Kirstine Berg-Sørensen

Kirstine Berg-Sørensen

Associate Professor


Building: 307, 156

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45253101Fax: 4593 1669

Kirstine Berg-Sørensen is associate professor in biological physics. Her erliest research experience dealt with quantum mechanical and semi-classical models of laser cooled atoms and the physics of such laser cooled atoms while she in 1999 changed direction to biological physics. This change was kick-started by a 6Mkr grant from the Danish Research Agencies to initiate the first optical tweezers activity in Denmark, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Within biological physics, she has in particular been interested in analysis and models of data from single molecule experiments, both in in vitro and in vivo systems, with main emphasis on experiments conducted using optical tweezers, optical traps in microfluidic systems and lately micro-particle-velocimetry measurements. The latter in connection with osmotic flows in plants, or flow near structured surfaces. Lately, she is more actively involved in experimental work and the interplay between biophysics and quantum sensing by means of color centers in diamonds. Apart from her research activities, she has at DTU served as Head of Studies for the MSc education in Physics and Nanotechnology.





1986 - 1991 Cand. scient. in Physics and Chemistry - Aarhus University
1991 - 1994 Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics - Aarhus University

Academic grades


Professional experience

1991 - 1993 Ph. D student - Aarhus University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
1996 - 1999 Assistant professor - University of Copenhagen, Ørsted Laboratory, Niels Bohr Institute
1999 - 2001 Fellow (postdoc) (NORDITA) - Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
2001 - 2005 Research associate professor - University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute
2005 - Associate professor (DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics


English, French


Kolde atomare gasser, laserkøling

Biologisk fysik, optisk pincet, data analyse

International experience

1994-1995: Postdoctoral research at Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA

1992: Ph.D. research at École Normale Superieure, Paris, France

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  • Biophysical Journal

    ISSNs: 0006-3495

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0523-6800

    Cell Press, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.26 SJR 2.018 SNIP 1.049, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Computer Physics Communications

    ISSNs: 0010-4655

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1386-9485

    Elsevier, Netherlands

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  • Physical Biology

    ISSNs: 1478-3975, 1478-3967

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1478-3975

    IOP Publishing, United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.93 SJR 1.066 SNIP 0.632, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

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