Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen


Personal Details

Name: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen
Born: 1974
ORCID: 0000-0002-4155-7791
Phone: +45 26941565
E-mail: rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk


2002   Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1998   M.Sc., University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Focus Areas

Intracellular protein degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system, with a particular focus on the protein quality control of disease-linked proteins and the role of intrinsically disordered proteins.


August 2022 -
Head of Section, Section for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

August 2017 -
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

January 2008 - August 2017
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

July 2004 - January 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

January 2002 - July 2004
Post Doc at the Human Genetics Unit, MRC, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Supervision and Teaching

Internal supervisor for >30 M.Sc. students, 11 Ph.D. students, 4 post docs.
Mentor for students following the biochemistry and molecular biomedicine program.
Voted as teacher of the year at the Department of Biology 2023.

Recent Outreach

Weekendavisen 2021, VM i molekylære puslespil.
Weekendavisen 2021, Molekylære stavefejl.
Weekendavisen 2017, Evolution i overhalingsbanen.


As of May 2023, 87 peer-reviewed publications, >4000 citations, H-index 37.

Knowledge of languages

Danish & English


M.Sc. Biochemistry, Ph.D.

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