Chairman of Advisory Board Steffen B Petersen
About Prof Petersen
Professor Steffen B Petersen – the chairman of advisory board has a long distinguished scientific carrier where he as young researcher worked in the laboratories of Professor Paul Christian Lauterbur which later won the Nobelprice for the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance principles on which Magnetic Resonance Imaging is based. Three papers which Prof B Petersen co-authored was among the selected publication record creating the foundation for the winning of the Nobel Price 2003 in Physiology and Medicine. Hereafter followed a decade of work for Novo Nordisk, worlds leading supplier of insulin, as research director for Bioengineering which was the initial research leading to the formation of Novozymes, worlds leading supplier of industrial enzymes. Petersen ran magnetic resonance center SINTEF in Norway for a decade – which grew into a 2000 man operation with yearly revenues of 3.2 billion NOK.
Steffen B Petersen has been Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo USA for a period of 7 years and he has founded the Biotechnology Institute at Aalborg University. SBP has collaborated closely with the WHO office for Appropriate Technology for Health for several years. SBP served as a president for the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (~1400 members), as well as for International Protein Engineering Centers. He has organized a large number of international conferences and symposia. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences around the world. SBP served as the Head of the coordination for the 23 laboratory EU BIOTECH Lipase program. He was also Head of the Steering Committee for the 42 mill DKK 12 laboratory Protein Engineering Program under the Nordic Industrial Foundation. He has served as a reviewer for research councils in Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, France, Austria, USA, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He took part in an international evaluation of Swedish Biotechnology Research. He is on the editorial board of 7 international journals. He is a member of both the Danish and Norwegian Academies for Technological Sciences. His abbreviated curriculum is in Who is Who in the World as well as in Kraks Blå Bog.
SBP has published 178 peer-reviewed papers (33 proceedings). His papers have been cited ~5250 times (250 self-citations), 9 of them are cited more than 100 times each. The resulting h-index is 35. He has published 7 books that are available at more than 400 libraries across the world, and he authored/co-authored 24 book chapters. Details can be found on Researchgate
Prof Steffen B Petersen
Full Professor, Biostructure and Protein Engineering, Department of Medicine and Health Science, University of Aalborg, Denmark (2001- 2018). According to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the best engineering programme in Europe – a programme that takes..Read More
Professor Steffen B Petersen has served as associate director at International Iberian Nanotechnological Laboratory , Biophotonics Group, with which the company has an active collaboration for characterization of nanoparticles. INL represents a 100 mill EURO investment sponsored by the..Read More
Full Research Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, New York USA (2005-2012)
Professor Steffen B Petersen served as Professor II at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway in the period 1991-1997.
Professor Steffen B Petersen served as director of the magnetic resonance center at SINTEF for 7 years (1990-1997). Today SINTEF is a 2000 man operation with revenues of 3.2 billion NOK. (SINTEF annual report 2018)
Professor Steffen B Petersen served as director of Protein Engineering at Novo Industries which later merged with other Novo companies to form Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk is the world’s 10th-largest independent biotech company by market cap ($111.9 B) with 42,682..Read More
Professor Steffen B Petersen did his post-doc at SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, USA in the period 1981-1983
As a student Steffen B Petersen completed his Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Copenhagen University in 1981
Contributions to Science
Discovery of scale free organization of amino acid pairs in proteins after establishing an 8 dimensional data cube of relevant parameters for amino acid pairwise interaction SBP realized that this interaction is scale free. SBP expected that this insight will…Read More
Early seminal papers on use of neural networks in protein structure prediction, together with Søren Brunak, Benny Lautrup, Henrik and Jakob Bohr and Rodney Cotterill Professor Steffen B Petersen published a series of papers on neural network prediction of protein…Read More