Nils J. Færgeman

Ph.D. in molecular cell biology

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

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Curriculum

Nils Joakim Kaas Færgeman
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Southern Denmark,
Campsvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
Phone +45 65502453 Fax +45 65502467
E-mail: nils.f@bmb.sdu.dk

Education

1997               Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular biology (Odense University)

2002              “Organization and Leadership”, University of Southern Denmark

2003              “Project Strategies and Leadership”, University of Southern Denmark

2003              Pedagogical training course (adjunktpædagoikum), University of Southern Denmark

2006-2007     Research leadership-education held by Copenhagen Business School

 

Professional experience

1997-1998     Research scientist in the Department of Vessel Wall Biology, Novo-Nordisk A/S

1998-2000     Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Concetta DiRusso, Albany Medical College, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Albany, NY (USA)

2000-2003     Research assistant professor at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

2003-2012     Associate professor at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

2012-present Professor at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark


Boards

2003-2011     Co-founder and executive board Member of the governing board of the graduate school “The Danish Graduate School of Functional Genomics and Proteomics as Applied to Metabolic Diseases”

2005-2010     Member of the committee of the Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2007-2010     Member of the governing board at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU

2007-2011     Chairman of the teaching committee at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU

2011-2014     Member of the teaching committee at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU

2009-present  Member of the Board of the Danish Society for Biotechnology

2012              Founder of The Danish Lipid Research Society

2015-present  Chair of the Fuhrmann Foundation

2017-present  Member of Academic Council, University of Southern Denmark

2018-present  Chair of the educational committee of the Danish Diabetes Academy

2018-present  Member of the Steno Diabetes Center-Odense (SDCO) Research Council

2019-present  Elected Board Member of the Nordic Metabolomics Society


Research experience

Have been principal investigator and have had own research laboratory since 2003, independent funding from The Danish Research Councils since 2003 and obtained funding from Novo Nordisk Foundation, Carlsberg Foundation, Danish Diabetes Association and the Lundbeck Foundation. Have been involved in several large research consortia funded by The Danish Council for Strategic Research, NordForsk and NIH.

Editorial and Advisory Boards

2008-present   Associate Editor for Lipids

2010-present   Member of the Honorary Editorial Board of Lipid Insights

2010-present   Editorial Board member “Frontiers in Fatty Acid and Lipid Physiology”

2017-present   Editorial Board member of “Metabolites”


Reviewer/evaluator appointments

Reviewer for Nature, Science, PLoS journals, Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, Journal of Molecular Medicine, Molecular Biosystems, Future lipidology, Proteomics, Lipids, Research signpost series, International reviewer for several international research Councils.


Teaching and supervision of students

Extensive teaching experience in biochemistry and protein purification; since 2004 and 2007, respectively, responsible for two courses offered by the University of Southern Denmark: BMB202 Protein purification and BMB505/BMB521, metabolic and hormonal regulation.Principal supervisor since 2003, supervisor of: 4 post docs, 14 PhD-, 19 Msc.-, 38 Bsc. students. Honored best teacher at the Science Faculty, University of Southern Denmark in 2009.

Research areas

Nils J. Færgeman is professor and director of the molecular metabolism and metabolomics unit at The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of Southern Denmark. His research interests revolve around how metazoans sense alterations in the environment and in their genome and how they adapt metabolism to maintain cellular homeostasis, promote survival and achieve balanced growth. His group takes a systems biology-wide approach and combines genomics, proteomics and metabolomics to untangle novel mechanisms regulating metabolism.

Research information

Nils J. Færgeman is professor and director of the molecular metabolism and metabolomics unit at The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of Southern Denmark. His research interests revolve around how metazoans sense alterations in the environment and in their genome and how they adapt metabolism to maintain cellular homeostasis, promote survival and achieve balanced growth. His group takes a systems biology-wide approach and combines genomics, proteomics and metabolomics to untangle novel mechanisms regulating metabolism.

Research areas

  • Endocrine diseases
  • Bioactive fatty acids in the food
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid diseases

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Research Output

Biomarkers for Development of Glucocorticoid-Induced Diabetes Mellitus: A Metabolomics-Based Prediction Model

Klarskov, C. K., Havelund, J., Zegers, F. D., Færgeman, N. J., Schultz, H. H. L., Debrabant, B., Pedersen-Bjergaard, U. & Lund Christensen, P., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine. 14, 4, 7 p.

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    Ethyl pyruvate increases post-ischemic levels of mitochondrial energy metabolites: A13c-labeled cerebral microdialysis study

    Nygaard, K. H., Havelund, J. F., Nielsen, T. H., Nordström, C. H., Færgeman, N. J., Poulsen, F. R., Gramsbergen, J. B. & Forsse, A., 2020, In : Metabolites. 10, 7, 12 p., 287.

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    Expression of acyl-CoA-binding protein 5 from Rhodnius prolixus and its inhibition by RNA interference

    Almeida, M. G. M. D., Arêdes, D. S., Majerowicz, D., Færgeman, N. J., Knudsen, J. & Gondim, K. C., 1. Jan 2020, In : PLOS ONE. 15, 1, 21 p., e0227685.

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    Free Fatty Acids Interfere with the DNA Binding Activity of the Virulence Regulator PrfA of Listeria monocytogenes

    Santos, P. I. T. D., Thomasen, R. S., Green, M. S., Færgeman, N. J. & Kallipolitis, B. H., 2020, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 202, p. e00156-20

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    Type III-A CRISPR-associated protein Csm6 degrades cyclic hexa-adenylate activator using both CARF and HEPN domains

    Smalakyte, D., Kazlauskiene, M., F Havelund, J., Rukšėnaitė, A., Rimaite, A., Tamulaitiene, G., Færgeman, N. J., Tamulaitis, G. & Siksnys, V., 18. Sep 2020, In : Nucleic acids research. 48, 16, p. 9204-9217

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    Activities

    • 5 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
    • 2 Conference organisation or participation
    • 2 Membership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
    • 1 Editor of research journal

    Impaired epidermal barrier function compromises SREBP-mediated lipogenic gene expression in liver

    Nils J. Færgeman (Lecturer)

    22. Jul 2013

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    Molecular Genetics and Quantitative Proteomics to Identify Novel Regulators of Lipid Metabolism

    Nils J. Færgeman (Lecturer)

    27. Jan 2012

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    Keystone Conference Lipid biology and Lipotoxicity

    Nils J. Færgeman (Participant)

    15. May 201120. May 2011

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Functional analyses of acyl-CoA binding proteins reveal tissue and paralogue specific functions in lipid storage and fatty acid degradation in C. elegans.

    Nils J. Færgeman (Lecturer)

    12. Mar 2010

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    3rd Annual NordForsk Nordic C. elegans Researcher Network,

    Nils J. Færgeman (Participant)

    5. Mar 20107. Mar 2010

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Projects

    Press / Media

    Gæren er humlen ved det hele

    Nils J. Færgeman

    15/03/2014

    1 item of Media coverage

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    På jagt efter dansk ølgær

    Nils J. Færgeman

    02/02/2014

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Prizes

    2nd Best Poster Danish Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

    Kevin Heebøll Nygaard (Recipient), Jesper Havelund (Recipient), Nielsen, Troels Halfeld (Recipient), Nordström, Carl-Henrik (Recipient), Færgeman, Nils J. (Recipient), Rom Poulsen, Frantz (Recipient), Jan Bert Gramsbergen (Recipient) & Axel Forsse (Recipient), 2018

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