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Technical University of Denmark

The Department of Systems Biology
 

Søren Molin
Professor, MSc. (Biochemistry and Microbiology), PhD

Background and research interests: Søren Molin became MSc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology from University of Copenhagen in 1972 and performed his PhD studies at Institute of Microbiology, Univ. of Copenhagen. He was assistant professor 1976-77 at Department of Molecular Biology, Odense University, and subsequently associate professor 1977-83 same place. Since 1983 he has been professor in microbiology at the Technical University of Denmark. Sabbatical stays at University of Tel Aviv in Israel and Stanford University, USA.
Søren Molin has worked with bacterial growth physiology, stress responses, microbial biofilms and human airway infections. Presently involved in projects concerning adaptive evolution and antibiotic resistance.

Role in DanCARD: Supervisor of  PhD-student Maria Gómez-Lozano, who is  investigating the role of small regulatory RNAs (sRNA) in bacterial adaptation during chronic infection.

Anders Folkesson
Associate Professor, PhD

Background and research interests: AF received his PhD in Celluar Microbiology from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 2002. He did a postdoc at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden. After moving to Denmark in 2003, he joined the Center for Biomedical Microbiology (CBM), Biocentrum at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and his research focused on the dynamics of antibiotic resistance and tolerance in microbial biofilms. AF became an Associate Professor in 2009 at the Infection Microbiology Group, Department of Systems Biology at DTU.  The current research interests of AF are the evolution of complex antibiotic resistance mechanisms and the development of alternative therapies against multidrug resistant bacteria, with a special focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and antimicrobial peptides.

Role in DanCARD: AF contributes Work Package 3.

Katherine S. Long
Associate Professor, PhD

Background and research interests: KSL received her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Yale University, USA in 1997. She did a postdoc at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, USA from 1997-1999. After moving to Denmark in 1999, she joined the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen and became an Associate Professor in 2004. Her research at the University of Copenhagen was focused on antibiotic resistance mechanisms of ribosomal antibiotics. In 2010, she moved to the DTU, where her research is centered on small RNAs in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 
The research interests of KSL are; small regulatory RNAs in bacteria, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, RNA structure and function, RNA-antibiotic and RNA –protein interactions, bacterial evolution and adaptation.

Role in DanCARD:  Co-supervisor of  PhD-student Maria Gómez-Lozano, who is investigating the role of small regulatory RNAs (sRNA) in bacterial adaptation during chronic infection.

María Gómez-Lozano
PhD-student, MSc (Chemical Engineering) and MSc (Biotechnology)

Background and research interests: María Gómez-Lozano holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid and a MSc in Engineering (Biotechnology) by the Technical University of Denmark. Her research interests are infectious diseases and host-microbes interactions, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, microbial evolution and adaptation, molecular regulatory mechanisms during infection.

Role in DanCARD: PhD-student under the supervision of Søren Molin and Kathrine S. Long, investigating the role of small regulatory RNAs (sRNA) in bacterial adaptation during chronic infection.
(Enrolled 2010-2013)
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Last revised 8 July 2014