My personal and professional adventure into Science

CV for Bent Petersen

Work Experience

Entrepreneurship
June 2014 – Present
Co-Founder / CEO Bison SeqTech – http://www.bison-seqtech.dk
Bison SeqTech is a bioinformatics company with a solid scientific foundation.
Bison Seqtech offers a wide range of bioinformatic services customised to the specific needs of our clients. The services include experimental design, data cleaning and preparation, genome assembly and profiling, transcriptomics and metatranscriptomics.

Associate Professor
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, CBS
May 2015 – Present
Continuing working within the area of metagenomics using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. I have worked on many exciting projects spanning from Ancient horses to modern breeds, Extinct animals, Malaria parasites, metagenomics samples from exotic places, Cochineals and many other so far unpublished projects.

Assistant Editor
De Gruyter Open – Journal:Methods in Next Generation Sequencing
March 2014 – Februar 2016

Assistant Professor
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, CBS
May 2013 – April 2015
Continuing working within the area of metagenomics using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. I have worked on many exciting projects spanning from Ancient horses to modern breeds, Extinct animals, Malaria parasites, metagenomics samples from exotic places, Cochineals and many other so far unpublished projects.

Post.Doc
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, CBS
May 2011 – April 2013 (2 years)
Working within the area of metagenomics using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. I have worked on many exciting projects spanning from Ancient horses to modern breeds, Extinct animals, Malaria parasites, metagenomics samples from exotic places, Cochineals and many other so far unpublished projects.

Supervisor of Delivery Copenhagen
Just-Eat.dk
October 2006 – February 2014 (7 years and 5 months)
Supervisor of Delivery Copenhagen which delivers food for Just-eat.dk’s users. Through Just-eat.dk customers can order food from restaurants, Thai, Asian, Italian, Greek among others which is picked up at the Restaurant and delivered at the customer’s address. Responsible for the drivers (80+), training all drivers including participation in job-interviews, organising the guard schedule, approving salary, optimising procedures etc.

Ph.D Student
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, CBS
February 2008 – March 2011 (3 years 2 months)
Title of the thesis: “Prediction of protein structural features by use of artificial neural networks”

Research Assistant
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, CBS
October 2007 – January 2008  (4 months)
I was finishing the paper for NetSurfP, server, Paper.pdf

Student Aid
Maxygen.com
May 2007 – September 2007 and January 2005 – April 2006 (1 year 9 months)
Laboratory work, working with CHO cells, mixing of nutrition media, and harvesting of protein.

Store Clerk
Coop
April 1992 – July 2007  (15 years 4 months)
Store clerk among others. Taking care of customers, ordering goods, delivering, customer service.

RESEARCH GRANTS

2015 – Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation framework grant “Deciphering Amazon endemic plants with omics tools. Utilising Bioinformatics for faster description of endemic plant species.” (€19.324)

Invited Talks

2016
Alexandria, Egypt, BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) 2016 conference
Title: Sequencing of microbiomes – big data and big research opportunities
http://www.bibalex.org/bva2016/home/home.aspx

Cairo, Egypt, Faculty of Pharmacy- Cairo University Seventh International Scientific Conference
Title: “From sequence to knowledge: How DNA sequencing is changing science”
http://www.pharma.cu.edu.eg/conference.aspx

Kedah, Malaysia, Aimst University, 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics and Biotechnology
Title: “Supercomputing in Biotechnology industry: making big data widely applicable”.
http://www.aimst.edu.my/3rdRC4Bs-2016/index.html

2015
DeiC Conference
Title: Supercomputer kortlægger danskernes arvemasse.
A recording of the talk is available at Youtube in Danish DeiC Conference 2015.

2014
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Metagenomics Workshop – III International Workshop on Environmental Microbiology.
Talk title: Challenges in assembling metagenomic data

 

International Educational tasks
2014 – 2016 – Teaching
Location: Beijing, China
Subject: Introduction to Bioinformatics + Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

2015, February – Teaching
Location: Belo Horizonte – Brazil
Course: Metagenomics Course 2015
Description: The course is aimed towards students, post-docs and researchers novice to metagenomics. The course will provide training in: data generation, experimental design, statistical considerations, sampling methods, data generation for 16S, shotgun and transcriptome, data analysis for diversity and functional studies, metadata analysis, single cell genomics.
Program: Can be found here: Course Program
Invited Speakers/Teachers: Can be found here: Speakers_Teachers

DTU Educational tasks
Spring 2012 – 2016 Co-responsible for 13-weeks course, Introduction to Bioinformatics (27611)
Summer 2011 – 2013 Co-responsible for 3-weeks course, Introduction to Bioinformatics – Turboversion (27622)

Educational courses
uDTU – Education in University Teaching at DTU
Module 1 – Teaching and Learning – September 2012
Module 2 – Teaching Methods and Course Planning – February 2013
Module 3 – Teaching and Teacher Development – April 17-19 2013

Editorial Commitments

I have been acting as reviewer for:

  • Bioinformatics
  • PLOS ONE
  • Amino Acids
  • Immunome Research
  • Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • ISMB 2014/2015 – Travel fellowships
  • Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Nature Scientific Reports

Education
Master of Science, Biotechnology/Bioinformatics
Technical University of Denmark, DTU
2000 – 2007
Thesis: “Prediction of local structure elements using artificial neural networks”

High School Graduate
HTX – Roskilde
1996 – 1999

Biological skills: Bioinformatics, Computational biology, DNA Sequencing, NGS data analysis, metagenomics, protein structure prediction, Genome assembly of: Bacteria, insects, mammals, metagenomics samples, parasites and highly complex organisms.

Computational skills: Shared Memory architecture Machines, Massive data handling, Super computing experience, Moab/Torque resource manager, Neural networks, machine learning, experience with Perl, Unix Scripting and MySQL databases (basic), velvet, SOAPDenovo, Allpaths-lg, bwa, samtools

Interpersonal skills: Team-worker, networking, extrovert, hard-working, efficient, analytical, disciplined, inter-cultural, flexible.