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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Senior Research Biochemist, Carlsberg Laboratory


Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen



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