Haja Kadarmideen

Haja Kadarmideen


Richard Petersens Plads

Building: 324, 221

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45255223



1984 - 1990 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Science (DVM) - TANUVAS, Chennai, India
1990 - 1992 Master of Veterinary Genetics (MVSc) - TANUVAS, Chennai, India
1994 - 1998 Doctorate in Quantitative Genetics (PhD) - University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1998 - 2001 Postdoc - Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Professional experience

1989 - 1994 Veterinary Surgeon and Head - Government of Tamil Nadu, India, Veterinary Hospital
1994 - 1998 Graduate Research Assistant - University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Ontario Agricultural College,
1997 - 1997 Visiting PhD researcher - Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Animal Genetics & Breeding
1998 - 2001 Geneticist - Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) Edinburgh, Animal Biology Division
2001 - 2006 Head of Statistical Genetics,Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, DAGRL
2004 - 2005 Deputy Director of Institute of Animal Sciences - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
2008 - 2010 Adjunct Associate Professor - University of New England, Australia, Animal Genetics
2006 - 2010 Principal Scientist & Team Leader - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, Division of Livestock Industries
2011 - 2017 Professor, Research director & Group leader - University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Animal Breeding, Quantitative Genetics & Systems Biology, Dept.Veterinary & Animal Sciences
2017 - 2018 Professor & Head of Section - DTU Bioinformatics, Systems Genomics
2017 - 2018 Head of PhD school of Bio and Health Informatics - DTU Bioinformatics
2017 - 2018 Director of Institute of Bio and Health Informatics - DTU Bioinformatics
2018 - Professor, Head of QBC Group - DTU Compute, STAT, Quantitative Genomics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology


English, Danish


- Quantitative-, Statistical-, Computational- and Population-genetic data analyses in animal and human populations

- Biostatistics, experimental designs, (Big) biological data modeling and analyses

- Gene, variant, pathway and biomarker discovery by integrative ‘omic analyses including Genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics & metabolomics underlying complex human and animal traits or diseases

- Personalized and predictive medicine in human diseases with a focus on obesity, nutritional, metabolic, immune and psychiatric diseases

- Genetics/genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology of animal production, reproduction, health and welfare

- Biological and health databases, high performance scientific computing, omics software and tool developments

International experience

Broad international background (both work culture as well as societal) - Employed in various State and Federal Government organizations as well as Universities in seven different countries (Denmark, Australia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, Holland and India) with collaboration networks still intact. As a part of the public research funding in the countries I worked, I have run international projects through strategic partnerships with Brazil, USA, Central / East Africa, India and Singapore. This has also provided me with a strong multi-cultural work experience as well.

Other information

COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS: Lifetime external grants approx. DKK. 105 million or EURO 14.2 M or US$ 17. 3 M from external funding by government ministries, research / science foundations, private industries, national strategic research councils, European Union FP 7 programmes & Development Agencies over the last 20 years (1998-todate)


PUBLICATIONS & TALKS: Around 325 refereed scientific publications: of which 105 journal articles with international peer review including in Nature journal and 55 refereed full papers as conference proceedings, 2 Books, 9 book chapters, 160 refereed conference abstracts/short papers, 10 biological databases and 4 software.  In Web of Science: publications: 105; Citations: 1315 ; h-index: 24 (last 5 years). Over 150 talks (85 invited) in 22 countries


Selected managerial, leadership and scientific advisory roles (current & past)

- Institute Director and Head of PhD School at Institute of Bio and Health informatics, DTU Denmark for approx. 1.5 years

- Head of group and section of Quantitative Genetics & Systems genomics/biology at University of Copenhagen and DTU, Denmark

- Board member of the Institute council of Clinical Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Copenhagen fo 3 years 

- Director of The BioChild Consortium related to Obesity

- Director of The GIFT Consortium related to Genomics of Invitro Embryo Production

- Deputy director of Institute of Animal Sciences at ETH Zurich Switzerland for 2 years

- Board member of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (5.5 years)

- Executive board member for research stations of faculty of Agriculture and Food sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (5.5 years)

- Board member of Strategic Committee of School of Environment and Natural Resources in ETH Zurich, Switzerland (4 years)

- Coordinator of ‘Computational and Quantitative Biology’ research projects in ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2 years)

- Board  member of the “Transformational Biology initiative” CSIRO Australia (4 years)

- Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of CSIRO and Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

- Main or co-principal investigator of 40 + externally funded research projects until to-date

- Member/scientific reviewer of more than 25 international journals and Associate Editor/Board member

- Reviewer of EU, American, Australian and Danish research grant applications for various funding bodies

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  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1932-6203

    Public Library of Science, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.02 SJR 1.1 SNIP 1.123, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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    Central database


  • B M C Bioinformatics

    ISSNs: 1471-2105

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-2105

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.51 SJR 1.374 SNIP 0.855, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Central database


  • B M C Genomics

    ISSNs: 1471-2164

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-2164

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.8 SJR 1.829 SNIP 1.074, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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