Claus Hélix-Nielsen

  • Bygningstorvet, 115, 010

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

1991 …2021

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My research is centered on lipid-protein interactions. In particular how the hydrophobic coupling between transmembrane proteins and their host bilayer may regulate protein function through changes in the bilayer mechanical properties. Also how membrane mechanical properties affect overall membrane dynamics (e.g. vesiculation).  The technological goal of my research is to create biomimetic membranes for biosensor and separation (filtering) applications. Our techniques are electrophysiology, fluorescence-, electron paramagnetic-, and Raman spectroscopy, as well as molecular dynamics and continuum modeling.

Other information

  • Member of the Nano-Science Comittee, Universty of Copenhagen 2002.
  • Member of Biophysical Society from 1998.
  • Referee for Biophysical Journal. External Examiner for Higher Educations in Physics (medlem af censorkorpset i Fysik).
  • Postdoctoral grant from the Carlsberg Foundation 2000-2003.
  • Postdoctoral grant from the Norman and Rosita Winston Fund 1996-1998.
  • Postdoctoral grant from the Danish Reseach Council 1994-1994.


International Experience:

1995-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University Medical College, New York, USA.



Language Skills:
English

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching Diploma (adjunktpædagogikum), University of Copenhagen

2002

PhD, Technical University of Denmark

19901993

Master of Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

19831990

High School, Lemvig Gymnasium

19801983

External positions

Research Director, AQUAporin ApS

2007 → …

Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark

2003 → …

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

20002003

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

19951999

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen

19941995

Research Assistant, Royal Veternary and Agricultural University

19931994

Keywords

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  • Lipid-protein interactions
  • Biomimetic membranes
  • Membrane transport
  • Membrane channel proteins
  • Electrophysiology
  • Spectroscopy

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