Michael Givskov

Michael Givskov

Professor

  • Bacteriology

    22, Building: 22.2.22

    2200 København N

    Phone: +45 35 32 78 55Mobile: +45 21 40 98 67

 

Curriculum Vitae  

 Michael Christian Givskov

 

Professor, Dr. Techn, PhD, MSc

Born 07-07-1954 in London, UK. Danish citizen

 

Scientific career

1983

MSc in cell biology, University of Southern Denmark

1984-1990

Employed at Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark

1988

PhD in Microbiology at University of Copenhagen

Thesis: Expression and excretion of Serratia liquefaciens phospholipase A1

1991-1996

Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark

1996-2004

Associate Prof. of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology. Technical University of Denmark

1996-2000

Consultant for GX Biosystems A/S, Denmark

1997-2000

Member of the faculty board, Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark

1999

Occupational Health & Safety course

2000

Inventor and shareholder in Biosignal Pty. ltd., Australia

2001-2006

Member of the faculty board, Biocentrum, Technical University of Denmark

2002-2006        

Founder of QSI-Pharma A/S, Denmark

2002-2006

Vice President of QSI-Pharma A/S, Denmark

2002-2006

Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Bacterin, USA

2002-2005

Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Innovation, Technical University of Denmark

2003-2008

Head of Centre of Biomedical Microbiology, BioCentrum, Technical University of Denmark

2004-2008        

Professor of Biomedical Microbiology, BioCentrum, Technical University of Denmark

2005-2008       

Member of the Academic Advisory Board, Technical University of Denmark

2006       

Doctor of Technical Science (Dr. Techn.) at Technical University of Denmark

Thesis: Jamming the command language of bacteria: a new approach to the control of bacterial infections

2006-2008       

Consultant for Biosignal Pty. ltd., Australia

2008-present

Professor of Biomedical Microbiology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen

2009-2013

2011-present

 

2013-present

2017-present

 

Director, Center for Antimicrobial Research, University of Copenhagen

Research Director, Professor, Singapore Center of Environmental Life Science (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Director, Costerton Biofilm Center, University of Copenhagen

Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Neem Biotechnologies, UK

 

 

Recognition

Givskov is an internationally recognized in the fields of biofilm research, chemical biology, cellular communication systems and novel antimicrobials. He holds a strong and leading record in pursuing the Quorum Sensing (QS) signaling system as an antimicrobial target. He is an internationally, experienced research manager with previous engagement in the establishment of university spin-off companies and research centers.

 

Publications & Citations

Total of peer reviewed publications 336: 251 articles, 36 review articles, 22 book chapters, 1 book (editor) and 25 patent applications/granted patents. According to Google Scholar 3.600 annual citations, total citations 38.000, H-index 107.

 

 

 

Masters and PhDs

Supervisor for 37 master students. Supervisor for 29 PhD students.

 

Grants

Total competitive granting in Europe during the past 20 years of app. DKK 105 mill as PI, DKK 14 mill as Co-PI. Co-recipient of a 125 mill SGD grant from the Singaporean National Research Council (1 SGD ~ 4.80 DKK) to form the research center of excellence SCELSE.

 

Invited presentations

98 invited oral presentations of which 45 were given at international conferences

 

Research expeditions

2004      Expedition leader: Drug hunting at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (2.5 weeks)

2013      Indigo V Indian Ocean expedition (3 weeks)

 

Organization of International Conferences

Biofilms 2003 Victoria, Canada, 1-5 November 2003

ASM conference on Quorum Sensing 7-10 October, Austin, Texas, USA.

Biofilms 2009 Cancun, Mexico, 15-21 November 2009

EURO-Biofilms 2011

Awards

2004              Statoil research award 100.000 DKK for outstanding research in medical microbiology with innovative industrial application.

2014     Kirsten and Freddy Johansen’s medical science & preclinical research award 1.5 mio DKK.

 

Membership to Editorial Boards

2003-2006                            Member of the editorial board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, USA 

Education

Dr. techn, PhD, M.Sc

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