Ansatte på Institut for Plante- og Miljøvidenskab – Københavns Universitet

Bodil Jørgensen

Bodil Jørgensen


  • Planteglycobiologi

    Thorvaldsensvej 40

    1871 Frederiksberg C

    Telefon: +45 35 33 34 66
Name: Bodil Jørgensen
Address: Kirke Værløsevej 71, 3500 Værløse
Telephone: 4448 9181
Birthday: 30.11.1963

Research interest
Development and implementation of plant transformation technologies for several species - potato (8 cultivars), rape seed, tomato , Lotus japonicus, Brachypodium distachyon, Lemna and tobacco – plants and suspension cells (BY2). Latest different algae.
Use of transgenic plants to investigation of ex. genes involved in cell wall synthesis and degrading, drought, disease resistance, bio-fuel.
Development of larger scale extraction of RGI from plant cell walls for different uses as medical coating, food ingredients.
Development of extraction of nano-cellulose for use as green bio-composite

Management and coordination
Project coordination has been and is a major part of my work both as head of the transformation unit in my DJF employment and as project manager and administrator of several national and international projects.
Virusresistens i kartofler: PVY resistens I og II
Fremtidens kulturplanter
BIKO (bioteknologisk koordinationgruppe, a Ministry of Food and Agriculture initiative
the Advanced Technology Foundation project Valorisation of potato byproducts
Co-ordinator of DSF funded Pecticon
And EU-projects; PectiCoat, WallNet, ReneWall and Cellucomp
This expertise have been supported by several management courses – latest Research Management Course offered by CBS. Currently I am Work Package leader in a EU-project Renewall (a 2nd gen. biofuel project coordinated by professor Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York) and project administrator for a Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation project.

During the years several master and phd student have been supervised.
I have taken part in the following courses at KU-LIFE: Innovation and intellectual property rights in biotechnology, Advanced Biotechnology and IPR, Plant genomics, Videregående plantebiologi, Molecular Plant Breeding, Introduktion til Bioteknologi.

2010 - Associate professor, Department of Agriculture and Ecology, KU-LIFE
2001 - 2010 Senior scientist, Biotechnology Group, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (DJF), Aarhus University. Maternity leave: 30-7-03 to 4-3-04
1996 – 2001 Research scientist, Biotechnology Group, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS). Maternity leave: 7-1-99 to 5-8-99
1993 – 1995 Higher Scientific Officer, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (BBSCR), Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. Project leader of “Identification of Nodulation and Nitrogen fixation genes”.

1989 – 1992 Industrial Researcher, Danisco A/S, Maribo Frø, Copenhagen. Project: “Establishment of a combined transformation and regeneration method for pea”. The project was terminated with a Ph.D from University of Copenhagen.
1982 - 1989 Cand. Scient. Biology, University of Copenhagen.

2009 Innovation and intellectual property rights in biotechnology (KU)
2008 Håndtering af genetisk modificerede afgrøder (Plantedirektoratet)
2007 Research Management Course, Uddannelse for forskningsledere (CBS)
2006 Analytical techniques for carbohydrate structure and determination and the mass spectrometry module (CCRC, USA)
2005 Grundlæggende GMP (Pharmakon)
2005 Kursus i kommunikation og formidling (DJF/GEUS)
2004 Forvaltningsret – et godt redskab i TR-arbejdet. (AC)
2002 Appreciative Inquiry (DME)
2001 Hvor er pengene? – budgetter og regnskaber set med TR´s øjne (AC)
2000 Project leader 2 (DJF)
2000 Basis kursus 1 og 2 for tillidsmænd
1994 Introduction to Management (BBSRC)
1994 Scientific Writing (BBSRC)
1994 Presentation techniques (BBSRC)
1991 Project Management - methods (DIEU)
1990 Fagspecialisten i organisationen (DA)

Publications - Last 5 years
Inge Byg, Jerome Diaz, Lars Holm Øgendal, Jesper Harholt, Bodil Jørgensen, Claus Rolin, Rikke Svava, Peter Ulvskov. (2011) Large-scale Extraction of Rhamnogalacturonan I from Industrial Potato Waste accepted in Foodchem
H. Kokkonen, R. Verhoef, K. Kauppinen, V. Muhonen, B. Jørgensen, I. Damager, H.A. Schols, M. Morra, P. Ulvskov, J. Tuukkanen (2011), Affecting Osteoblastic responses with In vivo Engineered Potato Pectin fragments, accepted in Journal of Biomedical Materials research
Steen Laugesen Hansen, Peter Martin Ray, Anders Ola Karlsson, Bodil Jørgensen, Bernhard Borkhardt, Bent Larsen Petersen, and Peter Ulvskov (2011). Mechanical Properties of Plant Cell Walls Probed by Relaxation Spectra. Plant Physiology vol. 155, pp. 246-258.
Andrzej Pacak, Katrin Geisler, Bodil Jørgensen, Maria Barciszewska-Pacak, Lena Nilsson, Tom Hamborg Nielsen, Elisabeth Johansen, Mette Grønlund, Iver Jacobsen, Merete Albrechtsen, (2010) Investigations of Barley stripe mosaic virus as a gene silencing vector in barley roots and in Brachypodium distachyon and oat. Plant Methods 6:26
Bernhard Borkhardt, Jesper Harholt, Peter Ulvskov, Birgitte Kiær Ahring, Bodil Jørgensen and Henrik Brinch-Pedersen (2010) Autohydrolysis of plant xylans by apoplastic expression of thermophilic bacterial endoxylanases Plant Biotechnology Journal, Special Issue: Special Issue on Biofuels, Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 363–374, April 2010
Marc Morant, Claus Ekstrøm, Peter Ulvskov, Charlotte Kristensen, Mats Rudemo, Carl Erik Olsen, Jørgen Hansen, Kirsten Jørgensen, Bodil Jørgensen, Birger Lindberg Møller and Søren Bak, Hormonal, transcriptomic and metabolic crosstalks in Superroot2. Molecular Plant Advance Access published December 14, 2009
Anne V Morant; Kirsten Jørgensen; Bodil Jørgensen; Winnie Dam; Carl Erik Olsen; Birger Lindberg Møller; Søren Bak (2007) Lessons learned from metabolic engineering of cyanogenic glucosides Metabolomics,vol 3, no 3, s 383-398
Jørgensen, B., and Albrechtsen, M. Stability of RNA silencing-based traits after virus infection (2007) PVY transgene kartofler. Molecular Breeding 19, 371-76.
Bak S, Paquette SM, Morant M, Rasmussen AV, Saito S, Bjarnholt N, Zagrobelny M, Jørgensen K, Hamann T, Osmani S, Simonsen HT, Pérez RS, van Hesswijck TB, Jørgensen B, Møller BL. Cyanogenic glycosides: a case study for evolution and application of cytochromes P450, Phytochemistry Reviews. 2006 Jun;5(2-3):309-329 Epub 2006 November 15

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