Our team, from North to South

Our lab is harbored by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), a Top 100 global leading university located in the town of Lyngby, 10 km north of Copenhagen, with 10,300 residents. The lab has people from several different countries, and we welcome new members from all around the world. Variety is not only represented among countries but among research  and educational backgrounds. There is only one common key: we are all passionate and hard-working scientists with an entrepreneurial mindset.

 

Current members

Andreas H. Laustsen

Andreas H. Laustsen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Andreas is specialized in antibody discovery and toxinology. Co-founded: Biosyntia, VenomAb, Antag Therapeutics, Chromologics and Bactolife.

Mikael A. Rørdam

Mikael A. Rørdam

Associated Professor

Mikael is working on eukaryotic cell factories. He has directed Peter Gorm-Petersens Mindelegat and received the Environmental Prize 2013.

Mikael Engmark

Mikael Engmark

PhD cand.

Mikael holds a M.Sc.Eng. in Advanced Applied Chemistry (DTU). In his PhD, he investigated antibody cross-reactivity and toxin expression.

Andrea Martos Esteban

Andrea Martos Esteban

Research Assistant

Andrea holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a M.Sc.Eng. in Pharmaceutical Engineering (DTU). Popular science commentator and web designer.

Urska Pus

Urska Pus

Student helper

B.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen. She has developed IgGs against toxins from several elapids.

Erick Bermúdez Méndez

Erick Bermúdez Méndez

Student

B.Sc. Pharmacy and M.Sc. cand. working on the discovery of human antibodies against toxins from the Central American coral snake.

Line Ledsgaard

Line Ledsgaard

Student

B.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc.Eng. cand. Biotechnology. She is developing antibodies against African cobras using phage display technology.

Cecilie Knudsen

Cecilie Knudsen

Student

B.Sc. Molecular Biomedicine and M.Sc. cand. at the University of Copenhagen. She is developing human IgGs against snake toxins.

Rasmus U. W. Friis

Rasmus U. W. Friis

Student

B.Sc. Human Life Science Engineering. He is collaborating on the design of Fab-based antitoxins against SVMPs from Bothrops asper.

Søren Helweg

Søren Helweg

Student

B.Sc. Human Life Sciences Engineering cand.. He is collaborating to design Fab-based antitoxins against SVMPs from Bothrops asper.

Rasmus Dehli

Rasmus Dehli

Student

B.Sc. cand. in Life Human Sciences. He is conducting his bachelor thesis developing human recombinant antivenom against spitting cobra.

Alumni

Mia Øhlenschlæger

Mia Øhlenschlæger

M.Sc.Eng.

2017 | Master thesis: Discovery of antitoxins for snake toxins.

Jonas Jürgensen

Jonas Jürgensen

B.Sc.

2017 | Bachelor thesis: Discovery of antitoxins for snake toxins.

Saioa Oscoz Cob

Saioa Oscoz Cob

M.Sc. Eng.

2016 | Master thesis: Discovery of the inhibitory action of several synthetic molecules agains snake bite.

Kristoffer Haurum

Kristoffer Haurum

PhDc

2016 | Collaboration: Analysis of future manufacturing costs for recombinant antivenoms.

Sandra W. Thrane

Sandra W. Thrane

PhD

2016 | Collaboration: Black mamba genome assembly.

Malte B. Hallgren

Malte B. Hallgren

B.Sc.

2016 | Minor project: Fab-based antitoxins design against SVMPs from Bothrops asper.

Aleksander Haack

Aleksander Haack

B.Sc.

2016 | Minor project: Fab-based antitoxins design against SVMPs from Bothrops asper.

Queralt C. Serra

Queralt C. Serra

M.Sc.Eng.

2016 | Minor Project: Discovery of human antibodies against green mamba toxins.

Laura B. Møller

Laura B. Møller

M.Sc.Eng.

2016 | Minor Project: Discovery of human antibodies against Naja melanoleuca.

Henrik Flindt

Henrik Flindt

M.Sc.

2016 | Master Thesis: Uncovering the interactions between a peptide antitoxin and cobratoxin using H/D exchange.

Søren D. Petersen

Søren D. Petersen

M.Sc.

2016 | Minor Project: New display of snake venom proteomes.

Majken L. Olesen

Majken L. Olesen

M.Sc.

2016 | Minor Project: Assessment of human scFvs targeting snake venom neurotoxins.

Mireia S. Colom

Mireia S. Colom

M.Sc.Eng.

2015 – 2016 | Minor Project: Optimization of peptide-based inhibitors on α-cobratoxin from Naja kaouthia.

Line P. Lauridsen

Line P. Lauridsen

M.Sc.

2016 | Master thesis · 2015 – 2016 | Minor Project: Venomics analyses of the venoms of Dendroaspis angusticeps and Naja melanoleuca.

Martin Jespersen

Martin Jespersen

M.Sc.Eng.

2015 – 2016 | Minor Project: Epitopic profiling of antibody response against neurotoxins from the Dendroaspis polylepis.

Johanna Bjärtun

Johanna Bjärtun

M.Sc.

2015 – 2016 | Semester Project: Discovery of Inhibitory peptides against Myotoxin II from Fer-de-Lance Bothrops asper.

Mikkel Rank

Mikkel Rank

M.Sc.

2015 | Master thesis: Cloning, heterologous expression, and analysis of disulfide-rich snake venom proteins.

Christina Milbo

Christina Milbo

M.Sc.Eng.

2014 – 2015 | Master thesis: Discovery of binders of toxins from Dendroaspis polylepis using phage display.

Enma Jappe

Enma Jappe

M.Sc.Eng.

2014 | Minor Project: Discovery of peptide-based antitoxins against neurotoxins from green and black mamba Dendroaspis genus.

Andreas Munk

Andreas Munk

M.Sc.

2015-2014 | Minor Project: Discovery of peptide-based antitoxins against Myotoxin II (Bothrops asper) and neurotoxins (Dendroaspis genus).

Jonas Johannesen

Jonas Johannesen

M.Sc.

2014 | Master thesis: Discovery of peptide binders of α-cobratoxin from Naja kaouthia using phage display.