Susanne Mandrup is Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark where she serves as Director of the Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) and the newly established Center for Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN), as well as Head of the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit. Furthermore, she is Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Danish Institute of Advanced Study (D-IAS).
Dr. Mandrup obtained her PhD in Biochemistry in 1992 from the University of Southern Denmark (formerly Odense University) and was postdoc in the lab of Prof. M. Daniel Lane at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore 1995-96. She was recruited back to Odense as Assistant Professor in 1996 and was promoted to full Professor in 2008.
The Mandrup Group has contributed significantly to the genome-wide understanding the cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism, particularly in the context of adipocyte differentiation and function. The current focus of the group is to understand the in vivo plasticity of cells in adipose tissue and the endocrine pancreas, and to understand the basic mechanisms of transcriptional enhancers. The group combines sequencing-based functional-genomics approaches with detailed molecular analyses to study these processes in mouse models, human biopsies, and cell cultures.
Dr. Mandrup is an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Academia Europaea, AcademiaNet, and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and she is Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.