Academic partners

These partners represent the main academic stakeholders within the fields of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in Denmark:      

Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Established in 1993, this multi-disciplinary center develops computational methods that are publicly accessible via classical WWW servers and formal webservices. Center founder, and programme director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen: Prof. .
Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The center is involved in developing and applying tools in computational RNA biology, bioinformatics and genome-transcriptome analyses. Also, the Center contributes to the bioinformatics MSc education and other types of educations at UCPH. Center director: Prof. .
The Bioinformatics Centre, Section for Computational and RNA Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). It was established in 2002, and is responsible for the MSc program in bioinformatics. The methodologies investigated range from applied data analysis to advanced model building and statistical inference. Center director and head of section: Prof. .
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The SDU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have a range of activities in computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology, including research and education. Several activities are coordinated by the SDU eScience initiative. SDU representative: Prof.
Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University (AU). It was established in 2001 as a collaboration between The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health Sciences. It offers an MSc education in Bioinformatics. It has a strong emphasis on molecular evolution, molecular population genetics, and statistical and algorithmic approaches to bioinformatics. The research spans theoretical questions, program development, applications and empirical collaborations. Center representative: Prof. .
Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University (AU). It is involved in the European EuroGenomics cooperation, and in the 1000 Bull Genomes Project with the aim at providing a database for the bovine research community. Also, it develops genetic models, statistical methods and applications for quantitative genetics and genomic analyses, with focus on livestock. The core expertise of the Centre is on genomic predictions. It offers MSc and PhD courses. Center representative: Assoc. Prof. .
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU). AAU representative: Assoc. Prof. Allan Stensballe.


The steering group of the Danish ELIXIR node consists of representatives from academia,    

Søren Brunak, Head of Node, DTU and UCPH,

Jan Gorodkin, UCPH,

Bernt Guldbrandtsen, AU,

Anders Krogh, Danish representative in the ELIXIR Board*, UCPH

Peter Løngreen, Deputy Head of Node,DTU,

Ole Nørregaard Jensen, SDU,
Mikkel H. Schierup, AU,
Allan Stensballe, AAU,

and industry and healthcare sector,

Peter Fischer Hallin, Senior Scientist, Novozymes,

Peter Gildsig Jansen, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk,

Jan Torleif Pedersen, Head of Bioinformatics, Lundbeck,

Flemming Pociot, Professor, Herlev University Hospital,

Niels Tolstrup, Manager of Bioinformatics, Exiqon.


* ELIXIR Board

The steering group of the Danish ELIXIR node appoints a delegate to represent Denmark  in the ELIXIR Board. The Board is composed of representatives from those ELIXIR Nodes that have signed the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement (ECA).