Grete Bertelsen

Grete Bertelsen



  • PhD in Food Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), 1985
  • MSc in Food Sciences, KVL, 1979
  • Knight of the Order of Dannebrog


  • Vice-Dean of MSc and Master’s Programme, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), 2012-
  • Vice-Dean of Education, Faculty of Life Sciences, UCPH, 2007-2011
  • Head of Department of Food Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, KU, 1992-2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science, KVL, 1988-2004
  • Visiting Scholar AFRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK, 1987
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Dairy and Food Science, KVL, 1986-88
  • Senior Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, KVL, 1985-86
  • Scholarship in connection with PhD study at Department of Dairy and Food Science, KVL, 1982-85
  • Researcher, Danish Meat Product Laboratory, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 1981-82
  • Teacher at the School for Catering Officers, 1979-81

Professional activities

  • Chairman of the Board of The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation 2014-
  • Member of the Board for AgroTech, 2007-
  • External examiner, UCD, 2008-2009
  • Member of Expert Committee (Food Control), The Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs, 2006
  • Member of the Board of The Pig Levy Fund, 2003-04
  • Member of The Danish Dairy Board, 2003-2011
  • Member of the Research Committee at the Danish Meat Research Institute, 2003-2006
  • Member of the Advisory Committee (Tænketank), The Ministry of Food, Agric. and Fish., 2001-2002
  • Member of the Advisory Research Committee, The Ministry of Food, Agri. and Fish., 1997-2000
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Natural Sciences, The Ministry of Education, 1997-2001
  • Member of the Advisory Committees at Danish Technological Institute, 1997-1999

As a scientist in general

  • Scientific publications : App. 110 (total), app. 70 (peer reviewed) within colour and colour stability, oxidative changes of foods, antioxidants, food packaging and biobased food packaging materials. H-index: 28
  • Research funding 1994-2004 : App. 25 mio. DKK
  • KVL Award for publication of popular science in the media, received on behalf of the Department, 2006
  • Food Science Award, 2004
  • International evaluator of food research at app. Five EU and non-EU universities/research institutions
  • International evaluator of research programmes in EU, Sweden and Norway
  • Supervision of app. 50 MSc students and 9 Ph.D. students

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