Rosa Laura Lopez Marques

Rosa Laura Lopez Marques

Associate Professor


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)


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)


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.


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.


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)


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.


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)

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