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New professor is an expert in improving the value and quality of crop plants

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen has been appointed Professor MSO to carry out research in cultured plants using biotechnology, molecular biology and genetics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, from 1 May 2017.

2017.05.08 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen

In collaboration with a number of industrial partners, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen is uncovering properties in our crops at the molecular level and optimise them so that their nutrient content can be utilised better in feed and food, for example, or that they can produce proteins and other high value compounds. In the end, a crop that is more valuable for the producer, the consumer and the environment.

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen got his Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (“cand. agro.”) in 1994. After his employment at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory from 1994-1996, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen began his PhD studies at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. After research stays at Risø and Long Ashton Research in England, he obtained his PhD in 1999 in plant breeding and biotechnology.

Then Henrik Brinch-Pedersen became a researcher at the newly established Research Center Flakkebjerg in 1999 and later, senior researcher at The Danish Agricultural Research Institute “Danmarks Jordbrugsforskning”. In 2007, when the Danish Agricultural Research Institute was moved organisationally to Aarhus University, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen became an associate professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and then at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Science and Technology. Henrik Brinch-Pedersen has been employed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus, as Researcher (1999-2002), Senior Researcher (2002-2011) and Associate Professor (2011-2017).

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen was born on 25 August 1968 in Esbjerg. He is married to Veterinarian Anne-Katrine Bové Reintoft, and today they live in Skælskør with their two teenage children Frida and Laurits.


For further information please contact:

Professor MSO Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University, Denmark
hbp@mbg@au.dk - +45 8715 8268

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