Jeanette Otte

Jeanette Otte

Associate Professor


M.Sc., Biology and French, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1987

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, 1991



Associate professor, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 to present.


Associate professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (now: Department of Food science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen), Denmark, 1999-2006.


Associate research professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996-98


Assistant research professor, Institute for Dairy Research, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994-95


Research fellow, Institute for Dairy Research, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993-94


Sceientific exeprtise and focus areas

  • Enzymatic hydrolysis, primarily hydrolysis, and improved functionality of milk proteins (gelation, foaming, bioactivity)
  • Bioactive peptides and other components in milk, dairy and meat products (e.g. ACE-inhibitory and antioxidant peptides, vitamin B12)

  • Analysis of milk proteins and identification of peptides from food proteins (capillary electrophoresis, HPLC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS, HILIC-MS)

Externally funded research projects

Characterization of biochemical and nutritional properties of protein hydrolysates of side streams from the slaughter industry, 2017-21, PhD co-supervisor

Non-thermal processing of milk: Effects on macromolecules and consequences for functionality, 2017-20, PhD co-supervisor

Properties of peptides derived from fish skin and whey related to skin health, 2016-17, PhD co-supervisor

Production of bioactive peptides from collagen isolated from Nile tilapia skin, 2014-2015 (supervisor for a Thai PhD-student)

Novel enzyme systems of industrial relevance: specialized proteolytic enzymes for release of new bioactive  peptides, a strategic alliance between many partners, 2010-2014 (WP-leader)

Use of protein-hydrolysates obtained from meat by-products as natural and healthy ingredients for food products, 2011-2014 (Co- supervisor for a PhD in this In-Spire project).

ACE-inhibitory peptides from goat milk protein fractions, 2012 (supervisor for a Spanish PhD-student)

ACE-inhibitory peptides from collagen rich products, 2011-2012 (project leader)

ACE-inhibitory peptides in milk fermented with GMO LAB, 2009-2010 (supervisor)

Milk protein modification by reducing sugars, 2005-2008 (L.H. Skibsted project leader)

Quality and Health Aspects of Milk Components, 2002-2005, a NORFA/NordForsk network (coordinator)

Antihypertensive peptides in fermented dairy products” 2003-2005 (project leader)

Milk protein hydrolysates with high ACE-inhibitory activity for use as food ingredients” 2003-2004 (project leader)

Analysis of milk proteins and peptides by LC-MS” 2000-2003 (project leader)


Management skills

Programme leader for the BSc study in Food Science (from April 2015 to 2019).

Member of the steering committee in the Nordic-Baltic network on sustainable milk production from native cattle from a dairy and health perspective, funded partly by NKJ (2016-2019).

WP-manager of Characterisation of peptides in the big strategic alliance, NOVENIA (2010-2014).

Coordinated a large NordForsk network on Health aspects of milk compounds (2002-2005) and have managed many small projects, and courses incl. PhD courses.

Attended courses, e.g. Project management (2006) Project management for researchers (2011), and the extensive KU leader programme for all leaders at KU (2015-2016).


International relations

Collaboration with Nordic, Baltic, Spanish, Italian, Egyptian, Chinese, and Thai universities.



Number of publications: 72 Peer-reviewed, 19 Other;  H-index: 32, Patents: none



Member of the IDF Action Team Appropriate Technologies for Functional Dairy Products 2003-2006: writing review papers and setting the scientific programme of a number of IDF symposia/conferences.



Supervision of students

Supervised 14 Bachelor students, 8 Master students, 12 PhD students and 5 guest researchers.


Danish (mother tongue), English, German, French (understand), Spanish (can read theses)



Cand.scient, PhD.

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