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Nicole Schmitt

Nicole Schmitt

Professor with special responsibilities

Knowledge of languages

  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Danish (fluent)
  • French (basic)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • July 2012 -
    Associate Professor - tenured - at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 2011 - June 2012
    Junior Group Leader at the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • November 2009 - June 2012
    Associate Professor (Danish title: lektor) - non-tenured - at the Danish Arrhythmia Research Center (DARC) Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • December 2005 - Oktober 2009
    Research Associate Professor (Danish title: forskningslektor) - non-tenured - at the Danish Arrhythmia Research Center (DARC) in Prof. Dr. Søren-Peter Olesen's laboratory, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • December 2002 - November 2005
    Post.doc/Assistant Professor in Prof. Dr. Søren-Peter Olesen's laboratory, Dept. of Medical Physiology, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • August 2000 - November 2002
    Post.doc in Prof. Dr. Olaf Pongs' laboratory, Institute of Neuronal Signal Transduction, Centre of Molecular Neurobiology, Falkenried 94, 20251 Hamburg, Germany

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 1997-2000
    PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Hamburg, Germany
    Thesis title: "Structure/Function analyses of the human KvLQT1 potassium channel" (in German)
  • 1990-1996
    M.Sci. in Biochemistry at the University of Hannover, Germany
    Thesis title: "Characterisation of a human cardiac potassium channel" (in German)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Intra-European mobility joining Søren-Peter Olesen’s laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2 months training (electrophysiology) in Prof. Dr. B. Attali’s laboratory, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1999)
  • 3 months training (biochemistry) in Prof. Dr. A. Hipkiss’ laboratory, King’s College, London, UK (1994)

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

  • Co-organizer of a 4-day conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia, Copenhagen, Denmark (conference for 200 participants) (2014)
  • Co-organization of a symposium series focusing on the spectrum of ion channel research from molecular pharmacology to human therapeutics, Copenhagen, Denmark (international symposium for 80-100 participants (2011 onwards)
  • Co-chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the Joint Meeting of the Scandinavian and German Physiological Societies, Copenhagen, Denmark 
    (conference with ca. 1000 participants) (2010)
  • Organization of the annual Ion Channel Symposium, The Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark (international symposium for 80-100 participants) (2007 onwards)

ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION PROFILE

  • Co-chair of the Department Council of Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
  • Conduction of annual performance and development reviews  for scientific and technical personnel (currently 11) (2011 onwards)
  • Deputy leader of the Ion Channel Group (2010 onwards)
  • Supervision of technical personnel including administrative functions and coordination of their research activities (2008 onwards)
  • Daily leader of the GMO unit including coordination and implementation of GMO unit classification, and safety instructions (2004 onwards)
  • Responsibility for the scientific content, management and editing of several websites (http://darc.ku.dk, http://ionchannel.ku.dk)
  • Organization of the Annual Project Day of the Ion Channel Group (U Copenhagen), both as 1-day meetings in Copenhagen or as 2-day retreats (2005 onwards)
  • Organization of a section retreat of the Section of Heart and Circulatory Research of the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences to achieve an overview about expertise and methods available in the section to enable and to promote intern collaborations (2010)
  • Organizer of a seminar series in research projects and literature (U Copenhagen) (2002-2009)
  • Co-organizer of the BMI Science Day (2007)
  • Organizer of a seminar series in literature (U Hamburg) (2000-2002)
  • Radiation protection officer at the Institute for Neuronal Signal Transduction at the Centre for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg, Germany (1998-2002)

Education

M.Sc. (Biochemistry)

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