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Anders Johannes Hansen

Anders Johannes Hansen

Associate Professor

BACKGROUND

As one of the PI’s of CGG, Anders J. Hansen (AJH) has extensive experience working with characterization of genetic material in difficult samples either being aDNA, eDNA, forensic genetics or degraded DNA. AJH was one for the first to use DNA technology to characterize species contents in ancient environmental samples like ice and permafrost. Currently AJH’s research interests predominant focus on metagenomic analysis of DNA and RNA in complex tissue samples, recent and ancient sediments including permafrost with the aim of describing the composition, regulation and distribution of genes, microorganism, phage’s, viruses and more.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2012                    Head of the Genetic Identification and Discovery group at Centre of GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2012-                   Associate Professor, Natural History Museum, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2011-12               Senior Executive Consultant, Natural History Museum, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen

2008-2011           Head of Development, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen

2007-2008           Head of Paternity, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen

2006-2007           Deputy Head of Paternity, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen

2004-2006           Project Manager/ Forensic Geneticist, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen

2003                    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Evolution, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Copenhagen 

1999-2000           Research assistant, Department of Molecular Evolution, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Copenhagen  

 

EDUCATION AND EXTENSIVE TRAINING

2010              Management for Principal Investigators, University of Copenhagen

2008-2010       Project Management– Implement learning institute (92 PDU)

2007    Leadership in transition, Green & Andersen

2000-2003           PhD – Molecular Biology, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Copenhagen    

1995-1998           MSc – Molecular Biology, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Copenhagen

1992-1995           BSc – Biology, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Copenhagen         

Conferences, courses etc.

2004  

2003            Second European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology, Graz, Austria, September 16 - 19, 2002. Gave a talk entitled: JAWS: Just Add Water System.

2002                Department for Carcinogenesis and Associate Biology, MD Anderson cancer center, University of Texas. Invited, Gave a talk entitled: Biodiversity in Ancient Permafrost.

2001             Life in Ancient Ice: A workshop 30 June - 4 July 2001, Oregon, USA.  Invited, Gave a talk entitled: life in ancient permafrost

2001             7th. Meeting of the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group. 17/4-18/4. The University of York, England.

2001             Københavns Universitet. Åbningssymposium for Center for Planetforskning den 1 februar. Invited, Gave a talk entitled: Perspectives for DNA studies on ice- and permafrost cores.      

1999             Seminar concerning the ice caps of Antarctica, 9-10 november, Santiago, Chile. Invited, Gave a talk entitled: Ice core genetics and it's perspectives.

1999             International Workshop on the Martian Ice Caps, 30 august - 1 september, København. Invited, Gave a talk entitled: DNA in ice cores and it's perspectives.

1999             Seventh Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 23-28 august, Barcelona, Spanien. Gave a talk entitled: Diversity of Holocene life-forms in fossil glacier ice.

1999             Nordic Climate Research Conference, 7-9 september, København. Gave a talk entitled: DNA in the Hans Tausen ice core.

1998             Annual Meeting, The Society for the Study of Evolution, The American Society of Naturalists and The Society of Systematic Biologist, 20-24 juni, Vancuover, Canada. Gave a talk entitled: Ancient DNA in Greenland ice cores.

1998             Sixth International Annual Meeting, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. 17-20 juni, Vancouver, Canada.

1997              Ancient DNA IV, Conference on Research on Highly Degraded DNA and its Applications. 5-7 juni, Göttingen, Tyskland.

1997              International Conference on Molecular Biology and Evolution: The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology. and Evolution. 1-4. juni, Garmisch-Partenkirschen, Tyskland.

1996             Phylogenetischer Gesprächkreizi, 5-6. Juni, Göttingen, Tyskland.

  

Grants and financial support

1997              Åge V. Jensen Fonden. 100.000 dkr.

1997              Japetus Steenstrup Foundation. 3000 dkr.

2000-2003 Villum Kann Rasmussn Fonden. 1.800.000 Dkr.

2002            European Space Agentcy (ESA) travelling grant. 3000 dkr.

2003            Carlsbergfondet 900.000 Dkr

2003            SNF 

2013            BioWide

 

MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISION, PEER REVIEW AND MORE

  • Head of the Genetic Identification and discovery group, National History Museum
  • Management at section of Forensic Genetics of technical staff, academic staff, project managers, assistant professors and associate professors for more than 6 years and more than 100 projects.
  • Co-supervisor of BSc, MSc and PhD students as well as Post.Docs
  • Peer for international journals
  • Opponent of master and chairman of PhD thesis
  • Member of scientific assessment committee for private foundation 

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