Kasper Planeta Kepp

Kasper Planeta Kepp

Associate Professor

Kemitorvet 206

Building: 206, 212

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252409

Curriculum Vitae, Kasper Planeta Kepp
(Please note name change from "Jensen" to "Kepp" 2010)  URL: www.kpje.com

Born July 23, 1975.  Address: Backersvej 127, 2., DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Two children, married.

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.
(Paternal leave: Total 5 months. Dec 1–14, 2009; Aug–Oct 2010; Nov 10–24, 2011; July 30 – Sep 2, 2012).

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).

Professional experience
1. Reviewer for internationals journals (~20/year): JACS; Angewandte Chemie; Inorg. Chem.; J. Phys. Chem. A/B ; JCTC; JBIC, JIB, Dalton Trans. >60 reviews for ACS alone. (Certificate of Appreciation, ACS 2012).
2. Head responsible and teacher at the course Coordination Chemistry 26124 at DTU (~50 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 2009-2015; b) President, Yale Nordic Soc. 2005-2006; c) LUNARC, Center for Scient. Comput., Lund, 2002-2003; d) Organizing Committee, EUROBIC-6, 2002.
6. ~50 scientific presentations (talks and posters at conferences and meetings).
7. Member of ACS; SBIC.
8. Group leader, MUS, project management, budgeting, recruiting.
9. Recent invited talks at conferences abroad:  ICCB, Hawaii, July 2015; ICCMSE, Athens, Apr 6-7, 2014; 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.
10. Reviewer, book proposals and national science foundations (Austria).

Fund raising as head applicant (~11M DKK)
Research project grant from FNU: "Zinc and copper sites in Alzheimer’s disease", 2013.
Research project grant from FTP: "Rational Evolution of Superstable Laccases", 2010.
Stanford visiting scholar Grant from the Danish Research Council, 2007.
Villum-Kann Rasmussen Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2008.
Three grants, Danish Center for Scientific Computing, 2007+2008+2012.
Danish Chemical Society Travel Grant ICBIC-13, Vienna July 2007.

Funding as co-applicant
Co-applicant on successful 20M DKK strategic research council project on human milk saccharides under professor Jørn D. Mikkelsen, 2010.

Awards and prizes
National Young Elite Researcher Prize from The Danish Science Council 2009.
Steno Stipend from the Danish Research Council, 2009-2011. European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Fellow, 2005-2006. Novo Nordisk Scholarship Award for M.Sc. studies, 2000.

Communication skills / teaching
Nominated Best teacher of the Year, three years in a row, DTU 2012, 2013, 2014.

Innovation / patent applications
A mutant sialidase having trans-sialidase activity for use in production of sialylated glycans. Patent number: WO2014167112

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

Successfully finished: 2 Ph.D., 1 postdoc, 4 bachelor students, 5 undergraduate project groups.
Current: 1 Ph.D. student, 1 postdoc, 2 B.Sc. Student.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Google Scholar profile

ResearcherID profile.

64 published, international peer-reviewed articles: 39 first-author, 39 corresponding author. 58 original articles, 4 reviews, & 2 book chapters. Cited ~1300 times (Web of Science). H-index: 22 (Web of Science), 23 (Google Scholar). Avr. Citat. ~24.  9 of 10 top-10 cited papers as first-author.

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


Academic grades


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

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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  • Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry

    ISSNs: 0162-0134

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-3344

    Elsevier Inc., United States

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): 0.983 1.043

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  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203, 1932-6203

    Public Library of Science, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): 1.395 1.044

    Central database


  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory

    ISSNs: 1089-5639, 1089-5639

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1520-5215

    American Chemical Society, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1

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