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1991 7th Dexter French Memorial Lecturer (Iowa State University)

1998-2013 Adjunct Professor, Molecular Biology (University of Southern Denmark)

1998 Award of Merit, Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience

2005 Member Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

2007 Dr. Sc. honoris causa (natural science) at University of Copenhagen

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, ALAMY-4, Smolenice, Slovakia

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Research areas


Structure, function, discovery and protein engineering of plant and microbial enzymes and proteins active in carbohydrate processing, redox-regulation and with potential for biotechnology-based improvement of functional, nutritional and health-related properties of foods and raw materials, including cereal crops. This involves analysis of molecular interactions, production of recombinant proteins, functional proteomics, genome-mining and bioinformatics.

External positions

Senior Research Biochemist, Carlsberg Laboratory


Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen



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