4th Danish Conference on Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Biomarker discovery and drug development in the omics era

Date Thursday, May 28 - Friday, May 29, 2009
Location Hotel Munkebjerg, Vejle
Organizers Danish Biotechnological Society and Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Thursday May 28, 2009

09.30 – 10.30

Arrival and registration.

10.30 – 11.30

Session 1: Chemical genomics and drug development


Chair: Ole Nørregaard Jensen, SDU


Ulrik Gether, Institute of  Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen: Pharmacogenomics of receptors and transporters in the nervous system.


Michael Sundström, Novo-Nordisk Proteome Centre, University of Copenhagen: Insights for the development of specific kinase inhibitors by targeted structural genomics.

11.30 – 12.30

Session 2: Plants, microbes and bioactive compounds


Chair: Uffe Hasbro Mortensen, DTU


Keynote Lecture: Birger Lindberg Møller, Institute for Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen:  Screening for bioactive plant compounds in drug development.

12.30 – 13.15


13.15 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.30

Session 3: Biomarkers for human diseases: From discovery to applications


Chair: Lars Haastrup Pedersen, Aalborg University


Anne-Christine Bay Jensen, Nordic Bioscience A/S, Herlev Hovedgade 207, Herlev: Neoepitopes: from discovery to application in bone and cartilage disorders.


Martin R. Larsen, Protein Research, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark: Proteomics approaches for identification of biomarkers in disease.


Børge Nordestgaard, Herlev Hospital and Copenhagen University: Biomarkers, genetics and risk factors in cardiovascular disesase.

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break and exhibition

16.00 – 17.00

Session 4: Nanobioscience and drug delivery


Chair: Anders Vagnø Pedersen, DBS.


Yechezkel Barenholtz, Laboratory of Liposome and Membrane Research, Department of Biochemistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel: Using PEGylated nano-liposomes to target tissue invaded by a foreign body.


Ole G. Mouritsen, MEMPHYS-Center for Biomembrane Physics, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark: The impact of peptides on lipid membranes.

17.00 - 18.30

Session 5: Posters and exhibition

19.00 – 22.00


Friday May 29, 2009

09.00 – 10.30

Session 6: Structural biology and drug design


Chair: Thomas Schou, BioSys, DTU.


Poul Nissen, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus, Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark: The structural basis of ion transport by membrane pumps.


Jesper Wengel, Nucleic Acid Center, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark: New conformationally restricted DNA mimics.


Irina Kouskoumvekaki, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark: Chemoinformatics in drug discovery. 

10.30 – 11.00

 Coffee and exhibition

11.00 – 12.00

 Session 7: Structural biology and drug discovery


Chair: Steen Gammeltoft, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Keynote Lecture: Tom Blundell, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: Genomes, structural biology and drug discovery: exploring biological and chemical space.

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.30

Session 8: Antibody-based therapeutics.


Chair: Catharina Stenholm, Novozymes.


Jørgen Petersen, Genmab, Toldbodgade 33, 1253 Copenhagen K, Denmark: anti-CD20 antibodies in cancer treatment.


Anne Bondgaard Tolstrup, Antibody Expression, Symphogen, Elektrovej, Building 375, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark: Polyclonal antibodies in the treatment of cancer.


Jan Trøst Jørgensen, CMC Contrast, Abscion DTU, Diplomvej 376, Lyngby, Denmark: A model for drug-diagnostic co-development – Trastuzumab (Herceptin) and HercepTest.

15.30 – 16.00

Closure of the conference



Registration fee

Regular fee: Members of DBS or DSBMB 3500 Kr. Non-members 4000 Kr. Reduced fee for Ph.D. and Master Students: Members of DBS or DSBMB 2000 Kr. Non-members 2500 Kr. One-day participants 1600 Kr. Number of participants limited to 150.

Deadline for registration and abstracts: May 1, 2009. Extended deadline for registration: May 15, 2009


Master and Ph.D. Students can apply for Fellowship, which covers the registration fee. You can apply for a fellowship usin the link below or send an application including cover letter, curriculum vitae and poster abstract by e-mail to Lektor Lars Haastrup Pedersen, Institute of Biotechnology, Aalborg University: lhp@bio.aau.dk.

Fellowship application »

Vendor exhibition contact

Vivian Juhl, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Glostrup Hospital, 2600 Glostrup, Tlf.: 4323 2458, Fax: 4323 3929, e-mail: vijb@glo.regionh.dk

Organizing committee

  • Steen Gammeltoft, gast@glostruphosp.kbhamt.dk
  • Ole Nørregaard Jensen jenseno@bmb.sdu.dk
  • Jonas M. la Cour, jonas@my.molbio.ku.dk
  • Anne Meyer, am@kt.dtu.dk
  • Uffe H. Mortensen, um@biocentrum.dtu.dk
  • Catharina Stenholm, ctst@novozymes.com
  • Lars Haastrup Pedersen, lhp@bio.aau.dk
  • Anders Vagnø Pedersen, anva@mail.dk  
  • Thomas Schou, schou@biosys.dk
  • Peter Szabo, ps@kt.dtu.dk