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Lars Sottrup-Jensen

Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

Academic degrees:

1972

M.Sc. (cand. scient., organic chemistry), University of Copenhagen.

1978

Ph.D. (lic. scient., molecular biology), University of Aarhus.

 

Appointments:

1972-1976

Research associate, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus.

1977-1987

Associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus.

1988-

Senior associate professor (docent), Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus.

1983-1984

Visiting senior investigator at the Department of Immunology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California.

 

Teaching, examination, tutorial and review work:

1979-

Lecturer and instructor at the Department's courses in general biochemistry, advanced biochemistry, physical biochemistry modules 1 and 2, (all bachelor level), protein chemistry (advanced level) and structure and function of proteins (advanced level). Supervisor for many M.Sc. projects and Ph.D. projects. External examiner at many M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses at the Universities of Copenhagen, Odense, and Aalborg, and at doctoral theses at the University of Lund and University of Umeå, Sweden. Ad hoc referee for many journals.

 

Membership of committees:

1989-1992

Member of the Steering Committee for a biotechnology project at Novo Nordisk sponsored by the Danish Technology Council.

1991-1995

Member of the Steering Committee of the Danish Biomembrane Research Center at the University of Aarhus.

1986, 1991

Coorganizer of international symposia.

1985-

Advisor (single projects) for the Danish Science Research Council, the Danish Cancer Society, and  the National Science Foundation (USA).

 

Membership of editorial boards:

1986-1991

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

1992-1996

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Protein Science.

 

Administrative work:

1995-1996

Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology.

1995-1996

Member of the Executive Board of the Science Faculty, University of Aarhus.

1996-2001

Chairman of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biology, University of Aarhus.

1996-1998

Member of the Board of the University of Aarhus (representing the Science and Health Sciences Faculties).

 

Membership of professional societies:

 

Danish Science Academy

 

Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

Biochemical Society

 

Protein Society

 

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


 

Fields of interest:

General protein chemistry: Concepts and methodology; integration of protein chemistry and nucleic acid sequencing methodologies; posttranslational modifications of proteins; protein evolution; analysis, structural and functional aspects of protein-bound carbohydrates; protein structure and folding; protein-protein interactions; assembly of macromolecular complexes; protein expression and mutational analysis; catalysis and physical biochemistry, including CD spectrometry and microcalorimetry.

Biological systems:

Proteolytically regulated plasma proteins (clotting, fibrinolysis, and complement systems); plasma proteinase inhibitors (serpins and alpha-macroglobulins) and their cellular receptors; pregnancy-associated plasma proteins.