1871 Frederiksberg C
Identification and characterization of antagonistic and phytopathogenic fungi with PCR fingerprinting, interaction studies of antagonists, pathogens and plants, gene expression analysis of antagonistic Trichoderma spp. and C. rosea, reporter gene technology, participant in the EU-project: "TrichoEST - Functional genomics and proteomics of Trichoderma antagonist strains for industry and agriculture" (2003-2006) and the SJVF funded project: "Secretome analysis of plant pathogen interactions, based on transposon assisted signal trapping" (2005-2007).
studying the nature (mechanisms) of biocontrol of plant diseases
studying interactions of antagonists, phytopathogens, and plants
identification of genes involved in the interactions, which then will be studied to elucidate their roles either in biocontrol interactions or with the host plant.
gene expression and regulation (e.g. using macro-array analysis and real-time PCR)
tagging of fungi with fluorescent reporter genes (gfp, DsRed) in combination with advanced microscopic techniques (bioimaging)
characterization of antagonistic and phytopathogenic fungi with PCR based methods (e.g. UP-PCR)
diagnostic PCR methods
· Ph.D., Department of Plant Pathology, KVL, 1998.
· Cand. Agro., Department of Genetics (now Department of Ecology), KVL 1989
1990 Department of Microbiology (now Dept. of Ecology, Section Genetics and Microbiology), KVL. Instructor and main responsible for the laboratory work in the course "Physiology and genetics of bacteria" (spring semester). Participation in an EEC-project concerning deliberately release of genetically modified organisms.
1991-1992 Research associate at Department of Plant Pathology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Cloning and characterization of an actin gene from Heterobasidion annosum, and cloning of cutinase genes from phytopathogenic fungi.
1993-1998 Ph.D.-student at Department of Plant Biology, Section Plant Pathology, KVL. Marker genes and PCR based methods for monitoring tools of Trichoderma and Gliocladium.
1998-2002 Assistant professor at Department of Plant Biology, Section Plant Pathology, KVL. Monitoring the biocontrol agent Clonostachys rosea with reporter genes and PCR, and characterization of antagonistic and phytopathogenic fungi with PCR fingerprinting.
2002- Associate professor at Department of Plant Biology, Section Plant Pathology,KVL
Microbial Interactions (240024)
Biological Control of Pests and Diseases: Experimental Course (250005)
Biological Control of Pests and Diseases: Theory, application and perspectives (250006)
Advanced Microbiology (24001)
Responsible together with Dan Funck Jensen for the Ph.D. course "Advanced Methods in Plant Pathology", teacher at the Ph.D. courses: NOVA plant pathology and "Advances Plant-Microbe Interactions"