Kasper Planeta Kepp

Kasper Planeta Kepp


Institut for Kemi

Kemi: Faculty
Fysisk og Biofysisk Kemi: Biofysisk og biomedicinsk kemi

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Kemitorvet 206

Bygning 206, rum 212

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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DTU nyheder


Curriculum Vitae, Kasper Planeta Kepp
(Please note name change from "Jensen" to "Kepp" 2010 upon marriage) URL: www.kpje.com

Born 23/7 1975. Address: Backersvej 125, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. 2 children, married.


09. 2016 −                             Professor MSO, DTU Chemistry

01. 2012 to 08.2016                Associate Professor, DTU Chemistry

01.2009 to 12.2011                 FNU Steno Fellow (Associate Professor), DTU Chemistry.

09.2007 to 12.2007                 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.
01.2007 to 12.2008                 VKR fellow, DTU Chemistry.

01.2005 to 12.2006                 EMBO postdoc fellow, Yale University.
Paternity leave: Total 20 weeks. Dec 1–14 2009; Aug–Oct 2010; Nov 10–24 2011; July 30–Sep 2 2012.



11.2000 to 10.2004                 Ph.D., Lund University.
09.1997 to 10.2000                 M.Sc. in chemistry, Copenhagen University.
09.1994 to 07.1997                 B.Sc. in physics, B.Sc. in chemistry, RUC.


Professional experience

1. Reviewer for internationals journals (~20/year), 95 reviews for ACS since 2007.

2. Course teaching: ~40% of total time. 100% Coordination Chemistry 26124 at DTU (~60 students) and 100% "Fundamental Chemistry", 26028, DTU (~200 students), 50% Fundamental Chemistry for General Engineering, 26030 (110 students), lectures in nanochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry courses, and currently developing a new course in theoretical chemistry.

3. Consultancy for World Anti-Doping Agency 2008−2010

4. Boards:  a) MC member, EU COST action ECOSTBio, 2012−; b) Co-editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2015-; c) Code of Conduct representative DTU Chemistry 2017−; d) DTU Board of Information Security, 2009-2015; e) President, Yale Nordic Soc. 2005-2006.

5. ~60 scientific talks and posters at meetings. Recent invited talks at international conferences: EICC-4, Copenhagen July 2017, Danish Neuroscience Society meeting, Nyborg May 2017, ICPP-9 Nanjing July 2016, ECOSTBIO, Belgrade Aug 2015; ICCB, Hawaii July 2015.

6. Reviewer, book proposals and national science foundations (UK, Austria).


Prizes and awards

National Young Elite Researcher Prize from DFF, 2009.

Steno Stipend, FNU (Danish Research Council), 2008.

EMBO Long Term Fellow, 2005-2006.

Novo Nordisk Scholarship Award for M.Sc. studies, 2000.


Fund raising as main applicant (~15M DKK as main applicant)

Research grant, NNF: "Predicting Clinical Outcome of Mutations in Alzheimer’s disease" , 2017.

Research grant, DFF: "Clinical-Chemical Relationships and Recipes for γ-Secretase Modulators", 2017.

Research grant, FNU: "Zinc and copper sites in Alzheimer’s disease", 2013.

Research grant, FTP: "Rational Evolution of Superstable Laccases", 2010.

Steno Stipend, DFF, 2009-2011.

Stanford visiting scholar grant, DFF, 2007.

VKR Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2008.
Three grants, Danish Center for Scientific Computing, 2007-2012.


Communication skills / teaching

Nominated Best teacher of the Year, three years in a row, DTU 2013, 2014, 2015.


Innovation: Patent applications

"A mutant sialidase having trans-sialidase activity for use in production of sialylated glycans", WO2014167112, PCT/EP2014/057422 filed 16.10 2014. US patent application # 20160076013, 2016.

Project leadership

PI of >50 scientific projects (>60 corresponding author papers), ~13.5M DKK direct funded project leadership, incl. budget planning, application, recruiting, budget control, project management and scientific leadership of all projects. Efficiency: ~45 peer-reviewed corresponding author papers from this funding (>3 per 1 M DKK funded).  Co-management: 26M DKK (Strategic Research Council, FTP) and EU-COST action (ECOSTBio) since 2012.


International relationships

Postdoc at Yale and Stanford (W. L. Jorgensen and E. I. Solomon). MC member, ECOSTBio (head: prof. Marcel Swart); international-level consultancy (WADA); top international collaborators include E. Shakhnovich (Harvard), Li Ji (Zhejiang University, China), and Tom Blundell (Cambridge).


Group leadership / Supervision

Successfully finished: 2 postdoc, 3 Ph.D., 2 M.Sc., 8 B.Sc., 5 undergraduate project groups.

Current: 2 project students, 2 postdoc.


Publications and citations

82 international peer-reviewed articles (70 original articles, 10 reviews, 2 book chapters). 49 first-author, 61 corresponding author. Cited >2700 times (Google Scholar) >2200 times (ResearcherID). H-index: 26 (Google Scholar), 24 (ResearcherID), 9 of 10 top-cited papers as first-author.