Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin

Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin

Associate Professor


2012 – present   Associate Professor, DynaMo Center, Copenhagen University

2010 – 2012      Postdoc, Biology Sciences, University of California San Diego, USA

2008 – 2010      Postdoc, Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University 

2007 (2nd Nov)  PhD at Copenhagen University, Identification of Glucosinolate Transporters


2022 Novo Nordisk Foundation Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy programme, DKK 5 mil.

2022 Carlsberg infrastructure grant, DKK 300.000

2012-2022 Partner in DynaMo Center of Excellence, Danish National Research Foundation. DKK 80 mil.

2020 HFSP consortium renewal - Hormone delivery in plants, team of 4 investigators, DKK 9.1 mil.

2019 Novochallenge - Novocrops: Accelerated domestication of resilient climate-change friendly plant species – partner -
DKK 6 mil

2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions –Unleashing the potential of narrow leaf lupin as locally grown protein crop DKK
2.2 mil

2018 Novo Nordisk Foundation – Breaking the yield barrier to enable cost-efficient cultivation of microalgae, DKK 2,8 mil.

2015  HFSP Co-ordinator team of three young investigators, each 2,3 mil DKK 

2015  Innovation Fund Denmark, project leader 3,8 mil DKK

2015  Carlsberg Foundation 1,2 mil DKK (Flow cytometer–1 of 4 applicants)

2008  Danish Council for Independent Research, FTP - Post Doc 2,8 mil DKK,

2007  Novo Nordisk Fonden 263.630 DKK (electrophysiology instrumentation)


- Pasteur Program “Leading the Virtual Company” offered by Harvard Business School together with the Innovation Fund Denmark.

Higher Education Teaching and Teaching Practice Program for Assistant Professors, University of Copenhagen.  


2013 – 2018 Member of the Young Academy at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. 

2013  Member of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Young Academy

2013  Awarded Innovation Award, Copenhagen University

2012  Awarded Best Danish Research Result of the Year by 


2019 Invited lecturer on transporter and specialized metabolites at:

Technische Universität München (TUM) Munich – Germany,
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) Trento – Italy,
Pohang University of Science & Technology, Pohang South – Korea.

2018 Keynote speaker at:

4th Glucosinolate conference, Berlin.
Invited at 2nd Int. conference in bioinformatics, simulations and modelling, Talca, Chile.

2017 Keynote speaker at:

Plant biology Europe, Copenhagen
Annual Plant Biotechnology Meeting, Copenhagen

2016 Keynote speaker at:

22nd Int. Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Toronto, Canada 

2013   Selected speaker at the 1st PLEN annual research day, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

2013   Selected speaker at the 16th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, Kurashiki, Japan.

2013   Invited speaker at Plantekongres, Herning, Denmark.

2010   Selected speaker at the 15th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, Adelaide, Australia. 


Crop improvement: Bayer CropScience, BASF

Synthetic Biology: Evolva, River Stone Bio, Octarine Bio,

Food Ingredients: Chr. Hansen

Transporter structure/function: Prof. Dietmar Geiger - (Wurzburg, Germany); Prof. Ingo Dreyer - (Talca, Chile)

Hormone transport: Dr. Eilon Shani – (Tel Aviv, Israel); Patrick Achard – (IBMP, Strasbourg, France)

Transport of plant specialized metabolites: Prof Sarah O’Connor – (Max Planck, Jena, Germany); Prof. Cathie Martin –JIC,
UK; Prof. Asaph Aharoni – (Weizmann, Israel); Dr. Stefan Martens – (FEM, Italy)

Transport engineering microalgae: Prof. Stephen Mayfield - (San Diego, USA), Dr. Volodymyr Radchuk – (IPK, Gatersleben, Germany) 

Science articles to newspapers in Denmark (Kristeligt Dagblad, Agriwatch, Momentum).
Lecturing for more than 60 visiting high school classes on GMO – why/why not?.
Lecturer at popular science seminar “Vin og Videnskab (Wine and Science)
Lecturer at Big Bang science festival (podcast due to covid).

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