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Contact the External Relations Team

Contact the External Relations Team

The External Relations Team is a small but strong and agile team with a solid experience in doing research, building grant proposal and navigating through the Danish and European funding sources. We would like to help you as much as possible, so please do not hesitate to reach out. You can reach us by email, phone or simply show up in our shared office here.

Harald Hasler-Sheetal, team-leader



Phone: +45 9350 7425

Harald Hasler-Sheetal left a position as research development manager at SDU-RIO where he developed large EU projects (e.g. the ERGO project at Biology) and supported SDU's involvement in the EU-reference groups for climate and bioeconomy.

Harald is originally from Austria where he was educated in marine ecology (MSc). In 2009 he moved to Denmark and did a PhD in Marine Ecology at SDU – followed by a postdoc position at Nordcee (SDU) and a postdoc position at AU.

During the past three years at SDU-RIO and during his postdoc at Nordcee, he learned to support and develop successful grant proposals.


Philip Hallenborg, Grant specialist



Phone: +45 29726880

Philip Hallenborg left his position as ATAP in Professor Blagoy Blagoev's group at BMB to join External Relations on the 1st of April. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from SDU. His many years of experience as a scientist will be an asset when supporting scientists at NAT reaching out for External Relations.

Besides facilitating activities in the CEBI-lab, Philip has been deeply involved in the application process for both national and international foundations. Having seen this process from the scientist's perspective, he is well aware of the many hindrances, investigators at NAT might experience along the hard and bumpy road of assembling a grant proposal.

Philip's role in External Relations will be to partake in the strategic development of the new unit, he will be involved in the contact with scientists across the faculty and he will be happy to assist in every aspect of the application process. Being a spare-time novelist and madly in love with putting words together, he will be especially keen on supporting the writing aspect of proposals.