Susanne Mandrup, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Anne Granger

Susanne Mandrup has been Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark since 2008. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Odense University in 1992 and worked among others as a post doc in Prof. M. Daniel Lane’s group, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore 1995-96

She recently received a Sapere Aude Advanced Grant from the Danish Independent Research Council and is one of the leading figures in the newly established Danish Diabetes Academy supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Villum Center for Bioanalytical Sciences at University of Southern Denmark. She has participated in a large number of international research consortia both as a coordinator and as a participant, she has served on several grant review panels, and she is currently member of the Medical and Natural Science Committee of the Novo Nordisk Foundation as well as European Research Council panel for Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.  

The research in the Mandrup group focuses on understanding the molecular cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism in adipocytes and pancreatic b-cells, and in the transcriptional network regulating adipocyte differentiation. Her group runs its own sequencing platform and combines genome-wide studies of transcription factor binding, epigenetic marks and chromatin structure with detailed molecular analyses of the cross-talk between transcriptional regulators.