Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    MSc in Biology (major) and chemistry (minor), University of Copenhagen

  • 1988
    PhD in Plant Biochemistry, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

  • 1988 – 1992
    Assis. Prof. Dept. of Plant Biology, The Royal Vet. and Agri. University, Denmark

  • 1990 – 1991
    Postdoct fellow at Plant Biology Lab. (Prof. Chris Lamb's group), The Salk Institute, USA

  • 1992 – 2009
    Assoc. Prof., Dep. of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, LIFE, Univ. of Copenhagen

  • 2001 – 2003
    Visit. scientist, Plant Biology Lab. (Prof. Joanne Chory's group), The Salk Institute, USA

  • 2009 – 2012
    Professor mso, Dep. of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, LIFE, Univ. of Copenhagen

  • Since 2012
    Head of Center of Excellence for Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo), Science, Univ. of Copenhagen

  • Since 2012
    Professor, Dep. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • Nour-Eldin HH, Madsen SR, Engelen S, Jørgensen ME, Olsen CE, Andersen JS, Seynnaeve D, Verhoye T, Fulawka R, Denolf P, Halkier BA (2017) Transporter engineering reduces anti-nutritional glucosinolates in Brassica oilseeds. Nat Biotech 35

  • Jørgensen ME, Xu D, Crocoll C, Ramírez D, Motawia MS, Olsen CE, Nour-Eldin HH, Halkier BA (2017) Origin and evolution of transporter substrate specificity within the NPF family. eLife 6

  • Crocoll C, Mirza N, Reichelt M, Gershenzon J, Halkier BA (2016) Optimization of Engineered Production of the Glucoraphanin Precursor Dihomomethionine in Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology 4, 14.

  • Jørgensen ME, Nour-Eldin HH, Halkier BA (2015) Transport of defense compounds from source to sink: lessons learned from glucosinolates. Trends Plant Sci 20, 508–514.

  • Andersen TG, Nour-Eldin HH, Fuller VL, Olsen CE, Burow M, Halkier BA (2013). Integration of biosynthesis and long-distance transport establish organ-specific glucosinolate profiles in vegetative Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25, 3133-45.

  • Møldrup ME, Salomonsen B, Geu-Flores F, Olsen CE, Halkier BA (2013). De novo genetic engineering of the camalexin biosynthetic pathway. J Biotechnol. 16, 7296-301.

  • Nour-ldin HH, Halkier BA (2012). The emerging field of transport engineering of plant specialized metabolites. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 24, 263-270.

  • Nour-Eldin HH, Andersen TG, Burow M, Madsen SR, Jørgensen ME, Olsen CE, Dreyer I, Hedrich R, Geiger D, and Halkier BA (2012) NRT/PTR transporters essential for allocation of glucosinolate defense compounds to seeds. Nature 488, 531-534.

  • Sønderby IE, Geu-Flores F and Halkier BA (2010) Biosynthesis of glucosinolates – gene discovery and beyond. Trends in Plant Science 15, 283-90.

  • Halkier BA and Gershenzon J (2006) Glucosinolates. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 57, 303-334.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DynaMo Center. Danish National Research Foundation (Head of Center), 2012 – 2021

  • Natural products in cancer prevention (NAT4LIFE). Danish Council for Strategic Research | Programme Commission on Health, Food and Welfare (DSF) (Coordinator), 2011 – 2014

  • Protein-protein interactomics – towards understanding the dynamics of biological processes. The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (FNU) (Coordinator), 2011 – 2015

  • Transport engineering to enhance nutritional value of crops. The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences (FTP) (Coordinator), 2011 – 2014

  • Towards sustainable potato production using plant biotechnology. Danida Fellowship Centre, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Coordinator), 2009 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board member of Kartoffelafgiftsfonden, 2004 – 2011

  • Member of Ernæringsrådet, 2001 – 2006

  • Editorial board member on Journal of Plant Physiology

  • Member of expert panel to review Swedish Plant Science (2003)

  • Reviewer of grant proposals (Finnish Academy, BBSRC, USDA, NSF, NSERC (Canada))

  • Referee for Gen.&Dev., Nature Chemical Biology, PNAS, Plant J., Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, FEBS letters, and others

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