About Christian Marcus Pedersen – University of Copenhagen

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About Christian Marcus Pedersen

CURRENT POSITION

2013- Associate professor in organic chemistry – University of Copenhagen

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2013-2013 Adjunct (Assist. Prof.) University of Copenhagen
2009-2013 Senior post doc. – University of Copenhagen, Prof. Mikael Bols
2007-2008 Post doc. – University of Konstanz, Germany, Prof. Richard R. Schmidt
2006 1st February to 1st June: visitor in Prof. David Crich’s group at University of Illinois                  at Chicago.
2004-2007 Ph. D. student. - Aarhus University, Bioorganic Chemistry Group, Prof. M. Bols
2003 1st February to 1st July Exchange Visitor at Technische Universität Wien.
2003 Projects with Boehringer-Ingelheim Austria and Prof. Peter Gärtner
1997-2008 Kempas Aps / Optiwood Aps: Advisor and chemist.

EDUCATION

2004-2007 Ph.D. student at Department of Chemistry at the University of Aarhus
2002-2004 Enrolled in the master program at Department of Chemistry at the University                     of Aarhus
1999-2002 Bachelor student at Department of Chemistry at University of Aarhus.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Carbohydrate chemistry: Mechanistic studies, new methods and natural product synthesis.

Biomass conversion: Developing new methods for catalytic transformation of biomass.

Carbon-silicon chemistry: Methods for introducing Si into the C-framework of. e.g. carbohydrates.

ADWARDS/GRANTS

  • China Association for Instrumental Analysis (CAIA): Second Class, The first accomplisher. Number of the certification:2017-2-008 (2017)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS): Awarded professorship under the CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) (2015)
  • Shanxi Province: Invited foreign technology and management talent (2015)
  • The Villum Foundation for the project: Methods for incorporation of silicon in natural products – stereoelectronic and conformational effects in carbohydrates (2015)
  • Roche Continents (2008)
  • Danish Research Council for the project: Synthesis of Streptococcus pneumonia Lipoteichoic acid type IV (2007).

BOARDS, COMMISIONS and APPOINTMENTS:

  • Studienævn for Fysik, Kemi og Nanoscience ved SCIENCE fakultet” (Suppleant 2016-).
  • Member of the board, The Danish Chemical Society: Organic Chemistry Section (2014-)
  • “Arbejdsmiljøudvalg” Department of Chemistry, KU (2014-)
  • International coordinator at Department of Chemistry, KU (2013-16)
  • “Kandidatstudienævnet” University of Copenhagen (suppleant) (2010-14)
  • “Akademisk Råd” University of Aarhus (2003-2007)