Employees – University of Copenhagen

Kristian Strømgaard

Kristian Strømgaard

Professor

Academic degrees
1996: M.Sc. Chemical Research, University College London, UK.
1996: M.Sc. Pharmacy, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen.
1999: Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen.

Appointments and Training
1995-1996: Student in Professor C. R. Ganellin's laboratory at Department of Chemistry, University College London.
1996-1999: Ph.D. student supervised by Professor Jaroszewski and Krogsgaard-Larsen at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen. Part of the Ph.D. was carried out at Department of Combinatorial Chemistry, H. Lundbeck A/S under supervision of Director, Dr. Kim Andersen.
2000-2001: Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen.
2001-2002: The Alfred Benzon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Koji Nakanishi, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, USA.
2002-2004: Assistant Professor, at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen.
2004-2006: Associate Professor, at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen.
2006-: Professor of Chemical Biology, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Awards and Honors
1997: The British Chevening Award; 2000: The Krka Award; 2004: The Hede Nielsen Award.

Research
Kristian Strømgaard is head of the Chemical Biology group that currently counts ~20 people. The group is supported by grants from H. Lundbeck A/S & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Copenhagen), Programs of Excellence (University of Copenhagen), The Danish Medical Research Council, The Strategic Research Council, The Alfred Benzon Foundation, The Lundbeck Foundation and The Carlsberg Foundation.

Other Scientific and Academic Activities
1999+: Published 45+ peer-reviewed papers; 2002+: Co-inventor of 5 patent applications; 2003+: Organizer of 15 Drug Research Academy lectures and symposia, as well as 7 other symposia with international participation; 2003+: Regular reviewer of manuscripts for Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Angew. Chem., J. Neurosci., Chem. Biol. PLoS One, J. Med. Chem., Chem. Eur. J., ChemBioChem, Org. Biomol. Chem., J. Comb. Chem. etc.; 2004-2008: Board member (treasurer), Danish Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology; 2004-2008: Council member, European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry; 2004+: Reviewer of grants for the National Science Foundation, U.S.A. and the Academy of Finland; 2004+: Supervisor of 8 post docs, 8 PhD and 22 MSc students; 2004+: Chairman of the evaluation committee for two Professorships and eight Ph.D. thesis's; 2005+: Courses in Research Management; 2007+: Academic coordinator, "Brain, Mind, & Medicines", Trans-faculty network, University of Copenhagen.

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