Henriette Elisabeth Autzen
Henriette Elisabeth Autzen

Associate Professor

I obtained my PhD from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Poul Nissen. I worked on two particular P-type ATPases, one that transports calcium and another that transports copper, both of which I studied with a range of different methods within structural biology. 

Primary fields of research

  • Membrane protein cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM)
  • Development of copolymers for native nanodiscs
  • Lipid-protein interactions


Current research

My research is centered on characterizing ion channels and receptors using single-particle cryo-EM and other complimentary biophysical and biochemical methods. I am particularly interested in taste signalling and the effects that the lipid bilayer and other cellular neighbors have on the function of mammalian, integral membrane proteins.


Teaching assistant in Undergraduate Courses at Aarhus University (2011-2014):

  • Theoretical exercises in Experimental molecular biology
  • Laboratory exercises in General biochemistry
  • Laboratory exercises in General molecular biology
  • Laboratory exercises  in Experimental molecular biology
  • Computer exercises in Biomodelling
  • Computer exercises in Introduction to medicinal chemistry
  • Theoretical exercises in General biochemistry

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