Ole G. Mouritsen PhD DSc FRSD
Professor of Biophysics, University of Southern Denmark
Director of Center for Biomembrane Physics (MEMPHYS)
Director of Graduate School of Molecular Biophysics
Adjunct professor, Helsinki University of Technology
Elected fellow of: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences; The Danish Academy of Natural Sciences; The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1991-2000); The Danish Gastronomical Academy.
Awards: Gold Medal in Chemistry, Aarhus University, 1975; A/S De Danske Spritfabrikker’s Centennial Award, 1981; Kirstine Meyer født Bjerrum’s Mindelegat, 1984; Villum Kann Rasmussen’s Research Prize, 1990; NKT Research Prize, 1998, for research achievements in soft condensed matter and biological physics; Hasselblad Foundation Research Award 1998; National Danish Research Communication Prize 2007; University of Southern Denmark Research Communication Prize 2007; Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Award and Silver Medal 2008.
Editorial Board Member of: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Biomembranes (1996-2001); Chemistry and Physics of Lipids (1997-); Advisory Editorial Board Member of: Biophysical Chemistry (1996-); European Biophysics Journal (with Biophys.Lett.) (1996-); Computational Materials Science (1992- ); Aktuel Naturvidenskab (2000-).
Board member of: Sci. Adv. Board Finnish Acad. Ctr. of Excellence (2000-2005); LiPlasome Pharma A/S (2001-); Hans Christian Andersen Academy Committee (2001-) (chairman from 2007); The Carlsberg Bequest to the Memory of Brewer J. C. Jacobsen (2003-); Danish National Committee for Biophysics (1998- ) (chairman); Villum Kann Rasmussen Prize Committee (2004- ) (chairman from 2005-2008); Carlsberg Chemistry Prize Committee (2005-) (chairman from 2005); Palsgaard Estate (2008-); EU Commission on Biological Physics (2009- ); NordicFoodLab (2009-).
Principal Areas of Research: Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, computer simulation techniques, phase transitions and critical phenomena, biomembrane physics and chemistry, surface and interface physics, materials science, nano-science, drug delivery
Published more than 300 original research articles, reviews and scientific reports
Books: Computer Studies of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena (Springer-Verlag, 1984); Life – as a Matter of Fat. The Emerging Science of Lipidomics (Springer Verlag, 2005); Sushi. Lidenskab, videnskab & sundhed (Jepsen & Co, Copenhagen, 2006; 2.ed. Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, Copenhagen, 2009); Tang. Grøntsager fra havet (Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, Copenhagen, 2009); Sushi. Food for the eye, the body, and the soul, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2009).
Co-edited four books on biophysics.
Supervised and co-supervised more than 40 PhD-students.
Co-inventor on four patents within drug delivery.
Co-founder of LiPlasome Pharma A/S.