Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre
Department of Molecular Biology
Gustav Wieds Vej 10 C
8000 Aarhus C
Tel.: +45 2072 5238
Fax: +45 8612 3178
Daniel Erik Otzen (Denmark, 02-02-1969)
Private address : Minthøjvej 1, DK – 8210 Aarhus V, DENMARK. Tel. + 45 20725238.
1992 M.Sc. in Chemistry/Biotechnology, Aarhus University, Denmark
1995 PhD in Protein Science, Aarhus University and Cambridge University, UK
1995-1997 Research Chemist, Novo Nordisk A/S
1997-2000 Post-doctoral fellow at Lund University
2000-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Aalborg University.
2004-2007 Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Aalborg University
2007- Professor, iNANO, Aarhus University.
2006-2011 and 2013- Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen University
2007-2012 Adjunct Professor, Aalborg University
Pathological and functional fibrillation and aggregation of proteins.
Protein stability and formulation.
Protein-surfactant and protein-lipid interactions.
Biophysics of membrane proteins, including stability and mechanism of insertion, folding and association in lipid bilayers and detergent micelles.
2014 Eliteforskerpris (Elite Researcher Prize), Danish Ministry of Science and Innovation
2010 Member, Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters
2009 The Research Prize of the Alzheimer Research Foundation
2006 Carlsberg Biotechnology Prize
2003 Silver Medal, Royal Danish Society of Sciences and Letters.
2003 EMBO Young Investigator
2009- Leader, Lundbeck network for Bacterial Amyloid
2006-2011 Consortium Leader, Innovation Consortium CureND
2002-2007 Director of Doctoral School of Biotechnology, Aalborg University.
2013- Coordinator, Marie Curie ITN project TOPIC (2 European Industrial Doctorates)
Reviewer for >50 different journals. Editor of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta and Biophysical Chemistry. Since 2013 member of Danish Research Council (FNU – Natural Sciences).
1 edited book, 10 book chapters and > 245 articles in international peer-reviewed journals since 1993. These include: 1 in Nature Communications, 3 in JACS, 2 in Angew. Chemie, 10 in PNAS, 2 in Molecular Microbiology, 15 in J. Biol. Chem., 22 in J. Mol. Biol., 19 in Biochemistry and 13 reviews. >6000 citations, H-factor 49 (Google Scholar).
Heads research group with 3 post-docs, 10 PhD students, 2 M.Sc. students and 1 lab technician. Has supervised 27 PhD students and > 40 M.Sc. students. Research equipment includes optical spectroscopy, mechano-acoustic instrumentation, calorimetry and imaging equipment in combination with rapid reaction apparatus. This is combined with protein engineering and detailed mechanistic interpretation of the data.