Søren Bak

Søren Bak


Date & place of birth 31-03-1966, Denmark Citizenship Danish E-mail Bak@life.ku.dk Telephone +45 35333346

Academic degrees:

1997: Ph.D., KVL. 1993: Cand. scient. University of Copenhagen.


Present: Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology, LIFE, KU. 2000 - 2005 Assistant & Associate Prof. Dept. of Plant Biology, KVL. 1998 - 2000: Visiting Scientist. The University of Arizona, USA.

Current Research:

Evolution of natural products in plants and insects. Metabolic engineering. Metabolite profiling and transcriptomics. Multigene families.

Management Group leader for the Molecular Evolution Research Group. Study leader for the Biology and Biotechnology bachelor education at LIFE-KU Board member of Center for Applied Bioinformatics at LIFE 2008-2012, KU. Member of the International Scientific Organizing Committee for the International Symposium on Cytochromes P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology. Course responsible for the course Bioinformatics 1 at LIFE-KU. Coordinator for Culture Night event " Planter der slår på tæven" 2006­-2008 Responsible for Bioinformatics website: "The Arabidopsis P450, UGT, cytochrome b5, and P450 Reductase Site at PlaCe". ( www.p450.kvl.dk). The website has more than 200,000 hits a year. Management committee member for the COST action TD0801 " StatSeq - Statistical challenges on the 1000€ genome sequences in plants ".
Supervision Lecturer in B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD courses. Supervisor of several Post docs, BSc-, MSc- and 10 Ph.D. students. Scientific supervisor for five Assistant professors under pedagogical training: Referee on grant proposals including National Science foundation (NSF), USA, USDA´s National Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Reviewer for a number of journals, including Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiol, Plant Mol. Biology, Phytochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Genomics.

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