|MEMPHYS - Center for Biomembrane Physics|
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I am a professor of biophysics and affiliated with the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF) of the University of Southern Denmark. My fields of specialization include statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, computer simulation techniques, phase transitions and critical phenomena, biomembrane physics and chemistry, interfacial physical chemistry, and soft matter physics, with applications within biomedicine, food science, and drug delivery.
I am currently director of a national Danish center of excellence, MEMPHYS - Center for Biomembrane Physics, which is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. The research within the Center focuses on developing molecular descriptions of the physical and physico-chemical properties of membrane systems and investigating how these properties control membrane function. The area of research covers lipid monolayers, bilayers, and biological membranes as well as interactions of these systems with enzymes, proteins, peptides, DNA, drugs, alcohols, sterols, as well as other compounds that are active at membranes.
I have published more than 400 scientific papers and reports as well as number of books, e.g. Life-as a matter of fat (Springer, 2005) and recently three popular books on the science of cooking. I am an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, The Danish Academy for Technical Sciences, and the Danish Gastronomical Academy. I have received several prizes for research and research communication, most recently the UK Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Award (2008) and the European Lipid Science Award (2011). I am strongly involved in the training of graduate students and am currently director of the national Graduate School of Molecular Biophysics. Furthermore, I have a keen interest in transfer of research into modern technology, and I am a co-founder of LiPlasome Pharma A/S which is an innovation company that develops liposome-based drug-delivery systems for cancer therapy.
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