Brief cv in English
Worked for about 15 years with Preben Bach Holm unravelling the ultra structural mysteries of meiosis
in a number of organisms from fungi to man. Developed advanced methods for serial section and 3D reconstruction analyses
of the behaviour of homologous chromosomes during the entire meiotic division. Headed one of the most successful groups
in this field and gave a large number of lectures at international congresses and meetings around the world. Stayed for
two months at the National Academy of Science in Moscow.
For more than ten years, I have been heading the sequencing laboratory at the Carlsberg Research Center. During
this period we have participated in the European Yeast sequencing network as one of the ten most efficient participants
in the network, leading to completion of the full nucleotide sequence of the yeast genome in 1996.
Subsequently, we initiated a combined expressed sequence tag (EST) and
serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE)
analysis of gene expression during the infection process of the pathogenic fungus, Blumeria graminis, a serious
pathogen in barley. During this work, the manual handling and analysis of the large amounts of nucleotide sequences
rapidly exceeded the capacity of the group.
As a consequence, a series of software routines were developed
to automate data handling and analysis and to improve data accessibility for the members of
the research team. The routines were merged into the comprehensive sequence analysis package, dnatools, in 2002 continued
as Seqtools. This software package is used by research groups all over the world for handling, data retrieval
and automated sequence analysis, including database searching via client/server connection to National Center for
Biotechnological Information, NCBI.
A list of functions included in the package can be found under the "manual"
index item on the seqtools homepage, at
In 2002 - 2004 software routines were added to seqtools for design of microarray expression analyses of putative candidates for drug
development in the Danish medical company, H. Lundbeck A/S. The program is still (2017) available for
downloading and is to some extent also maintained.
Since 2004 without formal employment, but engaged in
various activities related to building a local network with the aim of creating a job opening in the Lolland-Falster
region of Denmark. As part of this work created a web portal, Lolland-Falster
Links, including the vast majority of websites describing the region. Founded the graphical
company SH-Grafik, Developed several software solutions to support these activities.
Active in public debate regarding government activities to reduce unemployment in Denmark. Wrote the computer program
Checkjobnet (visitors at website as of today:
111.474) to demonstrate the inadequate measures taken by the administration. The Checkjobnet played a major rôle
in the subsequent change in handling of unemployed in Denmark. In 2009 the minister of employment was relieved
from his duties at the ministry.
In recent years I have - among other things - been self employed as a woodturner producing quite
nice wooden bowls from the trees growing around our house in Krattet, Lolland. Recently this have become my major interest and - as I have become
a bit more competent as a wood turner - has resulted in a more professional approach to the task.
Updated on March 28th 2017