Michael Broberg Palmgren

Michael Broberg Palmgren


Date of birth: July 17, 1957
Citizenship: Danish
Tel /Fax: (+45) 3533 2592 / (+45) 3528 3365
Email: palmgren at life.ku.dk

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Thorvaldsensvej 40
DK-1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Academic degrees:
2003: D. Sc. (dr. scient.), KVL
1990: Ph.D. (fil. dr.) in Plant Biochemistry, University of Lund
1987: M. Sc. in Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen

1998-present: Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Univ. of Copenhagen (formerly KVL)
2004-05: Head of Department, Department of Plant Biology, KVL
2002: Visiting Professor, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
1995-1997: Associate Professor, Molecular Biology Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen
1993-1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, KVL
1992: EMBO Long-term Fellow, August Krogh Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen
1990-1991: EMBO Long-term Fellow, EMBL, Heidelberg

Research projects:
Physiology, structure, function and regulation of transport proteins (pumps)
Heterologous expression of membrane proteins in eukaryotic cells

Prizes and honours:
2008-present: Elected member of "Faculty of 1000"
2005-present: Recipient of the Knud Sand Honorary Residence
2000-present: Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Scientific societies: 
2003-present: Invited member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molec. Biol.
2001-present: Board member, Societas Physiologiae Plantarum Scandinavica (SPPS)
1999-2001: Chairman, Danish Biological Society

Editorial activities: 
2006-present: Co-editor for The Plant Cell
2005-present: Journal Responsible for Physiologia Plantarum
2002-present: Member of Advisory Board of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
1999-2003: Member of Editorial Board of Plant and Cell Physiology

Research evaluation:
2009-present: Chairman, the Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU)
2007-present: Member of the Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU)
2001-2007: Member of the Industrial PhD Programme Committee, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark
Evaluation of grant applications from National Science Foundation (USA), United States Department of Agriculture, BBSRC (U.K) and ANSRC (Austria); Reviewer for EMBO J., Nature, Science, J. Biol. Chem., Plant Cell, Plant J., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Plant Physiol. and additional journals

Administrative duties:
2000-2001: Head and founder, Committee for Establishing KVL Biology-Biotechnology
study program
2002-2007: Head and founder, Copenhagen Graduate School of Biotechnology
2006-2008: Board member, Stiftelsen Hofmansgave
2002-2004: Chairman, Jordbrugsvidenskabelige Kollegium, KVL
1998-2004: Board member, Department of Plant Biology, KVL
2000-2002: Ph.D. Coordinator, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

Administration of international research activities:
2006-present: Pillar Leader in EU FP6 Integrated Project PHIMES
2002-2004: Coordinator of EU Framework program V QLK3-CT-2002-02894
2000-2003: Coordinator of Human Frontier Science Program RG-00268/2000-M
2000-2003: Coordinator of EU Framework program V QLK3-CT-2000-00479
1996-1999: Coordinator of EU Framework program IV project BIO4-CT96-0447
Participant in five other EU projects (Framework programs IV, V and VI)

Administration of national research activities:
2007-present: Steering committee member, Danish National Research Foundation project “Centre for Membrane pumps in cells and disease” (PUMPKIN)
2002-2008: Board member, Danish Biotech Research Academy
2001-2006: Chairman of Board, Biotechnological Instrument Centre at KVL
2001-2006: Board member, Danish Biotechnological Instrument Centre
1998-present: Head, Transport Physiology Group, University of Copenhagen
Holder of several grants from the FTP, FNU, Novo Nordisk Fonden, Plasmidfonden, Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond, Carlsberg Foundation, Danmarks Grundforskningsfond and other funding agencies

Member of conference committees:
2008: Chair, Xth International Conference on Na,K-ATPase, Aarhus
2008: Organizing Committee, FESPB meeting, Tampere 2008
2006-2007: Organizing Committee, 14th Int. Workshop on Plant Membrane Biol.
2003-2004:Organizing Committee, 13th Int. Workshop on Plant Membrane Biol.
2003: Chairman, Sandbjerg Meeting on Membrane Transporters
2002: Co-chair, VIIIth International Conference on Na,K-ATPase, Elsinore
2002: Member of Organizing Committee, XXIth Congress of SPPS
2000: Organizing Committee, 12th Int. Workshop on Plant Membrane Biol.

More than 60 presentations as invited speaker at international conferences.
More than 30 oral presentations at seminars at international universities.

Supervisor functions:
Master students: Supervisor of 18 internal student projects; Supervisor of > 20 external master student projects; Ph.D. students: Supervisor of 22 internal and external Ph.D. student projects; Opponent at > 10 Ph.D. examinations outside KVL




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