Kasper Planeta Kepp

Kasper Planeta Kepp

Associate Professor

Kemitorvet 206, Building 206, Room 212

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Denmark

Phone: 45252409


(Please note name change from "Jensen" to "Kepp" 2010)
Born July 23, 1975.  Address: Backersvej 127, 2., DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Two children, married.

Work
01. 2012-                                  Associate Professor, DTU Chemistry
01.2009 to 12.2011                 FNU Steno Fellow (Associate Professor), DTU Chemistry.
01.2007 to 12.2008                 VKR fellow (Post doc), DTU Chemistry.
09.2007 to 12.2007                 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.
01.2005 to 12.2006                 EMBO long-term fellow (post-doc), Yale University.

Education
11.2000 to 11.2004                 Ph.D., Lund University.
09.1997 to 10.2000                 M.Sc. in chemistry, Copenhagen University. Grades: Topic 13. Thesis 13.
09.1994 to 07.1997                 B.Sc. in physics, B.Sc. in chemistry, Roskilde University (RUC).
(Paternal leave: Total 5 months. Dec 1–14, 2009; Aug–Oct 2010; Nov 10–24, 2011; July 30 – Sep 2, 2012).

Awards and research grants as head responsible
1. Research project grant from FTP: "Rational Evolution of Superstable Laccases", 2010.
2. Young Elite Researcher 2009 Prize from The Danish Science Council 2009
3. Steno Stipend from the Danish Research Council, 2009-2011.
4. Stanford visiting scholar Grant from the Danish Research Council, 2007.
5. Villum-Kann Rasmussen Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2008.
6. Two grants, Danish Center for Scientific Computing, 2007+2008.
7. Danish Chemical Society Travel Grant ICBIC-13, Vienna July 2007.
8. European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Fellow, 2005-2006.
9. Novo Nordisk 2000 Scholarship Award for M.Sc. studies.

Professional experience
1. Referee for internationals journals (~10/year): JACS; Inorg. Chem.; J. Phys. Chem. A/B ; JCTC; JBIC, JIB, Dalton Trans. A total of 50 reviews for ACS alone. (Certificate of Appreciation, ACS 2012).
2. Head responsible and teacher at the course Coordination Chemistry 26124 at DTU (~35 students).
3. Head responsible and teacher at the course "Grundlæggende Kemi", 26027, DTU (~200 students).
4. Consultant to the World Anti-Doping Agency 2008, 2010
5. Boards: a) Board of Information Security, DTU 2009-; b) President, Yale Nordic Soc. 2005-2006; c) LUNARC, Center for Scient. Comput., Lund, 2002-2003; d) Organizing Committee, EUROBIC-6, 2002.
6. +40 scientific presentations (talks and posters at conferences and meetings).
7. Member of ACS; SBIC.
8. Group leader, MUS, Management, budgeting, and reporting for the above-mentioned grants.
9. Recent invited talks: CECAM Workshop, Zaragoza, Sep 2012; QBIC-3, Cesky Krumlov Jun 2011, Danish Chem. Soc. Ann. MeetingJun 2011; World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium, Nov 7-8, 2009, Tokyo.

Research area
Structure, Function, evolution and neurochemistry of metalloproteins.

Supervision
1 present ph.d. student, 1 succesfully completed ph.d., 1 postdoc, 2 B.Sc. students, 2 project groups.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals
http://scholar.google.dk/citations?user=MWplh9kAAAAJ&hl=da
50 published, peer-reviewed international papers: 35 first-author, 30 corresponding author, 12 single-author. 45 original articles, 2 book chapters, 3 reviews. Cited ~1100 times. h-index: 20, Avr. Citat. pr. article > 20. Bibliometric Research Indicator (2012) = 5.3.

Public dissemination
“Kemi er hele fundamentet for vores livsførelse”, Op-Ed (kronik) in Kristeligt Dagblad, 2011.
“Ny dansk teori kan styrke kampen mod Alzheimer’s”, artikel i Politiken, 2012.
 

CV

Education

2000 - 2004 Computational Biochemistry - Lund University

Academic grades

Ph.D.

Professional experience

01.0 - 31.1 Visiting Scholar (E. I. Solomon) - Stanford University, Dep. Chemistry
01.0 - 31.1 EMBO fellow (W. L. Jorgensen) - Yale University, Dep. Chemistry

Expertise

metalloproteins, protein evolution, neurological disorders

International experience

09.2007 to 12.2007. Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.

01.2005 to 12.2006. EMBO long-term fellow, Yale University.

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