Anders Priemé

Anders Priemé


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ORCID                                0000-0002-9925-067X

Date of birth               January 21 1964, Aarhus, Denmark

CONTACT                         +45 51827033;


1996 (August)                  PhD, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

1993 (October)                Master of Science, UCPH

ScienTific focus areas

The ecology of soil microorganisms. Microbial production and consumption of gases and volatile organic compounds. The effects of climate change on soil microorganisms and their feedbacks to climate. Microorganisms in extreme environments. Astrobiology.


2020-                   Full Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2012-19              Professor MSO, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2004-11              Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCPH, DK

2000-03              Research Associate Professor, Inst. of Molecular Biology, UCPH, DK

1999-2000          Postdoc, Michigan State University, USA

1998-1999          Postdoc, Inst. of Molecular Biology, UCPH, DK

1996-1998          Postdoc, Zoological Inst., UCPH, DK



2023-                   Directional Board, Center for Volatile interactions, Dept. of Biology, UCPH

2020-                   PhD Coordinator, Dept. of Biology, UCPH

2012-22              Directional Board, Center for Permafrost, Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Ressource Management, UCPH

2007-13              Head of Studies, Bachelor and Master Program, Faculty of Science, UCPH



2023-29              DNRF CoE, Center for Volatile Interactions (co-PI, 15% of total budget of 60 mio DKK)

2021-25              EU Horizon 2020 Biodivclim (PI, 2.3 mio DKK of total budget of 6.9 mio DKK, 1 post doc)

2020-25              NNF Interdisciplinary Synergy Project (co-PI, ca. 4.5 mio DKK of total budget of 15 mio DKK, 1 PhD, 1 postdoc, co-supervisor 1 PhD)

2020-25              EU Horizon 2020 (co-PI, 1.6 mio DKK of total budget of 117 mio DKK, 1 post doc)

2023                    Leister Foundation, Switzerland, participation in Leister Expedition Go East 2023


Supervised 87 MSc students, 7 PhD students, 5 postdocs since 2002

Frequent PhD opponent/committee chairman (DK, Sweden, Norway, Germany)

Current teaching: General Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Basic Arctic Biology, The Human Microbiome, Advanced Bacteriology 2, Arctic Biology

Reviewer and grant evaluation activities

Grant evaluator for, e.g., Austrian, Swiss and Norwegian research councils.

Ad hoc reviewer, numerous journals.


Has authored 400+ articles for newspapers, popular science magazines and books

2022    Participation at Bloom Festival on Nature and Science, Copenhagen

2021    Contribution to the exposition 'The world Is In You', Medical Museion, Copenhagen

2021    Participation at 'Life in Space', Science Faction, Comedy Zoo, Copenhagen

2021      Winner of Science Slam, Planetariet, Copenhagen

BIBLIOMETRICS (as of July 2023)

77 peer-reviewed papers (6 book chapters)

H-index: Web of Science: 30, Google Scholar: 35

Citations: Web of Science: 4965: Google scholar: 3200

Published papers as first author: 13; as senior author: 11


Riikka Rinnan, BIO, UCPH; Kathrin Rousk, BIO, UCPH; Anders Michelsen, BIO, UCPH; Flemming Ekelund, BIO, UCPH; Lasse Riemann, BIO, UCPH; Bo Elberling, Department of Geosciences and Natural Ressource Mangement, UCPH; Per Ambus, Department of Geosciences and Natural Ressource Mangement, UCPH; Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute, UCPH; Jan Härter, Niels Bohr Institute, UCPH; Henrik Grum Kjærgaard, Department of Chemistry, UCPH; Frank Aarestrup, Technical University of Denmark; Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Aarhus University, Denmark; Lea Ellegaard-Jensen, Aarhus University; Aline Frossard, WSL, Switzerland; Anna Romaní, University of Girona, Spain; Jean-Baptiste Ramond, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Don Cowan, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Paul Grogan, Queens University, Ontario, Canada; Steven Allison, University of California, Irvine, USA.


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