Below are listed engagements I have been involved with and positions held, the most recent first.


Marine Biotech & Seafood consultancy

January 2016 onwards. Key scientific competence within marine biotechnology and seafood science, and general competence within food technology, processing and production. Services included management and administration, evaluation of research applications for funding, supervision of ongoing projects, evaluation of project reports, membership of boards and societies, editorial drafting and scientific presentations.


Senior Executive Officer

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

January 2014 – December 2015 (2 years)Copenhagen Area, Denmark
Primary responsibility working with ERA NETs and other EU supported actions contracted by Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Innovation Fund Denmark. Member of Management Board of Joint Programming Initiative 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans' (JPI Oceans).


Senior Executive Officer

National Food Institute 

July 2013 – December 2013 (6 months) Mørkhøj, Denmark
Main responsibility EU fundraising and stimulating university-industry collaboration.


Research Director

DTU Aqua and DTU Food

January 2007 – June 2013 (6 years, 6 months) Lyngby, Denmark
Corporate management of Division, focusing on food technology and seafood science, targeting the food industry. Responsibility for management of Division personnel and facilities, which included laboratories, pilot plant and a brewery. International collaboration with main emphasis on EU research collaboration. Innovation experience obtained by handling inventions, patents and spin-outs. Responsible for this activity while at DTU Food.



January 2004 - December 2008 (4 years) Copenhagen, Denmark
One of the larger Integrated Projects supported by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme. The consortium consisted of 70 partners from universities, research institutes and industries, particularly SMEs. The total budget was 26 million euros. RTD collaboration was organised in 20 specific project areas covering nutrition, consumer studies, seafood products, aquaculture and traceability. Industry take-up, training, demonstration, IPR and communication was organised as supporting activities. For full documentation see SEAFOODplus.

Professor HC

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

January 1999 - December 2006 (8 years) Copenhagen, Denmark
Development of food technology research with main emphasis on meat processing and education of undergraduate and graduate students for the meat industry.

Research Director

Danish Institute for Fisheries Research

January 1995 - December 2006 (12 years) Lyngby, Denmark
Corporate management of Division of Seafood Research.


Technological Laboratory, Danish Ministry of Fisheries

April 1988 - December 1994 (6 years, 9 months) Lyngby, Denmark
Corporate management of institute with major focus on seafood research and innovation for the seafood industry.

Center Leader

Center for Marine Biotechnology

January 1987 - December 1989 (3 years) Copenhagen Area, Denmark
Management of a virtual research center with collaboration between universities and industry.

Senior Researcher

Technological Laboratory, Danish Ministry of Fisheries

September 1983 - March 1988 (4 years, 8 months) Lyngby, Denmark
Research and teaching within seafood technology.

Senior Researcher

Norwegian Institute of Fishery Technology Research

May 1978 - August 1983 (5 years, 4 months) Tromsø, Norway
Research and teaching within seafood technology.

Post doc

University of California, Davis, CA, USA

January 1977 - April 1978 (1 year, 4 months) Davis, California
Basic research within chemical modification of food proteins for studying structure and function relationships.

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