Rosa Laura Lopez Marques
Section for Transport Biology
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frb. C, Building: T161
Researcher identifier(s): orcid.org/0000-0002-5663-7903; ResearcherID: F-8536-2014
June 2004 PhD in Chemistry, University of Seville (Spain). Award to the best PhD thesis in 2004.
June 1999 Major in Chemistry, University of Seville (Spain). Award to outstanding academic performance.
- CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Since 2009 Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen. From 2010, Junior Group Leader, Centre for Membrane Pumps in Cells and Disease-PUMPKIN, Danish National Research Foundation. From 2012, tenured staff member and Group Leader.
2005 – 2009 Post-Doctoral fellow within the EC Marie Curie RTN "Flippases" (2005-2007), and the Centre for Membrane Pumps in Cells and Disease-PUMPkin (2008-2009), Danish National Research Foundation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2000-2004 PhD fellow at the Spanish National Research Council and the University of Seville (Spain)
- FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
2017 Villum Fonden Project (2.500.000 DKK) for 3 years including a postdoctoral position
2012 Carlsberg Foundation (200,000 DKK) for infrastructure
2010 Partner in a project from Det Fri Forskningsråd|Natur og Univers (792,655DKK)
2010 Brødrene Hartmanns Fond (50,000 DKK)
2010 Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond (50,000 DKK)
2009 Lundbeck Foundation travelling grant (15,000 DKK)
2000 – 2003 SpanishMinistry of Education Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Seville (Spain)
1999 – 2000 Collaboration grant, Spanish Ministry of Education, and Introduction to Research Grant, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
- SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
2005 – 2017 11 master students, 6 PhD students, 2 post-doctoral fellows, and 2 lab trainees. Currently, I am supervising 2 PhD students and 1 master students. Two of the PhD students became postdoctoral fellows and the other two were recruited by biotechnological companies with an international profile (Novozymes, Chemometec). The oldest PhD progressed to be appointed Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. About half of the master students became PhD students, while the other half moved directly to industry.
- TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Since 2009, I yearly contribute with a lecture to the PhD course “Advances in Plant biology” at the University of Copenhagen, and I was an invited speaker at an international PhD summer school on Protein-protein interactions held in Copenhagen in 2013.
Since 2005, I am regularly involved in teaching in three different courses in the Biology-Biotechnology program at the University of Copenhagen, at the Master and the Bachelor levels. Since 2013 I am also involved in examination.
- ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2012, 2014 co-chair in the Sandbjerg Meeting on Membrane Transport, Sønderborg, Denmark (~80 participants).
January 2012 Organizer of the semi-annual meeting of the PUMPKIN Center of Excellence, Danish National Research Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark (~50 participants).
August 2006 Main organizer of the Annual and Mid-term meeting of the EC Marie Curie RTN "Flippases", Copenhagen (Denmark) (~65 participants).
August 2006 Organizer and coordinator of a two-day practical course within the training activities of the EC Marie Curie RTN Flippases, Copenhagen (Denmark) (~15 participants).
- INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Since 2012 Appointed Member of the Research Committee at my department. The role of this Committee is to advise the Department Head in matters of Scientific Research.
2013-2017 Chair for four differnt PhD defences at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Appointed Member of a Committee in charge of coordinating the development on new plant growth and tissue culture facilities for the new Copenhagen Plant Science Center, Denmark.
2009 – 2011 Appointed Member of a Committee in charge of coordinating the reallocation of personnel and equipment at the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in relation to a full restructuring of the Department.
- MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2014 – Funding Member of the Community of Spanish Scientists in Denmark
2004 –2016 Associated Member of the Spanish Biochemical Society
2005 –2014 Associated Member Marie Curie Fellows Association
- COMMISSIONS OF TRUST
2015-2016 Advisory Board member for the start-up biotechnology company DEMKIP, which focuses on production of pharmacological substances for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
I have been asked to review applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA), and the Estonian Research Council. About once a year, I am asked to review manuscripts for journals such as Plant Cell, Physiologia plantarum or PLoS One. Since February 2016, I am a remote reviewer for applications to the European research Council.
- MAJOR COLLABORATIONS
Dr. Guillaume Lenoir (INRA, France; Biochemistry of flippases; 1 joint publication), Prof. Jeff Harper (University of Nevada; Plant physiology; 3 joint publications), Prof. Hans-Thordal Christensen (University of Copenhagen; Plant physiology). Prof. Peter Dörman (Bonn University; Plant lipid analysis), Dr. Jonathan Markham (University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Plant sphingolipids), Dr. Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL, Heidelberg; Liposome microarrays), Dr. Peng Qin (Sichuan Agricultural University; rice P4-ATPases).
- OTHER RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS
In 2009, I completed an intensive course in Laboratory management organized by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). In October 2015, I completed the EMBO Advanced Management course for Female Leaders in Science, to further improve my management skills.