Our team of experts
We aim to provide our clients with the best protein analysis service by providing access to our service-minded team of highly experienced and skilled scientists, hand-picked from leading universities and companies, to cover protein chemistry, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. We apply top-of-the-line equipment and are experts in the interpretation of data for biopharmaceutical protein characterization.
Thomas Kofoed, PhD
Co-founder and CEO
Ejvind Mørtz, PhD
Co-founder and COO
Ejvind holds a PhD in Protein Chemistry & Molecular Biology. He has more than 20 years of experience in several biotech companies. His background counts the development of protein analysis methods in research & CMC development of protein biologics and business collaboration with CMOs/CROs. He is driving the development and improvement of analysis services for our customers. Ejvind has a Business Executive education from Harvard Business School.
Rikke Raaen Lund, PhD
Head of Process-Related Impurity Analysis
Rikke has a PhD in Biomedicine. She has broad experience in bioanalytical methods and clinical proteomics after more than ten years of work focusing on protein biomarker analysis, mass spectrometry, and handling large data sets. She is our expert in impurity analysis, i.e., host cell and residual protein analysis, of biopharmaceuticals and heads the development of improved impurity analyses using mass spectrometry, ELISA, and immuno-purification techniques.
Stine Thyssen, PhD
Head of Product Characterization
Stine has a PhD in Health Science. She has a background in biomedicine, redox biology, protein chemistry, and mass spectrometry. She is experienced in LC-MS/MS-based analysis of post-translation modifications, chemo-proteomics, protein, and peptide purification using various chromatographic methods, cell culturing, and extensive dataset analysis. Her primary focus is characterization projects and the development of novel mass spectrometry analyses.
Anette Rasmussen, BSc
Head of Customer Service and Administration
Anette has a BSc in Biomedicine. She has extensive protein chemistry and mass spectrometry knowledge, with a particular flair for customer service and laboratory organization. Anette specializes in protein identification workflows, protein digestion, and laboratory robotics – gathered over more than ten years. She is your go-to person for customer support and questions related to sample submissions.
Jette Friis Thirup
Head of Business Development
Jette holds several degrees in International Business Administration and Marketing Management. She has 20 years of experience in international marketing strategy & execution. She has substantial experience growing international medico and biotech businesses and building online channels in the USA and Europe and has planned multiple worldwide product launches. Jette has also managed several large-scale digitalization implementations.
Freja Andersen, MSc
Freja’s specialties include immunological techniques, protein expression and purification, vaccine development, and protein analysis methods such as ELISA, SDS-page, and HPLC. She has industrial experience with research and production to GMP standards, Quality Control Systems, method validation, and preparation of GMP documentation. At Alphalyse, Freja works as a principal investigator and specializes in setting up GMP-related workflows.
Maša Babović, PhD
For her PhD, Maša developed mass spectrometry methods for therapeutic protein characterization. She has extensive practical experience with process optimization, LC-MS method development, data analysis, intact mass and post-translational modification analysis, and stability and forced degradation studies. At Alphalyse, Maša is a principal investigator, focusing on process optimization and analytical method development.
Janne Skaarup Crawford, BSc
Janne has comprehensive experience in proteomics, biotechnology, and protein analytics by LC-MS. The experience has been gathered during her 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, providing analytical services. She has significant expertise in quantitative LC-MS methods for MRM quantification of specific proteins in bioprocess samples. She is deeply involved in developing host cell and residual protein analyses by mass spectrometry.
Anette Holck Draborg, PhD
Anette is highly educated in immunology, virology, and autoimmunity. During her PhD, she focused on systemic autoimmune diseases and method development of immunochemical assays. Her methodological expertise includes ELISA, flow cytometry, cell culture, and various blotting techniques. At Alphalyse, Anette is an expert in immunopurification and ELISA coverage assay projects.
Christina Erika Hagensen, PhD
During her PhD, Christina explored cellular signaling networks for stem cell and skeletal muscle differentiation. She has extensive practical experience with cell culturing, LC-MS/MS, biological interpretation of large-scale proteomics, and GMP-required quality control. At Alphalyse, Christina works as a principal investigator and specializes in handling custom-designed HCP projects.
Rie Bak Jäpelt, PhD
Rie has worked with the development of quantitative mass spectrometry-based assays for more than ten years. Alphalyse also uses her immense experience with assay qualification and validation from implementing quality protocols and achieving accreditations. Rie has an interdisciplinary background in food science and genetics and expertise from academia, diagnostics, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Solveig Beck Nielsen, PhD
At Alphalyse, Solveig drives new analysis services for host cell protein analysis using ELISA and mass spectrometry. Solveig obtained her PhD with a focus on biopharmaceutical science and molecular medicine. Her background is in the expression and purification of monoclonal antibodies and antibody characterization by immunochemistry methods.
Tine Nielsen, Msc
Tine has experience in LC-MS/MS-based analysis of post-translational modifications, chemical modification (particularly cross-linking), structural characterization, and quality control position with GMP. At Alphalyse, Tine’s focus is MS, intact mass and amino acid analysis, maintenance of the instruments, and developing and optimizing protein and peptide characterization methods.
Marcella Nunes de Melo-Braga, PhD
Marcella holds a PhD in protein chemistry and proteomics. She specializes in mass spectrometry-based proteomics, including PTM characterization, target approach, and data analysis. At Alphalyse, Marcella works closely together with clients on analysis projects in the product characterization department, focusing on process optimization and method development.
