Peter Waaben Thulstrup

Peter Waaben Thulstrup


Present affiliation and contact information:


Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry Section

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

E-mail:, Phone: +45 31126051, Office: C208




BSc studies in chemistry and environmental biology at Roskilde University, Denmark.

MSc degree in chemistry and environmental biology (double major) from The Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry at Roskilde University. Thesis work involving application of optical spectroscopy in biological systems; FT-IR, Raman and linear dichroism of small-molecule – DNA interactions.


August 29th awarded Ph.D. degree in bioinorganic chemistry from the Chemistry Department at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. Supervised by Professor Erik Larsen in the Bioinorganic Chemistry Group on the application of spectroscopy and theoretical methods (DFT and TD-DFT) in the study of structure and function of proteins and model compounds of metalloproteins and other optically active compounds. Experimental synchrotron radiation (SR) based circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy carried out visiting the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities, Aarhus University, Denmark.


Post doc researcher at the Danish Veterinary Institute; funding by DJVF. Molecular modeling and docking studies of β-lactamase enzymes and inhibitors.


Assistant research professor at the Quantum Protein Centre, Physics Department, Technical University of Denmark. Research on vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy.


Assistant professor at Department of Natural Sciences, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in the Bioinorganic Chemistry Group. Research on absorption, CD and MCD spectroscopy of (metallo)-protein, model compounds and natural products, as well as SR-CD and VCD spectroscopy, and application of DFT methods for prediction of structure and spectroscopic properties.


Diploma in Educational Studies for assistant professors, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University.


Associate professor at the Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen in the Bioinorganic Chemistry Group. Multiple research visits to the synchrotron ASTRID at Aarhus University for SR-CD and SR-LD spectroscopy. Continuous involvement in the establishment of a laboratory at CERN with a total of eight visits to the ISOLDE facility at CERN, Switzerland, to establish and utilize perturbed angular correlation spectroscopy for bioinorganic chemistry.


Co-applicant for the NP3 project at LIFE for the study of the nanoscale properties of peptides and proteins in collaboration with Novo-Nordisk A/S. Involvement in the design of biomolecule variants, computational modelling, spectroscopy, and bioinorganic chemistry of the projects.




Associate professor in the Biophysical and of Bioinorganic Chemistry Group at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

Following department reorganization, now associate professor in the Section for Biological Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.



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