Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen

Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen

Associate Professor

Academic degrees

  • M.Sc. in Agriculture (cand. agro.) from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University 1988
  • Ph.D. in plant pathology from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University 1992. Minor subject in plant anatomy

Positions held

  • 1988-1989: Scientific employee at Statens Planteavlsforsøg, Planteværnscentret, Institut for Ukrudtsbekæmpelse, Flakkebjerg
  • 1989-1992: PhD student at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)
  • 1992-1997: Assistant research professor
  • 1998-        : Associate research professor/associate professor at Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology (KVL/KU-LIFE/KU-SCIENCE)

Research project participation

  • Systemic acquired resistance - an ecofriendly strategy for managing diseases in rice and pearl millet’. Danida-ENRECA (2001-2004)
  • ‘Induced resistance in maize as a control measure against Southern leaf blight caused by Bipolaris maydis’. Danida (2003-2005)
  • ‘Understanding the role of ROS in defence and pathogenesis in the wheat-S. tritici interaction. How does the pathogen manipulate the host for successful infection?’ SJVF (2005-2008)
  • ‘Integrated disease and nutrient management in rice production systems’. Danida (2007-2011).
  • ‘Fusarium disease resistance - toxins and feed quality’. Direktoratet FødevareErhverv and Plant Biotech Denmark (2007-2010)
  • Grant for buying a light microscope and the chemical Brilliant SYBR Green QPCR Master Mix from Landbrugets Kornforædlingsfond.
  • Grant for buying various equipment from Landbrugets Kornforædlingsfond.
  • ‘Saving a precious crop: sustainable management of the black Sigatoka disease of banana’. Danida (2010-2013)
  • ‘Proteomic and phosphoproteomic approaches to understand the wheat-Septoria tritici interaction’. FTP (2011-2014)
  • ‘Indo-Danish biotechnological network to prevent post-harvest losses in agricultural commodities’ (2012)
  • H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 Marie Curie ITN Training Network ‘BESTPASS: Boosting plant-Endophyte STability, compatibility and Performance Across ScaleS’ (2015-2019).
  • H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 Marie Curie ITN Training Network ‘CEREALPATH - training in innovative and integrated control of cereal diseases’ (2015-2019).
  • The GUDP-project Improving disease control and sustainable production of Kalanchoe by the use of Endospore-forming Soil Bacteria (2016-2019).
  • Microbial biocontrol agents in IPM strategies - reducing pesticide use in wheat and lowering the risk of fungicide resistance (2017-2021).
  • Combining above- and belowground biological control agents for improved pest control in strawberry tunnel production’, financed by Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Environmental Protection Agency (2020-2022).



  • Referee for more than 50 international scientific journals.
  • Associate Editor of European Journal of Plant Pathology since 2004.
  • Member of 20 PhD assessment committees (Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Sweden).
  • Reviewer for international research proposals (EU, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland).
  • Member of interview panel for various academic positions.
  • Member of lokalt samarbejdsudvalg for Department of Plant Biology (2003-2012, deputy chairman 2004-2010).
  • Member of the Standing Committee of the University of Copenhagen for India Action Plan (2012-2015).
  • Management Committee substitute for Denmark in the COST action FA1103: Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture (http://www.endophytes.eu/, 2011-2015).
  • Member of the board for ”Generalmajor J.F.Classens legat, Frøken Ellen Backe og Margaret Munn Tovborg Fonden” (2019-2022).


Merit award for researchers who have contributed significantly to development of Can Tho University, Vietnam, to mark the 50th anniversary of University  (2016)

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