Anna Haldrup

Anna Haldrup

Head of Department

I am an educated agronomist (1992) from the Royal Veterinary- and Agricultural University and an Industrial PhD (1996) from the University of Copenhagen/Danisco A/S within plant biotechnology. I have always focused on strengthening collaboration between Universities and Private Enterprises/Public Organisations. I have therefore worked both in Industry (Danisco A/S and Carlsberg A/S) and Academia (University of Copenhagen). I benefit a lot from this experience in my current position as Head of Department of Food Science, where we prioritize strong collaboration with Industry and start-ups as well as in my work as Vice Chairman of The Board, The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR). Department of Food Science have approx. 200 employees. We focus on sustainability in both Education and Research. We are strong within food product research (dairy, meat, plants), including food quality, properties of proteins, microbiology, fermentation, processing, process analysis, consumer science, gut microbiota and nutritional metabolomics (food bioavailability).


Academic degrees:

PhD, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen, 1996

Cand.agro. Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ., Frederiksberg, 1992


2017 - Present: Head of Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

2014 - 2017: Director, Research Support, Carlsberg A/S

2011 - 2014: Director, Research & innovation, University of Copenhagen

2005 - 2010: Head of Department of Plant Biology, KVL

1999 - 2005: Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

1996 - 1999: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

Professional Activities:

2017 – Present: Council Member, The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy, from 2020 Vice Chairman of The Board

2013 – Present: Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)

2016 – 2019: Member of The ATV Election committee

2016 – 2017: Member of The Advisory Board for Biomolecular Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

2012 – 1017: Member of post doc committee within Natural- and technical Science, Villum Foundation

2011 – 2016: Member of The Academy of Technical Sciences Think Tank

2011 – 2014: Member of Inno-Tech, Danish Universities

2009 – 2010: The Danish Council for Strategic Research, Program committee for Health, Food and Welfare

2005 – 2010: The Danish representative in EPSO (European Plant Science Organization)

2005 – 2010: Member of the steering committee of Plant Biotech Denmark


Head of Department

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