Professor and Section Head, Food Microbiology
Primary fields of research
2015-18 Professor II at Norwegian University for Science
2010- Professor and Section Head, Food Microbiology,
Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
2003 Professor with special assignment in microbial food safety
2002-3 Initiator and head of LMC research school “FOOD”
1991 Associate professor (Food Preservation Microbiology), Dept.
Dairy & Food Science, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
1989-91 Senior researcher. Water Quality Institute.
1984-89 Senior researcher. Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
1982-84 Visiting scholar, Osaka University, Japan
(Awarded Monbusho Scholarship).
1981-82 Research Associate. Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
Co-founder and Chairman of the organisation Council for Better Hygiene (from 2008). The council has approx. +800 members from academia, companies, municipalities and unions in Denmark and Sweden and has arranged >30 meetings for >2000 participants.
Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
Communication activities to the broader public
2-5 annual lectures/speeches at national meetings
> 25 TV/radio appearances and 120 newspaper/journal citations
Has been part of the science panel in Ingeniøren as well as Samvirke
- Responsible for the international MSc course “Safety in the Food Chain” at University of Copenhagen
- Responsible for the development, planning, administration and teaching of the course in “Control of Foodborne Microorganisms” (7,5 ECTS)