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Curriculum vitae for Peter Roepstorff, Dr h.c.

1965 Diplôme d'études supérieures (physiological chemistry), Faculté des Sciences, Université d'Aix-Marseille.
1966 Graduated in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University.
Honorary doctor
June 2001 Appointed honorary doctor in philosophy at the Faculty of Science, Uppsala University, Sweden
April 2009 Appointed honorary doctor in technical sciences at the Danish Technical University

Academic appointments
1966-1974 Research Associate at the Danish Institute of Protein Chemistry.
1974 Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Odense University.
1975 Associate Professor at the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Odense University.
1988 Docent at the Department of Molecular Biology, Odense University.
1990-1995 Research Professor under the Ministry of Education, placed at the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Odense University
1995-2005 Professor in Protein Chemistry, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark.
2003-2008 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen
2005- Professor emeritus (part time professor), Dept Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
2008-2009 Visiting professor 4 months University of Brasilia, Brazil


Administrative appointments
1976-1982 Subdean for the Faculty of Sciences, Odense University.
1983-1985 Head of the Department, Dept. of Molecular Biology.
1987-1991 Member of the "Konsistorium" (Senate), Odense University.
1991-1995 Director of Protein Engineering Research Centre under the Danish Biotechnology Programme.
1993-1999 Member of the Danish Natural Science Research Council.
1995-1999 Director of the research unit for Studies of Interaction, Structure, Function and Engineering of Macromolecules under the Danish Biotechnology Program
1995- Chairman of board of Danish Center for NMR Spectroscopy of Biological Macromolecules
1996-2004 Member of the Board of Directors for the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research.
1998-2001 Member of the Life Science Panel of NATO’s Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division (2001: chairman).
1998-2002 Director of Center for Experimental BioInformatics under the Danish National Research Foundation.
1999-2005 Member of the Steering Committee of the Wallenberg Consortium North, Sweden
2000-2005 Director of the Danish Biotechnology Instrument Center
2001-2004 Member of Conseil Scientifique de Department de Sciences Chimiques, CNRF, France
2000-2006 Member of HUPO Council and the European Task Force for Proteomics
2001- Member of the international Scientific Advisory Board for the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Chemistry, Utrecht.
2004-2009 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of BioCity Turku, Finland
2006- Member of the SAB of the Spanish ProteoRed initiative, chairman of the SAB since 2009.
2008- Member of the international Scientific Advisory Board for the ProNova Center at the Royal Technical University, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008-2009 Visiting professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil October-November 2008 and March-April 2009.

Awards: Kaj Hansens Foundation, "Limprisen" (1968)."Villum Kann Rasmussens Årslegat for Technical Research" (1989). Kaj Linderstøm-Lang Gold Medal (2002). Novo Nordisk Award 2004. HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award in Proteomic Sciences (2007). Honorary member of the British Society for Proteome Research (2008). Honorary member of the Spanish Proteome Society (2009). EUPA Senior Scientist Award in Proteomics Sciences (2009). Thomson Medal (2009).

Academy memberships: Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (1990). Member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (1991).
Academic memberships: Member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry; the Protein Society; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Editorial boards and organizing committees: Member of the editorial board of Biomedical and Environmental Mass Spectrometry (1982-1994). Mass Spectrometry Reviews (1994-). Journal of Mass Spectrometry (1994-) and Molecular Biotechnology (1996-). Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (1999-2005 ). Proteomics (2000- ). Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (2001-). Analytical Chemistry, A pages (2001-2005). Organizer of several symposia and member of organizing committees of many conferences and symposia.


Ad hoc. international committees: Member of granting, evaluation and professor appointment committees in Holland, Finland, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden. Member of thesis committees in Sweden, Holland, France, Belgium, UK, Australia
Publications and conference contributions: More than 430 scientific papers and 500 conference contributions and guest lectures.
Collaboration with the following Danish pharma and biotech companies: Novo Nordisk A/S, Novozymes A/S, Danisco A/S, Leo Pharma A/S, Alk-Abello A/S, Chr. Hansen A/S, and with several foreign companies.


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