmental Stress Research). Working with physiological adaptations to stress (particularly temperature).
2004 A 4 month position at POCEFF (EU-project concerning the use of copepod larvae as food source during commercial rearing of fish fry)
2000-3 Ph.D at Dept. Zoophysiology, University of Aarhus. Dissertation entitled "Performance and regulation of the cardiovascular system during anoxia in rainbow trout and freshwater turtles".


2007 Steno stipend from Danish Research Council
2008 Presidents Medal (The Society of Experimental Biology)


2000 Cand. Scient., University of Aarhus. MSc entitled "Functional properties of whole blood and hemoglobin in the snake Python molurus".
1993 Accepted as student at the University of Aarhus, Institute of Biology
1991 Graduated from Aarhus Statsgymnasium

2008-2009 6 months at Melbourne University (Melbourne, Australia). Studies of insect thermotolerance
2007 1 month at Miami University (Ohio, USA). Studies of cold tolerance in insects and earthworms.
2005 Two weeks at the Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic). Studies on temperature induced adaptations in membrane lipids during cold exposures of insects.
2002 5 months at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada). Studied anoxic tolerance in trout hearts with particular focus on the role of preconditioning and temperature.
1999 Two weeks at University of California (Irvine, USA). Studies on acid-base regulation and oxygen transport in the digesting American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
1997 6 months at University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). Studied diving behaviour in saltwater crocodiles, habitat choice in spiny anteaters and thermoregulation of free-ranging lizards.


2008 ANZSCPB, 25th Anniversary general meeting, (Sydney, Australia)
2008 Society for Experimental Biology: Annual meeting (Marseille, France)
2007 Society for Experimental Biology: Annual meeting (Glasgow, Scotland)
2006 APS Intersociety Conference: Comparative Physiology: Integrating Diversity (Virginia Beach, USA)
2006 Society for Experimental Biology: Annual meeting (Canterbury, England)

2005 5th Biological Effects of Stress Meeting (BESt), (Aarhus, Denmark)
2005 International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP), (Roskilde, Denmark)
2004 NorFA/GESS, Nordic network in environmental stress research (Rønbjerg, Denmark)
2004 Society for Experimental Biology: Annual meeting (Heriot-Watt University, Edingborough)


1998 - Lecturer and Assistant teacher on graduate and postgraduate courses in zoophysiology (Thermal adaptations in reptiles, Zoophysiologi 1-del, Zoophysiologi I, Zoophysiologi II, Ecophysiology of Vertebrates. (Dept. Zoophysiology, AU) Human physiology.


• Society of Experimental Biology
The American Physiological Society


Acta Physiologica, Biologica, Entomological Science, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Insect Physiology, Journal of Thermal Biology, Marine Biology, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Physiological Entomology