Bekzod Khakimov

Bekzod Khakimov

Associate Professor

SCIENTIFIC FOCUS AREAS

Foodomics

Metabolomics

Multivariate Data Analysis

Analytical Chemistry Methods (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) )

 

EDUCATION

2013                        PhD in Plant Metabolomics, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

2009                        MSc in Chemical Research, Queen Mary, University of London, UK                             

2006                        BSc in Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, National University of Uzbekistan

 

POSITIONS

2017 - present          Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

2013 - 2017             Postdoc, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

2010 - 2013             PhD fellow, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

2004 - 2005             Scientific Researcher, Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Tashkent

 

AWARDS

2016                       Nils Foss Talent Prize, International Award for a ground-breaking science in the area of advanced technologies for improved food quality and safety, FOSS Analytics, Denmark

2015                       The Best Young Investigator Award in Plant Metabolomics, 10th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, San Francisco, USA

 

TEACHING at the University of Copenhagen

Responsible             Foodomics and Plant Foods, Full Degree Master Course, 7.5 ECTS

Teacher                   Thematic Course in Food Science and Technology, Full Degree Master Course, 15 ECTS

Teacher                   Quantitative Bio-spectroscopy, Full Degree Master Course, 7.5 ECTS

Teacher                   Fundamentals of Beer Brewing and Wine Making - Biochemistry, Organisms and Omics Techniques, Full Degree Master Course, 7.5 ECTS

 

SUPERVISION since 2010

Supervisor              One PhD and 2 MSc students

Co-supervisor         11 Postdocs, 7 PhD and 3 MSc students

 

RESPONSIBILITIES at the University of Copenhagen

Responsible           Three high-throughput GC-MS platforms (HT Pegasus GC-TOFMS from LECO and two single quadrupole GC-MS from Agilent) and one LC-UV Fraction Collectotion system from Thermo Scientific in Foodomics Laboratory

Co-responsible       Three NMR platforms (Bruker’s 600 MHz, 500 MHz, and 400 MHz instruments) in Foodomics Laboratory 

 

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

2019 – 2022          CoPI of a Work Package - Aging of Biological Traces: A Forensic Application TraceAge (TraceAge), Source of funding: Innovation Fund Denmark

2019 – 2021          PI  - Low molecular weight compounds in milk and dairy streams - a potential new source for value added products (MilkStreamValue), Source of funding: Danish Dairy Research Foundation

2018 – 2020          PI -  Erasmus+ Credit Mobility with Partner Countries (Training students and staff members of HEIs in Uzbekistan at the University of Copenhagen), Source of funding: European Union

2017 – 2020          Scientist - Defining and improving intestinal health in farmed salmon (GutMatters), Source of funding: Norwegian Research Council

2016 – 2018          CoPI of a Work Package - Pilot plant for Added-Value Processing of Biomass (Subleem), Source of funding: Danish Council for Strategic Research

2016 – 2018          CoPI of a Work Package - Pilot plant for Added-Value Processing of Biomass (Subleem), Source of funding:  Danish Council for Strategic Research

2016 – 2018          PI - Erasmus+ Credit Mobility with Partner Countries: Training staff members of HEIs in Uzbekistan at the University of Copenhagen, Source of funding: European Union

2015 – 2019          CoPI of a Work Package - COUNTERacting Sarcopenia with proTeins and exeRcise –Screening the CALM cohort for lIpoprotein biomarKErs, Source of funding: Innovation Fund Denmark

2014 – 2017          Scientist - REuse of WAteR in the food and bioprocessing inDustries (REWARD), Source of funding: Danish Council for Strategic Research

2013 – 2017          Scientist - A pipeline for the discovery, sustainable production and commercial utilisation of known and novel high-value triterpenes with new or superior biological activities (TriForC), Source of funding: European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

 

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.dk/citations?user=vhBBNdUAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

Associate Professor

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