Kasper Harpsøe

Kasper Harpsøe

Research consultant

I have worked within computational medicinal chemistry since I started my PhD in 2003 and have extensive experience with most molecular modeling techniques.

From 2014 to 2021, I was part of the Gloriam Group (gloriamgroup.org), which has G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) as the main research focus. My role in the group was as project manager for our activities within computatoional drug design of small molecule and peptide ligands. Most of the work were in multidisciplinary drug discovery projects in close collaboration with medicinal chemists, molecular pharmacologist, structural biologists and data scientists from both academia and industry.

In my current position as manager of the Data and Computing Facility at the department, I manage our small GPU linux cluster and provide project support for the department research groups. 

Selected publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    GPCRs steer Gi and Gs selectivity via TM5-TM6 switches as revealed by structures of serotonin receptors

    Huang, S., Xu, P., Shen, D., Simon, Icaro Ariel, Mao, C., Tan, Y., Zhang, H., Harpsøe, Kasper, Li, H., Zhang, Y., You, C., Yu, X., Jiang, Y., Zhang, Y., Gloriam, David E. & Xu, H. E., 21 Jul 2022, In: Molecular Cell. 82, p. 1 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Molecular insights into ligand recognition and G protein coupling of the neuromodulatory orphan receptor GPR139

    Zhou, Y., Daver, H., Trapkov, B., Wu, L., Wu, M., Harpsøe, Kasper, Gentry, P. R., Liu, K., Larionova, M., Liu, J., Chen, N., Bräuner-Osborne, Hans, Gloriam, David E., Hua, T. & Liu, Z. J., 2022, In: Cell Research. 32, 2, p. 210-213

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Molecular Determinants underlying Delta Selective Compound 2 (DS2) Activity at δ-Containing GABAA Receptors

    Falk-Petersen, C. B., Rostrup, F., Löffler, R., Buchleihtner, S., Harpsøe, Kasper, Gloriam, David E., Frølund, Bente & Wellendorph, Petrine, 2021, In: Molecular Pharmacology. 100, 1, p. 46-56

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Structural insights into the lipid and ligand regulation of serotonin receptors

    Xu, P., Huang, S., Zhang, H., Mao, C., Zhou, X. E., Cheng, X., Simon, Icaro Ariel, Shen, D., Yen, H., Robinson, C. V., Harpsøe, Kasper, Svensson, B., Guo, J., Jiang, H., Gloriam, David E., Melcher, K., Jiang, Y., Zhang, Y. & Xu, H. E., 2021, In: Nature. 592, p. 469-473

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Delineation of molecular determinants for FR900359 inhibition of Gq/11 unlocks inhibition of Gαs

    Boesgaard, M. W., Harpsøe, Kasper, Malmberg, M., Underwood, C. R., Inoue, A., Mathiesen, Jesper M., König, G. M., Kostenis, E., Gloriam, David E. & Bräuner-Osborne, Hans, 2020, In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295, 40, p. 13850-13861

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    5-HT2C Receptor Structures Reveal the Structural Basis of GPCR Polypharmacology

    Peng, Y., McCorvy, J. D., Harpsøe, Kasper, Lansu, K., Yuan, S., Popov, P., Qu, L., Pu, M., Che, T., Nikolajsen, L. F., Huang, X., Wu, Y., Shen, L., Bjørn-Yoshimoto, Walden, Ding, K., Wacker, D., Han, G. W., Cheng, J., Katritch, V., Jensen, Anders A., Hanson, M. A., Zhao, S., Gloriam, David E., Roth, B. L., Stevens, R. C. & Liu, Z., 2018, In: Cell. 172, 4, p. 719-730 P719-730.E14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Total synthesis and structure–activity relationship studies of a series of selective G protein inhibitors

    Xiong, X., Zhang, H., Underwood, C. R., Harpsøe, Kasper, Gardella, T. J., Wöldike, M. F., Mannstadt, M., Gloriam, David E., Bräuner-Osborne, Hans & Strømgaard, Kristian, 2016, In: Nature Chemistry. 8, 11, p. 1035-1041 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Rational design of a heterotrimeric G protein α subunit with artificial inhibitor sensitivity

    Malfacini, D., Patt, J., Annala, S., Harpsøe, Kasper, Eryilmaz, F., Reher, R., Crüsemann, M., Hanke, W., Zhang, H., Tietze, D., Gloriam, David E., Bräuner-Osborne, Hans, Strømgaard, Kristian, König, G. M., Inoue, A., Gomeza, J. & Kostenis, E., 12 Apr 2019, In: The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 294, 15, p. 5747-5758

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Unraveling the high- and low-sensitivity agonist responses of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

    Harpsøe, Kasper, Ahring, P. K., Christensen, J. K., Jensen, M. L., Peters, D. & Balle, T., 27 Jul 2011, In: Journal of Neuroscience. 31, 30, p. 10759-10766

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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