Melissa Fernard Pedersen, MSc
Melissa has extensive experience with ELISA, immunoprecipitation, and other immunological methods, as well as HPLC and protein characterization. Previously, she has researched biomarker assays for patient diagnostics and has worked with quality management systems for in vitro diagnostic assays as a QA specialist. At Alphalyse, Melissa is a principal investigator in our HCP-ELISA characterization team.
Sai Sindhu Thangaraj, PhD
Sindhu has an industrial and academic background specializing in mAbs and recombinant proteins, immunology, and vaccinology. Her vast expertise includes protein expression & purification, antibody production & characterization, vaccine formulation & candidate screening, and handling of animal models. Sindhu also masters cell culturing, microsurgery, and the development of ELISAs and multiplex immunoassays.
Dean Malte Zisco, MSc
Dean has an academic and industrial background in protein chemistry and mass spectrometry. He has experience analyzing nanoparticle-protein complexes and Host Cell Proteins in drug substances using mass spectrometric approaches and working with GMP and QC systems. At Alphalyse, Dean works as a principal investigator and assists in maintaining the mass spectrometers.
Flemming Holm Bergholdt
Flemming has a broad technical background and 20 years of theoretical and practical experience with clinical genetics and immunology, working with method development and research. He specializes in techniques such as HPLC, PCR, MLPA, Microarray, bacterial/cell-culturing, lentivirus production, cloning, and antibody sequencing. At Alphalyse, he mainly focuses on ELISA, Host Cell Protein, and HCP Coverage analysis projects.
Victor Chrone, MSc
Victor has an MSc in Computational Biomedicine with experience in LC-MS/MS-based analysis of post-translational modifications and structural characterization. He has considerable experience with data mining, machine learning, data visualization, and protein chemistry. At Alphalyse, he will be working on developing bioinformatics tools to analyze mass spectrometric data.
Sigurd Frederiksen, MSc
Sigurd holds an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has a vast background in mass spectrometry and proteomics methods on advanced mass spectrometers. He has acquired extensive knowledge on characterizing single proteins, focusing on MS/MS fragmentation analysis of peptides and posttranslational modifications. At Alphalyse, Sigurd makes sure we utilize the full potential of our instruments and methods.
Line has theoretical as well as 15+ years of practical experience in clinical immunology and molecular biology, with a particular focus on systemic autoimmune diseases and method development of immunochemical assays. At Alphalyse, Line specializes in working with laboratory optimization and validation, as well as immunoassays for protein analysis following GMP standards.
Kasper Wang Kobberholm, Msc
Kasper holds an MSc in Health and Welfare Technology. He has considerable experience in IT project management, digital implementation and transformation, and user competency development in the healthcare sector. Kasper is responsible for Alphalyse’s computerized systems and for implementing automatizations to further optimize data-driven mass spectrometric analyses.
Thanh Ha Nguyen, MSc
Thanh has a university degree in biotechnology, protein chemistry, and mass spectrometry and fifteen years of experience in the analytical characterization of biopharmaceutical proteins and vaccines. Thanh’s primary expertise is detailed protein characterization for sequence verification using a combination of mass spectrometry, Edman sequencing, and amino acid analysis.
Vicki Nautrup Nielsen
Vicki has a broad technical background and more than 20 years of practical experience in clinical immunology and molecular medicine. She specializes in working with laboratory optimization and automation, immunoassays for protein analysis, expression and purification of recombinant proteins and antibodies. In addition, she is familiar with animal models, cell lines, and biopharmaceutical characterization using various chromatographic methods.
Vasileios Tsiamis, PhD
Vasileios has worked extensively with quantitative, statistical, and downstream analysis of MS-based proteomics data through his time in academia. He thrives with large and complex datasets, utilizing various programming languages to extract and evaluate data. He develops tools for us to quickly analyze datasets generated by mass spectrometry and combines data from our many HCP projects.
Client relations and communication
Martin Rask Johansen, MSc
Martin focuses on the collaboration with new and existing biopharmaceutical clients, helping them settle on the proper analysis for their needs, and facilitating contact with our team of experts. He has an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, specializing in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics. He also has practical experience with protein analysis, cell biology, immunology, and bioinformatics.
Cecilie Hovitz Lautrup-Larsen, MA
Cecilie specializes in information dissemination, digital marketing, and social media communication. Cecilie has a cross-disciplinary education combining BScs in Biomedical Laboratory Science and Medicine with an MA in International Science Communication. Additionally, she has ten years of healthcare and medical research experience.
Esben Fisker, MSc
Esben holds an MSc in Chemistry and as Quality Manager, he is responsible for continuously developing the pharmaceutical quality system at Alphalyse. He has ten years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and brings a diverse skill set in quality assurance, quality control, qualification, validation, and statistical process control. Esben has been one of the main drivers behind obtaining a GMP Authorization for Quality Control of pharmaceutical products at Alphalyse.
Bente Marianne Jensen, PhD
Bente has an MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry, and a PhD in Food Chemistry. She has extensive experience as a QC chemist, with a focus on analytical method development and implementation, instrumentation validation and qualification, and optimization of workflows. At Alphalyse, Bente manages Laboratory Quality and also works with MRM analyses under GMP conditions.
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