Jeffrey Hoorfar

Jeffrey Hoorfar

Professor MSO

Mørkhøj Bygade 19, Building H, Room 220

2860 Søborg

Denmark

Phone: 35887379

Fax: 35887028

DsC (dr.med.vet.) in Veterinary Science from 2012, and PhD in Food Science and Nutrition. Professor in food microbiology at Diagnstic Engineering Group, National Food Institute. Has since 1990 worked with the development of serological and microbiological detection of foodborne zoonotic pathogens. Has extensive training in project management and has coordinated several large EU, industrial and Nordic research projects.
 

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Education

- 1988 M.Sc. in Food Science - The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)
- 1990 Ph.D. in Food Science - The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)
- 1993 Business law - Copenhagen Business School
2005 - 2006 Research Management course - Copenhagen Business School
- 2007 Certified NLP Coach Practitioner - Asisco, Denmark

Academic grades

Certified NLP Coach Practitioner

Ph.D.

M.Sc.

DSc (dr.med.vet)

Professional experience

1987 - 1988 Scientific assistant - The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Institute of Anatomy and Biochemistry
1988 - 1990 A 2- year Ph.D. scholarship - Danish Research Council for research stay at the Banting Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Ottawa, Canada.
- 1990 A 6-month post-doctoral fellowship - University of Düsseldorf, Germany
- 1990 Ph.D. in Food Science - The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)
1991 - 1995 Scientific assistant - Danish Veterinary Institute, Department of Microbiology, and later Department of Immunology & Biochemistry.
1995 - 2006 Senior Scientist in microbiology - The Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research (DFVF), Department of Microbial Food safety
2006 - Research professor of food microbiology - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Department of Microbiology and Risk Assessment

Other information

2007-2010

Coordinator of the European Integrated Project BIOTRACER (www.biotracer.org), including more than 50 partners and a total budget of 18 mio. Euro.
Project title: Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their substances in food and feed chains.

2007-2010

Co-leader of a Innovation project from Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden): Real-time epidemiological preparedness (Nanotrace). Total budget 20 mill. DKK)

2008-2010

Coordinator of a Nordic research project funded by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agriculture Research (NKJ): Food-Borne Virus in Nordic countries. (Total budget 5.5 mill. DKK).

2005-2007

Coordinator of a Nordic research project funded by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agriculture Research (NKJ): Towards a standard for microarray-based characterization of Salmonella isolates: A novel tool in risk assessments. (Project no. NKJ 125, total budget 3.1 mill. DKK).

Coordinator of an Innovation research project on the development of novel methods for control of Salmonella in poultry, pig and cattle production (budget: 5.3 mill. DKK, supported by The Innovation Office of DFFE, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries).

2004 - 2006

Coordinator of a EU funded research project under the Network of Excellence MedVetNet (www.medvetnet.org) as part of the 6th Framework Program. It includes 12 partners from European countries (www.foodpcr.com): Validation and standardization of diagnostic PCR for detection and risk assessment analysis of foodborne pathogens (FOOD-PCR 2, Project no. 506122, total project funding 3 mill. DKK).

2003 - 2005

Leader of an Innovation research project on the control of food borne Campylobacter in poultry production (budget: 6.2 mio. DKK, supported by The Innovation Office of DFFE, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries).

2001

Coordinator of a national project funded by the Danish Agricultural and Veterinary Research Council: Cloning and characterization of rfb gene cluster for Yersinia enterocolitica O:9 (600 000 DKK).

2000 - 2003

Coordinator of an EU funded research project under the 5th Framework Program, including 35 partners from 21 European countries (www.pcr.dk): Validation and standardization of diagnostic polymerase chain reaction for detection of foodborne pathogens (FOOD-PCR, Project no. QLK1-CT-1999-00226, funding 12 mill. DKK).

1999 - 2002

Project leader of the national research project funded under the program Biotechnology in Food Research: Development of automated sample treatment methods for PCR-based detection of Salmonella in swine (Auto-Sample, Project no. BIOT99-10, funding 3 mill. DKK).

1998

Coordinator of a EU funded exploratory project under the SMT Program: Harmonization and standardization of diagnostic PCR (Ref. No. 8405, 100 000 DKK).

2005-2007

Deputy coordinator of a Nordic network project on the standardization of detection of food-borne viruses (Food-Virus), supported by Nordic Joint Committee for Agriculture Research (NKJ).

2004 - 2007

Deputy coordinator of the Nordic Industrial research project: A molecular approach to Food Safety (www.CampyFood.org). Funded by the Nordic innovation Center. The total funding of the whole project inclusive the co-funding 12 mill. DKK

2002 - 2004

Partner in a Nordic research project funded by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agriculture Research (NKJ): Development of a PCR-detection assay for differential Brucella diagnostics based on characterization of the Yersinia enterocolitica O:9 perosamine synthetase gene (Project no. NKJ 115, total budget 2 mill. DKK).

1996

Partner in a EU FAIR project: Salmonella in Pork (Sal-in-pork, Ref. no. FAIT1 CT95-0400, 1996-98).

1995 -1996

Partner in a trans-Atlantic project on the establishment of the European Reference Centre for veterinary immunog¬lobulins in collaboration the University of Iowa. Iowa, U.S.A.
 

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