Rosa Laura Lopez Marques
Section for Transport Biology
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C
January 2023 Doctor Scientiarum (DSc), University of Copenhagen
July 2004 PhD in Chemistry (Cum laude), University of Seville (Spain).
June 2002 MSc in cellular and molecular biology, University of Seville (Spain)
June 1999 Major in Chemistry (Honors), University of Seville (Spain)
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Since 2012 Tenured Associate Professor and Group Leader, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
2008-2012 Junior Group Leader, Centre for Membrane Pumps in Cells and Disease-PUMPkin, DNRF (Mentor: M. Palmgren). Since 2009, Associate Professor
2005 – 2007 Marie Curie Fellow, RTN "Flippases" (PI: M Palmgren)
2000-2004 PhD fellow, Spanish National Research Council, University of Seville (Spain)
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
2022 Keynote speaker, XXV International Symposium on Plant lipids, Grenoble (France)
2022 Invited speaker, P-type ATPase Conference, Banff (Canada)
2021 Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Science, Copenhagen University
2021 Invited speaker, Plantae seminars "Plant Physiology Focus Issue on Dynamic Membranes"
2020- Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000
2019 Invited speaker, International Plant Membrane Biology Workshop, Glasgow (UK)
2018 Invited seminars, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China, and CNRS-Saclay, France
2016 Invited seminar, Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies de Grenoble, CEA-Grenoble, France
2005 Award to the best PhD thesis in Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Seville, Spain
2000 PhD fellowship for best-qualified students, Ministry of Culture and Science, Spain
PROJECT GRANTS (Past 5 years)
2022-2024 Carlsberg Fonden (518,057 DKK), PI
2022 Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposium (300,066 DKK), PI
2022 Science PhD School (70,000 DKK), Summer School co-organizer
2021-2025 Det Fri Forskningsråd | Natur og Univers (2.9 mil DKK), PI
2020 Horizon2020 MSCA (0.5 mil DKK) co-financing of a TALENT PhD student, PI
2019 EUopSTART-2019 (50,000 DKK), support for an ITN application as WP leader.
2019-2025 Novo Nordisk Fonden, NovoCrops center (ca. 6 mil DKK out of 60 mil.), WP leader.
2016-2020 Villum Fonden (2.5 mil DKK), LIFER project, PI.
SUPERVISION PhD STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
PhD students: Currently supervising 5 PhD students as main supervisor. Since 2008, 8 PhD students (4 as main supervisor, 4 as co-supervisor); Post-doctoral fellows: 5; Lab trainees: 2; Exchange students: 11.
Supervision: 19 master students, 16 bachelor students and 6 students in thematic projects. Course responsible for Introduktion til Bioteknologi (BSc), co-responsible for Heterologous expression (MSc), both at the Biotechnology program at the University of Copenhagen. Organizer for an international summer school (August 2022). External censor: Ingeniøruddannelsernes censorkorps–Kemiretningen , Censorkorps i biologi.
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
2023 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, online interview
2022 Know your Vegies (on EU GM regulation), organizer and speaker, Studenterhuset, Copenhagen
2021 Plantae seminars "Plant Physiology Focus Issue on Dynamic Membranes", ASBMB
2020 Interview (25 min) for "Punto de Encuentro", Radio Exterior. This is the international channel of the public Spanish national Radio (RNE), broadcasting almost worldwide.
2019 Interview (25 min) for “Investigadores por el Mundo”, GestionaRadio, Spain.
2018 Invited speaker, Women in Science Day round table, Studenterhuset, Copenhagen
2016 Invited speaker, "Plants for a changing world", Studenterhuset, Copenhagen
2008-2012 3 Culture Night events and an outreach activity at the Experimentarium (Museum of Science)
COMMISSIONS OF TRUST
2022 Member of Assessment Committee for an Assistant Professor position, Aarhus University
2020, 2022 Writing group member, Denmark's position paper for the Horizon Europe calls
2021 Associated Editor, Plant Membrane Traffic and Transport, Frontiers in Plant Science
Since 2020 PhD coordinator and Safety responsible (Arbejdslederrepræsentant)
2020-2022 Co-responsible for an interdisciplinary departmental action (Lateral Theme)
2020 Opponent at PhD thesis midway seminar in Århus University
2020 Examiner for a thesis at the University of Tasmania
2018 Opponent in a PhD defence at CNRS Saclay-Université Paris Syd.
2018-2022 Editorial Board member for Scientific Reports (Nature group)
2016-2018 Remote reviewer for applications for the European Research Council within Horizon2020
Since 2012 Appointed Member of the Research Committee at my department.
Since 2012 Chairman for 13 PhD defences at the University of Copenhagen
Since 2012 Reviewer for applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA), and the Estonian and Austrian Research Councils. Regular reviewer for manuscripts for journals such as Plant Cell, FASEB Journal, Biochemical Journal, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Science Advances, Planta or Traffic.
OTHER RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS
2019 Leadership course, University of Copenhagen
2018 Project management course, University of Copenhagen
2015 Advanced Management course for Female Leaders in Science, EMBO
2015 Good laboratory practice course, University of Copenhagen
2012 PhD supervision course, University of Copenhagen (2012)
2009 Laboratory management course, EMBO
Doctor scientiarum (DSc)