These potential supervisors are offering projects for students starting in 2019.
*** Note that there will be a new list of potential supervisors for students starting in 2020 ***
The research topics listed below give an idea of the research in each supervisor’s lab. Follow the links to their lab webpages to find out more.
The following supervisors are also part of CPH Bioscience PhD but cannot offer long-term projects for students starting in 2019: Elisabetta Ferretti, Pablo I. Nikel, Julien Duxin, Jesper V. Olsen, Niels Mailand, Torben Hansen, Tune H. Pers, Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, Lars Keld Nielsen.
Applicants to CPH Bioscience PhD must explain their research interests in their application, but are not committed to any particular group until after joining the programme.
New pre-doc students must complete three short rotation projects in different labs, then make an agreement with one of their rotation supervisors to host their long-term (PhD) project. The ultimate PhD project is developed in collaboration between the supervisor and student, according to their mutual interests.
Each student applies to and is initially recruited by one of the four Centers. However, it is possible to do rotation projects at other Centers; and students may apply to change Center after completing their rotation projects.
Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem)
Luis Arnes Perez – Transcriptional regulation of cellular identity in development and cancer
Josh Brickman – Self-organizing transcriptional networks mediating pluripotency and differentiation
Kim Bak Jensen – Regulatory mechanisms controlling stem cell fate during development, homeostasis and disease
Elke Ober – Progenitor cell dynamics and potency in zebrafish liver organogenesis and regeneration
Bo Porse – Epigenetic control in normal and malignant hematopoiesis
Jakub Sedzinski – From single molecules to forces. A quantitative understanding of epithelial homeostasis at the sub-cellular, cellular and tissue level
Henrik Semb – Integration of morphogenesis and cell differentiation during organogenesis
Palle Serup – How signals and transcription factors coordinate cell fate choices
Center for Protein Research (CPR)
Søren Brunak – Understanding the network biology of multi-morbidity patients with more than one disease
Chuna Ram Choudhary – Systems-wide analysis of cell signaling networks
Lars Juhl Jensen – Network biology: large-scale biomedical data and text mining
Jiri Lukas – Molecular pathways that guard integrity of human genomes against endogenous DNA damage
Matthias Mann – Patient stratification by their plasma proteomes
Guillermo Montoya – Structural cell biology of genome editing protein-DNA complexes
Michael Lund Nielsen – Characterizing post-translational modifications by quantitative proteomics
Jakob Nilsson – Protein phosphatases in cellular signaling
Simon Rasmussen – Deep learning for human variation data in health and disease
Nicholas Taylor – Revealing the mechanisms of biomolecular machines using high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy
Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR)
Ken Arnold – Metabolic science in culture
Adam Bencard – Philosophical, cultural and historical perspectives on microbiome research
Manimozhiyan Arumugam – Microbiome systems biology and therapeutics
Romain Barrès – To identify the critical epigenetic nodes controlling the gene expression response to exercise in human muscle
Christoffer Clemmensen – Neuroendocrinology of energy metabolism
Brice Emanuelli – Exploring the molecular mechanisms controlling insulin action and metabolic functions
Thomas Frimurer – Molecular modeling and structure-based design
Zach Gerhart-Hines – Control of brown and beige adipose metabolism by the body’s clock
Matthew Gillum – Remote control of appetite and hedonism by the liver
Niels Grarup – Physiological impact of the human genome in metabolism
Jens Juul Holst – Translational aspects of obesity and diabetes development and treatment
Tuomas Kilpeläinen – Interplay between genetic and lifestyle factors in metabolic health
Camilla Schéele – Translational cell metabolism
Thue Schwartz – Signaling metabolites and their specific receptors as regulators of endocrine and metabolic function and drivers of metabolic inflammation in obesity and diabetes.
Jonas Thue Treebak – Role of hepatic NAD salvage capacity for development of liver fibrosis and NASH
Louise Whiteley – Media representation of metabolic research and the relationship between science and society
Juleen R. Zierath – Circadian biology
Center for Biosustainability (CFB)
Irina Borodina – Synthetic biology of yeast for bio-based chemicals
Markus Herrgard – Data-driven engineering of cell factories
Michael Krogh Jensen – Synthetic biology tools and refactored natural products biosynthesis in yeast
Ivan Mijakovic – Using evolutionary age to characterize genes of unknown function
Solange I. Mussatto – Adaptive laboratory evolution of yeasts for lignocellulosic hydrolysate bioconversion
Morten Nørholm – Microbial evolution and synthetic biology
Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen – CHO cell line engineering
Morten Sommer – Engineering advanced microbiome therapeutics
Nikolaus Sonnenschein – Fully automatic cell factory engineering: bridging the gap between model predictions and strain construction
Tilmann Weber – Engineering antibiotics production in actinomycetes
Ditte Hededam Welner – Developing enzymes for a sustainable chemical industry