Rosanna Catherine Hennessy

Rosanna Catherine Hennessy

Assistant Professor


2016-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Biotechnology, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

2014-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Interactions, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

2013-2014 Research Associate in Synthetic Biology, University of York (UK)



2018-2019 Teaching and Learning Higher Education Program, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

2008-2012 PhD Cell and Molecular Biology, University College Dublin (Ireland)

2004-2008 BSc Biological Sciences (Honours Biotechnology), University of Edinburgh (UK)



  • Copenhagen Microbiology Center (CMC) Symposium Presentation Award (2015)
  • University College Dublin Carmel Humphries Memorial Medal (2011)
  • PhD Teagasc Walsh Fellowship awarded by Irish Agricultural and Food Development Authority (2008-2012)
  • Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Scholarship for Research (2007)



Co-supervisor of 9 BSc Students and 5 Master Students (2014-2018)


Teaching activities

Introduktion til Bioteknologi (LBIB10172U)

Molekylær Genetik (NPLB14002U)

Genetik (NPLB14001U)

Experimental Molecular Biology (NPLB17003U)

Applied Microbiology (LBIK10180U)

Advanced Microbial Biotechnology (NPLK17001U)

Heterologous Expression (LBIK10136U)


 Other activities

  • Selected Member of the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Science Young Investigator Network (2018-)
  • Member of General (2014-), Danish (2014-) and American (2015-) Societies of Microbiology
  • Supervision and mentoring iGEM team in 2014 developing microbial biosensors to detect contaminated water at the University of York (UK)

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