Lene Niemann Nejsum

Associate professor

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Lene Niemann Nejsum

Work address: Bartholins Allé 6, Building 1242, room 115

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): 50. Book chapter: 1

H-index: 20, i10 index: 31, more than 2650 citations (July 2019, 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

 

LABORATORY FUNDING 2010-

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

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

Carlsberg funding for Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence module                 

MEMBRANES, AU, co-funding for inverted microscope

Carlsberg Foundation, funding for an automated fluorescence microscope

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

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

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

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

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

MEMBRANES, AU, Automated Fluorescent Cell Counter (2015)

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

Christian Larsen og dommer Ellen Larsens Legat (To Helene Halkjær Jensen) for a microscope heating chamber (2016)        

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

Christian Larsen og dommer Ellen Larsens Legat (To Christina Ernstsen) for a microscope objective for high through put microscopy (2017)  

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

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

  

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. National editor. 2017- APMIS: Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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